Hey folks!

Hello and welcome to RatSkep! :smile: Why don't you introduce yourself here? ;)

Moderators: DarthHelmet86, campermon

Hey folks!

#1  Postby QuantumT » Aug 03, 2019 1:41 pm

Hello

This seems like a place for me. I'm a 40-something guy from Scandinavia, who loves science and philosophy, and I see myself as a hardcore atheist. Growing up, I had an encounter with evangelism, and that has actually helped me debunk religion, because I know it a lot better than most atheists.
I like to let the evidence take me where ever it leads. Even if I don't like what it suggests. For me evidence and logic is alpha and omega, no matter what they say.

Looking forward to meet you guys, and have interesting discussions :thumbup:
QuantumT
THREAD STARTER
 
Posts: 9

Print view this post

Ads by Google


Re: Hey folks!

#2  Postby Keep It Real » Aug 03, 2019 2:23 pm

Welcome, if your username were abbreviated to QT (mine is usually abbreviated to KIR etc) it would sound like a term for those who are romantically appealing....you'd have a lot of work to earn that title methinks, new as you are, so I'll plump for QuT methinks...or QuantumT. Is your username a synonym for a minuscule evening meal, or perhaps denoting the difficulty one sometimes has deciding what to actually have for dinner...the uncertainty principle?
Arthur : All my life I've had this strange feeling that there's something big and sinister going on in the world. Slartibartfast : No, that's perfectly normal paranoia.
User avatar
Keep It Real
Suspended User
 
Posts: 8694
Age: 38
Male

England (eng)
Print view this post

Re: Hey folks!

#3  Postby laklak » Aug 03, 2019 2:31 pm

Welcome to the rug, Dude.
A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way. - Mark Twain
The sky is falling! The sky is falling! - Chicken Little
I never go without my dinner. No one ever does, except vegetarians and people like that - Oscar Wilde
User avatar
laklak
RS Donator
 
Name: Florida Man
Posts: 19732
Age: 65
Male

Country: The Great Satan
Swaziland (sz)
Print view this post

Re: Hey folks!

#4  Postby QuantumT » Aug 03, 2019 2:53 pm

Thanks for the welcome's.

My name is taken from my favorite branch in science, and the T is from a name.
So no romantic stuff or food associations there :mrgreen:
QuantumT
THREAD STARTER
 
Posts: 9

Print view this post

Re: Hey folks!

#5  Postby newolder » Aug 03, 2019 2:54 pm

caek for everyone! & Welcome.

Image
Geometric forgetting gives me loops. - Nima A-H
User avatar
newolder
 
Name: Albert Ross
Posts: 6543
Age: 8
Male

Country: Feudal Estate number 9
Print view this post

Re: Hey folks!

#6  Postby Spearthrower » Aug 03, 2019 3:29 pm

Aloha
I'm not an atheist; I just don't believe in gods :- that which I don't belong to isn't a group!
Religion: Mass Stockholm Syndrome

Learn Stuff. Stuff good. https://www.coursera.org/
User avatar
Spearthrower
 
Posts: 25337
Age: 43
Male

Country: Thailand
Print view this post

Re: Hey folks!

#7  Postby QuantumT » Aug 03, 2019 4:16 pm

Thanks for the TISE cake, newolder, and aloha 2u2 Spearthrower!
QuantumT
THREAD STARTER
 
Posts: 9

Print view this post

Ads by Google


Re: Hey folks!

#8  Postby newolder » Aug 03, 2019 4:30 pm

We have a bonus TDSE print winner!
Image
Geometric forgetting gives me loops. - Nima A-H
User avatar
newolder
 
Name: Albert Ross
Posts: 6543
Age: 8
Male

Country: Feudal Estate number 9
Print view this post

Re: Hey folks!

#9  Postby Keep It Real » Aug 03, 2019 4:31 pm

Your sense of humour is so formulaic newolder ;)
Arthur : All my life I've had this strange feeling that there's something big and sinister going on in the world. Slartibartfast : No, that's perfectly normal paranoia.
User avatar
Keep It Real
Suspended User
 
Posts: 8694
Age: 38
Male

England (eng)
Print view this post

Re: Hey folks!

#10  Postby newolder » Aug 03, 2019 4:36 pm

...but if I could formulate how fast I'm going, I wouldn't know where I am. :scratch:
Geometric forgetting gives me loops. - Nima A-H
User avatar
newolder
 
Name: Albert Ross
Posts: 6543
Age: 8
Male

Country: Feudal Estate number 9
Print view this post

Re: Hey folks!

#11  Postby QuantumT » Aug 03, 2019 4:46 pm

newolder wrote:We have a bonus TDSE print winner!


I don't deserve it. I had to look it up. Math ain't my strong suit :mrgreen:
QuantumT
THREAD STARTER
 
Posts: 9

Print view this post

Re: Hey folks!

#12  Postby Keep It Real » Aug 03, 2019 4:49 pm

Perhaps you can help me with a question QuantumT - I once saw a documentary about legendary Copenhagen era quantum physicists, but can't remember the name of it. It featured one man who was very paranoid of being poisoned, and his wife tasted his food for him before he would consume it when out and about. There was another chap, or perhaps the same one, who suffered an existential psychological breakdown of sorts, said he "couldn't take it ANY MORE," converted to Christianity, gave away all his money and opened up his house to vagrants, who were not good to him, and lived out his few remaining years in utter penury. Might you know the fellow's name, by any chance?
Arthur : All my life I've had this strange feeling that there's something big and sinister going on in the world. Slartibartfast : No, that's perfectly normal paranoia.
User avatar
Keep It Real
Suspended User
 
Posts: 8694
Age: 38
Male

England (eng)
Print view this post

Re: Hey folks!

#13  Postby QuantumT » Aug 03, 2019 4:50 pm

newolder wrote:...but if I could formulate how fast I'm going, I wouldn't know where I am. :scratch:


Ah, the uncertainty principle. I knew that one! Do you always speak in references? :mrgreen:
QuantumT
THREAD STARTER
 
Posts: 9

Print view this post

Re: Hey folks!

#14  Postby QuantumT » Aug 03, 2019 4:52 pm

Keep It Real wrote:Perhaps you can help me with a question QuantumT - I once saw a documentary about legendary Copenhagen era quantum physicists, but can't remember the name of it. It featured one man who was very paranoid of being poisoned, and his wife tasted his food for him before he would consume it when out and about. There was another chap, or perhaps the same one, who suffered an existential psychological breakdown of sorts, said he "couldn't take it ANY MORE," converted to Christianity, gave away all his money and opened up his house to vagrants, who were not good to him, and lived out his few remaining years in utter penury. Might you know the fellow's name, by any chance?


Haven't seen that, sorry!
QuantumT
THREAD STARTER
 
Posts: 9

Print view this post

Re: Hey folks!

#15  Postby Keep It Real » Aug 03, 2019 4:55 pm

Oh well, it's a good (true) story for the thread anyway.
Arthur : All my life I've had this strange feeling that there's something big and sinister going on in the world. Slartibartfast : No, that's perfectly normal paranoia.
User avatar
Keep It Real
Suspended User
 
Posts: 8694
Age: 38
Male

England (eng)
Print view this post

Ads by Google


Re: Hey folks!

#16  Postby newolder » Aug 03, 2019 5:01 pm

^ Kurt Gödel, is yer man who was paranoid about food, KIR. Not familiar with the other tale, sry.
Geometric forgetting gives me loops. - Nima A-H
User avatar
newolder
 
Name: Albert Ross
Posts: 6543
Age: 8
Male

Country: Feudal Estate number 9
Print view this post

Re: Hey folks!

#17  Postby Keep It Real » Aug 03, 2019 5:10 pm

Thant's certainly a start newolder, nice one! A little detective work and the documentary should now be easily searchable methinks.
Arthur : All my life I've had this strange feeling that there's something big and sinister going on in the world. Slartibartfast : No, that's perfectly normal paranoia.
User avatar
Keep It Real
Suspended User
 
Posts: 8694
Age: 38
Male

England (eng)
Print view this post

Re: Hey folks!

#18  Postby Keep It Real » Aug 03, 2019 5:17 pm

Do you have a position on Schroedinger's Cat QuantumT?
Arthur : All my life I've had this strange feeling that there's something big and sinister going on in the world. Slartibartfast : No, that's perfectly normal paranoia.
User avatar
Keep It Real
Suspended User
 
Posts: 8694
Age: 38
Male

England (eng)
Print view this post

Re: Hey folks!

#19  Postby LucidFlight » Aug 03, 2019 5:30 pm

newolder wrote:caek for everyone! & Welcome.

Image


Image

Also, hi, Quantum :wave:
OFFICIAL MEMBER: QUANTUM CONSTRUCTOR CONSCIOUSNESS QUALIA KOALA COLLECTIVE.
User avatar
LucidFlight
RS Donator
 
Name: Kento
Posts: 10574
Male

Country: UK/US/AU/SG
United Kingdom (uk)
Print view this post

Re: Hey folks!

#20  Postby newolder » Aug 03, 2019 5:37 pm

^ :tehe:

re: KG
... His problems seem to have started with hypochondria: he was obsessive about his diet and bowel habits and kept a daily record for two decades or more of his body temperature and milk of magnesia consumption. He had a fear of accidental and, in later years, deliberate poisoning. This phobia led him to avoid eating food, so that he became malnourished. At the same time, though, he ingested a variety of pills for an imaginary heart problem.
...

plusmaths link, "Gödel and the limits of logic"
Geometric forgetting gives me loops. - Nima A-H
User avatar
newolder
 
Name: Albert Ross
Posts: 6543
Age: 8
Male

Country: Feudal Estate number 9
Print view this post

Next

Return to Welcome New Members

Who is online

Users viewing this topic: No registered users and 1 guest

cron