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milkshake
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Fri Sep 24, 2010 3:29 pm    Post subject: 1 Scientists have found that when you move an object, it keeps moving unless something stops it! This effect can now be demonstrated when playing hockey, or even when driving your car! So the next time someone cuts you off on the highway, take solice in how hard it will be hard for them to slow their car down. Momentum, then, does not decrease in our daily lives. Momentum isn't the only thing that's conserved! Anderson measured that mass also remains constant by watching a bowling ball for a year. Don't move the bowling ball, though, or momentum wins! http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2010/09/24/time-moves-faster-upstairs/
Chaz
Vote: Zag

 Posted: Fri Sep 24, 2010 7:00 pm    Post subject: 2 So... Every mind in a state of uniform motion tends to remain in that state of motion unless an external force is applied to it. =D_________________The enemy's base is down.
extro...*
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 Posted: Sat Sep 25, 2010 1:38 pm    Post subject: 3 I liked this sentence from the article: "Time, then, does not flow at a constant rate in our daily lives."
extro...*
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Posted: Sat Sep 25, 2010 6:49 pm    Post subject: 4

 extro...* wrote: I liked this sentence from the article: "Time, then, does not flow at a constant rate in our daily lives."

In case it wasn't obvious, we would measure, for instance, the rate of flow of a liquid in, perhaps, gallons per minute. How would we measure the rate of flow of time?
Zag
Tired of his old title

 Posted: Sat Sep 25, 2010 7:16 pm    Post subject: 5 Duh. Minutes per minute.
Chaz
Vote: Zag

 Posted: Sat Sep 25, 2010 8:49 pm    Post subject: 6 Maybe in moments per minute? Or even "thoughts per minute." What's your current TPM? Is that just another way of identifying I.Q.?_________________The enemy's base is down.
BraveHat
Last of the Daedalians

 Posted: Sat Sep 25, 2010 11:12 pm    Post subject: 7 Minutes at one altitude per minutes at another altitude? Maybe the denominator minutes are minutes at a fixed distance from the center of the Earth. Somewhere around the average ground level.
milkshake
Daedalian Member

Posted: Sun Sep 26, 2010 2:05 am    Post subject: 8

 Quote: "Time, then, does not flow at a constant rate in our daily lives."

 Quote: How would we measure the rate of flow of time?

 Quote: Duh. Minutes per minute.

Hahahaha, yes. In case anyone didn't get this, time flows at a very, very constant rate in our daily lives because how the heck else would it flow? The whole point of relativity is that time can flow at a different rate only _from the perspective another observer_ at a different relative speed or gravitational acceleration. Obviously if you were watching someone go around in a relativistically different reference frame, they wouldn't feel "time going faster" or anything like that (from their perspective, you would be the one with the different rate of time-flow.) =D

So yeah BraveHat is right that you could measure the difference between times in different reference frames (and that is what people do), but the article seems to imply like Zag said some sort of minutes per minute thing.

(Even if time flowing at a different rate locally somehow had meaning, you still wouldn't notice anything because your perception would also be sped up or slowed down along with "time," right? ^^ )
BraveHat
Last of the Daedalians

 Posted: Sun Sep 26, 2010 2:45 am    Post subject: 9 David Mamet told a story of how a producer friend of his was raving about how fast his car can go. He said "But Art, your car only goes up to 80mph" and his friend said "yeah, but it goes pretty fast at 80!"
The Ragin' South Asian

Posted: Sun Sep 26, 2010 7:04 am    Post subject: 10

 milkshake wrote: (Even if time flowing at a different rate locally somehow had meaning, you still wouldn't notice anything because your perception would also be sped up or slowed down along with "time," right? ^^ )

Untrue. As the article implies, time drags on when you're around fat chicks, in a way that is definitely noticeable.

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The Ragin' South Asian

 Posted: Sun Sep 26, 2010 7:05 am    Post subject: 11 I feel the need to reiterate here,
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