Jun 032013

Question by David: Can you do two grad programs at the same time?
I want to study neuroscience. I want my phd in it and I also want an md in neurology. When I apply for grad programs would I be allowed to do both? Especially since they’re so similar?

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Answer by escapedmelodies
You can only do one grad program at a time.

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May 282013

Question by wow: Does time exist at the quantum level?
My hunch is no. There’s really no mass to affect things either way. Things can supposedly happen before the effects. So if it’s there at all does it run fast, slow, or perhaps inconceivable process that can only be shown mathematically ? And how could a tiny, tiny, clock operate way down there anyways, lol.?
When the universe “ends”, will the quantum world continue on without time, having no concept of what it was in the first place? Now there’s a deep thought, eh?

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Answer by goring
A quantum is an entity that cannot be divided any further..The Unit of time is a second.
is time a quantum? The Big Bang theory indicated an expansion in 10^-43 seconds. so in between the expansion time can be divided further ,However what is exactly the limit of time? it would be zero time.Hence time cannot go below zero.any more than we can freeze hydrogen below zero Kelvin.

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May 252013

Question by Cade: What field of science is research in “time” ?
I’m interested in the subject of time. Our perception, how it works and everything about it I love it. What field(s) of science is this though? I’m in college, what classes would I need, what career could I get?

I can’t say ” i want to research time” so what is the more specific method to go about this. Also maybe this is different but I’ve been told to go for engineering which is also very broad but would “engineering” be a method of “time research” or no?

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Answer by Mashrura Ahmed
most probably its horology

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May 222013

Question by scott: Is it a waist of time to read textbooks if I don’t remember the content I am reading?
Am I subconsciously remembering some of the stuff I am reading? Like for instance I would not be able to tell you a vocab word but if I were to read it again, would I have an “oh yeah” moment? I feel like I am not remembering anything from my textbook because it is so complicated. Is it normal not to understand everything I am reading in the textbook? (not even half) I am reading a neuroscience book by the way.

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Answer by Aaron
bold letter question: yes it is

well im no expert on neuroscience but to understand something you are reading if you concentrate on learing every single word you wont
i mean do you remember to breath every time?
do you think of walking? no you just do it what i do is listen to music that i generally hear not my faves but just cool music and even if i read some book when i hear that one song (i cant remember the name) i always remember that one book i read or anything like what i relate things.

try getting with a tutor read a paragraph and summarize it and ask him to generalize it and then go into detail of what you dont understand in his summarization. learn the little things.

build it up as much as you can and reenforce it with someone’s help make sense?

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Apr 112013

Question by Ginger Kid: What do you think of this poem I wrote a long time ago?
Sunset in the forest,
Streaming through the trees.
Geese flying south for a warmer breeze.
But by the Aspen pines, magic seems to shine.
Only the lonely unicorn can see that mystic line
of detail for us all, in life we can not see.
Making it harder for you, making it harder for me.

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Feb 062013

Question by Big Messy Tranny: Will the uninterrupted scale of time allow you to ship your consciousness to the past?

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Answer by oldprof
Sure… they are called memories.

What I suspect you are really looking for is can we travel into the past through some sort of mental process. That’s a no.

There is nothing back there in time. Time exists now and only now as current events unfold.

There are fringe folk who will take exception to this assertion, but they ignore the facts and the laws of physics. The major argument for the inability to travel backward in time is the splattered egg. An egg cannot spontaneously reassemble itself because of a little something called entropy.

Without going into the boring details entropy states that things get more jumbled and chaotic, not less. The 1000 page “War and Peace” novel, for example, can fly into the wind and become totally jumbled. But as there is only one way for low entropy to occur, i.e., all the pages are in order, that same wind is very unlikely to ever blow those thousand pages into order 1-2-3-…-1000.

To travel into the past, if it existed, would mean to reassemble the universe as it was back then. We cannot put Humpty Dumpty back together again. Even were we to travel into the past by mental process alone, for a past to exist to see through our minds, the universe would need to be reassembled as it was for us to see it as it was.

There are other folk who would also claim time travel into the past is possible because none of the physics equations is time forward only. And they are right, there is no preferred direction for time in our physics equations.

That is, for example, we can write S = vt; where S is distance, v is speed, and t is time traveled. There is nothing in this simple equation to disallow us from writing -S = v (-t) indicating time t is traveling backward. But what the heck does – S, minus distance mean? Remember, distance is a scalar; so the negative sign does not mean going in the opposite direction. It means here walking minus 10 yards for example. That is clearly meaningless; yet we can write the equation for that.

My point and counter argument to those who claim time can go backward because the equations allow it is that the equations don’t make the physics. They describe, in shorthand, what the physics is, but they are not perfect in that description. They, for example, allow us to compute negative distance resulting from negative (backward) time. So, just because time is symmetric in our equations doesn’t make time symmetric in our universe.

One final note… there is a symmetric entropy model. Most people discount it, but some people still attempt to use it when discussing time travel into the past. Essentially the symmetric entropy vs. time curve looks like a big U, with the now entropy at the bottom of the U. The past entropy is in the higher left side of the U and the future entropy is in the higher right side.

But let’s think about that whole egg in the now, before it falls off the wall.

According to the symmetric entropy model, that whole egg could very have been splattered at high entropy in the past and reassembled itself to be whole in the now. And, yes, the entropy equations do allow entropy going both ways from the now. But, once again, that’s a failing of the equations, not a description of the physics.

Finally, time does not flow from past to present to future. Time does not flow at all. In fact time is nothing more than unfolding of events all over the universe and beyond. So rather than uninterrupted, these events and their unfolding are discrete. Once an event unfolds, it lies in the past and cannot be recreated perfectly or spontaneously because of that one-way entropy build up to the right, to the future.

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Nov 142012

Question by : Why did God decide to send us Jesus before the time of technology and video recorders?
If there’s really a God, he should’ve known we’d grow to become so advanced…so why didn’t he wait until we could have documented proof that this all happened? Or have Jesus invite the first ever camcorder, a DVD made over 2,000 years ago…so we’d have proof.

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Answer by That One Guy
People 2000 years from now won’t have DVD players more’n likely and would ask the same question.

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Sep 142012
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Question by : Do you agree, as the mystics hold, that there’s no “time” as we know it, but only “now”?

Oh, what I meant was there’s no “past and future” but only the eternal moment of “now.”

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Answer by Vanity
Yes…but that was no secret and certainly not magic.

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Jun 192012

Question by : Chronoconception and You: Does your level of consciousness affect your perception of time passing?
Yes, consciousness comes in levels.

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Answer by John James
The connection to religion is?
I’m not sure whether or not I should be attacking you, and that makes me feel very insecure.

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