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#1 2013-01-25 13:05:00

Fruityloop
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Registered: 2009-05-18
Posts: 120

Almost the greatest, but not quite...

We always remember the best and brightest and the ones who are almost as great are forgotten about.
Now imagine you were the poor soul who came up with


That's almost as bad as coming up with

or maybe

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/20 … 103931.htm


The eclipses from Algol (an eclipsing binary star) come further apart in time when the Earth is moving away from Algol and closer together in time when the Earth is moving towards Algol, thereby proving that the speed of light is variable and that Einstein's Special Theory of Relativity is wrong.

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#2 2013-01-25 13:41:58

bobbym
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Registered: 2009-04-12
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Re: Almost the greatest, but not quite...

Hi Fruityloop;

How about the guy who came up with F=.99ma, or y = 16.01t^1.98?


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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