What do people think of geologists? I am thinking of switching out of engineering into geology for my college major and even though it will not change whether or not I switch, I was wondering what /sci/ and people in general think of geologists and about a person when they say they are a geologist or geo-scientist?
>>7764290 It would move to the back. If, however, it were lighter than air and moves towards low pressure zones (like a balloon), it would actually move forward. When you car accelerates, the air in the car moves towards the rear because it resists changes in motion, like all matter.
The field itself is generalized and not used for anything special, you'll never really be making any large contributions to human knowledge or advancement unless it's just a stepping stone. Being a cog in a machine or a hard worker is fine and good, but also kind of mediocre.
It's also oversaturated by idiots. There's countless assholes who go into it wanting to 'make video games' or 'become a hacker xD'. The most annoying part of a group is also the most vocal, so they're the ones that most of us see... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
So, I was just reading a book about evolution, and I had a thought about why we aren't immortal. A person who is immortal won't have changing DNA. Every time he has a child, he will essentially be a relic of the past that is constantly tearing down any evolution that has happened since his birth. He will be stopping the evolution of the species on an order of magnitude parallel to how long he ends up living compared to his mortal peers. It is in the best interest of any species to forbid immortality. The only exception I can think of that wouldn't damage the species... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I want to study the shit out of reinstating a child-like learning capacity in adults. What do I need to read up on? I'll even take advice on career/degree path or whatever, but mainly I'm looking for reading material: I just want to learn how to learn how to learn more efficiently.
Pretty much every neuroscience undergrad I talk to has had this stupid idea.
If you increase the plasticity of the brain, aren't you just as likely to forget things as you are to learn new things? What's the point of being able to learn a new language more easily if it's at the cost of forgetting how to drive a car, or other potentially important skills that would not be exercised as much while under the theoretical treatment's effects?
>There are no numbers less than zero >There are four operations: add, subtract, multiply, divide >You can't divide all numbers evenly >Negative numbers don't have square roots >Parallel lines never cross
>Atoms are the fundamental building blocks of matter >Protons, electrons and neutrons are the fundamental building blocks of matter Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Space sexuality is unfortunately inhibited by astronauts and visiting scientists wanting to keep their very prestigious jobs. I imagine spunk has enough surface tension to stay together before catching it in a bag, but there's probably no privacy in the ISS except for sleeping bags.
>>7763752 >Do astronauts fap in space? I'm absolutely certain it has happened at least once. >Skunk in zero gravity? Not that different as under 1g, I hold a tissue like 1cm from my tip anyway. >vibrators? I imagine they would start to slowly rotate around their off-center CoM and work as a gyro, yes.
>>7763632 Seriously what's the point of usual that casual ass wikipedia reference style? Just use Harvard reference so you don't have to look up the reference list to see who the fuck you're talking about.
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