+ Post New Thread
Results 1 to 9 of 9
Jokes/Interweb Things Thread, BRAINS.... in Fun Stuff; There must be enough brainpower in this photo to cause an intellectual black-hole. Even if some of those photographed disliked ...
  1. #1

    Andrew_C's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Winchester
    Posts
    2,960
    Thank Post
    64
    Thanked 374 Times in 284 Posts
    Rep Power
    158

    BRAINS....

    There must be enough brainpower in this photo to cause an intellectual black-hole. Even if some of those photographed disliked the very idea of the black hole.



    Oh, can anyone see Schroedinger's cat? I can't; maybe it is dead...
    Last edited by Andrew_C; 21st February 2009 at 05:57 PM.

  2. #2

    SYNACK's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    11,060
    Thank Post
    853
    Thanked 2,674 Times in 2,269 Posts
    Blog Entries
    9
    Rep Power
    768
    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew_C View Post
    Oh, can anyone see Schroedinger's cat? I can't; maybe it is dead...
    Its probably still stached safely (or not) in its box. This crowd would definitely be extremely high grade zombie food. Probably high quality enough to furnish a large mob of zombies with intelect comparible with the average population of today.

  3. #3

    Andrew_C's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Winchester
    Posts
    2,960
    Thank Post
    64
    Thanked 374 Times in 284 Posts
    Rep Power
    158
    Quote Originally Posted by SYNACK View Post
    intellect comparable with the average population of today.
    More like the total IQ of a large country (between Canada and Mexico) seen in photo of 29 people. OK, I've an interest in physics / cosmology, but I know of 11 of these people, and the picture must be best part of 80 years old.

    Is it the famous Copenhagen conference?
    Last edited by Andrew_C; 21st February 2009 at 07:30 PM.

  4. #4
    DrPerceptron's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    In a house
    Posts
    917
    Thank Post
    34
    Thanked 134 Times in 114 Posts
    Rep Power
    41
    Is it bad that I have only heard of 3 of them?

    Schroedinger, Einstein (duhh) and Marie Curie...

  5. #5
    torledo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    2,928
    Thank Post
    168
    Thanked 155 Times in 126 Posts
    Rep Power
    47
    Quote Originally Posted by DrPerceptron View Post
    Is it bad that I have only heard of 3 of them?

    Schroedinger, Einstein (duhh) and Marie Curie...
    in a word. yes.

    but not as bad as not knowing what a slide rule is.

  6. #6
    DrPerceptron's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    In a house
    Posts
    917
    Thank Post
    34
    Thanked 134 Times in 114 Posts
    Rep Power
    41
    I'm not going to loose any sleep over either of those things.

    I was never a keen scientist, I have the occasional interest, nothing warranting worshipping old men, nor am I old enough to pre-date the advent of a worthy scientific calculator, hence no requirement for a slide-rule.

  7. #7

    witch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Dorset
    Posts
    11,108
    Thank Post
    1,367
    Thanked 2,374 Times in 1,671 Posts
    Rep Power
    703
    I find myself constantly thinking of Planck

    (I've heard of 7 of the people in the picture)

  8. #8

    SYNACK's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    11,060
    Thank Post
    853
    Thanked 2,674 Times in 2,269 Posts
    Blog Entries
    9
    Rep Power
    768
    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew_C View Post
    More like the total IQ of a large country (between Canada and Mexico) seen in photo of 29 people. OK, I've an interest in physics / cosmology, but I know of 11 of these people, and the picture must be best part of 80 years old.

    Is it the famous Copenhagen conference?
    Now your just being mean, Im sure the people in the photo were smater than that I was talking about a particularly large mob of zombies.

    It looks like this was here File:Solvay conference 1927.jpg - Wikimedia Commons (Fifth Solvay Conference on Physics, Brussels, 1927)

    Quote Originally Posted by DrPerceptron View Post
    Is it bad that I have only heard of 3 of them?

    Schroedinger, Einstein (duhh) and Marie Curie...
    Quote Originally Posted by witch View Post
    I find myself constantly thinking of Planck

    (I've heard of 7 of the people in the picture)
    Admittedly I have an interest in science but off the top of my head:

    Piccard - Explorer, high altitude ballons and first deep sea subs - Basis of ST:TNG captins name and heritage
    Schrödinger - Quantum state superpositions
    Heisenberg - Heisenberg uncertainty principal
    Bragg - DNA
    de Broglie - wave theory, light etc.
    Bohr - Bohr model of the atom
    Planck - the Planck constant
    Curie - Radiation
    Einstein - General realitivity

    It looks like the wikipedia photo has links to all of the people in question explaining their contributions.
    Last edited by SYNACK; 21st February 2009 at 11:53 PM.

  9. #9
    torledo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    2,928
    Thank Post
    168
    Thanked 155 Times in 126 Posts
    Rep Power
    47
    Quote Originally Posted by DrPerceptron View Post
    I'm not going to loose any sleep over either of those things.

    I was never a keen scientist, I have the occasional interest, nothing warranting worshipping old men, nor am I old enough to pre-date the advent of a worthy scientific calculator, hence no requirement for a slide-rule.
    oh i get it now, your first post was a rhetorical question...

    btw, the slide rule predates my school experience aswell, but the reason i know what it is is because as a word/term it's entered into our common language or vernacular.

    or atleast i thought it had.

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread

Similar Threads

  1. Wireless ... Give me your brains
    By ajbritton in forum Wireless Networks
    Replies: 36
    Last Post: 25th October 2005, 07:47 AM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •