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mdg (March 12, 2010, 12:43:05 PM):
Quote from: Teleological

Not today, it's Friday.....tralalalalalala

I'm in the mood for spreading love, Telly old bean..... ;D

Here, have another biscuit and lots more hugs

Gogtjop (March 12, 2010, 13:29:13 PM):
There is no evidence that you are able to define and understand the above mentioned concepts, therefore there no need to believe you are knowledgable about them.

Sure, chief. I'm out of Romany Creams, but I'm sure I can dig up a stale Marie for you?
Mefiante (March 12, 2010, 16:23:59 PM):
Is there a cause to it or are these acausal features of reality? Would you put it in the same scientific manner as rwenzori does... tada "sh|t happens?
As far as we know, individual decay events, whether particle or radioactive, are completely spontaneous and unpredictable. As mentioned before, “{there is no} known force or influence that one can subject {a decay-prone particle} to in order to produce, hasten or delay a decay event.” That means we lack understanding of a cause for such events, if there even is one. Indeed, to the best of our present knowledge, decay has no cause and is truly random. Nonetheless, the degree of decay proneness of matter can be characterised in terms of its half-life, which quantity can be viewed as an inverse measure of its propensity for decay: the shorter the half-life, the more “eager” a particle is to decay, i.e. the more probable it is to decay within a given period of time.

While generally unwelcome in science, the “coprophanetetical hypothesis” is at present what best accounts for individual decay events (and certain other subatomic phenomena).



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