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DailyDirt: Put Your Thinking Caps On...

from the urls-we-dig-up dept

Working on puzzles can be fun -- but there's also a point where the puzzles can get "too hard" (eg. Millennium Prize, Hilbert's problems, etc). For those who are undaunted by a good challenge, here are a few links for your amusement.
By the way, StumbleUpon can recommend some good Techdirt articles, too.

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1. Anonymous Coward, 31 Mar 2011 @ 6:14pm

I thought the big bang theory had been dismissed years ago? Well, whatever.
Anyway, the real answer to the origin of reality is simple. Everything within linear time, including linear time itself, has a start point and an end point. Furthermore, it's impossible for linear time to predate itself. As such, linear time cannot have originated from linear time.
Therefore, the origin of linearity must be nonlinear. Or, as the apostle Paul put it, "things which are seen were not made of things which do appear".
2. TechDan (profile), 31 Mar 2011 @ 6:45pm

Something seems odd

about that genius boy. I can't quite put my finger on it.

That's not to say I don't believe it. I can't wait look at some of his work in a few years. But something just doesn't sit right with me.

I'm probably just jealous.
3. Pixelation, 31 Mar 2011 @ 7:34pm

I have an idea about gravity. Gravity sucks!
4. Anonymous Coward, 31 Mar 2011 @ 11:03pm

Re:

A curve looks linear if you look at a small enough piece. Do you think you are a significant enough piece of the universe that you can grasp the entire structure from considering your own experiences of linear time?

Time isn't linear and the universe isn't linear and if you think otherwise then you are just a flatlander.
5. Michael Ho (profile), 31 Mar 2011 @ 11:18pm

Re: Something seems odd

well, that genius boy's work still needs to be published and reviewed... so until the kid's work is actually out there for everyone to evaluate, there's not really much judgment to be made about it.

And given the popularity of "string theory" and other wacky stuff in physics, if this kid is smart, he'll propose a theory that can't really be verified for hundreds of years because we don't have a supercollider big enough..... :P
6. Billy Wenge-Murphy, 1 Apr 2011 @ 1:24am

I, too, thought I had all the answers when I was 12
7. Billy Wenge-Murphy, 1 Apr 2011 @ 1:32am

Re:

> Anyway, the real answer to the origin of reality is simple

"Oh, this should be good...."

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