Jan 132012
 

Question:

Guru, what is your take on the philosophical debate over the definition of ‘knowledge’? Do we need flawless truth as it is meant to be in nature in order for it to be known?

- Smarty

Answer:

A lot of smart people have pondered this for a really long time, and after millennia, there is still no consensus. Basically, smart people like wasting time on shit that doesn’t matter. Here’s why:
Our universe, and all that it is made up of, is in a constant state of flux. Down to the very atoms of the chair you sit on now, nothing is static. So, reality shifts. Because I press the “k” key ten seconds ago does not mean it is pressed now. The state has changed.

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 January 13, 2012  All, Knowledge, Philosopy Tagged with: ,  No Responses »
Dec 222011
 

Question:

How many earths can fit into the sun?

- Xplorer

Answer:

Hmmmm. That’s a good question! Sol (as our solar system’s star is named) has an approximate volume of 1.412×1018 km3, and Earth is about 1.08321×1012 km3. Now, we can’t just divide one by the other, because as we all know, there is lost space when packing spheres. The most accurate solution would be to use the models of dense packing, or “close-packing of equal spheres“.

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 December 22, 2011  All, Math, Science Tagged with: ,  No Responses »
Dec 092011
 

Question:

Why does love hurt so bad?

- EnLove

Answer:

Wow, I guess we’re done with the easy questions now…

It’s hard for me not to read into the question too much. If I cut straight to it I can think of only two possible answers without getting into a whole basket of assumptions:

  1. It doesn’t. If it does, you’re doing it wrong. If someone tells you it does, they are doing it wrong.
  2. It hurts because you let it.
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