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    Re: A New Constant

    Hmmm... I think Heraclitus might have something to say about that...
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    Re: A New Constant

    HAd to look that up Mick
    Like the one Quote
    There is nothing constant but change

    But as it says in the story
    If the speed of light changes
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    Re: A New Constant

    I got a head ache
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    Re: A New Constant

    Which one of our brethren is most likely to get this?
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    Re: A New Constant

    My head hurts after reading that. I’m going to the deli counter to order a half Planck constant of Swiss cheese.
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    Re: A New Constant

    Now I have a headache!
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    Re: A New Constant

    Quote Originally Posted by Mickey Richaud View Post
    Now I have a headache!
    But weight, there’s more.
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    Re: A New Constant

    Ah, but when you actually measure it, you've changed it!



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    Re: A New Constant

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    Ah, but when you actually measure it, you've changed it!



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    Re: A New Constant

    What a relief! I've had nightmares about the uncertainty of accurately weighing the Elan for years...
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    Re: A New Constant

    Interesting, you cannot define a Planck constant without using the Kg and now you cannot define the Kg without the Planck constant. I emailed this to a Science teacher buddy to ask him if he is looking forward to teaching his incoming freshmen this next year.
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    Re: A New Constant

    Quote Originally Posted by waltesefalcon View Post
    Interesting, you cannot define a Planck constant without using the Kg and now you cannot define the Kg without the Planck constant. I emailed this to a Science teacher buddy to ask him if he is looking forward to teaching his incoming freshmen this next year.
    So, it's kinda like "chicken or egg", right?
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    Re: A New Constant

    Yup, the article even brings up that allusion.
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    Re: A New Constant

    Quote Originally Posted by Walt
    Interesting, you cannot define a Planck constant without using the Kg and now you cannot define the Kg without the Planck constant. I emailed this to a Science teacher buddy to ask him if he is looking forward to teaching his incoming freshmen this next year.


    Max was well ahead of his time, as was Albert... you can't run in circles. Time, unfortunately as we know it is linear. Just as mass has a definitive quantum.

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    Re: A New Constant

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    perfect!
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    Re: A New Constant

    This is more my speed:

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    Re: A New Constant

    I looked up Schrodinger's Cat. Led me to an article that appeared in the Washington Post. The article was incomprehensible. Then I read the 227 comments after the article. The majority of them were hilarious. My wife and I broke up. There are some seriously funny people out there. Bottom line - no one understands this stuff.

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    Re: A New Constant

    Try reading "The Dancing Wu Li Masters".

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