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Posted: 07 January 2010 09:16 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Alarm! Alarm! Science scholar Walter Wagner assures us of his calculations!
50% certainty Large Hadron Collider will destroy the world!

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Posted: 07 January 2010 09:35 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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THAT is one of the funniest clips I’ve seen in a long time. Love when the physicist finally says “It’s f*cking cold.” So matter of fact. I want to buy that man a beer.

Then the 50/50 thing by the alarmist dimwit - I almost fell out of my chair. “It can either happen, or it is unlikely to happen, therefore it’s a 50/50 chance of destroying the world.”

The finale, John asks “Well, Walter, there’s still a 50/50 chance if we breed it will be successful, shall we have a go at it?”  LOL  LOL  LOL

It made my day - thanks!

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Posted: 08 January 2010 03:22 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Love that reasoning.  “The sun will come up tomorrow or it won’t.  Therefore, there’s a 50% probability that it won’t.”

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Posted: 08 January 2010 05:04 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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I saw this last year when it was on the Daily Show, and it is definitely worth watching again. I think I laughed even harder this time. And yeah, I love it when people with no understanding of probability and statistics try to estimate the odds of an event.

BTW, did you know that the average person has one testicle and one ovary?

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Posted: 08 January 2010 07:04 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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fotobits - 08 January 2010 05:04 PM

BTW, did you know that the average person has one testicle and one ovary?

ok, come on, explain…..........

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Posted: 08 January 2010 07:16 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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fotobits - 08 January 2010 05:04 PM

BTW, did you know that the average person has one testicle and one ovary?

So is the joke that they also have another one? When we see a boy with one testicle, we investigate to make sure the other is not undescended. Undescended testicles have a nasty habit of becoming cancerous. I have not seen a rash of boys with only one testicle, and believe me, in my line of work, I would have noticed! We are expected to chart something like that, and notify the doctor if s/he hadn’t noticed.

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Posted: 08 January 2010 07:18 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Heh…

The “logic” goes as this:

Someone can either be a boy, or a girl.
Someone therefore either has 2 testicles or 2 ovaries.
The average of that is obviously 1 testicle and 1 ovary! :D

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Posted: 08 January 2010 07:19 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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And the average person has one foot LOL

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Posted: 08 January 2010 07:42 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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OK, the next conclusion from the “logic” example quoted by Fotobits is that the average person has one half of a penis and one half of a vagina. 

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Posted: 08 January 2010 07:44 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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cmbf117 - 08 January 2010 07:18 PM

Heh…

The “logic” goes as this:

Someone can either be a boy, or a girl.
Someone therefore either has 2 testicles or 2 ovaries.
The average of that is obviously 1 testicle and 1 ovary! :D

Ah, cute!

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Posted: 08 January 2010 08:16 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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fotobits - 08 January 2010 05:04 PM

BTW, did you know that the average person has one testicle and one ovary?

ok, come on, explain…..........

oh silly me,
guess I should have imagined that one coming

 

no, no, no pun was intended… but it’s just too luscious to delete wink

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Posted: 15 February 2010 12:26 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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Anyone can check to find out whether or not the LHC has destroyed the world at any time by clicking on the following link:

Has the large hadron collider destroyed the world yet?

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Posted: 15 February 2010 05:28 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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tanstaafl28 - 15 February 2010 12:26 AM

Anyone can check to find out whether or not the LHC has destroyed the world at any time by clicking on the following link:

Has the large hadron collider destroyed the world yet?

Love it!

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Posted: 15 February 2010 08:40 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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you mean they aren’t giving details ?

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Posted: 12 November 2010 10:22 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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NEWS FLASH!
Large Hadron Collider Recreates The Big Bang, but fails to consume the Earth.

8:50am UK, Wednesday November 10, 2010

Kat Higgins, Sky News Online
British scientists are celebrating after creating mini-versions of the “Big Bang” thought to have given birth to the universe 14 billion years ago.

The collisions created the highest temperatures and densities ever achieved

The achievement was produced by the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) which is a giant machine probing the nature of matter at the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Geneva.

The “Mini Bangs” were created during the Alice experiment where lead ions were smashed together at enormous energies.

Dr David Evans, a member of the UK team from the University of Birmingham, said: “We are thrilled with the achievement (plus surviving to tell the story is pretty cool too)”

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Posted: 13 November 2010 09:07 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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Here a picture:

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