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    Feb 15, 2010 5:48 PM GMT
    I recommend everybody sees this.
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    Feb 15, 2010 11:21 PM GMT
    AWESOME!!!

    What a demonstration of God's eternal power in Creation!!!
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    Feb 15, 2010 11:43 PM GMT
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    Feb 15, 2010 11:49 PM GMT
    yeah.....

    "GOD's" eternal power of creation lol

    fucking hippie
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    Feb 16, 2010 1:07 AM GMT
    I have a small book found at a flea market. It is titled "The Universe in 40 Jumps". It is the same as the video; recommended if you can find a copy.
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    Feb 16, 2010 1:09 AM GMT
    I show this clip every year for Powers of Ten day. I also show the Simpsons episode that does the same thing.
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    Feb 16, 2010 3:52 AM GMT
    Beaux said


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    Feb 16, 2010 4:01 AM GMT
    track_boi saidyeah.....

    "GOD's" eternal power of creation lol

    fucking hippie


    i love you . .

    i dont know you.... but for that i love you lol

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    Feb 16, 2010 9:53 AM GMT
    I have to see the Simpsons version icon_biggrin.gif
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    Feb 16, 2010 10:50 AM GMT
    NotThatOld saidAWESOME!!!

    What a demonstration of God's eternal power in Creation!!!


    Uh-oh... we got a Creationist!

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    Feb 16, 2010 11:28 AM GMT
    Oh finally the opportunity to find out if anyone else is totally crushing on Dr. J from the Hubblecast? To me he is the hottest geek on legs.

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    Feb 16, 2010 10:48 PM GMT
    track_boi saidyeah.....

    "GOD's" eternal power of creation lol

    fucking hippie


    Hippie?

    Ahhh! Yes, that's how I often see myself.
    Thank you for the compliment!
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    Feb 16, 2010 11:26 PM GMT
    We were shown this in HS physics.... that was over a decade ago... oh look another 10.
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    Feb 17, 2010 12:56 AM GMT
    I was once invited to give a lecture to the patrons of a science museum in Baltimore. For the warm-up, they showed the IMAX version of that film. Then I had to stand there and show my little insignificant slides. (Which looked very strange on the IMAX screen.) It was a hard act to follow.
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    Feb 17, 2010 12:59 AM GMT
    You think this is cool? You think this is awe-inspiring? You've seen absolutely nothing yet. Science tells us so much more...
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    Feb 17, 2010 1:13 AM GMT
    Total Perspective Vortex
    The Total Perspective Vortex is allegedly the most horrible torture device to which a sentient being can be subjected.
    When you are put into the Vortex you are given just one momentary glimpse of the entire unimaginable infinity of creation, and somewhere in it a tiny little mark, a microscopic dot on a microscopic dot, which says, "You are here."[5]
    Located on Frogstar World B, the machine was originally invented by one Trin Tragula in order to annoy his wife. Because she was forever nagging him for having no sense of proportion, he decided to invent something that would show her what having a sense of proportion really meant. Unfortunately the shock of being placed in the Vortex destroyed her brain, but Trin Tragula's grief was tempered by the knowledge that he had been right and she had been wrong. In Adams's words, the Total Perspective Vortex illustrated that "In an infinite universe, the one thing sentient life cannot afford to have is a sense of proportion."[6]
    The machine produces a virtual reality model of the entire universe by means of the axiom that any piece of matter is affected by all other matter. The Vortex reconstructs the universe through computer processing of a high-resolution scan ("extrapolated matter analysis") of a piece of fairy cake. In the words of the Hitchhiker's Guide,
    ...since every piece of matter in the Universe is in someway affected by every other piece of matter in the Universe, it is in theory possible to extrapolate the whole of creation - every Galaxy, every sun, every planet, their orbits, their composition, and their economic and social history from, say, one small piece of fairy cake.[7]
    Only Zaphod Beeblebrox is reported to have survived the Vortex unscathed (and then to have eaten the small piece of fairy cake). When it showed him the "You Are Here" marker, Zaphod correctly interpreted the Vortex as simply telling him that he was the most important being in the universe. This is due to the fact that he entered the Vortex in an artificial universe, which had been specially created for his benefit (thus making him the most important being in it) by Zarniwoop. After emerging from the artificial universe's Total Perspective Vortex, Zaphod ate the piece of fairy cake, saying "If I told you how much I needed this, I wouldn't have time to eat it."
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    Feb 17, 2010 1:19 AM GMT
    And you too, mindgarden, can play the Infocom Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy game online courtesy of the BBC:
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/hitchhikers/game_nolan.shtml

    Sheer awesomeness!
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    Feb 17, 2010 1:35 AM GMT
    TigerTim saidAnd you too, mindgarden, can play the Infocom Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy game online courtesy of the BBC:
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/hitchhikers/game_nolan.shtml

    Sheer awesomeness!


    I think I'll stay here on Earth.

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    Feb 17, 2010 2:00 AM GMT
    Tiger,

    Actually, the film was really amazing when it was made in 1977. There was absolutely nothing like it in science education available in America. Likewise, for anyone who followed the Eames' work on the Mathematica exhibit, this was a wonderful and logical continuation.

    What makes it a great film is the clarity of its concept.

    Said that, the updated version, despite my infinite respect for the awesomeness of Morgan Freeman, just doesn't have the same poetry.

    One thing that is actually wonderful and hopeful is that there has been so much scientific advance in the period since this film was made that practically none of it has been distilled into this kind of readily understandable material.

    We live in an age when science fact is more impressive than science fiction, and I am excited when what guys like you know will catch up with what the rest of the world knows. In fact, that could go a long way towards making things better.


    TigerTim saidYou think this is cool? You think this is awe-inspiring? You've seen absolutely nothing yet. Science tells us so much more...
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    Feb 17, 2010 2:36 AM GMT
    [size=14]T[/size]he universe is a giant pringle with no thickness. All of matter is "painted" on its surface in 2 dimensions.
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    Feb 17, 2010 2:42 AM GMT
    http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/525347

    To some, the sense of awe cause them for soul searching. To others, an awe is but the latest fancy.