Thursday, March 14, 2013

Math and Science Today

March 14, 2013

Pi Day

Pi Day celebrates the mathematical constant Pi observed
on March 14 (3/14), due to Pi being roughly equal to 3.14.

March 14, 1879 - April 18, 1955

Albert Einstein

  Albert Einstein Google Videos

Albert Einstein was a German-born theoretical physicist
considered one of the greatest physicists of all time.

Meet 12-year-old Neha Ramu, a 'genius' with an IQ higher than Albert Einstein's   NDTV - March 14, 2013

As far as the laws of mathematics
refer to reality, they are not certain,

and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality.

Mass and energy are both different
manifestations of the same thing

a somewhat unfamiliar conception for the average mind.

Albert Einstein Quotes 1

Albert Einstein Quotes 2

Albert Einstein Quotes 3

In a polar region, there is a continual deposition of ice, which is not symmetrically distributed about the pole. The earth's rotation acts on these unsymmetrically deposited masses of ice, and produces centrifugal momentum that is transmitted to the rigid crust of the earth. The constantly increasing centrifugal momentum produced in this way will, when it has reached a certain point, produce a movement of the earth's crust over the rest of the earth's body, and this will displace the polar regions toward the equator.

Albert Einstein on the Theory of Crustal Displacement
From The Path of the Pole by Charles Hapgood

March 14, 1835 - July 4, 1910

Giovanni Schiaparelli

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Giovanni Schiaparelli was an award winning Italian astronomer and science historian. Schiaparelli peered through his telescope one evening in 1877 and discovered what he took to be the Red Planet's famous canals giving rise to waves of hypotheses, speculation, and folklore about the possibility of intelligent life on Mars, the Martians. As it turned out, the canals were an optical illusion, but current research suggests water once flowed on Mars. Among the most fervent supporters of the artificial-canal hypothesis was the American astronomer Percival Lowell, who spent much of his life trying to prove the existence of intelligent life on the red planet. After Lowell's death in 1916, astronomers developed a consensus against the canal hypothesis, but the popular concept of Martian canals excavated by intelligent Martians remained in the public mind for the first half of the 20th century, and inspired a corpus of works of classic science fiction.

Not everything on Mars is as it appears.

Face on Mars

Pyramid on Mars

"Trees on Mars"

Giovanni Schiaparelli

March 13, 1855 - November 12, 1916

Percival Lowell

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Percival Lowell was a businessman, author, mathematician, and astronomer who fueled speculation that there were canals on Mars, founded the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona, and formed the beginning of the effort that led to the discovery of Pluto 14 years after his death. The choice of the name Pluto and its symbol were partly influenced by his initials PL.

That Mars is inhabited by beings of some sort or other we may

consider as certain as it is uncertain what these beings may be.

Imagination is as vital to any advance in science as

learning and precision are essential for starting points.

Mars Then (1800's) and Now NASA

Percival Lowell Quotes

Could Life Have Evolved on Mars Before Earth?

Pope Francis I

Can the Pope Francis help repair the church? I don't know anyone who thinks so, but people need hope. Good luck with that. Now the cardinals and everyone else can prepare for the upcoming holidays. Pope Francis looks like a nice guy, but we all know he will follow the old doctrines.

  Francis begins his challenging papacy   BBC - March 14, 2013
Pope Francis has begun his first day at the helm of the Catholic Church, attempting to set out his vision for his papacy amid a testing schedule.

Pope Francis   Wikipedia
Francis is the first Jesuit and the first Latin American to be elected Pope. He is the first non-European pope in 1200 years. The Superior General of the Society of Jesus is the official title of the leader of the Society of Jesus - the Roman Catholic religious order, also known as the Jesuits. He is generally addressed as Father General. The position sometimes carries the derogatory nickname of the Black Pope, after his simple black priest's vestments, as contrasted to the white garb of the Pope.