UFO Abduction?

Discussion in 'UFOs, Ghosts and Monsters' started by Beer w/Straw, Jan 21, 2018.

  1. Beer w/Straw Transcendental Ignorance! Valued Senior Member

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    If you are a teacher I don't respect you in any way.
     
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  3. river

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    Beer w/Straw

    Have you been abducted ?
     
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  5. Beer w/Straw Transcendental Ignorance! Valued Senior Member

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    Let's come on people that think they can teach..
     
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  7. river

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    Teach what , exactly ?
     
  8. Dr_Toad It's green! Valued Senior Member

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    Beer, why would you want to come on strangers? (Sorry, it was just too tempting.)
     
  9. river

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    [QUOTE="Dr_Toad, post: 3540389, member: 279434" ] Beer, why would you want to come on strangers? (Sorry, it was just too tempting.)[/QUOTE]

    why does this matter ?
     
  10. Dr_Toad It's green! Valued Senior Member

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    Don't you worry your little head about that.
     
  11. river

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    but your little head did , why ?
     
  12. Dr_Toad It's green! Valued Senior Member

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    Because , grammar , and , stupid .
     
  13. river

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    UfO , abduction , is to be taken seriously .
     
  14. Beer w/Straw Transcendental Ignorance! Valued Senior Member

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    I was drunk. Thinking about other things. Unfair.........
     
  15. Dr_Toad It's green! Valued Senior Member

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    Beer, I was talking to river, and it's OK for you to post drunk, as far as I'm concerned. Good morning!

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  16. origin In a democracy you deserve the leaders you elect. Valued Senior Member

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    Sorry, can't do it...

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  17. exchemist Valued Senior Member

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    You mean, about teachers? You must have been drunk.

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  18. Beer w/Straw Transcendental Ignorance! Valued Senior Member

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    If you are an undergraduate professors don't respect you. Imagine highschool.
     
  19. Beer w/Straw Transcendental Ignorance! Valued Senior Member

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    And they say they want to learn that's bullshit! They're just pretending they care, for a paycheuqe.
     
  20. exchemist Valued Senior Member

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    True enough.

    I certainly respected some of my tutors and lecturers, though. Especially my phys chem tutor. You'd have liked his hard drinking*, but as a woman you'd have had to put up with him trying to get you into bed. I have never forgotten his invitation to me to explain the factor 1/3 in the kinetic theory equation for gas pressure: P= 1/3 ρ <c²>. I gave him my 6th form school explanation, after which he nodded and said: "It's very interesting you say that, because it's ballocks, though I would not be surprised to find the same thing in a number of textbooks". He then proceeded to take us through 3 pages of integral calculus to derive the factor rigorously. I was very crestfallen, but the jolt made me realise university science was a lot tougher and more argumentative than school and I would need to raise my game.

    Also this man, who managed to give riveting and highly mathematical lectures on quantum chemistry - no mean feat: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Atkins
    (I don't like his extreme views on religion though.)

    But now I find when I go back there the dons do quite respect me, for living a life outside the cosy world of academe. My tutors, all of whom are still alive, have become friends.


    *After one session he found a back way into Christ Church Cathedral, at 2 a.m., in order to play Handel's Arrival of the Queen of Sheba on the cathedral organ.
     
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  21. Yazata Valued Senior Member

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    I wonder how he would know that. Presumably a small alien artifact would consist of familiar atoms and molecules. There may be some clues in how it was machined/extruded/whatever, but probably not.

    Establishing that an alien artifact is indeed an alien artifact might be quite difficult.
     
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  22. Dr_Toad It's green! Valued Senior Member

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    Lord have mercy, I dreamed about Bach on a proper instrument last night. Synchronicity?

    Most excellent.

    May they live, and you, well and hale.
     
  23. Gawdzilla Sama Valued Senior Member

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    My lead professor at Purdue was four days older than me.
     

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