I'm 20 years old and a math major at my local uni.
I've been lurking for a bit now but have not been compelled to post until recently; I took the IQ test on http://iqtest.dk/main.swf and got an IQ of 115 twice. My main issue is timing. I can usually work out the last piece of the matrix but my brain cannot process the entire test fast enough, I always end up guessing or missing questions towards the end.
Is there hope? Am I still at a phase in my development where my brain can change in ways that will give me the IQ points I need? Is neuroplasticity... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>7753342 There are legit reasons against GMOs. However they're never mentioned by pro-GMO companies. Instead they only ever mention the retarded "GMOs are poison" argument. So in a way they've sort of created their own worst enemy because this has given those lunatics way more traction than they should have.
As far as legit arguments against GMOs.
>GMOs are tied up in all sorts of fucked up patent and copyright issues. >GMOs hurt genetic... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Hey, this is the first time I'm on /sci/ and I don't know where else I should ask so I'll try here.
Is there theoretically speaking any way for us people to spot being a flesh robot host controlled by our parasitic mind? What I mean is, why are we not able to control our own body better? A lot of people already suffer from those primitive emotions like anger, sadness, depression and from what I've read, one can learn to overcome those things but what about the other things we have no saying in? Why can't we disable the feeling of hunger, even... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Obviously, but why do we have no conscious control over it? I don't want to get into the question of "free will" but just the fact that it seems like our own body thinks we're to retarded to handle ourselves properly so we have to get someone to get our body to change it's opinion.
>Lol, you can't really run that well. Oh shit,... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
So I can look through a telescope and spot one of the most distant galaxies from us around 14 billion light years away. Then an observer in that galaxy could be doing the same as me but looking in the exact opposite direction to my galaxy, and they would also spot a distant galaxy around 14 billion light years away (one that I can not see at all). And there could be an observer in this 3rd galaxy doing the same, but looking at a galaxy in the opposite direction (that neither me or observer 2 can see).... and so on, and so on.
So how many times can this repeat? I read... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
What do people around the world think about the french system of "classe préparatoire" preparing for the big engeenering, research and business schools of France? Do you think it better or worse than more traditional universities? If you don't know about the system, feel free to ask.
I like the French engineering system because an engineer there is not limited to mechanical, electrical, chemical. Engineers coming out of places like Ecole Polytechnique could go on to do anything from math to physics to finance to politics.
>>7753099 I heard it's badass. However your education systems often has an image of something so bureaucratic that it's impossible to navigate in unless you were born in it. I think most students know mathematical education in France is second to none in the world, but they don't go for it because there's not enough PR about it. That's the only thing I'd change, and I think it is really necessary to attract talents from abroad.
>>7753024 In general a given volume of water at room temperature will increase in volume by about 9% when frozen. And in general about 7% of an ice cube sticks out of the water. So the water level will fall a bit i think.
Neat but how is this any better than the stuff Lichtman's lab is doing? What I'd like to see is real-time imaging in vivo so we can capture the dynamics of neuronal networks as they're functioning, not more of this structural/connectomics stuff.
I'm just a dopey freshman in physics, but my thoughts about him:
-He was a genius. Hard to argue against. He was a whiz at math (Putnam fellow, for Christ's sake) and his contributions to physics both added knowledge AND an understanding to the field of QCD. Not anyone can add mathematical formalism to field, but even less can do so in such a way that the formalism seems to make intuitive sense.
-He was a great teacher. What he did for academic physicists, he did for undergraduates. I've worked through a bit of the Feynman lectures, and they are... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Would you say that education in the US at the university level is worse or better than in countries like France, Germany, or the UK? Assuming you are at a top public school like Berkeley, UCLA, Michigan, Texas, etc. what is better or worse?
For example, engineers in France take a lot more math than engineers in the US. Also medicine is an undergraduate degree in UK which seems not to have the dreaded O-chem?
If you are working with people educated in other countries do you feel US students are better or worse prepared?
It depends man. Theres two ukrainian guys in my physics department who went to some university in kyiv. Crushing the average, by far the most brilliant guys I know, and as far as I know ukraine isn't really known for their university program.
I'd say on average though (talking about physics only because I don't know any other fields), most people who went to an american university for an undergrad tend to do worse at the grad level. As far as I know its probably because american universities push a lot more general education classes for stem majors than... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Every fucking year people say there's something strange about the winter. >hurr durr this winter is so cold it's the coldest one since 2005 >hurr durr this winter is so warm it's the warmest winter since 2008
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