Quote of the Century

Discussion in 'Science and the Universe' started by c0de, Jun 21, 2012.

  1. c0de

    c0de Vassal

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2008
    Messages:
    2,237
    Likes Received:
    0
    "Even more devastating was Godel's demonstration that the internal consistency of such mathematical systems also cannot be established. Not only are there unresolvable questions in any consistent mathematical system, one of the questions that cannot be resolved is whether the system is consistent."

    Thomas Grissom
    The Physicists World : The Story of Motion & Limits to Knowledge
    Page 285




    ; )
     
  2. seattlegal

    seattlegal Mercuræn Buddhist

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2005
    Messages:
    6,853
    Likes Received:
    249
    Nice to read you, c0de! :)
     
  3. c0de

    c0de Vassal

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2008
    Messages:
    2,237
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hey SG

    Long time no cake ; )
     
  4. seattlegal

    seattlegal Mercuræn Buddhist

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2005
    Messages:
    6,853
    Likes Received:
    249
    That's the second reference to cake today on this site! I'm off to the kitchen to bake a coffee cake. (Even if the cake isn't perfectly internally consistent, it'll still be good. Cake is like that. Especially pineapple upside down cake!) :p
     
  5. radarmark

    radarmark Quaker-in-the-Making

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2011
    Messages:
    3,212
    Likes Received:
    4
    Of Course! Pineapple upside-down is a lot like coffee--do we relly care what is in it or un what order they are added? No, both ichiban!
     
  6. seattlegal

    seattlegal Mercuræn Buddhist

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2005
    Messages:
    6,853
    Likes Received:
    249
    Didn't have any pineapple in the pantry, so I made a coffee cake with a nice chaotic streak of spice running through it and a struesel topping of comparable chaotic texture. It's now baking in the oven. :D
     
  7. c0de

    c0de Vassal

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2008
    Messages:
    2,237
    Likes Received:
    0
    If ur cake is consistently inconsistent then its kool
     
  8. seattlegal

    seattlegal Mercuræn Buddhist

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2005
    Messages:
    6,853
    Likes Received:
    249
    But it isn't. I purposely made the chaotic ribbon of spice running through it in consistent. You don't know how spicy each bite is going to be until you eat it. It also rose higher in the middle than on the sides, so some of the struesel topping rolled downhill towards the edges. The edges are also slightly more cooked than the center, but that is offset by the extra butteriness the edges got from my coating the pan with butter before I added the batter to keep it from sticking.

    So, while the cake may not be consistently inconsistent, it is consistently delicious. :)
     
  9. Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine

    Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine Junior Moderator, Intro Moderator

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2003
    Messages:
    7,686
    Likes Received:
    1,010
    Unlike a lot of my cooking. :eek:

    Anyway, another cake that is inconsistent is the humble cheesecake, especially if it's a marble cheesecake.

    Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine
     
  10. c0de

    c0de Vassal

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2008
    Messages:
    2,237
    Likes Received:
    0
    this is what happens when you put scientists in the kitchen...

    dude that cake sounds chaotically consistent enuff to like... explode : P
     
  11. seattlegal

    seattlegal Mercuræn Buddhist

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2005
    Messages:
    6,853
    Likes Received:
    249
    Welcome to the domain of PMS. ;)
     
  12. c0de

    c0de Vassal

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2008
    Messages:
    2,237
    Likes Received:
    0
    Post Meal Sleepiness huh?

    yea... chaotic cake will do that
     

Share This Page