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 Post subject: Re: Happy Darwin Day!
 Post Posted: Sat Feb 14, 2009 3:30 pm 
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I tried to make a box out of newtons once. It got soggy pretty quickly and sank while falling apart. Cookie, fruit an cake? Doesn't really matter, NOT good boating material.

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 Post subject: Re: Happy Darwin Day!
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waffle wrote:
Planck's Constant
Planck's Length
Planck's Time

That's pretty good. The only one Einstein got was
Einstein's Cosmological Constant

And that didn't work out so well...
Einstein doesn't have a lot of constants named after him, but he has a system of notation, a distribution function, the new and improved equation for gravity named after him. Oh, AND he has his own chemical element.

I don't think Einstein is feeling unloved...

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 Post subject: Re: Happy Darwin Day!
 Post Posted: Mon Feb 16, 2009 2:31 pm 
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I have been aware of the phenomena of creationists calling evolution (facts, hypotheses, observations, current theory, old theory) "Darwinism." I like Darwin and am happy to hear conservations and stories in the media about him on and around the 200th Anniversary of this birth ... but I was horrified when Darwin came up in a conversation with my mother last night. She had never heard of Alfred Wallace, and she thought that evolutionary theory would not exist if not for Darwin. She is aware that evolution is the cornerstone of modern biology and she has no problems with evolution, but here she was saying that all of her previous understanding of the history of evolution and biology led her to believe that Darwin was necessary for the theory of evolution.

Biologists, science educators, and the media clearly need to emphasize the increased thoughts about evolution during the 19th Century, the existence of competing mechanisms for evolution, and the reality that Darwin was not the only person who described the theory of natural selection in addition to emphasizing evidence of evolution and the importance of the Modern Synthesis.

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 Post subject: Re: Happy Darwin Day!
 Post Posted: Mon Feb 16, 2009 5:32 pm 
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Yes, Darwin gets all the credit, but research had reached the point where it was a flat out race to be the first to publish the Theory of Evolution. But while others were tinkering with a version of the theory, Darwin had it all written up with mountains of evidence behind it a couple decades before critical mass. Still, had there been no Darwin, the Theory of Evolution would have only waited a few months before someone else proposed it. It was, and is, the only explanation that fits the observations.

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 Post subject: Re: Happy Darwin Day!
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Not exactly a hot race. Darwin let his book rot in a drawer for a couple of years.

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 Post subject: Re: Happy Darwin Day!
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Yes he did, until his friend Wallace told him about the idea he'd been working on. They published together, yet Wallace is pretty much forgotten.

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 Post subject: Re: Happy Darwin Day!
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Weremensh wrote:
And it's tough to make a good boat out of einsteins.


true, but add in a rosen and it makes a nice bridge.

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 Post subject: Re: Happy Darwin Day!
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No, you need four for bridge.

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 Post subject: Re: Happy Darwin Day!
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Space. Time. Four dimensions.

One bridge. Very simple.

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 Post subject: Re: Happy Darwin Day!
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You are educated stupid evil! You will never comprehend 4-corner day Earth. Timecube is truth!

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*runs*

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 Post subject: Re: Happy Darwin Day!
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Fine, let Zeno and Planck be Einstein and Rosen's opponents and then they can have an argument about whether the game is continuous or not.

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 Post subject: Re: Happy Darwin Day!
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Silly Green Monkey wrote:
Yes he did, until his friend Wallace told him about the idea he'd been working on. They published together, yet Wallace is pretty much forgotten.

Even Wallace gave the lion's share of the glory to Darwin, as I understand it.

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 Post subject: Re: Happy Darwin Day!
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You are educated stupid evil! You will never comprehend 4-corner day Earth. Timecube is truth!

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Yes. Yes, I am educated stupid evil.

Unfortunately, I don't seem to have been educated in grammar.

I wonder what Grammer Gorilla would make of Timecube Guy.

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 Post subject: Re: Happy Darwin Day!
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Four corner-days, one cup.

What? Someone had to say it...you were all thinking it.

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 Post subject: Re: Happy Darwin Day!
 Post Posted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 12:38 am 
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I must say, OC, I was in no way thinking that in any shape or form.

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