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    Neat Science Stuff

    So this is really pretty fascinating to me.



    https://eventhorizontelescope.org/faq

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    https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard...unlikely-place


    I'm not sure how many here were absolutely amazed by Sunday's announcement from NASA about this:



    I reckon that it's almost religious - hmmm...........perhaps not !!!

    But what is approaching the descent of Moses from the mount carrying them tablets is the fact that here on planet earth, Einstein was able to predict the existence of stuff like this behemoth as well as fairly accurately foretell its size!

    Forget the scriptures and the Bible - mathematics is the only true language of what some folk call God- I hope believers will forgive my sacrilegious assertion!!

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    Didn't you see history of the world sir? 15 - 5 = 10

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    ^^^ I like Mel Brooks!!

    Now I know why the 10 x commandments are so uninspiring as the principal communication between the guy who allegedly created all this stuff and his/her ants (that's the comparative status between us and the big G). Clearly, the really profound tenets (like the cure for cancer and how to make clean energy from cold fusion) are in the tablet that Moses dropped!!

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    PS: I don't normally see that particular spelling of "sir" when referencing me - the more usual spelling I see is "cur"
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    As amazing as the semi confirmation of the Theory of relativity and the actual existence of black holes in the way we've long believed them to be. I think the one thing that is being more overshadowed and is even more exciting is the method used to capture the photo and what else we can perhaps use this for moving forward. Through algorithms stitching together data from telescopes all over the planet into essentially one giant telescope.

    More here:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Very-l...interferometry

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    Let me reenact my favorite comment in the comments section of this video:

    Mathematicians: We strive for accuracy.

    Engineers:

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    3.14159 was always "good enough" for me.

    But then I'm old enough to remember when engineering calculations were often done nothing more than a slide rule.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uwe View Post
    3.14159 was always "good enough" for me.

    But then I'm old enough to remember when engineering calculations were often done nothing more than a slide rule.
    22/7 was often good enough for a first"rule of thumb" calculation.

    P.S. Still got my slide rule

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    I for one am pro genetic engineering. I see nothing wrong with a world full of healthy, good looking people. The morality aspect is overrated. Only real hesitation I have is unforeseen consequences that in theory could persist through the generations. However, one would think that they can edit things back to the way they were if they decide it's undesirable.

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