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quote:Originally posted by daveshortsI was talking in more general terms, but you are picking an arbitrary mass of about 1000 billion solar masses surely it is not meaningful to quote the answer to more than 1-2 significant figures?I am not saying that there is anything wrong with your calculation, just that you are quoting the answer to a ridiculous accuracy... possibly a bit picky but you did start it
quote:I really wish you were so tenacious about seeing the the importance of a difference between observation and theory when it concerns a difference of an order of 3, a 1000 times, as observed, instead of going on about something maybe differing at 4 digits behind the comma.
quote:Oh, I like to do my heretic-burning preferably aboard oil-tankers filled with the best high-octane stuff, btw. And then take the chopper out. What you take me for, barbaric?
quote:Originally posted by rosyOh honestly people. Rob, if you're bored with this discussion no-one's making you take part.Clearly this doesn't really apply to a discussion forum when we all know you've copied and pasted out of a calculator and perhaps in this context my small mickey-taking was a bit childish.I can't work out how bothered I should be...If not, well, to be honest I can't get all that excited ....Eh? I thought you were suggesting...
quote:Furthermore, I'd say Dave is perfectly capable of answering for himself, don't you think?
quote:Maybe you should make fewer assumptions, be less bothered, and not get all that excited, then?
quote:Anyway: nice experiment to show how even scientists can fall for dogma: any scientist willing to conduct it with me by answering the following question:A black hole has been reported sitting at the center of a galaxy close to 450 million lighyears away, and it has a size calculated to be around 3,5 to 5 lightyears in diameter.Yet, there is something totally impossibly wrong with it. Something that defies our astronomic common sense.Now, what question would a respectable scientist - being impervious to dogma - ask first, before investigating the matter any further?
quote:Originally posted by TronixChimera, with no offense intened, seems to be following this set of beliefs.