Q:I don't know about you but i never feel more alive than when i take off my human suit and walk around bones out with my skelly buddies. We aint spooky we just wanna have a good time.
You do your spooky thing, anon. Nobody can judge you or your fabulous bone posse.
GM: The room is suddenly filled with light. You see 5 skeletons.
GM: … skeletons.
Sanjai, a 20-years old bull (male elephant), sees himself for the first time in front of a mirror. [x]
Q:wowwzz can u give stats/resources about that relation of mass etc to earth vs atoms? thanks :)
I made the mistake of posting that without any clarification, so thank you for asking! Here’s a first example - Mass:
Of average human: 70kg (AKA less than 1 x 10^2)
Of Earth: 5.97200 ×10^24 kg
Of atom: 1.660538921(73)×10^−27 kg
If we rounded the mass of an atom to 0, it’s easy to say “0 is closer to 70 than 70 is to 5.97200 ×10^24! I’m not stupid! What are you trying to do Soy, trick me?!” But here’s the thing:
Measuring the difference of each on a logarithmic scale (orders of magnitude), we are “closer” in mass to the Earth than we are to atoms. If we measure this on a linear scale (as said above), we are definitely “closer” to atoms, although that’s not typically how we would measure these sorts of objects to make comparisons - you already know you don’t weigh nearly as much as a planet does! On a linear scale, the average human is about 6*10^24 kg (6,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 kg) away from the mass of the Earth.
Knowing our basis is on a non-linear/logarithmic scale, it’s easy to calculate our comparative volume and radius, which allows us to say that an atom is many more times (orders of magnitude) smaller than a human than the Earth is many more times larger than a human. Surprisingly, when we calculate this by mass, we’re only incrementally closer in magnitudes to the Earth than we are the atom - but when we calculate this by radius or volume, we are more noticeably closer in magnitudes to the Earth than to atoms.
More details about the calculation can be found here (where you can also watch nerds argue about important semantics). I went back to my original post and added “in orders of magnitude” to clear up any confusion.
We (humans) are closer by orders of magnitude in average mass, radius, and volume to the planet Earth than we are to individual atoms.
- Why not dairy? [video] [video]
- Why not eggs? [video]
- Why not honey?
- Why not wool?
- Why not silk?
- Why not leather? [video]
- Why not fur? [video] [video]
- Why not feathers and down? [video]
- Why not meat? [video]
- Why not “seafood” or fish? [video]
- Why not free-range, “humane” animal products?
- What’s this about animal testing? [video]
- What about my health and well-being? [link] [link]
- What about the people YOU VEGANS exploit. [link]
- But the environment? [link]
- Isn’t being vegan expensive? [video] [link]
- I want to but I just can’t!
- Where do I start?
(Inspired by Soycrates’s FAQ, she originally posted up some of these resources and I thought that I should share them in a neat little rebloggable post.)
The Tesseract is a fourth dimensional cube. As you may know, the 1st dimension is a line, the 2nd dimension adds width to the line (square) , and the 3rd dimension adds depth (cube). The 4th dimension is impossible for us to imagine because we live in a 3D world, but mathematically it exists. In his theory of special relativity, Einstein called the fourth dimension time, but noted that time is inseparable from space.
Imagine how confusing a drawing of a cube would look like to someone who lives in a 2D world and has never experienced a 3D world. To them it would be overlapping squares. That’s exactly how we perceive the 4th dimension. We don’t understand how it looks but we can represent it on a 3D world.
Have some representational tesseracts for Science Week! Like this one hanging from my chest. Tesseracts are to cubes as cubes are to squares. We’re not able to perceive real tesseracts, but we can give representational diagrams of what one might be like.
A 4D Fun Fact: Research using virtual reality suggests that humans in spite of living in a three-dimensional world can without special practice make spatial judgments based on the length of, and angle between, line segments embedded in four-dimensional space.
Check out (and share!) my new article about the palm oil industry and its human rights concerns. The feature focus of the article is to dispel some of the misconceptions that come up when talking about palm oil and human rights, such as the claims about the benefits to the local economy. (In short, both the low-wage workers and their local employers are trapped through what can only be described as a debt scam, propagated predominantly by western shareholders)
I tried to focus less on the statistics about child workers in the industry, because though that’s also quite grave, indentured children are too often used as a shock tactic or a play on the most basic of nurturing intuitions. It was enough to state that children are used in this industry as documented by human rights organizations like Amnesty International, The International Labor Rights Fund, etc.
Appliances keep breaking, the shower still isn’t up, and the temporary landlord doesn’t seem to want to do anything about it. I’ve been having a really tough day, basically crying because I can’t afford to replace it all and have money for food and look after the cat (who keeps using the kitchen as a litter box, which I wouldn’t be angry about except nobody has a fucking mop in this place) and then pay rent and manage leftover student fees.
I really can’t do this all on my own right now. If anyone can donate, please do, because I’m so close to just giving up on life entirely at this point. It’s all really affecting my mental health, not to mention my relationship (because it feels like all my partner does lately is come over and either eat my food or make my room a mess and then doesn’t offer to help clean up). Whenever I try to start looking for a second job, I get sick because I haven’t been eating properly or because I haven’t been sleeping properly.
If I still had my guitar, I’d just throw on a flannel shirt and jeans this Halloween and go as the guy who only knows how to play Wonderwall.
Q:If i ever randomly see you in public and want to say hi what is the best way to approach a wild soycrates
Shout “SOYCRATES” as loud as you can and then introduce yourself.
Breaking the rules of beer pong is a gateway to nihilism.