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Daniel Botha

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Writer Arena's scientific wonders
« on: May 23, 2013, 02:23:38 PM »
With a forum of writers, I doubt you'll find a single member here who is not a geek in some way or the other. We all have our weaknesses that make us geeky/nerdy. Some of you may have an utter obsession with Star Wars, while others may enjoy computer programming or pokemon... Not that there's anything wrong with either. I appreciate seeing the nerdy sides to people. It makes me feel more normal.

My weak spot is science. I hate the subject and I don't want a career in science, but I love researching arbitrary facts about our world for pure interest.

This thread is dedicated to those science geeks. Post some scientific facts, studies or some fancy new technology to post here. Whatever you can think of that involves science, this is the place to go. Tell other people about science stuff that you found interesting, or even... Post your own ideas on controversial science topics.

Here's something I found fascinating.

http://www.youtube.com/v/evQsOFQju08

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« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2013, 01:43:12 AM »
That's pretty cool Dan!

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Re: Writer Arena's scientific wonders
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2013, 06:12:25 AM »
I'm not into science, I never got it, but the video was pretty cute. I liked the Sally-Anne Test myself.

However, I've always been a geek in the sense that I never really had friends and spend most of my time on my computer. Just not an outgoing person. I'm not a big fan of people, in general.

But, there's a science topic that could go on forever and be hilarious. Time travel. Can it be done and if so, how, in what representation?
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« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2013, 01:39:16 PM »
But, there's a science topic that could go on forever and be hilarious. Time travel. Can it be done and if so, how, in what representation?

I know nothing about time travel. Never had the inkling or the curiosity to research it properly. However, from what I've heard from friends, time travel IS actually possible theoretically, but practically, we don't have the technology. Scientists believe that the representation of time travel in movies is different to what it would be in real life. That's all I know. Guess I should do more research...

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« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2013, 03:12:37 PM »
This might be a bit mathy for nearly everyone but here's one of my favourite science videos.

http://www.youtube.com/v/jG7vhMMXagQ&list=UUOGeU-1Fig3rrDjhm9Zs_wg&index=49&fs=1

It gets very geeky toward the end. If you like this, this girl has a few other videos that are loads of fun.

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« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2013, 08:55:48 AM »
This might be a bit mathy for nearly everyone but here's one of my favourite science videos.

http://www.youtube.com/v/jG7vhMMXagQ&list=UUOGeU-1Fig3rrDjhm9Zs_wg&index=49&fs=1

It gets very geeky toward the end. If you like this, this girl has a few other videos that are loads of fun.

Michael, that is probably the first math-related video I actually understood. Trigonometry was the one topic I could understand and do quite well... Algebra is a completely different matter ;D Very geeky, very cool.

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« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2013, 04:33:38 AM »
I'm not a big fan of people, in general.
The older I get the more I feel the same. I actually like being alone...in a dark room.  :)

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« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2013, 05:50:13 AM »
Re liking people ec

I keep on thinking I should try harder, be more sociable. And to be honest I do want to be. I find blokes, as they get older, can be more stuck in their own world. Women seems to socialise better.  Now, it's not like I hide in a dark room etc but as I grow older I am aware that life could be increasingly lonely therefore I need to break some of my patterns and habits.

In that regard, and getting back to the science element, I read an interesting review of a lecturer who spoke about old and young brains.

To stereotype, old brains get into patterns, find it  hard to break out, fear new things and experiments. Young brains experience a lack of wisdom and balance, but seek  to try new things, explore, enjoy new experiences.

The theory goes, that as we get older we should break our old brain patterns and seek a younger mould.

Touched a nerve with me!

Ps probably because I feel more like an old git everyday!

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« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2013, 06:59:32 AM »
The older I get the more I feel the same. I actually like being alone...in a dark room.  :)

I don't like people now... Guess that means I'm going to be a grumpy person with a walking stick in my early thirties, then.

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« Reply #9 on: May 30, 2013, 12:53:21 AM »
I figured as writers that we are mainly anti-social as we would rather stay in, write and create a world from our imaginations? I don't like people because they just seem to frustrate me. George Carlin said it best when he said he can tolerate people for about a minute and a half. Then he needs to get out of there. I personally feel like an 80 year old war vet in a 30 year old's body. There's a reason that a scowly-faced Clint Eastwood from Gran Torino is my default picture on Facebook :)
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« Reply #10 on: May 30, 2013, 01:04:33 AM »
You all seem friendly enough on the internet.   ;)

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« Reply #11 on: May 30, 2013, 01:06:22 AM »
You all seem friendly enough on the internet.

That's our job, sport. =)
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« Reply #12 on: May 30, 2013, 01:15:06 AM »
You all seem friendly enough on the internet.   ;)

Probably because it's online instead of in person. :)
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Re: Writer Arena's scientific wonders
« Reply #13 on: May 30, 2013, 11:12:12 AM »
I know nothing about time travel.

Hey Dan, I went into the future once and we where all watering plants with Gatorade.

Screenwriter's are like mushrooms, they are kept in the dark and fed Bull**** (or should I say manure) . Hee Hee

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I feel screenwriters are intelligent people who do have wild imaginations though deep down, have a very sick and perverted minds.  (Not pointing any fingers)

Your thoughts ?
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Re: Writer Arena's scientific wonders
« Reply #14 on: May 31, 2013, 12:15:00 AM »
Hey Dan, I went into the future once and we where all watering plants with Gatorade.

Screenwriter's are like mushrooms, they are kept in the dark and fed Bull**** (or should I say manure) . Hee Hee

An analysis of a screenwriter :-

I feel screenwriters are intelligent people who do have wild imaginations though deep down, have a very sick and perverted minds.  (Not pointing any fingers)

Your thoughts ?

100% accurate. Lol. =)
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