Southerly by David Haywood

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Southerly: E=mc^2... Your Views

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  • Joe Wylie,

    Isn't there a better use for electrons than that?

    Um - analysing the root cause(s) of Christian Bale's mega-hissy?

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 3556 posts Report Reply

  • Craig Ranapia,

    Um - analysing the root cause(s) of Christian Bale's mega-hissy?

    Well, it's slightly less nauseating than displaying your (alleged) respect for the rule of law and human life by getting a lynch mob together to go piss on Antonie Dixon's grave. (And apparently anyone who'd represent the man deserved to be shanked by his own seriously disturbed client -- really.) Laura Norder is a skank, and I really have to stay away from these kinds of argument for the sake of my own mental health. If you're going to engage these people, you got to wrap your head around their arguments and I just can't handle it.

    North Shore, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 12034 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Barnes,

    Procrastinator (Papatoetoe)
    First

    The wireless north ;-) • Since Dec 2006 • 4895 posts Report Reply

  • George Darroch,

    Retired of Wellsford (Wellsford)

    Teach the controversy. This theory has only been around for 100 years or so, and in that time has been criticised by many prominent academics and scholars, such as Sir Cecil Rhodes. It does not, for example, teach us why apples fall from trees, or why the sun rotates the earth - this is observable, and proven, while this theory has nothing to say on the subject - and when it does, is quietly hushed up. It's time NZ schools taught Ptolemaic physics alongside Newtonianism and Einsteinism, and explain that not everyone accepts the latter. I have had some good feedback from a number of politicians and expect that John Key will be receptive to the idea.

    The People's Republic of … • Since Nov 2006 • 2136 posts Report Reply

  • steven crawford,

    Brian (Tamaki)

    or why the sun rotates the earth - this is observable...

    Actually, it is the sun that moves around the earth. I have see...n it in the sky.

    Since Nov 2006 • 2751 posts Report Reply

  • Heather W.,

    NoMoreClones (Christchurch)

    So this really is more than the limit. This
    other MC Squared character will one day show us the relative sincerity of a smile!!

    North Shore • Since Nov 2008 • 187 posts Report Reply

  • Islander,

    DownWithTheBrownMafia, Franz Josef
    Look this Einstein = One Stone = Kotahipohatu(Iaked my mate Rangi for the real meaning, he's a good joker, told me straight) and we all know what that means, right? Right? More bloody handouts from Nanny State to useless brown (okay, not PC, hah! PC! but they all are eh? Especially the local
    lot. Kai something or other.) And who pays for this? Us!
    Hardworking downtoearth farmers. Just earning a crust and realising we are the backbone of the country and the place would be 3rd world and dead without us. I mean, what was it like before we arrived? Cannibals, that's what, cannibals everywhere. Besides we were here first. Everyone knows the Celts came here in 6000BC. You just read the real scientists, Doutre and that- that'll open your eyes to real science.

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • Tim Michie,

    Auckward • Since Nov 2006 • 566 posts Report Reply

  • Bart Janssen,

    we did experiment 2 because we didn't know what the fuck to make of experiment 1 #overlyhonestmethods

    We have done exactly that. To be fair we usually don't believe much until we've done it three or more times though. But definitely looked at the first expt and gone WTF!

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3419 posts Report Reply

  • Rich of Observationz,

    There is also this method for conducting high school science experiments:
    - work out from the theory you've just been taught what the ideal result should be
    - fiddle with apparatus
    - calculate randomly distributed numbers about the ideal curve
    - plot on a graph
    - draw a line through it
    - hand in, with a paraphrase of the instructions
    - and you're done.

    Back in Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 4463 posts Report Reply

  • BenWilson, in reply to Rich of Observationz,

    Beat me to it. You missed:
    -Friction is always the reason that physics equipment does not work. It is never that the teacher didn't just throw the broken stuff away, or fix it.
    -Write your hypothesis in pencil, if you are fool enough to make it before the experiment.

    ETA:
    "Human Error" is an importantly cowardly way of not blaming anyone in particular for it all not working.
    In chemistry, you must always spill some of it on the documentation.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 8592 posts Report Reply

  • Amy Gale, in reply to BenWilson,

    In chemistry, you must always spill some of it on the documentation. [Ben Wilson]

    I cannot possibly be the only VUW Chem alum having a compulsive flashback to the monologue that begins "When I Was At Oxford We Were Issued A Silk Handkerchief On The First Day...", can I?

    tha Ith • Since May 2007 • 457 posts Report Reply

  • 81stcolumn,

    Perhaps another tag should be #missing thesis chapter - After two and a half years we abandoned a large body of data due to a critical methodological flaw. This data will not appear in the thesis. Instead we reproduced an effect in the lab that we found by chance. We verified it and found it was quite robust, unfortunately after another two years and two more supervisors we are still unable to explain adequately why we get this result. Consequently, we are making something up and moving on to more trivial research in order to get the job done before the thesis registration expires......

    Thesis started in 1993 candidate graduated in........

    Nawthshaw • Since Nov 2006 • 727 posts Report Reply

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