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Author Topic: The war on gravity  (Read 1363 times)
Atterton
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« on: October 25, 2015, 11:13:13 pm »

I feel this man Babson had the right mad scientist mindset. When his sister drowned, he blamed it on gravity. He then set out to discover ways to nullify gravity, so such a thing wouldn't happen again. As an engineer and multimillionaire, he also founded a research institute for that purpose.

http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2011-03/gravitys-sworn-enemy-roger-babson-and-gravity-research-foundation
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« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2015, 11:43:44 pm »

Wow, how interesting and odd.
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« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2015, 11:48:59 pm »

Nice find.
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« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2015, 12:05:16 am »

I feel this man Babson had the right mad scientist mindset. When his sister drowned, he blamed it on gravity. He then set out to discover ways to nullify gravity, so such a thing wouldn't happen again. As an engineer and multimillionaire, he also founded a research institute for that purpose.

http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2011-03/gravitys-sworn-enemy-roger-babson-and-gravity-research-foundation


Though the antigravity research is now being performed at Tufts with a much less practical and far more theoretical purpose, may these graduate students find that the apple dropped onto their leads leads them to the gravity insulator.
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Prof Marvel
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« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2015, 06:35:48 am »

When his sister drowned, he blamed it on gravity.

Ah dear, another broken mind.
He might as well have railed against the water or the lack of gills.
Poor Sod.

ah, wait,
Pathetic Rich Sod.

yhs
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« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2015, 09:35:18 pm »

Or, you know, you learn to swim. (And make sure others learn to swim too)
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« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2015, 09:06:02 pm »

Down with gravity!.  Grin
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« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2015, 10:35:08 pm »

Down with gravity!.  Grin
Is gravity the opposite of levity?
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« Reply #8 on: October 28, 2015, 01:54:11 am »

Down with gravity!.  Grin
Is gravity the opposite of levity?

Ah My Dear Von Corax,
I love you in the abstract!

and the opposite of white
is yolk

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« Reply #9 on: October 28, 2015, 03:17:19 am »

You folks are trying to convince me to write a story Idea from one of my youtube shows without even knowing it.

I read through Thus Spoke Tharathustra (and admit to finding it to be terrible) and then picked it apart for writing prompts.

One of those prompts was "come let us slay the spirit of gravity." and I had the idea of somebody on a quest to kill the spirit that embodied the force of gravity so that they might take flight.
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« Reply #10 on: October 28, 2015, 08:23:06 am »

You folks are trying to convince me to write a story Idea from one of my youtube shows without even knowing it.

I read through Thus Spoke Tharathustra (and admit to finding it to be terrible) and then picked it apart for writing prompts.

One of those prompts was "come let us slay the spirit of gravity." and I had the idea of somebody on a quest to kill the spirit that embodied the force of gravity so that they might take flight.

Oooooh, that's just bristling with steamfantasy/occult potential.
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« Reply #11 on: October 29, 2015, 09:12:03 am »

Among all the "For a good time phone Angela at XXX-XXXX" graffiti on the washroom wall at a motel in Watson Lake, Yukon Territory, many years ago, there was one that stood out:

 
THERE IS NO GRAVITY
THE EARTH SUCKS

Atnanor
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« Reply #12 on: November 01, 2015, 04:28:57 am »

Among all the "For a good time phone Angela at XXX-XXXX" graffiti on the washroom wall at a motel in Watson Lake, Yukon Territory, many years ago, there was one that stood out:

 
THERE IS NO GRAVITY
THE EARTH SUCKS

Atnanor



YES!
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« Reply #13 on: November 01, 2015, 08:52:24 am »

It's an old equation:

gibbering insanity + large amounts of money = charming eccentricity

I just need to work on that second little detail a bit.
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« Reply #14 on: November 01, 2015, 05:33:52 pm »

Among all the "For a good time phone Angela at XXX-XXXX" graffiti on the washroom wall at a motel in Watson Lake, Yukon Territory, many years ago, there was one that stood out:

 
THERE IS NO GRAVITY
THE EARTH SUCKS

Atnanor

Hey, how is Angela these days? Haven't seen her in ages, bless 'er. Tell her I said, "Hi!"  Wink

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« Reply #15 on: November 04, 2015, 09:34:45 am »

When I asked Angela if she remembered anyone called GCCC, she changed the subject, rather abruptly I thought.......

Nice girl. She's a respectable woman nowadays, a single mother of two grown daughters no less (none of my doing; honest!), and has her own business......

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« Reply #16 on: November 04, 2015, 03:29:50 pm »

When his sister drowned, he blamed it on gravity.

Ah dear, another broken mind.
He might as well have railed against the water or the lack of gills.
Poor Sod.

ah, wait,
Pathetic Rich Sod.

yhs
prof ( color me too much of a harsh realist today) marvel

Yet good has come from and continues to come from it. Thus proving the irrational is not necessarily useless. Good science is where you find it but great science requires good funding.
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« Reply #17 on: November 04, 2015, 05:24:34 pm »

When I asked Angela if she remembered anyone called GCCC, she changed the subject, rather abruptly I thought.......

Nice girl. She's a respectable woman nowadays, a single mother of two grown daughters no less (none of my doing; honest!), and has her own business......

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Prof Marvel
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« Reply #18 on: November 05, 2015, 07:23:18 am »

When his sister drowned, he blamed it on gravity.

Ah dear, another broken mind.
He might as well have railed against the water or the lack of gills.
Poor Sod.

ah, wait,
Pathetic Rich Sod.

yhs
prof ( color me too much of a harsh realist today) marvel

Yet good has come from and continues to come from it. Thus proving the irrational is not necessarily useless. Good science is where you find it but great science requires good funding.

Three Cheers for Good Funding!
Huzzah!
Huzzah!
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