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Why I am the happiest man on the forum...
« on: July 04, 2006, 02:41:26 AM »
[23:13] MatteeRamone: hey
[23:13] MatteeRamone: i have proof that god exists
[23:17] nektarios014: ok
[23:18] MatteeRamone: ok
[23:18] MatteeRamone: i am in this astronomy class at school
[23:18] MatteeRamone: it was required for us to go to a planetarium show
[23:19] MatteeRamone: otherwise, we lost 70 points
[23:19] MatteeRamone: which pretty much means that you'd fail for missing it
[23:19] MatteeRamone: well, i missed it
[23:19] MatteeRamone: are you with me?
[23:19] nektarios014: yeah
[23:19] MatteeRamone: when i realized that i missed it a few minutes ago, i freaked out
[23:19] MatteeRamone: all i could do was scream out for god's help
[23:20] MatteeRamone: well, guess what i found out?
[23:21] MatteeRamone: this thursday is the last day that we're allowed to drop a class without it showing on our transcripts
[23:21] MatteeRamone: i'm in the clear
[23:21] nektarios014: that's your proof?
[23:21] MatteeRamone: yes
[23:21] MatteeRamone: i cried for god's help
[23:21] MatteeRamone: and he granted it
[23:21] nektarios014: that's really lame
[23:21] MatteeRamone: no, not at all
[23:22] MatteeRamone: god is revealed in the simple things
[23:22] MatteeRamone: that's even what the bible teaches
[23:22] MatteeRamone: am i right?
[23:23] nektarios014: that's not a proof
[23:24] MatteeRamone: It's proof enough for me

Proof enough, indeed.

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Re: Why I am the happiest man on the forum...
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2006, 03:37:09 AM »
As painful as it is to admit it, I'm with nektarios on this one, that is pretty lame proof. If that's your ida of a proof, don't take any math classes, you don't have a chance at a passing grade.
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Re: Why I am the happiest man on the forum...
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2006, 05:02:59 AM »
Are you implying that I've provided the false cause fallacy?
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« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2006, 08:53:19 AM »
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Re: Why I am the happiest man on the forum...
« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2006, 11:22:24 AM »
whatever works for him.  he didn't label the thread "proof of God's existence."
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Re: Why I am the happiest man on the forum...
« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2006, 01:03:55 PM »
Whoa, looks even more lame this morning than it did last night.... and as a general comment, it's usually considered polite to ask someone before posting an AIM conversation in a public place. 

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« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2006, 01:34:28 PM »
Oh, I'm sorry. I thought it was okay, considering that no private information was shared.

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Re: Why I am the happiest man on the forum...
« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2006, 12:15:11 PM »
Now because the triangle has 2 angles with measurements of 45 degrees each, we are forced to conclude that this is indeed a right triangle with measures 45-45-90. Thank you.

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Re: Why I am the happiest man on the forum...
« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2006, 12:35:40 PM »
... and because the triangle as 2 angles with measurements of 45 degrees each, we are also forced to conclude that the sides of the triangle opposite to these angles are equal to one another in length.  Now, of course, the presence of 2 equal angles in this triangle does not necessarily mean that the opposite sides of this triangle will be congruent with the opposite sides of another triangle with 2 angles equal to each other and/or equal to the angles of the first triangle...
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« Reply #9 on: July 05, 2006, 12:47:35 PM »
Yea, Geometry was a horrible subject for me. I got an A in Algebra 1, an A in Algebra 2, and an A in Calculus 1, but I got a D in Geometry.... funny how that works.....

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Re: Why I am the happiest man on the forum...
« Reply #10 on: July 05, 2006, 01:04:18 PM »
Let's stay on topic.  No thread hijacking.

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« Reply #11 on: July 05, 2006, 02:17:09 PM »
school sometimes makes me the happiest man on this forum, it is perfectly well on topic.

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Re: Why I am the happiest man on the forum...
« Reply #12 on: July 05, 2006, 02:18:35 PM »
You could theoretically be used for posting private material online.  Luckily, Nektarios is a good sport.

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« Reply #13 on: July 05, 2006, 02:20:41 PM »
You could theoretically be used for posting private material online.  Luckily, Nektarios is a good sport.

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Re: Why I am the happiest man on the forum...
« Reply #14 on: July 05, 2006, 02:29:02 PM »
Methinks he meant sued.
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Re: Why I am the happiest man on the forum...
« Reply #15 on: July 05, 2006, 03:12:48 PM »
Yeah I mean sued. Sorry :)
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Re: Why I am the happiest man on the forum...
« Reply #16 on: July 05, 2006, 03:32:02 PM »
Now because the triangle has 2 angles with measurements of 45 degrees each, we are forced to conclude that this is indeed a right triangle with measures 45-45-90. Thank you.

-Nick

I don't buy it, the Equator, Prime Meridian and 90 degree west longitude lines all form to make a triangle, yet the angles are 90+90+90=270 degrees...why can't the triangle of which you speak have 270 degrees? (actually, using the axiomatic system of spherical geometry, it couldn't, the most degrees the triangle with 2 45 degree angles could have is 269.999999999... degrees, but that's another issue). Or perhaps the triangle could be a 45-45-45 triangle? Your theorme only works in Euclidian Geometry, and the theorem should be qualified accordingly ;)

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Re: Why I am the happiest man on the forum...
« Reply #17 on: July 05, 2006, 03:40:07 PM »
Whenever I do or discuss geometry I feel like an extremly luck man, lucky to not only live after Euclid, but also to live after such great mathematicians as Gauss, Bolyai, and Lobatchevsky. ;D

Ditto on the Euclid and Gauss.  The other two, you've got me stumped... but then again, I didn't study much math in College, versus you, my friend....
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« Reply #18 on: July 05, 2006, 03:45:14 PM »
That went way over my head. But I'll take your word for it.   ;D


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Re: Why I am the happiest man on the forum...
« Reply #19 on: July 05, 2006, 04:12:20 PM »
You could theoretically be used for posting private material online.ÂÂ  Luckily, Nektarios is a good sport.

Nothing private was shared. Nektarios' AIM screenname is on his OC.net profile.

But anyways, I've got to go drop the class before the deadline passes.

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Re: Why I am the happiest man on the forum...
« Reply #20 on: July 05, 2006, 08:54:38 PM »
Nothing private was shared. Nektarios' AIM screenname is on his OC.net profile.

Not to beat a dead horse, but:

Just because his screen name is public doesn't mean his conversation with you is.  IM-ing someone is almost like a phone call: the person has a reasonable expectation that the conversation is private unless you tell them otherwise (i.e. there's someone else in the room, speakerphone, chat windows, etc.).
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Re: Why I am the happiest man on the forum...
« Reply #21 on: July 05, 2006, 09:16:41 PM »
I think it is abudantly clear that no malice was meant (so I not offended in the least by this), but I do think it is prudent not to post private conversations on a public message board.  Anyway I think it is sort of sad if one's "proof" for God's existence is so simple and ultimately self serving.  What happens the next time you get a bad grade on a test or things don't go your way? 

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Re: Why I am the happiest man on the forum...
« Reply #22 on: July 06, 2006, 12:49:24 AM »
[quote author=Νεκτάριος link=topic=9427.msg126841#msg126841 date=1152148601]
Anyway I think it is sort of sad if one's "proof" for God's existence is so simple and ultimately self servingÂÂ  
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Isn't God revealed in the simple things of life?

[quote author=Νεκτάριος link=topic=9427.msg126841#msg126841 date=1152148601]
What happens the next time you get a bad grade on a test or things don't go your way?ÂÂ  
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Then I'd have to bite the bullet, and pay for college without financial aid. Even then, I'd hope that God would lead me through that situation.

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« Reply #23 on: July 06, 2006, 09:54:07 AM »
It seems to me that your "revelation" of the existance of God is nothing more than a case of erroneous information. You may have mistaken the date and that could lead to your "proof". Ex:

Oooo my God, I didn't study for my accounting exam! I'm gonna fail!"

*in class: Okay, so the accounting exam is next week, remember to write it down*

So God does exist regardless of the fact that I mistook today for being the same day next week.... It really doesn't work.

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« Reply #24 on: July 06, 2006, 12:27:22 PM »
I was the happiest man on the forum until I read this thread... :P
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Re: Why I am the happiest man on the forum...
« Reply #25 on: July 06, 2006, 12:45:02 PM »
Isn't God revealed in the simple things of life?

Yes. You are proof of that !  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Why I am the happiest man on the forum...
« Reply #26 on: July 06, 2006, 05:05:07 PM »
I was the happiest man on the forum until I read this thread... :P

I thought this was the funniest thing so far in the thread...

Yes. You are proof of that !  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

... but I was wrong.
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« Reply #27 on: July 13, 2006, 04:38:01 PM »
I'm taking photo class now instead of astronomy and it's really cool. We only use black and white film, and no auto focus is allowed. I can hardly wait to develop and process my own pictures.
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« Reply #28 on: July 13, 2006, 10:46:54 PM »
I'm taking photo class now instead of astronomy and it's really cool. We only use black and white film, and no auto focus is allowed. I can hardly wait to develop and process my own pictures.

I was doing that back in my senior year in high school in 1975.

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« Reply #29 on: July 13, 2006, 10:54:42 PM »
I was doing that back in my senior year in high school in 1975.


Were u a photographer for Teddy Roosevelt during the Charge up San Juan Hill?  ;D
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« Reply #30 on: July 14, 2006, 03:41:51 AM »
I was doing that back in my senior year in high school in 1975.

But in the digital age, black and white film is considered a dying art. 
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« Reply #31 on: July 14, 2006, 09:40:31 AM »
Ditto on the Euclid and Gauss.ÂÂ  The other two, you've got me stumped... but then again, I didn't study much math in College, versus you, my friend....

"Who made me the genius I am today,
The mathematician that others all quote?
Who's the professor that made me that way,
The greatest that ever got chalk on his coat?

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Re: Why I am the happiest man on the forum...
« Reply #32 on: July 16, 2006, 11:46:23 PM »
"Who made me the genius I am today,
The mathematician that others all quote?
Who's the professor that made me that way,
The greatest that ever got chalk on his coat?

One man deserves the credit,
One man deserves the blame,
and Nicolai Ivanovich Lobachevsky is his name.  Oy!
Nicolai Ivanovich Lobachevsky is his name."

From "Lobachevsky" by Tom Lehrer (who was also a Math Professor)

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