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History of Science

Postby Gord » Wed Mar 21, 2018 6:42 am

Crash Course on youtube is going to be putting up videos on the history of science. Here's their preview:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hjGgFgnYIA
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Re: History of Science

Postby Gawdzilla Sama » Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:37 am

Do they have one where God grants wisdom to the researchers?
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Postby bobbo_the_Pragmatist » Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:46 pm

Wifey has a PHD in "History of Science." ////// ftl: it will be fun to ask her "What is stuff?"===>she rolls her eyes at such questions...always a joy to find a treasure trove of them.
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Re: History of Science

Postby Gord » Thu Mar 22, 2018 2:26 am

Gawdzilla Sama wrote:Do they have one where GoRd grants wisdom to the researchers?

I've been trying!
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Re: History of Science

Postby OlegTheBatty » Thu Mar 22, 2018 7:24 pm

Thanks, Gord. It's exhausting work. I can take a break now. :wipesfeveredbrow:
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Re: History of Science

Postby Gord » Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:14 am

"Knowledge grows through infinite timelessness" -- the random fictional Deepak Chopra quote site
"Imagine an ennobling of what could be" -- the New Age BS Generator site
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Re: History of Science

Postby Tom Palven » Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:28 am

The title of this thread reminded me of a great little book called A History of Pi.
https://www.amazon.com/History-Pi-Petr- ... tory+of+pi

I haven't read it in years and just ordered a used copy from Amazon.

I can almost guarantee that anyone here who hasn't read it will love it.
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Re: History of Science

Postby Gord » Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:42 am

I missed two episodes, either while I was away or while youtube was ignoring me and not telling me when new videos had been posted (or, alternately, telling me that someone had posted four, five, or even seven new videos when they had no new videos to see on their channels).

So here is episode #2:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epCOGAa7tRQ
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Re: History of Science

Postby Gord » Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:56 am

"Knowledge grows through infinite timelessness" -- the random fictional Deepak Chopra quote site
"Imagine an ennobling of what could be" -- the New Age BS Generator site
"You are also taking my words out of context." -- Justin
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Re: History of Science

Postby Gord » Thu Apr 26, 2018 1:05 am

"Knowledge grows through infinite timelessness" -- the random fictional Deepak Chopra quote site
"Imagine an ennobling of what could be" -- the New Age BS Generator site
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Re: History of Science

Postby Major Malfunction » Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:50 am

If they don't start with, "Have you tried poking it with a stick?" I'm not interested.
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Re: History of Science

Postby Gord » Wed May 02, 2018 8:07 am

Dang, I almost missed #5 because of it's thumbnail (the title is in such a tiny font!):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCBDUDwaeCA
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Re: History of Science

Postby Major Malfunction » Wed May 02, 2018 10:27 pm

Have you tried chucking a rock at it?
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Re: History of Science

Postby Gord » Thu May 03, 2018 12:42 am

I like to carve all my best ideas into rock.
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Re: History of Science

Postby Major Malfunction » Thu May 03, 2018 12:53 am

That's skipping ahead a few million years. Have you tried smashing it with a rock? Maybe banging two together to make a spark?
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Re: History of Science

Postby Gord » Thu May 03, 2018 1:12 am

I only make sparks by accident, like when I knock my friend off a moving car and his teeth hit the pavement at 30 mph.
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Re: History of Science

Postby Major Malfunction » Thu May 03, 2018 1:38 am

Woah... That brings back a childhood memory...

Me and some friends were out playing late. It was dusk. Almost dinner time. I was maybe 8. But we found this weird rock. It was white, and crystalline. There were a bunch of other bits of it lying about. I picked up a bit and hit it. Not only did an orange spark fly off, but the crystal glowed blue. I said, go get your dad's hammer.

And then we smashed it to bits. There were many sparks.

One time I fell off the roof of another friend's car, and almost saved my beer. I have the scar to prove it.
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Re: History of Science

Postby Gord » Thu May 03, 2018 6:55 am

You smashed a wintergreen lifesaver with a hammer.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5m1Jwd8OkDM

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Re: History of Science

Postby Gawdzilla Sama » Thu May 03, 2018 12:31 pm

Go to the light!!!!
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Re: History of Science

Postby Gord » Tue May 08, 2018 6:32 am

"Knowledge grows through infinite timelessness" -- the random fictional Deepak Chopra quote site
"Imagine an ennobling of what could be" -- the New Age BS Generator site
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Re: History of Science

Postby Gord » Tue May 15, 2018 12:08 pm

#7 The Islamic World.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bkVsus8Ehxs

Another elephant!

Also, astrolabes. 8-)
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Re: History of Science

Postby Gord » Fri May 25, 2018 8:41 am

#8 Medieval China.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6Su3rBxea8

No elephants this time. Aw.
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Postby Gawdzilla Sama » Fri May 25, 2018 10:33 am

Blatantly anti-elephant, then.
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Re: History of Science

Postby Gord » Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:40 pm

#9 Ancient & Medieval Medicine (AKA "Trumpcare")

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGiZXQVGpbY
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Re: History of Science

Postby Gord » Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:38 am

Alchemy!!

History of Science #10

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxiLuz9kHi0
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Re: History of Science

Postby Cadmusteeth » Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:45 pm

Very interesting!


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