i am god

Discussion in 'Free Thoughts' started by vslayer, Jan 30, 2006.

  1. vslayer Registered Senior Member

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    well not really, but i couldnt think of a suitable title... so:

    i was having a look at wikibooks earlier tonight, and i was astonished at the absolute lack of books on there. i hereby challenge every member here to contribute at least one chapter to a book on their area of expertise. hell it doesnt even have to be your area of expertise, you can write on just about anything you know, i started writing on algebra.

    we need to get this information out there so that todays children(and people of all ages) can benefit from free information that public schools wordwide are failing to teach.
    the internet should be a place of enlightenment, so lets enlighten it already.

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  3. allisone417 i'll be in my room Registered Senior Member

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    I hereby challenge you to a duel.
     
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  5. domesticated om Cartoon character Valued Senior Member

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    Wow--and all he did was ask us to contribute a page! You must be really sensitive.
     
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  7. Zephyr Humans are ONE Registered Senior Member

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    A duel to right a wikibook faster than anyone else!

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  8. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    Collected Quotes from Albert Einstein
    "Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage -- to move in the opposite direction."
    "Imagination is more important than knowledge."
    "Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love."
    "I want to know God's thoughts; the rest are details."
    "The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax."
    "Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one."
    "The only real valuable thing is intuition."
    "A person starts to live when he can live outside himself."
    "I am convinced that He (God) does not play dice."
    "God is subtle but he is not malicious."
    "Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character."
    "I never think of the future. It comes soon enough."
    "The eternal mystery of the world is its comprehensibility."
    "Sometimes one pays most for the things one gets for nothing."
    "Science without religion is lame. Religion without science is blind."
    "Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new."
    "Great spirits have often encountered violent opposition from weak minds."
    "Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler."
    "Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen."
    "Science is a wonderful thing if one does not have to earn one's living at it."
    "The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources."
    "The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education."
    "God does not care about our mathematical difficulties. He integrates empirically."
    "The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking."
    "Technological progress is like an axe in the hands of a pathological criminal."
    "Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding."
    "The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is comprehensible."
    "We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them."
    "Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school."
    "The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing."
    "Do not worry about your difficulties in Mathematics. I can assure you mine are still greater."
    "Equations are more important to me, because politics is for the present, but an equation is something for eternity."
    "If A is a success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x; y is play; and z is keeping your mouth shut."
    "Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe."
    "As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain, as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality."
    "Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods."
    "I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones."
    "In order to form an immaculate member of a flock of sheep one must, above all, be a sheep."
    "The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there's no risk of accident for someone who's dead."
    "Too many of us look upon Americans as dollar chasers. This is a cruel libel, even if it is reiterated thoughtlessly by the Americans themselves."
    "Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism -- how passionately I hate them!"
    "No, this trick won't work...How on earth are you ever going to explain in terms of chemistry and physics so important a biological phenomenon as first love?"
    "My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind."
    "Yes, we have to divide up our time like that, between our politics and our equations. But to me our equations are far more important, for politics are only a matter of present concern. A mathematical equation stands forever."
    "The release of atom power has changed everything except our way of thinking...the solution to this problem lies in the heart of mankind. If only I had known, I should have become a watchmaker."
    "Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities. The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence."
    "The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed."
    "A man's ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties; no religious basis is necessary. Man would indeeded be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death."
    "The further the spiritual evolution of mankind advances, the more certain it seems to me that the path to genuine religiosity does not lie through the fear of life, and the fear of death, and blind faith, but through striving after rational knowledge."
     
  9. cato less hate, more science Registered Senior Member

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    this would have been good to post just before winter break. I would have loved to write something then, but now I have no time. remind me as this semester comes to a close, I have thoughts on lots of things =]
     
  10. Firefly Registered Senior Member

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    What is wikibooks?

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  11. vslayer Registered Senior Member

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    its kind of lke a collection of online textbooks... free learning material. but due to copyright laws, all the content must be original, and therefore must be written by wikipedians or have the author release the copyright
     
  12. Firefly Registered Senior Member

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    Yeah but you can just summarise stuff from books so it's virtually the same content just reworded, right? Or is that plagiarism?
     
  13. Fafnir665 You just got served. Registered Senior Member

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    This is a good idea, if you believe you have something to contribute, you should.
     
  14. vslayer Registered Senior Member

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    firefly;

    summarising stuff from books can also be considered plagiarism if it is jsut the books content with a few words removed. what i am doing is using a textbooks content and index pages so that i dont forget to add anything, then writing what i can on it from my knowledge.
     
  15. cato less hate, more science Registered Senior Member

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    this is a good idea, sciforums member are quite smart. hell, if you compile all of the SR threads, it would add up to a book =]

    p.s. i have a friend who is a math major, and she is writing a... I think geometry book. maybe she can contribute it.
     
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  16. Firefly Registered Senior Member

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    Thanks vslayer. Interesting idea. Do you have to write the whole book yourself, or can others contribute? Couldn't they make all the current articles on the site into a massive encyclopedia-type book?
     
  17. vslayer Registered Senior Member

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    anyone can contribute to a book, but wikipedia focuses more on what things are, not how they are done, so using it as a learning resource isnt all that effective. however some of the content may be useful in compiling a book.
     

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