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Corneel wrote:tuco wrote:BlackBart wrote:No more than a black cat or a horseshoe has power.
Horseshoe does not have power, it just brings luck :)
It doesn't bring luck, iron wards of the fairies and a horseshoe was often the most convenient form iron came in when you wanted to nail some iron above your door.
tuco wrote:How about here, Weaver?Corneel wrote:tuco wrote:BlackBart wrote:No more than a black cat or a horseshoe has power.
Horseshoe does not have power, it just brings luck
It doesn't bring luck, iron wards of the fairies and a horseshoe was often the most convenient form iron came in when you wanted to nail some iron above your door.
Does it ward of the fairies or its what people say sometimes? I wanna be sure because this is complex and important issue.
NineBerry wrote:What is the effect of horseshoes on Pokémon?
don't get me started wrote:So you will often find apartment buildings with no fourth floor
Weaver wrote:There is no power inherent to numbers.
Martin Rees, in his book Just Six Numbers, mulls over the following six dimensionless constants, whose values he deems fundamental to present-day physical theory and the known structure of the universe:
N ≈ 1036: the ratio of the fine structure constant (the dimensionless coupling constant for electromagnetism) to the gravitational coupling constant. N governs the relative importance of gravity and electrostatic attraction/repulsion in explaining the properties of baryonic matter.
ε ≈ 0.007: The fraction of the mass of four protons that is released as energy when fused into a helium nucleus. ε governs the energy output of stars, and is determined by the coupling constant for the strong force.
Ω ≈ 0.3: the ratio of the actual density of the universe to the critical (minimum) density required for the universe to eventually collapse under its gravity. Ω determines the ultimate fate of the universe. If Ω ≥ 1, the universe will experience a Big Crunch. If Ω < 1, the universe will expand forever.
λ ≈ 0.7: The ratio of the energy density of the universe, due to the cosmological constant, to the critical density of the universe.
Q ≈ 10−5: The energy required to break up and disperse an instance of the largest known structures in the universe, namely a galactic cluster or supercluster, expressed as a fraction of the energy equivalent to the rest mass m of that structure, namely mc2.
D = 3: the number of macroscopic spatial dimensions.
solazy wrote:Weaver wrote:There is no power inherent to numbers.
You're quite right.
And do away with the constants, I say, and see where we get.Martin Rees, in his book Just Six Numbers, mulls over the following six dimensionless constants, whose values he deems fundamental to present-day physical theory and the known structure of the universe:
N ≈ 1036: the ratio of the fine structure constant (the dimensionless coupling constant for electromagnetism) to the gravitational coupling constant. N governs the relative importance of gravity and electrostatic attraction/repulsion in explaining the properties of baryonic matter.
ε ≈ 0.007: The fraction of the mass of four protons that is released as energy when fused into a helium nucleus. ε governs the energy output of stars, and is determined by the coupling constant for the strong force.
Ω ≈ 0.3: the ratio of the actual density of the universe to the critical (minimum) density required for the universe to eventually collapse under its gravity. Ω determines the ultimate fate of the universe. If Ω ≥ 1, the universe will experience a Big Crunch. If Ω < 1, the universe will expand forever.
λ ≈ 0.7: The ratio of the energy density of the universe, due to the cosmological constant, to the critical density of the universe.
Q ≈ 10−5: The energy required to break up and disperse an instance of the largest known structures in the universe, namely a galactic cluster or supercluster, expressed as a fraction of the energy equivalent to the rest mass m of that structure, namely mc2.
D = 3: the number of macroscopic spatial dimensions.
solazy wrote:Apollo 13 was launched at 13:13.
Coincidence, of course. But it added to the myth and to the awareness of the power of numbers.
Weaver wrote:There is no power inherent to numbers.
laklak wrote:Superstition can be useful. When I lived in Nigeria my house was broken into twice in one week. I went to the local ju-ju man and bought a bewitched broom, and hung it over the front door. If anyone broke in the broom would fly down and beat them. Never had another break in, and when I moved house I took the broom with me. No break ins there either.
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