"Your house temperature will not drop inexorably to absolute zero, rather it will tend toward the external temperature at a speed that diminishes as the difference between inside and outside approaches zero - equillibrium.
The nearer you are…"
"I think there is some quite compelling evidence that the climate has shifted very rapidly in the past, with big changes occurring at the limits of the resolution of the ice core measurements at the time - sudden glaciation occurring in <10 years…"
"It's just a nice pattern.
Funny, here in the U.K. I wouldn't assume anyone wearing it was a Christian. People wear T-shirts
with all sorts of variants of symbols and flags just because they're cool T-shirts.
Now a swastika would be…"
"Good article but I don't think it quite captures the burgeoning disinterest and distrust we have in religion here.
People who spontaneously bring up their religion are generally assumed to be a tad weird or simple.
Going to church is…"
"Seriously though, there are respected physicists that that think that time itself doesn't exist - or more correctly is an illusion.
Julian Barbour wrote an interesting book on the topic, and his work is mentioned…"
A comprehensive answer to your question requires an in-depth knowledge of physics and cosmology (that I don't have), but I think what you're really asking is why is there something rather than nothing.
This might be a question for…"
"9/11 Truth makes me livid. Medical Quackery makes me foam at the mouth. The Moon Landing stuff can make me violent. Either I've got rabies, or some of this stuff is unbelievably irritating to me.
The why is family and friends. I knew people in…"
"Fair list, though I take issue with the mention of Transcendental Meditation. The ORGANIZATION behind it was screwy from back in the mid-70's when I was with them full time, and I'll stipulate that with no argument.
However, the technique…"
"There are Indeed Many to choose from, but the freak-outs over the LHC really surprised me.
A girl in China (I think) actually killed herself out of fear! It is a good example of why good science education is so important!"
Oh Paul, perhaps our house is not the right place for you to visit! We live on the very edge of the rainforest, so our house is host to a variety of spiders - some the size of your palm. We've also had a snake in the house - it curled itself up inside Mum's Akubra hat while it (the hat) hung on the hat stand. We have a resident green tree snake (non poisonous) called Slithery, but in summer we also get highly venomous red belly black snakes around the house. Luckily, they're very lazy and not much interested in biting anyone unless you actually step on them - which we take care not to do. Oh, we also have ticks in the garden - brought in by the bandicoots - which is rather unpleasant. We keep a 'tick kit' on hand to rip the little suckers out. Apart from that, it's quite safe and we DO enjoy having our pommy friends come to stay. [Evil Grin!]
Hey Paul! Nice to meet a fellow oenophile (aka boozer!). I lived in the UK for 12 months, many moons ago. I've been through Bristol, but never stayed there. I've also been through Kent en route to Europe but, again, didn't have time to stop. My grandmother used to go picking hops in Kent, though, in the early 1900s.
I lived in London (Swiss Cottage); Salcombe, South Devon; and Morthoe (near Woolacombe), North Devon. My Mum and I also took a horse-drawn gypsy caravan around the laneways of Llangorse Lake near Abergavenny for a few days. Quite an experience! Luckily Mum proved more proficient than the horse between the shafts. ;-)