Other TEST Weapons Research Lab - FOR SCIENCE!

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NaffNaffBobFace
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Your math is off, anti-science is much more common which makes science the much more valuable commodity.
200 Science hence is like 4000 Anti-Science. And that is if they are of the same grade!
I beg to differ - Although Anti-Science is commonplace it is not pure as it can rarely exist in a pure form without being contaminated with Science:

For example, in using math to formulate how much Anti-Science you have, you are using not only a science, you are using a pure science - this immediately degrades the purity of Anti-Science. As most Anti-Science exists within the laws and constraints of the physical world, sciences like Biology, Physics, Chemistry, thermodynamics etc, even further degrade the Anti-Science. I'd be surprised if there was an example of Anti-Science more than 45% pure, and more likely much much less, maybe even in single figures.

Lets look at a case in point - an Idiot hitting a can of WD40 with a stick until it explodes:


On the surface this seems totally Anti Science, that's a damned stupid thing to do... but to hit the can the idiot needs Science to invent, formulate and package WD40 for him. He also needs nature to use the science of Biology to make the stick for him. Finally the idiot needs to utilize muscle energy to move the stick, leverage to multiply the force of this muscles via the stick applied to the can into kinetic energy which pierces the can which then converts the chemical energy contained within into heat and light. And fire. Lots of fire. He even uses Science to extinguish his burning clothes by dropping and rolling.

The only part of that whole situation that was Anti-Science was the idea to hit the can with a stick in the first place to see what happened. That wasn't Science, and the Gods of Anti-Science will have accepted his burnt eyebrows as a grateful sacrifice.
 
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If you need a data runner I will be open for business, at cost, to TESTies. Plus I will park my 890 Jump nearby with an open bar!
Many thanks, hopefully if we have more than one science ship plying the space-lanes or a science base/s any discoveries made by one can be transported by TESTies in fast Heralds to the others... if that becomes a thing we can actually do...

A lot of theorycraft lives within TWRL/TWIRL right now but then RockRaiders had to make do with tails of the Asteroid Menace before the mining mechanic arrived for them to put it to practice. Keep up the good suggestions!
 
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at-2500

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I beg to differ - Although Anti-Science is commonplace it is not pure as it can rarely exist in a pure form without being contaminated with Science:

For example, in using math to formulate how much Anti-Science you have, you are using not only a science, you are using a pure science - this immediately degrades the purity of Anti-Science. As most Anti-Science exists within the laws and constraints of the physical world, sciences like Biology, Physics, Chemistry, thermodynamics etc, even further degrade the Anti-Science. I'd be surprised if there was an example of Anti-Science more than 45% pure, and more likely much much less, maybe even in single figures.

Lets look at a case in point - an Idiot hitting a can of WD40 with a stick until it explodes:


On the surface this seems totally Anti Science, that's a damned stupid thing to do... but to hit the can the idiot needs Science to invent, formulate and package WD40 for him. He also needs nature to use the science of Biology to make the stick for him. Finally the idiot needs to utilize muscle energy to move the stick, leverage to multiply the force of this muscles via the stick applied to the can into kinetic energy which pierces the can which then converts the chemical energy contained within into heat and light. And fire. Lots of fire. He even uses Science to extinguish his burning clothes by dropping and rolling.

The only part of that whole situation that was Anti-Science was the idea to hit the can with a stick in the first place to see what happened. That wasn't Science, and the Gods of Anti-Science will have accepted his burnt eyebrows as a grateful sacrifice.
Thank you for making me watch idiots crashing supercars for half an hour because your video linked to those...
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... although there is a lot of science there too, so maybe you have a point.
 
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I beg to differ - Although Anti-Science is commonplace it is not pure as it can rarely exist in a pure form without being contaminated with Science:

For example, in using math to formulate how much Anti-Science you have, you are using not only a science, you are using a pure science - this immediately degrades the purity of Anti-Science. As most Anti-Science exists within the laws and constraints of the physical world, sciences like Biology, Physics, Chemistry, thermodynamics etc, even further degrade the Anti-Science. I'd be surprised if there was an example of Anti-Science more than 45% pure, and more likely much much less, maybe even in single figures.

Lets look at a case in point - an Idiot hitting a can of WD40 with a stick until it explodes:


On the surface this seems totally Anti Science, that's a damned stupid thing to do... but to hit the can the idiot needs Science to invent, formulate and package WD40 for him. He also needs nature to use the science of Biology to make the stick for him. Finally the idiot needs to utilize muscle energy to move the stick, leverage to multiply the force of this muscles via the stick applied to the can into kinetic energy which pierces the can which then converts the chemical energy contained within into heat and light. And fire. Lots of fire. He even uses Science to extinguish his burning clothes by dropping and rolling.

The only part of that whole situation that was Anti-Science was the idea to hit the can with a stick in the first place to see what happened. That wasn't Science, and the Gods of Anti-Science will have accepted his burnt eyebrows as a grateful sacrifice.

I disagree this is not an idiot, but a mighty fine testie performing field research on the interaction of kinetic energy applied through fulcrum mechanics upon a pressurized flammable container.
 

DarthMatter

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I disagree this is not an idiot, but a mighty fine testie performing field research on the interaction of kinetic energy applied through fulcrum mechanics upon a pressurized flammable container.
Now we just need to use his findings and figure out how to weaponize it.

In this case I think it's pretty simple.
We send pressurized flammable containers at an enemy ship, that when hitting the ship explodes. Maybe not as seen in the video, but it is still pressure escaping, which should be plenty violent.
This explosion can then be used, if applied correctly, to make the enemy ship spinn! Keeping upp the bombardment will cause the enemy pilot/crew to be in danger of loose objects flying around killing them!