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My new theory for the shape of the Earth[edit]

Maybe..just maybe it's actually round? That's a scary idea!-ᎠᎥamᎧndᎠᎥᎦᏣ1(talk) 01:00, 12 March 2018 (UTC)

@DiamondDisc1 That could certainly work. Please see here, and here. Nerd (talk) 01:35, 12 March 2018 (UTC)
Wait, the Earth is a minimal surface?-ᎠᎥamᎧndᎠᎥᎦᏣ1(talk) 05:33, 13 March 2018 (UTC)
@DiamondDisc1 Yes, indeed. But the true story is slightly more complicated. You probably have seen spherical droplets of water on waterproof surfaces. Those are in static equilibrium. Earth was formed by a self-gravitating ensemble of debris, whose pieces are rarely, if ever, at rest. Thus it is highly unlikely that the Earth, when finally formed, is static. The Earth is rotating about an axis, so there is an equatorial bulge, making it an oblate sphere. Our lord and savior, the incomparable Sir Isaac Newton, whose mind is most divine, calculated it. When it was verified by an (Italian?) astronomer going on an expedition in the Lapland, the philosopher Voltaire quipped, "You prove, in a desolate place, what Newton knew without leaving his place." Nerd (talk) 01:35, 14 March 2018 (UTC)
You study physics?-ᎠᎥamᎧndᎠᎥᎦᏣ1(talk) 05:58, 15 March 2018 (UTC)
Yes, indeed! May I ask what you study/research? Nerd (talk) 01:30, 16 March 2018 (UTC)
Not physics ;(-ᎠᎥamᎧndᎠᎥᎦᏣ1(talk) 04:19, 16 March 2018 (UTC)
Could you please be more specific? There are many branches of science out there. :-) Nerd (talk) 14:02, 16 March 2018 (UTC)
I would but the evil scientist conspiracy to cover up evidence for creationism is preventing me from doing so.-ᎠᎥamᎧndᎠᎥᎦᏣ1(talk) 06:47, 17 March 2018 (UTC)
Does that mean you specialize in one of the life sciences? Nerd (talk) 14:18, 17 March 2018 (UTC)
Yes, but sometimes I wish I’d picked something with a bit more math.-ᎠᎥamᎧndᎠᎥᎦᏣ1(talk) 04:38, 22 March 2018 (UTC)
Never fear! There are mathematical biology, bioinformatics, evolutionary game theory, biophysics, medical physics, biomedical and pharmaceutical engineering, just to name a some fields of the life sciences that require at least some mathematics. A poster I saw at home school concerned the physics of virology. On the other extreme, you could become a (pure) mathematician. Nerd (talk) 01:00, 23 March 2018 (UTC)
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Awesome Award[edit]

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Awesome Award

for

Nerd

Reason: being awesome

ClickerClock (talk) 08:59, 26 March 2018 (UTC)
@ClickerClock Thank you! But could you please be more specific about which parts of my contributions this award is for? Nerd (talk) 13:59, 27 March 2018 (UTC)
Your contributions to the articles! —ClickerClock (talk) 05:12, 28 March 2018 (UTC)

Re: Guns in Chicago[edit]

Would gladly love to use it to improve the article. It's pretty much perfect material for this site. Too bad it was posted in 2017 before I realized it so I had to get rid of it :P БaбyЛuigiOнФire(T|C) 01:56, 3 April 2018 (UTC)

Thanks for yr video[edit]

That video made me realize that if I truly want to understand the universe, I should pursue physics. —ClickerClock (talk) 08:04, 4 April 2018 (UTC)

Notes and references[edit]

Greetings Comrade Nerd!!! Since you've been going through old articles and cleaning them up, would you mind terribly if we both separated notes from references? ☭Comrade GC☭Ministry of Praise 03:49, 19 April 2018 (UTC)

Hello, Comrade @GrammarCommie! That would certainly be worth it, despite taking a bit for time, at least for me. From Russia with love, Nerd (talk) 14:01, 22 April 2018 (UTC)