June 28, 2007

This Post is Old!

The post you are reading is years old and may not represent my current views. I started blogging around the time I first began to study philosophy, age 17. In my view, the point of philosophy is to expose our beliefs to rational scrutiny so we can revise them and get better beliefs that are more likely to be true. That's what I've been up to all these years, and this blog has been part of that process. For my latest thoughts, please see the front page.

Introducing Guest-Blogger Lauren!

So, now that I've started blogging regularly again (at least for the last three days or so), I'm leaving town and going to be away from the computer for about five days. However, there is good news! This, I think, will be an excellent opportunity to hand over the reins to my lovely fiance, Lauren. (I expect she will continue to blog occasionally after I come back, but I figured this was a good time to start.) Lauren is entering her senior year at Penn, majoring in physics, math, and philosophy. She's been instructed to stick roughly to the general subject areas ordinarily discussed on this blog (but that can be interpreted a bit broadly), so I'm hoping she'll tell us about some of the philosophical insights we can get from physics, or vice versa. Additionally, Lauren, like me, is an amateur Bible scholar/theologian, and often picks up things I miss in these areas. In particular, she is much more knowledgable than I on the subject of Reformation-era theology (this probably has something to do with her Presbyterian pedigree). Political issue are, of course, always on-topic on this blog as well.

Lauren and I met through Campus Crusade for Christ at Penn. The wedding is set for August 2, 2008.

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What an amazing blog entry. I read it all and only really grasped 1/3. I was hoping you were up for a physics challenge that is way above my head.

I need to measure the amount of water displaced in a body of water by a horizontal flow of water from a 2 inch pipe discharging water at 4000 gallons per hour 3 feet below the surface of still water. Specifically, how do you calculate the "ripple effect" of the water that the column of water moves the water around it?

Clear as mud???

basically, if I pour 1 gallon of water into a body of water (much larger than 1 gallon) I can understand that I am displacing 1 gallon of water in the body, but how much more water is moved by the energy of the water being poured in.?

If you have any idea how to do this... I would love to hear it.. If you are not interested, just let mw know please.


Posted by: Nick Richard at October 6, 2007 5:09 PM

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