A science test. . .

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A science test. . .

I'd like to see what grade theists manage on this test (no cheating!). Here's the result of the test I took while drunk:

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Sorry, still drunk.

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I got 76%, that's a c.

I got 76%, that's a c.


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"Physical reality” isn’t some arbitrary demarcation. It is defined in terms of what we can systematically investigate, directly or not, by means of our senses. It is preposterous to assert that the process of systematic scientific reasoning arbitrarily excludes “non-physical explanations” because the very notion of “non-physical explanation” is contradictory.

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I got an 88.  That's not

I got an 88.  That's not too embarrassing considering how long its been since I took 8th grade science.

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88.

88.


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For you guys that got 88s,

For you guys that got 88s, what did you miss?  You said meteors?

I'm not sure about the second one you might have missed.  What was it?

 

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Your Grade: B+88% You Passed

Your Grade: B+

88% You Passed with an Above Average Score

 


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I got 96.

I got 96.


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88

88


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Hooray for me. Created by

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Is the offspring of an

Is the offspring of an asexual organism genetically identical to its parent?
Yes
 

Isn't this wrong? There is always a chance of mutation.

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76, a solid C.  Nothing's

76, a solid C.  Nothing's changed.  LOL


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Hambydammit wrote:For you

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For you guys that got 88s, what did you miss? You said meteors?

I'm not sure about the second one you might have missed. What was it?

 

I missed the meteor, mammalian respiration, and product of bacteria questions. In hindsight, the mammalian respiration answer was obvious to me, I would've gotten that one had I slowed down. I forgot the terminology differences on the meteor question, so I was genuinely wrong on that question. The product of bacteria question had me stumped, though that was less of a question about scientific understanding than it was about pointless trivia. (In 8th grade science, I remember learning about the functioning of cells, taxonomic classification, examining samples under microscopes, the big bang, and so on but I don't recall the class ever covering the fascinating subject of yogurt Sticking out tongue)

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stillmatic wrote:Is the

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Is the offspring of an asexual organism genetically identical to its parent? 
Yes 
 
Isn't this wrong? There is always a chance of mutation.

 

It is wrong. When I was taking the test, I reinterpreted the question. I figured it meant to ask, "Is the offspring of an asexual organism genetically near-identical to its parent?" The question would've been better had it been more specific.

 

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Yeah.  The mushroom one was

Yeah.  The mushroom one was a poorly worded question.  Or, alternatively, it could be a question from a Creationist textbook.

 

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Not sure which ones I got

Not sure which ones I got wrong since it didn't tell you.


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 Grr. My brain won't

 

Grr. My brain won't compute maths. I don't understand the physics (Helicopter / falling rock) question:

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A stone dropped from a helicopter takes 10 seconds to hit the sea below. What is its final velocity? (Assume that the acceleration due to gravity is 10 m/s2)
100 m/s

...How am I supposed to figure-out the final velocity? It doesn't mention how high up the helicopter is. If the chopper is only a meter above the water, and the stone takes 10 seconds to hit it, tha'ts going to have a very different speed than if the chopper is 100 meters above the water.

EDIT: Besides that, the final velocity will undoubtedly be zero, since 'final velocity' suggests the measurement taken after the rock has finished falling. Sticking out tongue

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MattShizzle wrote:Not sure

MattShizzle wrote:

Not sure which ones I got wrong since it didn't tell you.

 

watch the grading bar at the top, if you get it right, it gets bigger, wrong... and it doesnt move

 

 

true genius >.>

 

 

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Kevin R Brown wrote: Grr.

Kevin R Brown wrote:

 

Grr. My brain won't compute maths. I don't understand the physics (Helicopter / falling rock) question:

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A stone dropped from a helicopter takes 10 seconds to hit the sea below. What is its final velocity? (Assume that the acceleration due to gravity is 10 m/s2)
100 m/s

...How am I supposed to figure-out the final velocity? It doesn't mention how high up the helicopter is. If the chopper is only a meter above the water, and the stone takes 10 seconds to hit it, tha'ts going to have a very different speed than if the chopper is 100 meters above the water.

EDIT: Besides that, the final velocity will undoubtedly be zero, since 'final velocity' suggests the measurement taken after the rock has finished falling. Sticking out tongue

A = V/T

or

AxT = V

10x10 = 100

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Visual_Paradox

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stillmatic wrote:
Is the offspring of an asexual organism genetically identical to its parent? 
Yes 
 
Isn't this wrong? There is always a chance of mutation.

 

It is wrong. When I was taking the test, I reinterpreted the question. I figured it meant to ask, "Is the offspring of an asexual organism genetically near-identical to its parent?" The question would've been better had it been more specific.

 

Reminds me of being back in school. You actually would get burned on tests if you knew too much, because you had to second guess stupid questions like this one because it's multiple choice. If it was written answer you could explain it properly and the marker would be able to tell you know the answer.

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I didn't even attempt the

I didn't even attempt the test. I was better at Religious Studies than science. Hows that for a slice of irony?

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Quote:A = V/TorAxT = V10x10

Quote:

A = V/T

or

AxT = V

10x10 = 100

But that only demonstrates what the terminal velocity for the rock would be. If the rock didn't have sufficient distance to travel, it wouldn't reach terminal velocity.

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I got 76% Fucking

I got 76%

 

Fucking geology/biology questions.

 

Oh BTW, that's not how you calculate terminal velocity Kev.

 


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Kevin R Brown wrote:Quote:A

Kevin R Brown wrote:

Quote:

A = V/T

or

AxT = V

10x10 = 100

But that only demonstrates what the terminal velocity for the rock would be. If the rock didn't have sufficient distance to travel, it wouldn't reach terminal velocity.

That equation has nothing to do with terminal velocity, which is only factored in when you consider air resistance. You don't need to know the distance traveled with what they give you in the question. If you wanted, you could solve for distance as well.

Acceleration = Change in Velocity / Time

Change in Velocity (delta V) = Final Velocity (Vf) - Original Velocity (Vi)

A = (Vf - Vi) / T

A = 10 m/s2 (gravity)

Vf = unknown

Vi = 0

T = 10s

It's simple math. Solve for Vf..

AxT = Vf - Vi

10m/s2 x 10s = Vf - 0

Vf = 100m/s

Solving for distance...

D = Vav x T

Assuming contant acceleration (no wind)..

Vav (average velocity) = (Vi + Vf) / 2

Vav = (0 + 100m/s) /2

Vav = 50m/s

D = 50m/s x 10s

D = 500m

I think you are confusing yourself into thinking the problem is harder than it actually is.

 

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Kevin R Brown wrote:But that

Kevin R Brown wrote:

But that only demonstrates what the terminal velocity for the rock would be. If the rock didn't have sufficient distance to travel, it wouldn't reach terminal velocity.

No.

An object will accelerate at a constant rate when dropped until it reaches terminal velocity, at which point its acceleration will be zero.

 

In this case, the acceleration due to gravity is 10 m/s 2, and since we know exactly how long it took for the object to fall, we know exactly how fast it will be going (assuming that it started at rest).

 

How fast the helicopter was moving is also irrelevant to the question, as long as it wasn't moving upwards.

 

EDIT: Now, it is possible that during that 10 second time interval, the object reached terminal velocity. But if it had, the question would have specified it, and it would have also specified the resistive coefficient of the air, such that  the force of gravity equaled the coefficient multiplied by the terminal velocity... (mg=kv). It would have been a much harder problem to compute, and they would have had to give us the mass of the object as well.


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theotherguy wrote:Kevin R

theotherguy wrote:

Kevin R Brown wrote:

But that only demonstrates what the terminal velocity for the rock would be. If the rock didn't have sufficient distance to travel, it wouldn't reach terminal velocity.

No.

An object will accelerate at a constant rate when dropped until it reaches terminal velocity, at which point its acceleration will be zero.

 

In this case, the acceleration due to gravity is 10 m/s 2, and since we know exactly how long it took for the object to fall, we know exactly how fast it will be going (assuming that it started at rest).

 

How fast the helicopter was moving is also irrelevant to the question, as long as it wasn't moving upwards.

 

EDIT: Now, it is possible that during that 10 second time interval, the object reached terminal velocity. But if it had, the question would have specified it, and it would have also specified the resistive coefficient of the air, such that  the force of gravity equaled the coefficient multiplied by the terminal velocity... (mg=kv). It would have been a much harder problem to compute, and they would have had to give us the mass of the object as well.

Exactly. They could have included the drag coefficient of the object falling, it's mass, the vector and speed at which the object started falling, buoyancy information about the speed and vector of the wind, and barometric pressure data.

Since all that is left out, you only need to know that A = (Vf-Vi)/T and make assumptions about the rest of it.

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Oh. I sucks at physics.

Oh.

 

I sucks at physics.


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88%

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Logic

 I did'nt take this test,but just reading your post assures me not too take such a silly test.Like religion most test can be just a waste of time.

 

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I stopped the test in the

I stopped the test in the middle.

Which is why I study art instead of science  >_>


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Think anyone who flunked is

Think anyone who flunked is going to have the balls to post it? I thought aboutt aking it again and purposely getting everything wrong to see if it calls me a dumbass or anything.

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