Alchemy is Real?

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  1. FrankensteinMMA

    FrankensteinMMA Sookies boyfriend

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    it costs 4 quarters and you have to be atleast 5ft tall (if you wanna get inside)
     
  2. Kframe

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    I do know you are correct about the math, I really need to get with it and get some skill. I remember doing one chemistry class with Labs in school as an elective and really enjoyed it. Though I fear at my age, doing a science degree would be for personal growth as no company would hire me at 40+.
     
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    Phr3121 Brown Belt Platinum Member

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    We are both still young. You have folks going through medical school in their 50s. I say, go for it. Check the information online I mentioned earlier. You can do it from home. You may qualify for financial aid. Some courses are actually free. I sucked at Chemistry and Biology, and never took Physics. But, as an adult, I really got fascinated by Chemistry and Nuclear Physics. I collect 'elements' these days and my interest in Physics is purely as a hobby.

    . MIT Open Courseware - Physics
    https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/physics/

    . 42 Online Physics Courses You Can Take for Free
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  4. JSN

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    i feel like he’s a genius in the truest sense of the word- extremely innovative mind. Other titans of logic/math/science of the time were pretty unanimous that in terms of his conscious grasp of things he wasn’t anywhere near someone Godel or Dirac bit I think almost anyone would consider him a more important thinker than either. Especially considering his breadth of contributions.
     
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    Phr3121 Brown Belt Platinum Member

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    Phr3121 Brown Belt Platinum Member

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    Yeah, Einstein is real bright all right. No clue as to how his own equation E=mc^2 can be used to make a nuclear bomb. Leo Szilard had to explain that concept to him. Einstein had an IQ of 160. Today we have Physicists with IQs above 200. Very advanced ideas for his time. Like Bill Gates and Microsoft.

    I can just picture that conversation between Einstein and Szilard:

    . Szilard: Ok, now Albert, this is how the splitting of the Uranium 235 atom would work in the Atom bomb.
    . Einstein: Wow. Are you sure this shit really works Leo? That sounds fascinating.
    . Szilard: Well Albert I'm using your equation to reach this process.
    . Einstein: What equation? Oh yeah, the E=mc^2. But shit, I had no idea you could build a bomb out of this process.
    . Szilard: Well, yes you idiot. Stop looking at the universe and look into nuclear physics.
    . Einstein: Damn Leo, that is some powerful shit man. It could kill lots of people.

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    TeTe Troll Whisperer Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    I was able to do it in Elder Scrolls, so its got to be real.
     
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    blaseblah Silver Belt

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    It's not the IQ, it's what you do with it. There's a bouncer with an IQ of 200. Or like Garry Kasparov who hasn't done shit except play chess.
     
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    Phr3121 Brown Belt Platinum Member

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    Absolutely. Plenty of 'smart' people doing stupid stuff. Like my grandmother used to say: "Common sense is way more important than being smart". But you still need a high level of intelligence to understand Quantum Physics and play chess like Kasparov or Fisher. Yeah, you also have escorts in the high IQ club.

    But there is a down size to being too smart. You usually don't fit well in society. Relationship with others is difficult. Marriage most of the time is impossible. Holding down a job is also difficult. Ted Kaczynski had a high IQ and a PhD in Mathematics. He went on to become 'the unabomber'. Killed 3 people and injured 23 with mail pipe bombs.

    Hitler's IQ was probably around 125. Personality trumps IQ. One can list many brilliant minds that were burdened by personality deficits which ultimately denied them from reaching their full potential. Character flaws such as overconfidence, pride, greed, gambling, and vindictiveness certainly visited the German Fuehrer. Every one of Hitler's many blunders have their roots in one or more of these traits that have little to do with IQ.
     
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    To be fair, he was working on his unifying theory then and didn't really believe in Quantum Mechanics, so he wasn't a part of the nuclear physics crowd at the time. I'm sure if he thought of it a bit, it would be obvious to him. To not explore every consequence of his theory doesn't make him less of a genius.
     
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    Alchemy is very real. Just don't try to bring back your dead mom with it
     
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    All sciences are really just a branch of physics
     
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    Ah, no they are not. Anthropology, Psychology, and a few others do not involve physics.

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    I'm telling you, that 'boy' was not as smart as people make him out to be. David Kaiser: "My view is that Einstein was one of the first to discover the non-local consequences of quantum theory. He did not believe those consequences could be true.”

    New York Times headline from 1935, regarding Albert Einstein and Quantum Theory.
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