Terrence Howard at Oxford - Crank Alert

Discussion in 'Physics & Math' started by Neddy Bate, May 15, 2018.

  1. arfa brane call me arf Valued Senior Member

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    Terry Howard walks into a bar and orders 1 times 1 drink. The bargirl says, "Oh 'ullo Mr Howard.
    You mean one drink at a time, or you want two drinks so you can multiply them together?"
     
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  3. Neddy Bate Valued Senior Member

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    LOL ... "Terry Howard walks into a bar." I never thought this thread would turn out to be so much fun.

    For those who were not able to watch to the end of the video, he also talks about how people claim that one dollar times one dollar equals one dollar, and how that is wrong because it should be two dollars. Since he is speaking in England he even make the equivalent statement in pounds. One of the students even tries to correct him that the units would be square dollars or square pounds, which makes no sense. He does not seem to understand what they are saying at all.
     
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  5. exchemist Valued Senior Member

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    It's just the Dunning-Kruger effect isn't it? Guy's too thick to realise what twat he is.
     
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  7. gmilam Valued Senior Member

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    Wonder what he thinks 1 times 2 is...
     
  8. Neddy Bate Valued Senior Member

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    I think someone asks that during the Q & A and he says something like, "All the others stay the same, it's only 1x1 that needs to be changed." Not much method to the madness I suppose.
     
  9. geordief Registered Senior Member

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    Not the Dunning+Kruger effect ?

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  10. arfa brane call me arf Valued Senior Member

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    But notice how Mr Howard brings out the fact that you can multiply numbers together and get squares, but you can't multiply physical objects together--there aren't any square drinks, or apples, or dollars.

    No, you're obliged to only allow one number to be a "label for" a physical three-dimensional object (i.e. 1 x 1 drink, not 1 drink x 1 drink). The three dimensions are all "multiplied together" for any object that "occupies space", or has a volume: drinks, apples etc have this property.
    It's why a squared apple makes no sense: how many dimensions would it have, twice as many as a three dimensional apple?

    Und so weiter. Ist in der physikbuchen.
     
  11. arfa brane call me arf Valued Senior Member

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    Because it's so bleedin obvious.

    If Mr Howard has two drinks in front of him, he can't define the multiplication of their two volumes in three dimensions. The best he can do is add them together and get one drink, the sum of the two volumes because there are only three dimensions to do it in, and he needs more than that to define a product. That's just how it works.
     
  12. Michael 345 Home just over a week still jet lag sleepy Valued Senior Member

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    I think that is a gross underestimate of his stupidity

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  13. exchemist Valued Senior Member

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    How about the Dunning.Kruger effect then?
     
  14. Michael 345 Home just over a week still jet lag sleepy Valued Senior Member

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    How about the "Dumbass dropped on head at birth" syndrome

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  15. iceaura Valued Senior Member

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    No sense? You fall short of the man's profundity, in truth. For as we are informed by the most august of economists, a dollar is an entity of motion and change, not of petty and fixed dimension, and such entities find themselves squared as a matter of analytical routine - as we have mass x velocity squared, for example.

    The deep thinking Howard is merely bringing the insights underlying the governing economic theory of post-Reagan America to the masses, explaining how a dollar not taxed away from a rich man becomes simultaneously a dollar of circulating wealth in transient possession by an entire economy, a dollar in a rich man's store of itself a dollar in motion elsewhere as well, a dollar compounded, a dollar squared.

    It's all in the awristhmetic.
     
  16. Michael 345 Home just over a week still jet lag sleepy Valued Senior Member

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    Love the word awristhmetic

    Does it relate to a flick of the wrist?

    Or perhaps a-wish-matic?

    Put it in the thread Word of the Day

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  17. CptBork Robbing the Shalebridge Cradle Valued Senior Member

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    Oh ok I get it, so someone comes in from an outside discipline with a fresh perspective, they hand you the missing piece of the Standard Model, General Relativity and global peace on a silver tin, and y'all just wanna joke about how he orders drinks. This is why humanity will forever remain stuck in the dark ages!

    So if I'm a retired Hollywood actor with \($50\) million to burn, I go out and buy a \($25\) million home, a \($10\) million plane, throw another \($10\) million at some properties I've never seen but a friend told me about somewhere in the Caribbean (he's going to hand over all the title deeds next month, he swears by it!), I spend \($15\) million on sacred mountain water to cure everything that ever goes wrong in my body, another \($10\) million on booze and powder for my entourage, and then I find out my home needs \($20\) million in repairs and unpaid taxes... You're saying I'm not living on top of a virtual gold mine? \(1\times 1\), baby!
     
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  18. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    So she brings him a double.
     
  19. Michael 345 Home just over a week still jet lag sleepy Valued Senior Member

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    Please post the link to where he handed the science community the missing piece of the Standard Model, General Relativity

    The only reason we would be stuck in the Dark Ages is because idiots like him are dragging us back there

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  20. CptBork Robbing the Shalebridge Cradle Valued Senior Member

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    The proof has been published for peer review. Behold the glory!!! https://twitter.com/terrencehoward/status/925754491881877507
     
  21. Michael 345 Home just over a week still jet lag sleepy Valued Senior Member

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    You gave me a link which showed his crap proof. Not what I asked for

    Repeat
    Please post the link to where he handed the science community the missing piece of the Standard Model, General Relativity

    Repeat
    The only reason we would be stuck in the Dark Ages is because idiots like him are dragging us back there

    If you believe his proof you are already back there

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  22. CptBork Robbing the Shalebridge Cradle Valued Senior Member

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    If you actually looked at the proof, you'd see how it relates to the Standard Model and General Relativity. If you disagree then tell me what's wrong with it, instead of hiding behind your keyboard pretending to be a scientist and shouting down original discoveries just because they didn't come from some fancy university. Also it can maybe one day be used to cure cancer and genital warts. But fine, if you want to stay stuck in outdated Dark Age paradigms of thought, you can stay that way along with all the rest of the Sheeple, while I sit back and enjoy watching my beers self-multiply for free.
     
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  23. Michael 345 Home just over a week still jet lag sleepy Valued Senior Member

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    I did (there's a wasted effort)

    It doesn't

    Seriously if it is not obvious to you this so called discussion would turn into Ping Pong. I don't do Ping Pong

    What strange ideas you have

    I'm not shouting down anything. Posting on twitter can hardly be considered to be published for peer review

    As a retired Registered Nurse / Midwife with reasonable knowledge of said conditions the statement registered 9 on crackpot scale

    And you follow it up with a 10

    It was a mistake to say you are back in the dark ages

    Your much further back

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