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 « Reply #15 on: December 09, 2012, 08:00:47 pm » Bigger Smaller Reset

You may be right, but you shouldn't jump to conclusions about the relationship between the earth and sun rotation/orbit.  200 years ago you wouldn't expect the period of the rotation of the moon on it's axis is connected to the period of it's orbit.  But it is exactly the same for good reason!
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 « Reply #16 on: December 09, 2012, 08:04:13 pm » Bigger Smaller Reset

200 years ago you wouldn't expect the period of the rotation of the moon on it's axis is connected to the period of it's orbit.  But it is exactly the same for good reason!

I am not an astronomer but enlighten me anyways.
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 « Reply #17 on: December 09, 2012, 08:25:46 pm » Bigger Smaller Reset

Pi is an irrational number (can't be expressed as a ratio of integers) regardless of base.

Exactly. Or alternatively put it, a result of two incommensurate periods. I wonder why there's not as much fascination to other irrational numbers such as square root of 2 being 1.4142136... It's every bit as practical as pi. If you see some independent variable change by a factor of 2 but your dependent variable only changing about 40%, you are likely looking at a y=sqrt(x) situation. I routinely cancel square of pi with gravity g since their numerical values only differ by less than 1%. There's no hidden message here. Just numerical coincidence. I also hate the calender. Some irrelevant initial conditions have set the period of earth rotation, revolution around sun and moon revolution around earth and we are trying to make sense by hodgepodging these three incommensurate periods together into various calenders even to this day. The crazy leap day, some once per 4 years but not per 100 years but again per 400 years and again some stuff 8000 year you will have to do what?!

And I always thought it was Presidential elections that caused and forced leap years on us?
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 « Reply #18 on: December 09, 2012, 11:34:56 pm » Bigger Smaller Reset

The moon's orbit and rotation on it's axis has the same time period, because of it's shape.  Gravity causes it to do both at the same speed.  It is shaped like a football a little, not a perfect sphere.
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 « Reply #19 on: December 10, 2012, 12:33:01 am » Bigger Smaller Reset

The moon's orbit and rotation on it's axis has the same time period, because of it's shape.  Gravity causes it to do both at the same speed.  It is shaped like a football a little, not a perfect sphere.

Makes some sense. Not gravity, friction. This is the steady state of moon after so many years. I read up on wikipedia.
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 « Reply #20 on: December 10, 2012, 12:35:57 am » Bigger Smaller Reset

All orbits are ellipses and the moon always faces the Earth because its rotation is gravitationally locked, as some day Earth will be to the Sun. I think that Newton and others had that figured out over 200 years ago, btw.

The relations can't be so special since Earth is turning slower every year and the Moon's orbit is still widening about 2 inches per year towards its equilibrium.

Think of the long tradition of astrologers and other con-men getting over on the rubes, this clown is working the crowd in that grand old tradition. It's -not- just music, it's inspired music that if you have the right vibes can pick up on and become like, a better person you know? It's tooooob-yew-ler!

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 « Reply #21 on: December 10, 2012, 01:39:30 pm » Bigger Smaller Reset

This guy did not notice the coincidence e^(pi*i) + 1 = 0 which connects 5 fundamental constants.Of those 5 constants the first two are transcendental, the next is imaginary and the last two are natural. If this does not prove the existence of god please turn your head by 90 degrees and rethink the whole argument
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 « Reply #22 on: December 10, 2012, 02:08:31 pm » Bigger Smaller Reset

If this does not prove the existence of god ...

I thought that was a philosophical question, all of which requires no proof. I though such question as do you trust Newton's laws of motion needs no proof. There is no way to prove the laws. We can experiment with them and show they work under our experimental conditions but still can't prove it will work elsewhere. But, if you do trust these laws, through seeing them work under various experimental conditions, you can prove many other laws with Newton's laws. I used to watch TV and I had (still have) the "History" and sci-fi channel. Between these channels I can't remember how many times some religious "scientists" were proving some events described in religious scripts actually happened, such as Red sea splitting with a desktop fan and bath tub, and bush can burn spontaneously. They got it all wrong. Philosophy needs no proof! Although it is easy to actually prove that god exists than disproving it. He just needs to show up and do some godly things in front of non-believers.
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 « Reply #23 on: December 10, 2012, 03:09:29 pm » Bigger Smaller Reset

If Jesus himself showed up at a Tea Party convention and healed a bunch for free then started delivering -his- message they'd call him a fag and hang him for being a liberal.

Anything you can prove is not God. You spend your time better getting along with others, knowing them even if you can't prove who they are either.

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 « Reply #24 on: December 10, 2012, 04:49:08 pm » Bigger Smaller Reset

http://xkcd.com/217

But why does e^(pi*i)=-1?  I think we understand that.  At least some of us do.  But not the 3_4_5 thing and all the rest.  It's a mystery.  It requires belief not proof.  It's philosophical.  It can't be explained.  There's no reason for that pattern to be there.  You have to admit at least that it's interesting.
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 « Reply #25 on: December 10, 2012, 04:59:27 pm » Bigger Smaller Reset

http://xkcd.com/217

But why does e^(pi*i)=-1?  I think we understand that.  At least some of us do.  But not the 3_4_5 thing and all the rest.  It's a mystery.  It requires belief not proof.  It's philosophical.  It can't be explained.  There's no reason for that pattern to be there.  You have to admit at least that it's interesting.

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 « Reply #26 on: December 10, 2012, 07:22:36 pm » Bigger Smaller Reset

Why does e^pi-pi = 19.9990999...? Can someone explain the math behind that to me? Maybe there is no math. Philosophy?

Is it a Coincidence that it is so close to 20?  It's only 1/10,000 away.  But 6 9's?  Hmmm  Wait for it.
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 « Reply #27 on: December 10, 2012, 08:31:57 pm » Bigger Smaller Reset

exp(pi)-pi=pi+pi^2/2+pi^3/3!+pi^4/4!....-pi

I don't know where that leads except for numerical result.
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 « Reply #28 on: December 10, 2012, 08:58:41 pm » Bigger Smaller Reset

You've missed a term.
exp(pi)-pi=1+pi+pi^2/2+pi^3/3!+pi^4/4!....-pi

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