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[*] posted on 27-6-2014 at 17:33
What if?


Post your what-if questions (that may never be answerable) here.

Mine:

What if all radioactive decay was caused by neutrinos and antineutrinos, and outside the presence of them, no nucleus could decay?

What if tantalum-180m wasn't the only "stable" metastable isomer, and there were more of them, just not abundant enough for us to detect? What if they were isomers of rare, unstable isotopes, like actinium and americium?




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[*] posted on 28-6-2014 at 05:42


What if countries didn't focus all of their energy on making new technology for war, but for fixing HUGE PROBLEMS such as global warming, or energy production.
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[*] posted on 28-6-2014 at 06:13


You wont be solving any frickin problems with "solar fricken roadways".
Youtube user thunderf00t has a few videos highlighting the fricken infeasibility of the idea.
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[*] posted on 28-6-2014 at 12:52


I know, I've seen the videos. My point was that more ideas like this could end up making feasible ideas.



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[*] posted on 28-6-2014 at 13:02


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[*] posted on 28-6-2014 at 20:00


What if a ton of people were amateur chemists, and it was the most common hobby in the world?



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[*] posted on 29-6-2014 at 01:16


Well, then we would have retail chemistry stores, and maybe Aldrich would give up trying to stop private persons from ordering.
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[*] posted on 29-6-2014 at 14:19


What if our bodies were silicon based?

[Edited on 6-29-2014 by Pinkhippo11]




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[*] posted on 29-6-2014 at 14:56


What if our Sense of Time was disproportionally influencing our senses ?
It is but One of the Dimensions in which we exist, but all is pegged to it.

Rate of Change. Why is it pegged to Time ?
'Rate' is a term invented to peg calculations to Time only.

Re-evaluate taking XYZT, plus E and M all into account.
I feel that modern math can handle it.
T=time
XYZ=position as we understand it
E=electronic charge
M=magnetic 'effect'

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[*] posted on 29-6-2014 at 19:35


Sorry, one of the few things I don't believe in is the ozone hole. I know you'll all laugh, but...
If someone offered me $100,000 to get on board with the ozone hole gig, I'd do it.




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Quote: Originally posted by The Volatile Chemist  
Sorry, one of the few things I don't believe in is the ozone hole. I know you'll all laugh, but...
If someone offered me $100,000 to get on board with the ozone hole gig, I'd do it.


Really?! I would stop believing in global warming for $20,000, just think of all the glassware and reagents...




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[*] posted on 30-6-2014 at 00:31


Quote: Originally posted by Pinkhippo11  
What if our bodies were silicon based?

[Edited on 6-29-2014 by Pinkhippo11]


Hmm. CO2 is gaseous at STP, but SiO2 most definitely is not. Such life forms would have to literally shit a brick just to exhale. Unless they live in a more exotic atmosphere of, I dunno, silanes? It'd be a pretty weird geochemical cycle involved, that's for sure.

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Quote: Originally posted by TheChemiKid  
What if countries didn't focus all of their energy on making new technology for war, but for fixing HUGE PROBLEMS such as global warming, or energy production.
Solar Frickin Roadways (stay with it, the intro is a bit painful)

What if the truth about Global warming was told? such as the hidden agendas behind it, the fact that man can not produce enough carbon to affect a warming of the world, the fact that it is proven beyond question, that the carbon levels Follow the cooling and the warming of the planet, not the other way around and this by between 50 to 150 years. That the earth has been warming and cooling since the dawn of time, historically and geologically proven, this list is endless....




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[*] posted on 30-6-2014 at 06:48


IKR guys! Global warming and the ozone hole could happen, but we couldn't bring about them. Actually..... Those theoretical problems could be the basis for a great sci-fi alien or human weapon... :P



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[*] posted on 30-6-2014 at 06:56


Alright alright, we can't have this turning into another global warming debate thread! There's more than enough already. Arguing about it again here is just asking for it to be detritus'd. This thread's supposed to just be fun.



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[*] posted on 30-6-2014 at 07:15


Bringing up global warming or political "what-ifs" is the fastest way to get this thread trashed. Stick to science, and maybe move over to Whimsy.
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Quote: Originally posted by zts16  
Alright alright, we can't have this turning into another global warming debate thread! There's more than enough already. Arguing about it again here is just asking for it to be detritus'd. This thread's supposed to just be fun.

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What if.........one of you bright young "kids" figured out a cheap home-rolled PV cell that doesn't need iodine?




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[*] posted on 30-6-2014 at 10:55


SOWWY...
What if communism worked.... (Does that fit the bill?)
What if elements like Ubh (Unbihexum, 126) just got more stable, it's just that they never initially existed?




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[*] posted on 30-6-2014 at 13:51


Quote: Originally posted by The Volatile Chemist  

What if communism worked.... (Does that fit the bill?)

That would be awesome. The world could have eternal peace and be happy.

Quote: Originally posted by The Volatile Chemist  

What if elements like Ubh (Unbihexum, 126) just got more stable, it's just that they never initially existed?

That would also be awesome, because element collectors would have a lot of unfinished business!
Also, they might have ridiculously strange properties that have never been seen before.




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[*] posted on 1-7-2014 at 03:05


One outside possibility on that front is strangelets; effectively atoms where the nucleus has up down and strange quarks instead of just up and down. If stable strangelets exist it may be possible to have elements of atomic number of a thousand or so; though even if they do, it's likely going to be pretty hard to make them in bulk, as they'd require very improbable collisions. So it's possible that there exist a whole bunch of stable elements out there, but it would take thousands of years just to make a single atom.



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[*] posted on 1-7-2014 at 06:16


Quote: Originally posted by The Volatile Chemist  
SOWWY...
What if communism worked....

That would suck, I hate the idea of communism. Although its a nice thought (everyone is equal, everything is shared), but life would freaking suck.
I don't want to be equal, being equal is lame. I want to be on top, a "1%er".
And it would obviously never work, cause there will always be people like me to screw things up by not being content with sharing all belongings and will find ways to capitalize and make more money then the average person.:cool:




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[*] posted on 1-7-2014 at 06:30


Off to the gulag with you!



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[*] posted on 1-7-2014 at 06:32


But this is a what if... post :(
Yea, I actually prefer fascism, but that's just another form of communism :P
You should know, zyklonb :)




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[*] posted on 1-7-2014 at 07:12


Quote: Originally posted by The Volatile Chemist  

Yea, I actually prefer fascism, but that's just another form of communism :P
You should know, zyklonb :)

How is fascism in anyway related to communism, ideologically speaking?




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[*] posted on 1-7-2014 at 07:44


It's not (fascists hated communists), except that they are similar in practice.



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