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Re: Post your Twitfic Twabbles Here! (General Content)

Posted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 9:30 pm
by ROU Killing Time
eric_marsh wrote:
ROU Killing Time wrote:
eric_marsh wrote:A new universe ballooned from quantum vacuum, beginning the next iteration of self replicating 3D printer evolution.
Been playing with your printer gizmo again, I see. :-)
Yep.
When you think about it, the idea that God is just a blind machine endlessly making copies of itself is not unreasonable.
Maybe it's just myopic. :)

Re: Post your Twitfic Twabbles Here! (General Content)

Posted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 9:34 pm
by eric_marsh
strawman wrote:I thought Aquinas countered that notion with the concept of an uncopied copier (first cause).
Causality, right? But essentially quantum physics indicates that causality isn't as strong as had been previously thought.

Re: Post your Twitfic Twabbles Here! (General Content)

Posted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 10:33 pm
by ROU Killing Time
Or to put it another way, what if there was no beginning?

Re: Post your Twitfic Twabbles Here! (General Content)

Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 1:28 am
by strawman
eric_marsh wrote:
strawman wrote:I thought Aquinas countered that notion with the concept of an uncopied copier (first cause).
Causality, right? But essentially quantum physics indicates that causality isn't as strong as had been previously thought.
Do you understand quantum physics, or do you have faith in it?

Re: Post your Twitfic Twabbles Here! (General Content)

Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 2:23 am
by Algernon Sydney is Dead
Science is a new religion, bow & scrape to the techno nerd.
But when they start tossing dice, just admit it's most absurd.

Re: Post your Twitfic Twabbles Here! (General Content)

Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 2:36 am
by eric_marsh
strawman wrote:
eric_marsh wrote:
strawman wrote:I thought Aquinas countered that notion with the concept of an uncopied copier (first cause).
Causality, right? But essentially quantum physics indicates that causality isn't as strong as had been previously thought.
Do you understand quantum physics, or do you have faith in it?
I have a layman's understanding. My trust is in the scientific method.

Re: Post your Twitfic Twabbles Here! (General Content)

Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 2:47 am
by Algernon Sydney is Dead
eric_marsh wrote:Causality, right? But essentially quantum physics indicates that causality isn't as strong as had been previously thought.
Actually, quantum physics only suggests a possible mechanism for what we always knew: We live in a somewhat chaotic universe where certain kinds of predictions are impossible.

QM does NOT explain why cause and effect is almost inviolate at the macro level for simple systems. It indicates a huge gap in our understanding of how our QM models translate to the macro level. (Or else the QM models are fundamentally flawed, despite their usefulness at the QM level.)

Re: Post your Twitfic Twabbles Here! (General Content)

Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 4:24 am
by Tesseract
Jack be nimble
Jack be quick
Jack hits Jill with a candle stick.
Blood will fly and Jill will die
Jack bakes Jill in to a pie.



You want a good explanation on how quantum physics seems to work read "At the Rialto
by Connie Willis.

Re: Post your Twitfic Twabbles Here! (General Content)

Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 4:58 am
by tbaker2500
God you people are weird.

I love it.

Re: Post your Twitfic Twabbles Here! (General Content)

Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 11:18 am
by strawman
eric_marsh wrote: My trust is in the scientific method.
Funny. That's what Aquinas said.

Re: Post your Twitfic Twabbles Here! (General Content)

Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 2:00 pm
by Algernon Sydney is Dead
Tesseract wrote:Jack be nimble
Jack be quick
Jack hits Jill with a candle stick.
Blood will fly and Jill will die
Jack bakes Jill in to a pie.
I'll have to remember that one for my youngest niece, thanks!

IIRC, you're only the second person to engage in twabble "poe-tree" (it's a rare and sacred fraternity, even if I'm forgetting a member) -- so congrats!

Re: Post your Twitfic Twabbles Here! (General Content)

Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 4:16 pm
by Tesseract
Algernon Sydney is Dead wrote:
Tesseract wrote:Jack be nimble
Jack be quick
Jack hits Jill with a candle stick.
Blood will fly and Jill will die
Jack bakes Jill in to a pie.
I'll have to remember that one for my youngest niece, thanks!

IIRC, you're only the second person to engage in twabble "poe-tree" (it's a rare and sacred fraternity, even if I'm forgetting a member) -- so congrats!
I think I'm missed something in english class, what's Poe-tree?

Re: Post your Twitfic Twabbles Here! (General Content)

Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 6:39 pm
by eric_marsh
strawman wrote:
eric_marsh wrote: My trust is in the scientific method.
Funny. That's what Aquinas said.
I'm sure he was a smart guy, but he didn't have as much to work with as we do today.

Re: Post your Twitfic Twabbles Here! (General Content)

Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 8:49 pm
by strawman
eric_marsh wrote: I'm sure he was a smart guy, but he didn't have as much to work with as we do today.
Funny, that's what Dr. Strangelove said.

Re: Post your Twitfic Twabbles Here! (General Content)

Posted: Sat Jun 23, 2012 4:19 am
by Algernon Sydney is Dead
I saw myself buying new eyeglasses.
For weeks, it's all my crystal ball showed me, every single time.
It was a re-vision.

Egg... In your face

Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 6:05 am
by Algernon Sydney is Dead
Humpty Dumpty smashed down the wall.
He said he'd gladly kill us all.
All of the king's men
Swore to never nuke food again.









Alas, Pixar ruined all the "bad egg" jokes.

Re: Post your Twitfic Twabbles Here! (General Content)

Posted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 6:05 pm
by nevermore_66
"Doctor Doom? I'm from Mothers Against War, Anguish, Horrors, Anger, Hate & Atrocity." "Mawahaha!" "Yes, that's us."

Re: Post your Twitfic Twabbles Here! (General Content)

Posted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 6:22 pm
by ROU Killing Time
nevermore_66 wrote:"Doctor Doom? I'm from Mothers Against War, Anguish, Horrors, Anger, Hate & Atrocity." "Mawahaha!" "Yes, that's us."
Mawahaha. :)

From the Epic Poem by R. W. Grant

Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 2:53 am
by Algernon Sydney is Dead
The rule of law, in complex times, has proved itself deficient. We much prefer the rule of men, so vastly more efficient.

New Twabble!

Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 6:52 am
by Werdnus
I got one!

"Drop on the microscope; I turn to the 100x lens, focusing on the sample, and gasp. Within, a tiny telescope focuses on me!"

Also, new here: hello everyone! Y'all're amazingly hilarious, weird, and awesome. I'm looking forward to being a part of this community.