look up John Titor. read everything..or read the wiki. hahaha. HE CLAIMS HES FROM THE YEAR 2036. time machines supposedly are made up of:
- Two magnetic housing units for the dual micro singularities
- An electron injection manifold to alter mass and gravity micro singularities
- A cooling and X-ray venting system
- Gravity sensors, or a variable gravity lock
- Four main cesium clocks
- Three main computer units
I SWEAR LOOK THIS DUDE UP.
This is actually sound. My favorite part about the John Titor stuff is about his friends in Fla that sell and barter with “wireless” internet nodes. The alter mass and gravity part could be done with M=T(S^2-A). Mass would be M and Gravity is closely linked to the T part for magnetic Flux density. And he probably runs debian linux on his three main computer units he has in this time machine.
[a really long thing about how unlikely it is that you exist]
Unnnggghhh this thought annoys me SO MUCH.
This… this thought is so stupid! That because the chances of xyz happening are so small, but then it happened, it must be a miiiracle! That’s… so dumb!
I’m going to just generate a random number between 0 and 10^60, brb.
Okay, back! It was 645086200993949104800864223059305677334422268189942213335414.
W- wait a second.
Hoooold on now.
Okay I was going to make a point about how whatever number I generated was totally meaningless but I really didn’t expect this.
that it came up with that particular number! I was not expecting that.
I mean - do you realise what the chances are that it’d come up with that number?
The chances are 1 in 10^60!!
That is a miracle!!!!!
That you were born the way you are is not a miracle, because if you were born a different way, that alternate you would be reading this same article. It’s not a coincidence; it’s just an incidence.
yeah you’re right
Ugh. I think that you and the writer of the article have a different idea of what a miracle is supposed to be. That’s why you’re being all ugh-people-who-believe-in-miracles-are-dumb-eww. But some terms are just kind of vague and, as such, mean different things to different people. Things that seems miraculous to some people seem lame in insignificant to others and that’s the cool thing about being a person. We all have our own ways of seeing things and none of them are wrong.
My point isn’t “people who believe in miracles are dumb”. My point is that his approach to miracles is dumb. In the article, he explicitly states
A miracle is an event so unlikely as to be almost impossible. By that definition, I’ve just shown that you are a miracle.
‘A stupendously unlikely event occurring’ is an insane measure of miraculousness. My random number thing is exactly that, a really unlikely event occurring. It’s not miraculous. It’s entirely mundane. It’s a one-in-squillions-chance actually occuring before your eyes, and nobody does or should care.
The event of “a baby is born exactly the way it is” occurs roughly half a million times every day. We have our own understandings of miracles, and mine is, if something is worth calling a miracle, it shouldn’t have happened individually to literally every person to ever have existed.
Now he’s not wrong and he’s entitled to his absurd definition of miracles, in the same way that I’m not wrong when I say that his definition of miracles is, indeed, absurd.
SHE (ADVISOR ON THE PRESIDENT’S BOARD FOR THE STUDY OF BIOETHICAL ISSUES): What makes you think that science will ever be able to say that forcing women to wear burqas is wrong?
ME (SAM HARRIS): Because I think that right and wrong are a matter of increasing well-being – and it is obvious that forcing half the population to live in cloth bags, and beating or killing them if they refuse, is not a good strategy for maximising human well-being.
SHE: But that’s only your opinion.
ME: Okay… let’s make it even simpler. What if we found a culture that ritually blinded every third child by literally plucking out his or her eyes at birth, would you then agree that we had found a culture that was needlessly diminishing human well-being?
SHE: It would depend on why they were doing it.
ME [slowly returning my eyebrows from the back of my head]: Let’s say they were doing it on the basis of religious superstition. In their scripture, God says, “Every third must walk in darkness.”
SHE: Then you could never say that they were wrong.
(Source: , via cocknbull)