23 Burst results for "Douglas Adams"

"douglas adams" Discussed on Breaking Math Podcast

Breaking Math Podcast

02:44 min | 3 months ago

"douglas adams" Discussed on Breaking Math Podcast

"It is chaos. You no longer have perfect predictability. Yeah in fact. I think past it. Something like ten to the fifteenth years or ten. Some huge number of years yes. We don't know the fate of the solar system right. Yes that's correct. Yeah for example in three point three billion years. There's a one in one hundred chance jupiter's gravity can make mercury's orbit eccentric that collides with venus. Wow good there's a lot of things that can happen. Yeah absolutely so. It's an imperfect world so guinness. I guess with that We do we go from here. you know like how. How would we advise a society in the future. How they do things. Look at how you already do things right. Yes look at how your society your cultured makes decisions and maybe base it on that. 'cause a voting system is like any other system right yes it's subject to flies we. We have to recognize the flies. And also i'd say we should make systems as flexible as possible. Sometimes right to have a certain amount of flexibility and also we need to recognize that we cannot make perfect systems on the first drive. We're not we're not some kind of god. Right correct yes. I'm kind of reminded of the way. Douglas adams writes in his book. What was the book. Yes and hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy where you have the improbability drive. Oh yeah the infinite improbability drive yes which is generated. I it was created because the improbability drive is determined to have a finite improbability in the books and so they use the finite improbability drive to create the incident ability to drive by figuring out how improbable the infinite improbability right wise value into the finite improbability. Oh wow okay. which is. it's just a bunch of lifeline. But you kind of have to get into that weird mindset to really talk about voting systems in order to to to figure out. I don't know it'd be interesting to apply that. To voting system voting systems have made difficulties. These arise not from how much effort was put into the voting systems but in the essential sense as a result of how voting systems work voting systems are a way of relating the way the decisions are made but like all deterministic systems have trending towards intrinsic but meaningful limits. All this is say we need to be mindful. Not only when we vote only decide how to count votes and sylvia. And i'm gabriel and you've been listening to break you math. Alright so poster you could get that are dot com breaking math podcast Also please send us a picture of corncob. I don't care how rough it is. It would be fine and you get a free poster absolutely and without further ado. Or i don't know i guess that's a wrap..

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"douglas adams" Discussed on The Science Show

The Science Show

02:57 min | 3 months ago

"douglas adams" Discussed on The Science Show

"The whole time out. Bear in the council's every penny. It's got have you hung dawn and quoted and trump. you waits until until you add enough also time get here. There's only ten seconds. And when i finished i'll take all those little bits and i i jump on them. Don't carry on dumping on house quick over here. What the hell is age. It's a fleet of flying saucers. What do you think it is going to get hold of this wrong. What do you mean flying. Sources just status of vogue on construct up lee a watch a gun. Constructively picked up news arrive in a few hours ago. Oh my sub. Eat the radio four. I don't think i can cope with any more of this. I think just gonna have a little lie down somewhere. Just stay here keep calm and just take hold of this earth. Your attention please. This is protecting vogue on jokes of the galactic hyperspace banning cancer as well the plans for the development of the outlying regions of the western spot along with the galaxy required the building of a hyperspace express route through your star system and regrettably your planet is one of those shadow for demolition process will take slightly last and two of your earth minutes. Thank you very much. Pointing acting room supplies. The by j.j. All planning charts diminish orders have been on dispatch your local planning department in alpha doriva fifty of your earth years to had pinned your time to lodge informal complex and it's far too late. Start making fuss about it. Now what do you mean. You're never been outsourcing turi over. it's only four light years. I'm sorry but if you can't be an interesting local says that your car energize the demolition beams gum. Apathy dotty mentioned the told. I think we have to be optimistic. If you don't want to live in the blade runner future everything looking like rusty version of los angeles. the best way in the future is to invent it. So it's down to us to have your future. we want some. Oh and thanks for all the fish. Douglas adams and he died twenty years ago the sancho on our n..

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"douglas adams" Discussed on The Science Show

The Science Show

03:36 min | 3 months ago

"douglas adams" Discussed on The Science Show

"The nonexistence of god. The argument goes something like this. I refuse to prove that exist. Says god for proof denies faith and without faith. I'm nothing but said man. The baby will face is a dead. Giveaway isn't it. It proves you exist and so therefore you don't qe it is god. I hadn't thought of that and promptly vanishes in a puff of logic. Oh that was easy. As man and for non-core he proves that black is white and gets killed on the next zebra crossing. How come after playing around with the end of the universe and hitchhiking. Did you turn to real animals. Last chance to see when it was a variety of reasons the first of which i think was just happenstance. Which was that. I was asked by a magazine to go to madagascar. And look for a rare species of lemur called the i and it was part of a series in which they were asking writers who will known in some field or another to go and do something. They didn't know anything about so. I was sent to madagascar. On the grounds that i knew nothing about madagascar. Nothing about zoology. Nothing about ecology. I went there. And i was in the company with zoologist from the world wildlife fund and we found this particular very very rare and strange animal. The i mark coaching explained to me. How the rainforest worked. It was. The first time that i she understood it. Because we've all been very excited and very wired about the rainforest now for quite a long time but didn't really understand why it was important. People will say well. The rainforest produces a lot of our oxygen and other people say yes but it breathes it all in again during the day so It was never really clear to me other than that. It was obviously a good thing why it was a good thing. Oh what was important about it. And as soon as you begin to understand the process by which it works you find. You're pulling on a thread that goes on and on and on into an increasingly elaborate and complex system of life. That if you've got any kind of curiosity is endlessly fascinating. Just how life fits together and how evolution has brought about this fantastic complex system that we live in say from one in madagascar. You went around the world. That's right yes and we went to look for the kakapo in new zealand. The northern white rhinoceros and the mountain gorillas in zaire the rodrigues fruit bat. Komodo dragon lizard. But what was interesting is that you began to realize that the world we all observe is enormously shaped and characterized by the us observing it. So if you then look at the world from the point of view of a dolphin or parrot or rhinoceros or whatever. The world is wildly different place and i began to find that absolutely fascinating and i guess sort of linked back into what i realized. In retrospect i'd been source of doing all along writing the hitchhiker books which was constantly shifting perspective on apparently familiar kinds of events and phenomena and seeing how wildly different they looked from a different point of view. I mean if you go about right. Very beginning of hitchhiker went off. Dent gets his house in october to make way for new bypass. You see that in a particular way and you have a second opinion about it. But then a couple of hours later the gets demolished might for new hyperspace bypass it's exactly the same event but it's on a different scale and we therefore see it from a different perspective and suddenly it looks like a wildly different kind of event. And i think i've been so playing with that kind of perspective. Shift.

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You Can't Handle the (Scientific) Truth!

Science Friction

02:04 min | 3 months ago

You Can't Handle the (Scientific) Truth!

"I am in the very fortunate position of being able to set the scene for tonight's debate and that's actually very easy. Because the scientific truth is forty-two diet nari according to date thought a supercomputer in douglas adams's hitchhikers guide to the galaxy that spent seven and a half million years competing the answer to the ultimate question of life the universe and everything the answer to that question and therefore the ultimate scientific truth is forty two so i mean i think we don russ semi point obvious. Is that often. The truth is not very helpful tight. The ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter. That's mathematical constant. It's a scientific truth. And when it's expressed in decimal form it has an infinite number of decimal places but but the question is actually how are an infinite number of decimal places useful to us an approximation of twenty two seven three point. One pfoa is what we can actually use in practice. We don't need a want the truth. We want something we can apply to achieve what we need to solve problems to build things to ensure the well being of our children so tonight ice with my esteemed colleagues greta and jack we will convince you that the scientific truth is not helpful to humanity particularly now and arguably more than any other time in human history. The truth is not useful for tackling the global challenges that we currently face. Greta will show you how without optimism and hype in our scientific messaging about climate change. People retreat from the truth. They feel disempowered and helpless. Jack will round out argument by showing how the relationship between science and society is changing

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"douglas adams" Discussed on Science Fiction Remnant

Science Fiction Remnant

04:29 min | 4 months ago

"douglas adams" Discussed on Science Fiction Remnant

"And i did not know. The douglas adams was an apple fan to the point. Where there's the second time that we see d- thought i can't remember what mark in the movie were there. They're back you know people box and trillion and ford. And they're talking to are looking for the gun the whom up wanted and There's a seam when she when deep thought as talking. And you see the i if you pause about moment and you kind of look tours. Upper right hand side of the i. You actually see an apple. Local did the same mac logo that we familiar with when apple computers. I was like whoa. That is very clever and in things like this. It makes it It's a for for geeks fans for the tap. Nerd them Becomes with you know science fiction at. What is your thought on that well lots. That's very well. Lots bouts who who who that douglas adams was he was. He was one of us. He was one of us guys. That's what you want. So you know one of the amazing things evaluate douglas adams in them. You know we know only Basil created the hitchhiker's world. He was he was airforce enough for fortunate to work on at the likes of i'm missile doctor he Wind and and the fun funnily enough so in in the least seventies when he was at ryan head shaka's he will. He was what what's known as the script and bad at editor for doc do at the time Which is like a huge saw. Joel bats basically the same as your as your showroom feige. Su he was he was the top mon in doctor who And it's you know. Show the heel of geneva's young. You know because he he he you know more. Shouldn't you know that The doctor he On this a few so references within you know doctor you that the also in This'll hitchhike the let the nassau Actually works really really well. Genucel fought you know. Then but yeah you loft and am they. Saw technology in is a big advocate for and at the they saw computers mean inaudible. All you know remember back in the east only just you know common enter. I resort homes and things like that. I was very much one for that. I think is quite funny when we look at food. These days tool you know we re goes smartphone and we can do all the different things on that On it reminds me at six a bit like play the guide you know you know foolishness as is as your guide now you noy if you go so where if you go on holiday to to do You know they saw say it can can guide you a. They'll tell you way to e- with where to you. I saw you can walk from one. One one saw to the to the next and so on so he almost got the absolutely spoil on our phones are are are guides these days. So yeah he saw Is very interesting because if you pointed into perspective knowing the book came in after the radio show okay. The movie was The book was released in seventy nine if not mistaken and in seventy nine. They're making the references of you. Know the the hitchhiker skied book And is a perfect example of how science Science imitates art Because who would it even you know if they tell them back in the day that we would have something similar to that nowadays He would probably you know..

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"douglas adams" Discussed on CoinDesk Podcast Network

CoinDesk Podcast Network

03:50 min | 4 months ago

"douglas adams" Discussed on CoinDesk Podcast Network

"Have technology on a massive scale again and again and again is it somehow. Make it through now. Maybe next time went could be so lucky. But i think all of the movements have tried to go back to a simpler past. Come back to one fundamental problem. Which is that. The presence we have today is the only status or the only system that scales to allow our species to survive at the level. We survive on this planet at this scale so going back necessarily means not being able to support the species on this planet. You can't take the technology of one hundred years ago. Or even the technology of thirty years ago and it to sustain a seven point eight billion number species and you can use the technology of thirty years ago to survive catastrophic events for example endemic so. I don't really see a practical option to do that if we as kind of developed westerners have this romantic appreciation for a simpler past. The problem is that that kind of is a position of privilege because for all of the nations that haven't developed their economies and their quality of life to the level. We have like well. Why not give us a chance to go there too. I'm not talking about becoming a luddite. I'm just saying that you know for example in some areas of life. Maybe it is possible to cut through the overwhelm and to get back to something. That is grasp -able right like for example. We all know that the internet is overwhelming or can be overwhelming. It's a firehose of information. Social media and search algorithms like on youtube and other search engines are sometimes able to shape our thoughts. And so you know you can choose to consume less of that perhaps and maybe it makes things a little bit clearer when you can get pushed some of that overwhelmed to the side. I was finding it much easier to attack the straw man. Arguments view being a luddite stephanie. So now you've made it a bit harder for me one hundred percent with you because you know. I think we all find ways to do that. For example one of my rules for vacations is either massively reducing my connectivity or eliminating completely so no device vacation and that's a welcome opportunity to get away from it all. I think we can find moments like that for sure. Okay so hold that. Thought we're going to be back in just a minute after the break and we're gonna talk about all of this plus a douglas adams quote. That's one of my favorite which speaks exactly to this issue and then kind of take it into both tangible real world terms on both the low technology side and on the high tech scary sifi technology side so douglas adams said. I've come up with a set of rules that describe our reactions to technologies won anything that is in the world when you're born normal and ordinary and is just a natural part of the way the world works to anything that's invented between when you're fifteen and.

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"douglas adams" Discussed on Artificial Intelligence (AI Podcast) with Lex Fridman

Artificial Intelligence (AI Podcast) with Lex Fridman

01:56 min | 5 months ago

"douglas adams" Discussed on Artificial Intelligence (AI Podcast) with Lex Fridman

"Yeah life's becoming more and more fun. I can't wait Honestly what happened. Just chill chill terminal point of this. She'll wait for those kuyper belt objects to complete one orbit. I'm gonna credit you with this idea. i do hope that we definitively discover a proof that there is a planet nine out there the next few years you can sit back with a cigar cigarette or vodka wine. And just say. I told you so. That's already happening do that tonight. As i mentioned Confidence is essential to being a rockstar. i really appreciate you Explaining so many fascinating to me today. I really appreciate the work you do out there and I really appreciate you talk with me today. Taylor thanks for having me on. Thanks for listening to this conversation with custom team but again thank you to squarespace literati on it and and i check them out in the description to support this podcast. And now let me leave you. Some words from douglas adams in the hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy. Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable. End of the western spiral arm of the galaxy lies. A small unregarded yellow sun orbiting this at a distance of roughly ninety. Two million miles is an utterly insignificant little blue green planet whose eighth descendant lifeforms are so amazingly primitive that they still think digital watches are a pretty neat idea. Thank you for listening. I hope to see you next time.

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"douglas adams" Discussed on Lex Fridman Podcast

Lex Fridman Podcast

01:56 min | 5 months ago

"douglas adams" Discussed on Lex Fridman Podcast

"Yeah life's becoming more and more fun. I can't wait Honestly what happened. Just chill chill terminal point of this. She'll wait for those kuyper belt objects to complete one orbit. I'm gonna credit you with this idea. i do hope that we definitively discover a proof that there is a planet nine out there the next few years you can sit back with a cigar cigarette or vodka wine and just say i told you so. That's already happening do that as i mentioned Confidence is essential to being a rockstar I really appreciate you Explaining so many fascinating to me today. I really appreciate the work that you do out there and I really appreciate you talk with me today. Taylor thanks for having me on. Thanks for listening to this conversation with custom team but again thank you to squarespace literati on it and i check them out in the description to support this podcast. And now let me leave you. Some words from douglas adams in the hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy. Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable. End of the western spiral arm of the galaxy lies. A small unregarded yellow sun orbiting this at a distance of roughly ninety. Two million miles is an utterly insignificant little blue green planet whose eighth descendant lifeforms are so amazingly primitive that they still think digital watches are a pretty neat idea. Thank you for listening. I hope to see you next time.

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Space Junk Chronicals

Everything Everywhere Daily

04:27 min | 10 months ago

Space Junk Chronicals

"Since nineteen fifty seven. Humanity has been launching satellites into earth orbit. It's estimated in the last four years almost nine thousand satellites in total have put into orbit for the vast majority of space age. There was never a plan for what would be done with the satellites after their lifetime. They were launched without any thought as to how or if they could ever come down the nine thousand or so satellites. Five thousand are still in orbit. Two thousand our service in three thousand are dead. D satellites are usually quite large. They can vary in size from a bus to a box and they aren't the real problem when it comes to space junk the big problem is debris when you send up a rocket there's all sorts of miscellaneous parts on the upper stage of the rocket that holds the satellite. That will go into orbit with it. This can include metal panels bolts screws and even flakes of paint. You'd think that given how big spaces that space junk might not be a problem as douglas adams noted quote space is big really big. You won't believe how vastly hugely mind. Bogglingly big it is suppose you had a million pennies that would be enough to easily fit in a minivan. Now let's suppose you distributed those pennies all over the world including the ocean and antarctica. Each penny would have one hundred ninety. Seven square miles of space or a single penny would have a square which was fourteen by fourteen miles factor in that the lowest earth orbit is a sphere larger than the earth. And that there's a vertical dimension where we could put pennies at different elevations. Then it would seem that space junk was a big problem if the object just sat there. That's true it wouldn't be a problem however all that junk isn't just sitting there. It's orbiting earth at extremely high speeds. Any piece of space junk is probably travelling at at least seventeen thousand miles per hour when something is traveling that fast no matter how small it is it can cause a great deal of damage. Moreover everything is on a slightly different orbit that means over time these orbits can cross and the longer something remains in orbit the greater the odds that these past will eventually cross and that things will smash together some of the things which are floating around in space include two cameras that got away from astronauts players a screwdriver or wrench a full toolbag garbage bags a lens cap a spatula and microscopic flakes of rocket propellant and that is on top of all the rocket debris and dead satellites if a ship with astronauts were to be hit it could lead to the deaths of the crew if important satellite were to be hid it could lead to a loss of critical communications. Gps signals or observational capabilities. This isn't just a theoretical problem. There have been cases of collisions in space. The space shuttle headed many tiny impacts from debris in space on the seven space shuttle mission. In one thousand. Nine hundred three. The front windshield was hit by a fleck of paint which damaged the window. It looked very similar to what happens when a rocket. your windshield damage. To the shuttle's he tiles was so common that the eventually began flying the shuttle backwards in space so that the engines which weren't used during re entry took most of the damage. The shuttle endeavour was hit by an object so large that its radiator looked like it was hit with a bullet. The international space station has to move on average at least once a year to avoid space debris the soviet cosmos twelve. Seventy five satellite was hit by an object in one thousand nine hundred eighty one which was believed to be the first case of a satellite being destroyed by space junk. Perhaps the worst case occurred in two thousand nine when the kosmos twenty fifty one satellite which was dead smashed into the iridium thirty three satellite at a relative speed of twenty six thousand miles per hour. These collisions and there have been several more only make things worse. In the first case three hundred objects were created from the collision in the second there were suddenly thousands of new objects thrown off on different trajectories in orbit in two thousand seven. The chinese government didn't anti-satellite missile test. That blew up a satellite in space creating tens of thousands of pieces of debris this problem of junk causing collisions which then creates exponentially more junk risk. Something called the kessler syndrome. This hypothesized in nineteen seventy eight by nasa. Scientists david kessler. He proposed that collisions could start a cascade of debris which would cause more collisions and even more debris rinse and repeat.

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"douglas adams" Discussed on Open A Fucking Book

Open A Fucking Book

02:22 min | 1 year ago

"douglas adams" Discussed on Open A Fucking Book

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"douglas adams" Discussed on Open A Fucking Book

Open A Fucking Book

04:57 min | 1 year ago

"douglas adams" Discussed on Open A Fucking Book

"The work continued through eighty six into nineteen eighty-seven, the expense was substantial. This is the House that he has with the office with the two hundred outlets. He's got a he ends up getting a gigantic stereo. So like a thirty, thousand pound. A dollar. Stereo System. Just for their living room, so he can have parties. It's this is thirty thousand pounds in nineteen, eighty seven. So it'd be more expensive. Yeah we were. We'd be looking at like seventy to eighty thousand two. There's a whole thing with he wants a pool in the basement. So they gotta dig down into it they tear up the back garden. It's a whole him and and Jane have. Big fights over it. It's a whole thing i. didn't really get into the building of the house because it's a lot of shit but it's all it's an or. Deal He has expensive tastes just very expensive days that he likes things to be very particular, and once he gets them the way he wants them he realizes that he wants them different and they have to change everything. 'cause it wasn't as big or extravagant as visit him wasn't what have been backed is imminent and they go through all this shit to get like the pool in the basement knew all this other stuff and he wants an at the end at the end of it. They end up just gutting the whole basement and his sister, his little sister little Jane ends up moving downstairs in there while she's taking her nurse courses. So, honestly that all all that for nothing. Could. Build an outdoor pool but it it is. England. Doesn't get very warm. It's around this time that Douglas uttered his remark cherished in literary circles that writing was just a matter of sitting in front of a blank piece of paper until your forehead bleeds. He spent a lot of eighty, six editing the utterly utterly merry comic. Relief Christmas book. To she had given his time for free, but which proved more demanding than he expected. The book is a particular interest to fans of Douglas Adams Douglas Adams work as a contain several items written by him, which are hard to find or exclusive.

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"douglas adams" Discussed on Ubuntu Podcast

Ubuntu Podcast

04:19 min | 1 year ago

"douglas adams" Discussed on Ubuntu Podcast

"Opening and one of the one of the parts of the story was an interview with. Douglas adams author of hitchhikers guide to the galaxy and his interview is basically run out. How much you didn't like microsoft. Didn't trust that he's well. He walls a well-known fan. Boy i think at the time when when some of the elite some new mac if it was the macintosh i think the first one in the uk was him or stephen fry. It was there was the pair of them. Had like you know the first couple of max in the country. So then dyed-in-the-wool. Mac fans all surprising. Douglas adams with live e. about microsoft. But yeah it was interesting seeing so some of the angles to the news report about about how the would affect the internet moving forwards about how the that point had no particular focus on any particular system but this was going to pull everyone into microsoft ecosystem. Well i do remember this. How did you some reason. I don't imagine all right. Pull up a chair. Let me tell you a story when when ninety five came out. I had a toshiba twenty one hundred cs laptop. And i had windows three eleven for work groups and getting online on windows. Three eleven below was a bit of a fruit fe. Didn't have really particularly good networking bill and you had to add additional dial software and you had to add an ip stack really to get you online properly and windows. Ninety five brought all of that bill in and so it had the whole A tcp pay and the ability to windows. Logan and all that kind of stuff out of the box. And i remember the day it released a think it was a friday and i worked for a company landed in slough when langley nurse lau gateway to the south and i had my toshiba with me in the office that day and because i'd had this laptop for a while it was the disc was really full..

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"douglas adams" Discussed on Ubuntu Podcast

Ubuntu Podcast

04:26 min | 1 year ago

"douglas adams" Discussed on Ubuntu Podcast

"And one of those rules is if you have You take payments within your application. Then you need to give apple a cut of that and to lead us. Thirty percent And epic published a build of four-night that basically bypass this and apple. Says you not not man tim sweeney. You should not be doing that. You should change that and epic when a bit Public with with a law seats and i hope promotional campaign which is a bit tasteless trying to get everyone on side with a whole photo. Nineteen eighty-four apple is the evil that they sought to support the kind of thing right So yeah it's it's be tasteless and real factions on both sides. You know some people who think apple in the right for blocking Updates to four night in the store already got it still get to keep four nine. No new no new users can install it whereas others failed at apple's overreaching and actually their roles are making it difficult for other people to enter the market. And so yeah. It's one of those bumfights that will run for a while in legal circles. Yeah should wait and see. Yeah should be settled. That was This this is sort of interim ruling until there's an actual full case to which is a bit later on in september is when it starts. Now thank you. Yes and i saw someone. Someone say posted a announcement from microsoft in favor of epics position and the announcement turned out to be a five hundred page court document. Yeah epic have friends in places so mark. Speaking of microsoft windows ninety five is twenty-five really old. So i spoiled this on on the bbc news website because they shared an archive news story from from when it was launched. A showing people queuing up for the midnight. Opening and one of the one of the parts of the story was an interview with. Douglas adams author of hitchhikers guide to the galaxy and his interview is basically run out. How much you didn't like microsoft. Didn't trust that he's well. He walls a well-known apple fan. Boy i think at the time when when some of the elite some new mac. It was the macintosh. I think the first one in the uk was him or stephen fry. It was there was the pair of them. Had like you know the first couple of max in the country. So then dyed-in-the-wool. Mac fans all surprising. Douglas adams with live h. E. about microsoft. But yeah it was interesting seeing so some of the angles to the news report about about how the would affect the internet moving forwards about how the that point had no particular focus on any particular system but this was going to pull everyone into microsoft ecosystem. Well i do remember this. How did you some reason. I don't imagine all right. Pull up a chair..

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"douglas adams" Discussed on The A&P Professor

The A&P Professor

04:53 min | 1 year ago

"douglas adams" Discussed on The A&P Professor

"In the radio series hitchhikers guide to the future serreze. Douglas adams said this about digital books. Lovers of print are simply confusing the plate for the food. Welcome to the professor. A few minutes to focus on teaching human anatomy physiology with a veteran educator and teaching mentor. Your host heaven episode. I discuss arm length digital textbooks and a new book club pack. We've been in the age for quite some time. Now and aibo have been around quite a while including the textbooks notice that i just used the terms book and digital textbook. I haven't even had the chance yet. To drop in e textbook electronic book online textbook e taxed nor have i had the chance yet to address the variations of spelling involved in each of those is the book lower case upper case is that e hyphenated or just added onto booker taxed or whatever were pre pending to. You're anticipating that. I'm headed into.

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"douglas adams" Discussed on The Culture Quest

The Culture Quest

05:54 min | 1 year ago

"douglas adams" Discussed on The Culture Quest

"It is. Not of niche interest, but it's definitely It feels small in in the sense of the world. It just it it. I. Don't know it just feels small I. I've never heard of the book before and I didn't think. I've seen anyone talk about it besides us three. It's. It's. It's a big world in smoke. Maybe this gets the obscure cultural points. Yeah. You have it I. agree that it's kind of like a smog in a big world like if we had the hitchhiker's guide in in the if we had an episode about that will definitely should have gone in. I think they're crazy and mind blowing. You know a lot of different aspects, but a lot of those aspects are also last chance to see because, of Douglas Adams and yeah, it feels it feels small book it. It rings in something that the Hitchhiker doesn't, and that's relevance like you said. And I think it kind of fuses both of those things really. Well, it's funny and abusing and relatable there. There are a lot of things you right there from you know conflicts between people and slipping on uncomfortable beds, Cetera, and dealing with bureaucracy that know everyone can resonate with. The actual stories of those animals and what happens with them and and things that we should learn and you know I, think it was the first book that went once I. Got to the Epilogue I actually. It was interesting. It wasn't part of the story anymore. It was a bit more generally told things about what happened with with those species and and what happened to some of the scientists there and all in all, it was a very enjoyable experience. So while it's definitely not something that is mainstream or or maybe even you know maybe it's not essential but something that I would. Like to see that it becomes essential. You know I would want to see it like as something that is in everyone's reading list. You know like everyone is talking about. Warren Peace and nineteen, eighty, two four. Thank you. I think it's the second time that I that I. Confused This podcast. Remind get it out all out in editing. So everyone's everyone's talking about those books and I think that this is definitely a book that that I like to push into the essentials I totally agree I think this is a book that should be mentioned in the same breath with all of the big ones. Maybe it's a bold claim, but I agree with you. And that is why I am giving this at definite people. The hat me to go I. Oh, my God who? I didn't expect this praising going inside us. Join me to tell you what I had in my nights. This one was a cross who? I didn't really think that long I just thought..

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A Message From Inside John's Closet. I Mean Office.

The Hilarious World of Depression

08:25 min | 1 year ago

A Message From Inside John's Closet. I Mean Office.

"It's the world depression. I'm John Mel. That theme song by Red Miller was played off the tiny Mac computer that I have here in my new office which is formerly known as the closet in my bedroom and my wife set up this nice little office. She cleared off a little shelf. I'll send you some pictures and over here on the facebook page and Yeah this is where I work now. I don't know how long I will be working in this closet. But that's just the way it is and rather than try to build a studio with perfect soundproofing and and get all the Mike Equipment that I need to make everything perfect. I thought I would just do this. I'm talking into my iphone It's a it's an IPHONE X. Are I believe and I have my little computer here? And we're making do with what we have because that's kind of the spirit of the Times right now. We are in a I. Guess a porn teen not really quarantined in our house. Because everybody's feeling fine. We are allowed to leave the house but as a society were being told to kind of stay away from each other in in meat space but in the world of bits in the world of computer transmitted thing he's We can still can still talk. I can still talk to you and I thought maybe I should because this is a tough time. If you're depressed I mean also another tough time. If you're depressed is all the time but this is kind of something else What we've been going through and I want to talk a little bit about the the brain shape the whole thing rather than getting into the epidemiology or the economic ramifications of this. Both of which are are very very complicated and very large. But I wanNA talk about our minds a little bit and I wanted just Reach out to people who are dealing with anxiety and or depression already and talk about what that's like in these circumstances because for me. I'm not going off script here. I'm just I'm just here in my closet talking to my phone as a man is want to do for me. What's interesting about this whole thing? Is that it mirrors. How a lot of us saw the world already. We saw it as this thing. This place where something bad is always about to happen. The way anxiety tends to process itself and processed. The unknown is to raise to the worst possible thing that might happen and and use that human imagination and then conclude the. That's the thing that probably will happen. And it usually guides you to an impossible place guides you to a situation that you wouldn't be able to handle and it's a real bastard for doing that but that's often what it does and the depressed mind to kind of things. Well how will this? What will happen will always be the thing that has no hope and the thing that most closely relates to despair you know the the the grim ending that that we think is is almost certainly always on the way. I have heard from some people who say yeah. You know this. This is what we've always thought this you know. We're we're dealing with this virus down. We don't know what the future is doesn't look like it's going to wipe out humanity itself but it looks like it's going to cause a lot of problems and it's going to cause a lot of deaths and right now there's a lot of uncertainty so in many ways the world is fleshed out the way that people like us have always kind of seen it. I have heard from some people who say yeah. You know it's it's oddly reassuring that I can say look. This is how I told you it was going to be. This is this is how it was This is how what was going on in my mind already You know it's it's It's like finding a monster under your bed after suspecting that there was a monster under your bed just looking down there and seeing a monster who is wearing a shirt that says monster on it. You know it's kind of a relief to know that you had it right but then there is also the monster to deal with but really I think it's a it's a dangerous time Because people with depression people with anxiety disorder don't have the same reserves as the normies as the people who don't have to deal with this kind of thing you know we've been we've had reached down deep for survival for so long. There's no deep left to to reach down into. We don't have the reserves. The army's have the reserves and we don't and so what are we to do well in the same way that the normies can kind of just adapt People who have these kinds of issues Have to make a plan to adapt like to a lot of people. Challenges are just okay. It's a challenge. I'll just do this. We sometimes need a bit more of a plan. We need to make sure that we're doing okay And I'm not a doctor. Obviously not a therapist. I've just done a lot of reading and talking and writing about these issues and I will remind you of a few things. I've talked about this on twitter already but a few things facts there are so much information in speculation and rumor out there in the world right now things that neighbors say two neighbors and things you overhear things maybe you misunderstood get facts go to the CDC website There's a great ongoing blog on ars. Technica called. Don't panic which is also nice reference to Douglas. Adams went up my nerds. So get facts wherever possible Social media another point here point number. Two social media is a fire hose sue. Don't put it in your mouth. There's so much information coming at you. Most of it is just the screaming of the people who are writing it sometimes. It's morbid humor sometimes. It's there's a different agenda play. Go sparingly on it and if somebody is causing hesitation and you don't think you need it then turn it off you know. Unfaithful them mute them blocked them. Just take them away. You don't owe anything to anybody in that space. If I'm if you follow me and I'm saying upsetting things. Please follow me. Do what you need to do. You don't know anybody anything number three. It's okay to take breaks. This crisis does not need your constant attention unless you are an epidemiologist urologist in which case please pay attention that for most of the rest of us. It's okay to go for a walk. It's okay to pet the dog. It's okay to watch a movie go ahead and do it It will let you know that there is a greater world than just thinking about this virus all the time number four and this is the one I've been holding onto the most is if you're working from home if your kid home from school when you'd really rather be with your friends if you're a college student home from school you're helping. Please know that you're helping everything that we do all this. Sacrifice and inconvenience is the right thing to do to help society so often in a in a war scenario global crisis scenario. We think out there was something I could do. I feel so helpless. Well stay home. You know be practical. Maybe order the things that you need online but don't do a bunch of crazy shopping. Keep the system moving more efficiently for people trying to get their basic food and medical needs provided but nothing. You're helping

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"douglas adams" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI

Newsradio 1200 WOAI

09:30 min | 2 years ago

"douglas adams" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI

"The universe and everything it was Douglas Adams hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy said was number forty two okay people like Robert Anton Wilson will tell you twenty three macys will tell you it's thirty three or thirty two or whatever I I don't know I mean would you see that's the thing numbers in their places in theoretical physics are important to the scientist in to the astro physicist into the quantum physicists and Richard Feynman was a brilliant physicist it said that all theoretical physicist should think about the number one thirty seven I don't know why he says is the magic number it's the fine structure constant it's a fundamental constant he says it's denoted by the Greek letter alpha alpha is the beginning in between is the experience the fate the consequence and then Meg of the end what's so special about alpha is it's regarded as the best example of a pure number one that doesn't need units are actually combine three beaches fundamental constants which are the speed of light electric charge carried by one electron in the place constant over those of our stranger things fans you know the planks constant is a number that Dustin needed to save the world and you had to get a little girl from Susie and she wouldn't give it to a policy saying at never ending story song so after they do this musical interludes all cutesy and find it really fit for some reason Susie reels off planes constant she says a six point six two six zero seven zero zero four Dustin and give the information to share of hopper sure hopper uses the number to open up a safe which gives the keys to close the gate of the upside down in a parallel universe of course it's all it's all about parallel universes in and it's important for our never ending existence to keep everything in line course referred about paradoxes we've heard about all these other things refer to different branches we talked about going to visit a lot of quantum scientists on this program was he site is is said they watched stranger things they said well guess what guys you gave planes constant for the year twenty fourteen not nineteen eighty five in a time where it's supposed to take place is it was it was a glitch is a glitch in the script does a glitch in the matrix is a glitch in the upside down it's to basically the whole open so they can I'm sure do some manipulation within the constants and say okay we have a way to get into the upside down and make things change we go to other universes like this universe change is all about it's all about times all the branches of time is within a time is linear simultaneous sighs centers are always using numbers equations and they always say well there's one number that is off for if there's some miscalculation we may see or experience a glitch in the matrix a paradoxical destroy our very existence or we could have something happens very traumatic and we wouldn't know it because we get thrust of another dimensional just like all going what's going on around the earth is burping the earth is having earthquakes revving volcanoes magnetic field is fluctuating in getting weaker we're seeing of the magnetic north drop all the way down to Greenwich great show to tie the prime meridian which is zero what is interesting is going to zero right zero time for every basically stops and so we did the show would make Hinton a few weeks ago talking about how the end of the world they have happened on July of twenty twelve when CERN down the eggs boson and of course the questioning of the stability of expose son was brought up by Stephen Hawking before he died say look if we have an institute we have an unstable Higgs boson and they don't know how to keep it under control we can see some very strange things happen to the planet earthquakes in various places volcanoes exploding everywhere people feeling out of sorts strange glitches in the matrix and so someone attorney on this reddit thread where people just we're just discovering that perhaps they're living in a simulated reality it it the things they've taken for granted a so called reality of somehow glitched now I want to be misunderstood here this is about time travel is about the reality we're in now somehow changing because of some traumatic event that's happened that we all experience in the twinkling of an eye like it says in the Bible the twinkling of an idea and so we have these experiences and we don't know what to say about the because they're they they they seem so foreign to us if something happen to me just the other day I was recently I had this glitch that was just it was for me it was just weird okay I woke up I a dry mouth you know I use C. pap machine so my mouth was very dry when I woke up and so I need to go downstairs to refrigerate find some water I had the usual bottle water by the bed but I need a cold bottle water to drink so I came downstairs got right out of it came downstairs and I remember the Jeanine it said one to go to the doctor and he still you know so urologist sleep so I slept woke up went downstairs and here I noticed she was in the bedroom when I love soft obviously I thought she was a home SO one downstairs through the front room to the kitchen over the fridge there's no water now I bought water I swear I bought water we brought water to the house or something was I don't know so I darted back towards the stairs and sitting at a desk with my wife as usual don't say hi I see what you're talking about in cedar ridge here the desk and I distinctly remember by water to put the fridge no water and she wasn't there I thought she was gonna go to the doctor I was completely confused so he told me that she saw a passer by and you said I acted as if I didn't see I didn't see her I didn't I asked where the water was selected by any water to have anyone in the house I walked upstairs to get ready for the just kept quiet about what happened I was not on any drugs is not sleepy it was just so weird as I couldn't explain it I I had a hard time explaining the agency here but I just didn't see her and she was at a computer writing she's writing she's writing she writes for her podcast just podcast on the fringe FM it's called real talk with Judy Lewis it's on Wednesdays from seven I'd she writes your podcasts he's also writing an article for paranoia magazine about the Mariana feared her experience in long view Kelso where she lived we went up to the big foot festival but it but the thing is is that I I experiences group is glitch and this reddit log or blog whatever it was was all about people who are having these terrifying or chilling experiences where they feel a glitch in the matrix and here I use the matrix we that's the only thing I think people can relate to where they feel like they're not in reality or they have a a slip up in reality or they they have something where they feel like that we live in a simulation okay and so there's this there's this log where people writing that they had some sort of a strange experience and so here's the first one I read this last are gonna read this first one that really had me thinking quote I was on a vacation in Florida visiting a friend we were walking on the beach in a perfectly sunny day when everything went black for a second I think was weird but explain it away thinking that my eyes were playing tricks on me until he looked at me and said if everything just go black for second there's not one but two years ago I went to pick up my husband from the ferry after work my husband got into the car does that was driving very slowly out of the car park we both noticed two people standing a few feet in front of our car it looked as though they were strangers older looking professionals both walking to their separate cars in different areas of the car park the man was reaching into his side bag in the lady was further ahead than the man with her head turned to the right I know these exact positions because we were completely frozen in place they were moving to our motion was they were static my husband and I sat there watching the frozen strangers not saying anything to each other then all of a sudden was like someone pressed play in the two strangers continued on is nothing SO nothing happened and my husband and I promised each other we would never forget how weird this experience was I can't remember exactly how long the sea frozen like that but I was realizing was long enough to freak us both out so I mean these are people this is a very popular blog on reddit from what I understand and people are sharing their experiences about how they feel as though reality is somehow glitched for them and you know yeah we can write off his mental illness we can write off there is so many other things but it just strikes me aids being kill your that many people are having these these experiences and they have no place to talk about them except in a forum on reddit while I'm opening the form tonight to talk about his experiences and I'm gonna invite Chris injury geo on the program they're veteran broadcasters and host of beyond the veil which airs on TFR live and they're gonna talk about their first glitch in the matrix into the it was their first click to the majors that happened in two thousand nine and ever since then they've embarked on a journey to understand the true nature of reality a Ghandi Egypt formally jinshi monic rituals of juries temples within the sarcophagus in the great pyramid of Giza they have their journeys detailed on YouTube they're well known and we're glad to have them with this I would bring them on after this break this is sherry geo this green amazing time to talk with them about glitches in the matrix whether or not we're living in some strange reality this somehow and here we are now living in a time where were wondering about our past we're not clear about the future and the president doesn't seem so exciting either.

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"douglas adams" Discussed on KNST AM 790

KNST AM 790

14:48 min | 2 years ago

"douglas adams" Discussed on KNST AM 790

"And we are back with a strong America, Hugh Ross the founder of reasons to believe, Hugh, the idea I mean, the universe is. I mean as Douglas Adams once it's really really big. But I mean, we're talking about something like two trillion galaxies. And it has been argued that the universe is is so large that that might indicate God doesn't exist. Because if it's, you know, God is sort of human oriented, you would expect the universe likewise to be human oriented, and it would feature humans prominently yet. We're we're a speck we're insignificant. And I mean, we we we can't see most of the visible universe. It's like it wasn't even made for us. How do you respond to that? Well, I think it was made for us mean a whole universe must be exactly size. It is in the mess that it is just to get one planet, which advanced. Light can exist and also were in that sweet spot in the universe where weaken deserve the universe. We were here any earlier in cosmic history or any later in cosmic history light in the cosmic creation event would not have time to reach our telescopes and we'd only seen part of the history of the universe. And we're in a spot where the cosmos night skies dark enough where we can actually see to the farthest reaches of herbal universe. So yeah, I think the whole universe was made for us. It was made the discovered. Learn about it. See what purpose the universes, but our purpose in universe is. And yeah, you are right everywhere. We looked elsewhere beyond earth. We see hostile conditions for Vance life. But we also see that universe's structured and exactly the way you would need it to be for bench slate V possible planet the fact that we're living in in a unique cluster of galaxies orbiting a unique super cluster galaxies and our gala. Ksi two hundred different features over galaxy at to fine. Tune to make Vance life possible. You look at the Star Wars series basil starts off with the galaxy are far away. Well, we astronomers of galaxies far far away we've yet to find a candidate galaxy where advanced life, it'd be possible role in that special place. And many astronomers they get very excited when they talk about these Exo planets, and they you know, they find conditions on planets that might be conducive to life like water. But obviously there's much more. It's required. I mean water is just one ingredient. Right. That's right. I mean, that's what's getting all the attention. These days is what's called the liquid water habitable zone. But if you go to our reasons dot org website, we talk about eleven different habitable zones things like the altruistic habitable zone. The Astra fear habitable zone and for a planet be trivia habitable, it must simultaneously reside. And all eleven known habitable zones in all these four thousand plus planets discovered outside the solar system. There's only one of all the planets we know that exists that resides even three of those eleven no in habitable zones, and I'll give you three guesses as to which that which planet that is. That little blue marble, little blue marble. You're right. And so. We're seeing that special heaven ability condition. I think what really amazes me too. Is we look at the universe? Our galaxy. Our planetary system are star our planet, but life on planet earth, and we see that the level of fine tuning design or primitive life as one level. That's it gets all the attention the astronomical literature. What conditions? Do we need to get a simple bacteria, but the fine tuning jumps up exponentially. We are talking about what you need to get plants, and it goes up X men. She again for what you need to get animals in a huge jump for human beings. But the biggest jump of all to get human beings where billions of us can live on the planet at one time with advanced civilization. Several years ago. The believe it was the chief astronomer for the for the Vatican sort of left the door pretty wide open for the existence of other intelligence is out there in the universe using to be closing that door. I'm open to either. I mean from a biblical perspective. You could have God creating advance light on some other planet that we haven't yet been able to detect or we could be simply alone in the Cozma's. The question is do you think God is compulsively creative is going to do it many times or do you think God conserves as miraculous interventions those are two different ways of interpreting the bible and from the biblical perspective. I'm open to either. But as an astronomer, but I look beyond earth. All I see or conditions that are hostile for band slight. However, a number might be able to find a plan. Anet which bacteria could exist for a few months because they're the fine tuning window as a lot wider than it is for the quivalent of human beings. What about the pen sperm? Yep. Model that of how life got here that you know, bacteria on a on a comet or the tail of a comet came to earth. Does does your view of how the universe is structured in work? Does that preclude such a theory? Well, one of the books put out has called origins of life. I mean are biochemist spas. Rhonda, and I attend origin of life research conferences. And what's interesting about those conferences how they've ruled out her as a site for the origin of life because of the oxygen paradox paradox oxygen Holter violet paradox. They've ruled out the planet center solar system, again, this is all from a naturalistic perspective. And so they said, well, maybe life originated on some of the planet system and some dust particle traveled from that planetary system and landed on earth, and that's where the ingredients for life come from. But at those conferences, a number of papers were published basically making the point that you have to travel time across interstellar space because these molecules have finite lifespans, and it takes millions of years to travel interest deller space, those molecules will be destroyed or over. They get exposed to gamma Ray x Ray an ultra violet radiation as they travel through injured still. Our space. And so it was back in two thousand that the panspermia theory was ruled out as a possibility, and I remember one of those conferences, scientists game to the question answer microphone and said that this conference we've eliminated yours. We limited Mars we've eliminate all the planets in our solar system. We've eliminated panspermia we eliminated everything except the possibility that Vance civilization another planet came here in a rocket ship and planted life here on planet earth and two papers were published in the past year making the point that the universe is only thirteen point eight billion years old and how that's the minimum time to get advanced life possibly existing making the point. We humans have to be the first example of intelligent life in the universe. There. Can't be civilizations. Precedes in the whole point. There is you gotta spaceship coming from some distant planetary system that takes a long time to get here. And moreover, one of the books we've written lights in the sky. The green men makes the point that interstellar space travel by beings, like us, violates the laws of physics. You're gonna get killed even sending bacterium is a problem. If bent civilization is interested in from the planet. They're going to have to send machines. So when you you're saying that the radiation and vast distances would preclude man from traveling to distant stars. What about the moon you can go to the moon because we haven't made Neto spear that occasionally encompasses the moon? So you picked the right time to go to the moon. You can be a largely protected from the destructive radiation. If you don't spend too long on the moon, you'll be okay. But I wrote an article on our reasons dot org website, making the point that experiments have been done in mice and rats showing. Once you get outside earth's magnetosphere your digestive track. It's destroyed about three months and our digestive track is very similar to that just track of Lisin rats. So I don't think we can send human beings to Mars because you're going to be spending years outside the. He made needle spirit the earth, and it's not possible at this level of technology to build an artificial made needle spear large enough and stable enough to protect spaceship. Yeah. This may be impossible to ask. I guess in a way I'm asking you to crawl inside the mind of God. But why do you suppose God does not want mankind to spread his seat throughout the galaxies? Well, I think he created the universe for the specific purpose of radical evil and suffering. I mean with unique about the Christian faith, it's to creation model God creates one creation as a tool to Radic, eight evil and suffering while enhancing, the free will capacity of the intelligent beings that he creates and once evil as you Radic aided we leave this creation in enter a new creation or the laws of physics and the dimensions are radically different. And so one of the books. I wrote why the universe is the way it is makes the point that not only is a universe. Designed to make possible existence is designed for the radicalization of evil and suffering. But that requires the laws of physics and the space time dimensions of be fine tuned and the universe. Again, must be the size, and the mass that it is for all that to work out. And. By the way, we're giving away a free chapter that book at reasons dot org slash Ross. It's a chapter that talks about one of those critical laws of physics that must be designed for the radical of evil. Can you give us a little bit of a hint? Physics is that you need a universe. That's got gravity electromagnetism, and thermal dynamics because those laws and sure that the more evil any individual human commits, the more pain that personal experience the more time that they waste and the more work they'll have to do to undo the damage that they're evil is caused and none of us likes extra pain extra work or wasted time. And so it's a motivator for us to avoid evil because of the consequences. Yeah. When I was raising my sons, I told the look of I don't discipline. You the laws of physics will? You told me the most painful part of my discipline was listening to my lectures on the laws of physics. Does this have anything to do with the laws of entropy? Yes. Yeah. And enter basically ensures that we go when you do evil things you're going to have to work a lot harder experience more pain and wasted time to correct the damage that you've caused slow tells you that you know, you need help. I mean, that's one of the messages of the bible is at none of us can live a virtuous life on her own we need help. And so the laws of physics are designed to motivate us to seek that external being to give us the assistance we need to do. We can't do for our selves. So in that sense. The laws of physics are instructors. They teach us and the the law the laws of entropy is that related to the fall of man in a ridge sin. I mean, in other words, we're the laws of entropy in play before the the fall of man. Well, a bible says that they were in the book of Romans. It says that the law decay has been permanently infect throat the entire universe. So there's always been a log decay, and there's seven place in the bible tells us the laws of physics do not change into evil is a radical. So the laws of physics have been in place since very beginning the universe. And that's one thing we astronomers can measure very, hyper citizen, we can look at galaxy far away and measure the laws of physics when the light left those galaxies. And they tell us that the laws of physics happen. Changed a sixteen places that decimal over the entire history universe. And I use that as one piece of evidence that the bible always gets the science, right? I guess I'm I'm equating the live interview with death. Because I think of how people you know, in the Old Testament. They lived a very very long time, you know, Noam Thula as if something happens something changed the law. Venture people will explain them wh-what have the law interview didn't change. But I think what did change was a radiation environment. I mean are to strana murs that have spent their life looking what's called the cosmic Ray knee. And basically what they concluded is that ninety five percent of the high velocity heavy nuclei cosmic rays, come from a single supernova eruption event that occurred relatively close to where sometime in the last one hundred thousand years, which opens up this scenario that before that supernova ruction, humans wouldn't have been exposed to that much deadly Cozma radiation. And therefore they had the. Potential to live longer..

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"douglas adams" Discussed on 710 WOR

710 WOR

02:48 min | 2 years ago

"douglas adams" Discussed on 710 WOR

"And we are back with astronomer, Hugh Ross the founder of reasons to believe, Hugh, the idea I mean, the universe is. I mean as Douglas Adams, a one zero eight really really big, but we were talking about something like two trillion galaxies. And it has been argued that the universe is is so large that that might indicate God doesn't exist. Because if it's you know, if God is sort of human oriented, you would expect the universe likewise to be human oriented, and it would feature humans prominently yet. We're we're a speck were insignificant. And I mean, we we we can't see most of the visible universe. It's like it wasn't even made for us. How do you respond to that? Well, I think it was made for us. I mean, the whole universe must be exactly the fives. It is in the mass that it is just to get one plan, which advanced. Slate can exist and also we're in that sweet spot in the universe will be going to observe the universe. We were here any hurt eater in cosmic history or any later in cosmic history light from the cosmic creation event would not have time to reach our telescopes and we'd only be seen part of the history of the universe. And we're in a spot where the cosmos might sky's dark enough where we can actually see to the farthest reaches of observable universe. So yeah, I think the whole universe was made for us. It was made discovered. Learn about it. She what her purpose for the universes. What our purpose in the universe is. And yeah, you are right everywhere. We looked held swear beyond earth. We see hostile conditions for advanced life, but we also see that universe's structured and exactly the way you would need it to be for glint bench flight to be possible in our planet. The fact that we're living in in a unique cluster of galaxies orbiting a unique super cluster of galaxies. And our gal. Lexi, two hundred different features over galaxy at to beat fine. Tune to make Vance light possible. You look at the Star Wars series. It basically starts off with a galaxy far far away. Well, we astronomers of looked galaxies far far away. We've yet defined a candidate galaxy where advanced life, it'd be possible role in that special place. And and many astronomers anyway, they get very excited when they talk about these exoplanets. And they, you know, they find conditions on planets that might be conducive to life like water. But obviously there's much more. That's required. I mean water is just one ingredient. Right. That's right. I mean, that's what's getting all the attention. These days is what's called the liquid water habitable zone. But if you go to our reasons dot org website, we talk.

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"douglas adams" Discussed on KGO 810

KGO 810

01:48 min | 2 years ago

"douglas adams" Discussed on KGO 810

"And we are back with strana Mer, Hugh Ross the founder of reasons to believe, Hugh, the idea I mean, the universe is. I mean as Douglas Adams once wrote eight really really big. But mean, we're talking about something like two trillion galaxies. And it has been argued that the universe is is so large that that might indicate God doesn't exist. Because if it's if God is sort of human oriented, you would expect the universe likewise to be human oriented, and it would feature humans prominently yet. We're we're a speck we're insignificant. And I mean, we we we can't see most of the visible universe. It's like it wasn't even made for us. How do you respond to that? Well, I think it was made for us. I mean, the whole universe must be exactly size. It is in the mass that it is just to get one planet, which advanced life can exist and also were in that sweet spot in the universe where we can observe the universe. We were here any hurt or in cosmic history or any later in cosmic history light on the mccreesh, and he would not have time to reach our telescopes and we'd only seen part of the history of the universe. And we're in a spot where the cosmos nights skies dark enough where we can actually see to the farthest reaches of observable universe. So yeah, I think the whole universe was made for us. It was made discovered. Learn about it see what our purpose of the universes, but our purpose in universities. And yeah, you are right everywhere. We looked elsewhere beyond or we see hostile conditions for Vance life. But we also see that the universe is structured and exactly the way you would need it to be for Glenn bench like.

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Starman driving Tesla Roadster beyond Mars now, SpaceX says

790 KABC Programming

00:35 sec | 3 years ago

Starman driving Tesla Roadster beyond Mars now, SpaceX says

"Remember that tesla convertible that was launched into space the red tesla roadster began its trip into space aboard the first launch of space Xs falcon, heavy rocket last February today, it is past Mars and Starman the mannequin in the driver's seat appears to be doing just fine. Tweet SpaceX says the next stop the restaurant at the end of the universe. A reference to Douglas Adams second book in the Hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy series. Spacex predicts the roadster and Starman will slam into earth or Venus. They're not sure which within the next million

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SpaceX's Starman Roadster has ventured past Mars

Warren Pierce

00:32 sec | 3 years ago

SpaceX's Starman Roadster has ventured past Mars

"The red tesla roadster began strip into space aboard the first launch of space Xs falcon, heavy rocket last February today, it is past Mars and Starman the mannequin in the driver's seat appears to be doing just fine. In a tweet SpaceX says the next stop the restaurant at the end of inside a reference to Douglas Adams, second book in the hill side, Alexey series, SpaceX predicts the roadster and Starman will slam into earth or Venus. They're not sure which. Each within the next million years

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Welcome to book club Douglas Adams

BBC Radio 4's Bookclub

11:33 min | 3 years ago

Welcome to book club Douglas Adams

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