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Old 05-16-2008, 08:59 PM
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Hey, Gunny- I need/want a winning lottery ticket.
Pick the lottery in question. Find out what the published odds are for the 'jackpot' you wish to win. Ignore it, as it is a theoretical construct. Buy up every single ticket for that lottery.

Don't blame me if you spend more money than you win - that's a given. Any 'lottery' is an illusion; the only way to 'win' is to be the person running it...
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Old 05-16-2008, 09:03 PM
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I think I might have been a little concrete when starting the thread. I was just curious to see how many of us were in a science-related field as their career, my point being that many of us who love sci-fi are influenced enough by it to devote ourselves to a related career endevour. For those of us who aren't, hey no big.
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Pick the lottery in question. Find out what the published odds are for the 'jackpot' you wish to win. Ignore it, as it is a theoretical construct. Buy up every single ticket for that lottery.

Don't blame me if you spend more money than you win - that's a given. Any 'lottery' is an illusion; the only way to 'win' is to be the person running it...
You're right. The chances of winning are less than the chances of getting an answer from Spock without decimal points.
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I'm an office manager.....

so, not scientific....

but, I'm the daughter of a scientist (nuclear physicist at Oak Ridge in the 50s) and so was raised with a science as an important thing.
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I'm an office manager.....

so, not scientific....

but, I'm the daughter of a scientist (nuclear physicist at Oak Ridge in the 50s) and so was raised with a science as an important thing.
See just my point. I am shocked at how many people I meet who have an aversion to technology but just because someone can't build a Palm Treo it doesn't mean they can't appreciate it. Those who have an appreciation for science won't get left behind because they are thinking towards the future.
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"Blast medicine anyway! We've learned to tie into every organ in the human body but one. The brain! The brain is what life is all about." - McCoy in The Menagerie

One of the reasons why I do neuroscience.
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"Blast medicine anyway! We've learned to tie into every organ in the human body but one. The brain! The brain is what life is all about." - McCoy in The Menagerie

One of the reasons why I do neuroscience.

I'm proud to say that Dr. Stephen Hawking has more ability than Chris Pike. Just another example of how we are outpacing ourselves in many ways.
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Generally speaking I think in some ways we're a little bit ahead of where Star Trek would put us and in other ways we're a bit behind.
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