Equation or representation of our insignificance

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Offline cuttlefish

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« on: 04/02/2011 19:26:42 »
This is probably a very odd request, but I know someone who would like to get a tattoo.  Problem is, they want something that is sort of nerdy (an equation or something similar) that is representative of our insignificance in the universe.  I'm having trouble finding anything that remotely fits that description since I'm certainly no scientist (or scienc-y type person).

If anyone has a creative idea or equation/representation they can think of, please let me know!

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« Reply #1 on: 04/02/2011 20:03:36 »
What about the einstein field equations

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or the dirac equation, or shroedinger equation.  But frankly unless your friend could begin to explain it - I think people are gonna think "what a pseud!"
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« Reply #2 on: 04/02/2011 20:53:19 »
I also chose the same but many people would choose E=MC^2 but I think that rather passe, I rather love the 8pi bit
the Schwarzschild solution also looks attractive 48G2M2/C2r6
Perhaps some kind soul could improve the typrography
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« Reply #3 on: 04/02/2011 21:53:48 »
people are gonna think "what a pseud!"

I tend to agree. If it's a really permanent tattoo, your friend would be much safer sticking with something like

"I Love Mum"
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« Reply #4 on: 04/02/2011 22:16:51 »
people are gonna think "what a pseud!"

I tend to agree. If it's a really permanent tattoo, your friend would be much safer sticking with something like

"I Love Mum"

The tattoo won't be in a viewable spot so that isn't an issue.

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« Reply #5 on: 06/02/2011 04:23:36 »
Soft Watch At Moment of First Explosion by Salvador Dali
it's a statement.


« Last Edit: 12/02/2011 05:19:42 by yor_on »
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« Reply #6 on: 06/02/2011 05:29:21 »
Bet you didn't know that Salvador Dali had "I Love Mum" tattooed on his bum.
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« Reply #7 on: 06/02/2011 12:59:34 »
A nerdy tattoo will look good to all the people who really like a smart-arse.
I wouldn't go for it.
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« Reply #8 on: 06/02/2011 18:42:27 »
And 'exactly how' do you know?
Hmmm.
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Awh, sorry :)
Such a diseased imagination is mine..
Maybe I will get well, some day?
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« Reply #9 on: 07/02/2011 21:22:32 »
I suppose

"I think, therefore I'm not sure"

might not be too bad.
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« Reply #10 on: 08/02/2011 19:56:18 »
Depending on their ethnic background, "I'm pink, therefore I'm spam" might get a few laughs, but is that the idea?
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« Reply #11 on: 09/02/2011 19:37:42 »
Who changed my post on the 'clock'. Or did the TNS do that on its own?
Now it looks ridiculous? :)

I liked it better when it showed only the full 'jpg' and no 'thumbnails'.
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« Reply #12 on: 10/02/2011 07:13:08 »
Strange! Something is afoot, or maybe at hand.
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« Reply #14 on: 10/02/2011 14:28:19 »
The drake equation looks quite cool but I would like an equation that includes one of these '∑'(excuse lack of mathematical education)
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« Reply #15 on: 10/02/2011 16:30:00 »
Spin this round a bit?


Alternatively, how about a ratio showing no. of predicted planetary civilisations to no. of billion stars? (x 10x)

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« Reply #16 on: 10/02/2011 16:42:18 »
The solar system ...

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http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/loom/2008/02/17/solar-system/

Careful now: apparently tattoos are addictive ...

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« Last Edit: 10/02/2011 16:59:46 by RD »

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« Reply #17 on: 10/02/2011 22:58:15 »
A simple one over infinity over zero should suffice.

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« Reply #18 on: 11/02/2011 07:10:20 »
A simple one over infinity over zero should suffice.
Sufficient for what? To show that you don't understand that division by zero is undefined?
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« Reply #19 on: 12/02/2011 04:40:33 »
He might take it a step further of course. Maybe some bodily modification too? Why not, if it's addictive? Better warn him off. Although having a replica of the moon created in ones hairdo indeed will present a levitated personality it might be misinterpreted by some unenlightened.
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