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Science Porn
RE: Science Porn
Not exactly science porn..... more like math porn...

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And now back to your regular programming....

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It's called a fulgurite. When lightning strikes the sand it melts it into glass and the glass takes on the shape of the lightning:
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The next one needs hiding from kids.... Wink

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RE: Science Porn
(21st August 2016, 06:15)pocaracas Wrote: Not exactly science porn..... more like math porn...
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Not a tautology.
"There remain four irreducible objections to religious faith: that it wholly misrepresents the origins of man and the cosmos, that because of this original error it manages to combine the maximum servility with the maximum of solipsism, that it is both the result and the cause of dangerous sexual repression, and that it is ultimately grounded on wish-thinking." ~Christopher Hitchens, god is not Great

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RE: Science Porn
(22nd August 2016, 00:10)SteelCurtain Wrote:
(21st August 2016, 06:15)pocaracas Wrote: Not exactly science porn..... more like math porn...
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Not a tautology.

I'm also not convinced at all. There are more women than men anyways, there's polyamory, and there are gay people.
The fool hath said in his heart, There is a God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.
Psalm 14, KJV revised edition

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RE: Science Porn
(22nd August 2016, 07:44)Alex K Wrote:
(22nd August 2016, 00:10)SteelCurtain Wrote: Not a tautology.

I'm also not convinced at all. There are more women than men anyways, there's polyamory, and there are gay people.

You guys... -.-'

The answer to that is "YOUR MUM!" Tongue
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RE: Science Porn
lol
The fool hath said in his heart, There is a God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.
Psalm 14, KJV revised edition

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RE: Science Porn
(21st August 2016, 06:15)pocaracas Wrote: It's called a fulgurite. When lightning strikes the sand it melts it into glass and the glass takes on the shape of the lightning:
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That picture has been debunked.   The fact that the branching pattern doesn't radiate in all directions, but seem to preferentially grow upwards, should raise suspicion about whether that, whatever it is, actually followed the track of current from a lightning bolt dissipating in sand.
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RE: Science Porn
(22nd August 2016, 17:57)Anomalocaris Wrote:
(21st August 2016, 06:15)pocaracas Wrote: It's called a fulgurite. When lightning strikes the sand it melts it into glass and the glass takes on the shape of the lightning:
[Image: 13907063_964510997009042_470321696843181...e=584A28F0]

That picture has been debunked.   The fact that the branching pattern doesn't radiate in all directions, but seem to preferentially grow upwards, should raise suspicion about whether that, whatever it is, actually followed the track of current from a lightning bolt dissipating in sand.

Oh... wow.... you're right.
I need to start checking everything for bunkness... damn interwebz!

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What the image really shows is a piece of driftwood with sand piled on top of it.

The structure was created and photographed by a guy who goes by the name "Sandcastle Matt" on his Flickr photostream.

He described the structure as "the biggest sandcastle I've ever made." The viral photo showed less than half of it. Here's the full thing:
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Here's a proper fulgurite:

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Ooooh, this stuff gets me hot!

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Consider me a satellite forever orbiting,
I knew the rules but the rules did not know me, guaranteed." - Eddie Vedder
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RE: Science Porn
(3rd September 2016, 18:03)pocaracas Wrote: [Image: 14237652_334862676860960_177559310827489...e=5846387E]

Seems unlikely Smile

pi^pi^pi sure isn't...
The fool hath said in his heart, There is a God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.
Psalm 14, KJV revised edition

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