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/sci/, I want you to explain to me the main difference between the guy on the right, and the guy in the left.
Both of them have the same testosterone levels, yet the one on the left will have a beard at 14, massive wrists, big bone structure, hairy body, while the one on the right will have a late puberty, little to no body hair, and a small bone structure with tiny wrists.
Yet, they have similar hormone levels.
So why do they look so different?
Are scientists exploited?
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Are scientists and engineers exploited in the workplace? Everyone talks about the high salaries, but then they forget to mention the long hours, usually over the "legal" work week of 40 hours. Then there are postdocs, who earn less than they would if they go an industry job straight after their bachelor's degree. Me personally, I am stuck at the end of a PhD with my thesis written, but waiting for paperwork and shit. So basically, I am a doctor for all intents and purposes, but have to wait 3-4 months before I can officially say so, and get a decent job.
tl;dr feeling depressed about working my ass off, writing shit tons of papers and patents, and only earning as much as a waiter
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Now, bear with me guys/gals, as I'm just a freshman physics and astronomy major. But I do have a pretty good grasp of basic and advanced concepts alike; not to sound conceited, I hope.
Anyway, considered gravity is dependent on energy, rather than mass, this means that photons of EM radiation have a gravitational pull. Now this is well known, and I'm not going to dispute it.
However, dark matter and dark energy are still mysteries to us. Considering that light pulls on everything it goes by - well, everything really, since the gravitational force has no limit, could it be that dark matter and dark energy is really just light? There are near infinite wavelengths of it out there, and according to Hawking's new proposal - even though it hasn't been peer reviewed - it even escapes from the apparent horizon of black holes; along with all other matter and energy trapped.
Could it be that EM radiation is just what's causing the universe to expand at such a rapid rate? We know that the space between galaxies is not empty, so is it just EM radiation, instead of DM and DE?
Sorry if this hypothesis of mine is stupid. Just a quick thought that popped into my head.
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Americans: why? Why do you consider this to be "science"? Why would any culturally advanced country even think about having a debate on such topic? Why a debate in the first place, since what-you-consider-to-be-science is based upon critical thought, abstraction and proofs?
I believe it's appaling. I managed to watch the first 20 minutes of the debate, then I was about to smash my keyboard against the wall so I stopped; but really is this what science has come to? Are we still allowed to call it "science"? From what I could see (this is not the first debate I had the unfortune to watch), you turned it into a series of jokes and a bunch of trivial, hackneyed stale sentences. It's no more who comes up with the best proof, it's no more who KNOWS the subject to its core: instead, it's who seems more appealing to the general (and, as such, ignorant) public who makes his/her way into the big universe of pop-sci stars.
Panem et circenses, Romans used to say, and they were right: science lost all its value because someone deicided it's "cool" and therefore it has to be lovely prepared to be fed to culture-hungry teenagers.. Sure, we are lucky and we know better sources for our knowledge, but when I confront myself with the sad fact that many many many people believe to know something about "science", whereas they know SHIT, I feel as if they are raping my beautiful world.
To all the people who intentionally turned knowledge and, as a result, wisdom, into a consensus-eating beast, I say: FUCK YOU.
>pic unrelated, but gives me the feels so why not
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/sci/, it's /lgbt/, I need your help.
My boyfriend's mad at me for suggesting that if the infinite multiverse ideas of possibilities exist, that there would be a universe where we were both, (or just one of us was) straight.
Is there some science thing I could point to get my point across better? That we could be straight despite the 'being born with it' thing?
Please help me I don't want to lose him.
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First of all, sorry for may bad englilsh. i've learned english on the internet so please go easy with me.
Today I'm here to explain you the universe, the atom, the prime numbers, the dark law of the exitence. How? Easy, math.
This is how I call "Draw of the Universe". Can u see it? I can explain :)
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/sci/, you know how in euclidean geometry, all triangles' angles add up to 180 degrees?
I think I can construct a geometry which follows the parallel postulate, but whose triangles always have more than 180 degrees.
Please correct me now if that's not true, before I start writing this novel. This picture really does say a 1000 words, but I can prove it too (although it might take some time putting it into words).