What’s the deal with this claim that bumblebees defy the laws of physics to fly?

My mom told me this BS “fact” how due to bumblebee’s weight in comparison with their wingspan, they shouldn’t be able to fly. “But the bumblebee doesn’t know that” so it flies anyways

What a load of shit. But what causes people to believe this?

👍︎ 13k
💬︎
📅︎ Dec 24 2020
🚨︎ report
[Cyberpunk 2077] “The physics in this game is insane!” v.redd.it/jsud5jmz93561
👍︎ 24k
💬︎
👤︎ u/Syryiedie
📅︎ Dec 14 2020
🚨︎ report
User posts to r/Physics: "What to do if i have theories? I contacted a college and they ignored me". OP becomes irate when told they might have to do things like learn "math" to do "research" in pursuit of a theory that isn't "enormously absurd" reddit.com/r/Physics/comm…
👍︎ 10k
💬︎
📅︎ Dec 08 2020
🚨︎ report
More like physics but whatever.
👍︎ 140k
📰︎ r/memes
💬︎
👤︎ u/shaybra
📅︎ Nov 17 2020
🚨︎ report
Saw this in a Physics textbook. Confused the heck out of me
👍︎ 22k
💬︎
📅︎ Dec 15 2020
🚨︎ report
I didn’t realize that the laws of physics allowed a spin of this magnitude...
👍︎ 50k
💬︎
📅︎ Nov 24 2020
🚨︎ report
Physics? Not for me. I am a goat.
👍︎ 47k
📰︎ r/BeAmazed
💬︎
📅︎ Dec 03 2020
🚨︎ report
👍︎ 27k
💬︎
📅︎ Dec 21 2020
🚨︎ report
Yelling "Kobe" while throwing any object will always land where you aimed for, regardless of distance or physics of the object.

Example: You will be able to throw a Football at an ant over two miles away with precision accuracy just by yelling "Kobe" while throwing the before-mentioned Football.

Edit: Yes, you can throw yourself. Have fun :)

Edit 2: It only works on things you are able to physically lift. If you can lift it, you can throw it.

👍︎ 9k
💬︎
📅︎ Dec 21 2020
🚨︎ report
[Story] Kicked out of high school @ 14, graduated with a masters in theoretical physics then a PhD in Cancer Immunology @ 25, never ever give up.
👍︎ 7k
💬︎
📅︎ Dec 24 2020
🚨︎ report
If you understand physics, Star Wars should no longer be cool to you
👍︎ 10k
💬︎
📅︎ Dec 18 2020
🚨︎ report
I think it's very cool of Bungie that the snow in the tower has actual physics applied.

They didn't have to do that, but you can slide through it and leave a trail, and leave footprints. Most games would've just had a snow asset that you couldn't interact with, since it's only for looks. It's the small things.

Edit: lots of people apparently have drawn penises in the snow. Never change, Guardians.

👍︎ 6k
💬︎
👤︎ u/zeoplex
📅︎ Dec 16 2020
🚨︎ report
physics teachers be like
👍︎ 38k
📰︎ r/memes
💬︎
📅︎ Dec 09 2020
🚨︎ report
TIL a physics paper published in 2015 had 5,154 authors, breaking the record for largest number of contributors to a single research article. Only the first nine pages of the paper describe research on the size of the Higgs boson, while the remaining 24 pages list the authors and their institutions. nature.com/news/physics-p…
👍︎ 21k
💬︎
👤︎ u/SomeGuy671
📅︎ Dec 05 2020
🚨︎ report
S/O to IW for creating the best gunplay in FPS history (IMO). From customization to physics/sounds, the people in charge of this knew their stuff very well. A lot of COD players don’t care, but I can’t leave this game yet after experiencing the lack of heart and soul in BOCW’s weapons.
👍︎ 11k
💬︎
📅︎ Nov 21 2020
🚨︎ report
Physics go brrrrr
👍︎ 20k
📰︎ r/memes
💬︎
👤︎ u/Ghost3107
📅︎ Dec 21 2020
🚨︎ report
Old trick but I thought I could show to some of you why physics is beautiful. v.redd.it/siyjkylpx0661
👍︎ 9k
💬︎
👤︎ u/Itz_Ink
📅︎ Dec 18 2020
🚨︎ report
Musk promises to reinvent batteries "We want to step back and rethink batteries from scratch, rethinking the fundamental physics," he said. "What's the limit of physics? What's a perfect cell and how quick can we get there?" utilitydive.com/news/musk…
👍︎ 29k
📰︎ r/Futurology
💬︎
📅︎ Oct 23 2020
🚨︎ report
physics major
👍︎ 5k
💬︎
👤︎ u/jensyao
📅︎ Dec 25 2020
🚨︎ report
I added physics to grass block and made it rolling v.redd.it/r605sd3cruy51
👍︎ 47k
📰︎ r/Minecraft
💬︎
👤︎ u/_Smashroom
📅︎ Nov 12 2020
🚨︎ report
Resurrection, because well... quantum physics
👍︎ 16k
📰︎ r/memes
💬︎
👤︎ u/Viwreck
📅︎ Dec 11 2020
🚨︎ report
The Pregnant Scientist Who Raced Against Death to Transform Physics - In 1749, Emilie du Châtelet feared bearing a child at 42 would be the last thing she did. In her final year, she worked furiously on a magnum opus that would change the world. narratively.com/the-pregn…
👍︎ 9k
💬︎
👤︎ u/Da_Kahuna
📅︎ Dec 06 2020
🚨︎ report
There was a physics homework?
👍︎ 43k
📰︎ r/memes
💬︎
📅︎ Dec 07 2020
🚨︎ report
Those boobs physics
👍︎ 6k
📰︎ r/animememes
💬︎
👤︎ u/LegendZ69
📅︎ Dec 21 2020
🚨︎ report
Gaijin Physics in a nutshell v.redd.it/yfyed87evf561
👍︎ 4k
📰︎ r/Warthunder
💬︎
📅︎ Dec 15 2020
🚨︎ report
[Crumble] I passed 2 years working solo on my physics game and thanks to your constant support here I finally released it, thank you! v.redd.it/zhssgtnav6361
👍︎ 9k
💬︎
📅︎ Dec 04 2020
🚨︎ report
[OC] Physics In Games
👍︎ 10k
📰︎ r/gaming
💬︎
👤︎ u/DeJMan
📅︎ Dec 20 2020
🚨︎ report
I was sent to outerspace because of a physics bug and captured these shots of the entire map during my ascent. Thought you'd appreciate this. reddit.com/gallery/kiig44
👍︎ 2k
💬︎
📅︎ Dec 23 2020
🚨︎ report
Shinobi demonstrates how weak the laws of physics are via f l i p v.redd.it/h3ex185f0v661
👍︎ 4k
📰︎ r/forhonor
💬︎
📅︎ Dec 23 2020
🚨︎ report
Cyberpunk 2077 Physics vs Gta 5 Physics youtu.be/-LB5N8Eht2g
👍︎ 225
📰︎ r/videos
💬︎
👤︎ u/Hithekids
📅︎ Dec 23 2020
🚨︎ report
Some of you suggested to add physics to Diamond Ore, here it is v.redd.it/fjttfzf5aez51
👍︎ 33k
📰︎ r/Minecraft
💬︎
👤︎ u/_Smashroom
📅︎ Nov 15 2020
🚨︎ report
This house has been home to three Nobel Prize winners: Albert Einstein, Nobel Prize in Physics 1921, Frank Wilczek, Nobel Prize in Physics 2004, and Eric Maskin, Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences 2007
👍︎ 6k
💬︎
👤︎ u/naanoso
📅︎ Dec 12 2020
🚨︎ report
Thanks, I hate realistic physics in Disney
👍︎ 35k
📰︎ r/TIHI
💬︎
📅︎ Nov 28 2020
🚨︎ report
Since u/Lisanne_waifu rejected my idea to let them take both the karma and the credit, here is the corrected physics
👍︎ 8k
💬︎
👤︎ u/Jacob_Nuly
📅︎ Dec 12 2020
🚨︎ report
Ironic, especially considering I take physics in college.
👍︎ 12k
📰︎ r/dankmemes
💬︎
👤︎ u/I_am_1E27
📅︎ Dec 13 2020
🚨︎ report
Disassembly VR: Full Body Fighting Physics Update out now! Physical mannequin combat with full active ragdoll physics. Fight with everything you got! On sale now on Steam. Quest supported (PCVR only) v.redd.it/pgf1vfryey661
👍︎ 1k
📰︎ r/oculus
💬︎
📅︎ Dec 23 2020
🚨︎ report
Physics student makes world's smallest Christmas tree by removing 51 atoms sciencemint.com/physics-s…
👍︎ 2k
📰︎ r/Physics
💬︎
👤︎ u/nandu2020
📅︎ Dec 21 2020
🚨︎ report
[BOTW] A short compilation of my best Guardian launches, using the bullet-time physics bug. v.redd.it/1gbzh23rn1461
👍︎ 8k
💬︎
📅︎ Dec 08 2020
🚨︎ report
Breathtaking light reflexion physics on water v.redd.it/nxc5kgv05z161
👍︎ 2k
💬︎
👤︎ u/shoeii
📅︎ Nov 28 2020
🚨︎ report
Why did i come up with this in a physics exam
👍︎ 8k
📰︎ r/memes
💬︎
👤︎ u/lolsniped
📅︎ Dec 04 2020
🚨︎ report
Physics students after studying various topics
👍︎ 3k
💬︎
📅︎ Dec 17 2020
🚨︎ report
What's the point of arm physics in VR? Well... v.redd.it/asjiusdprd461
👍︎ 3k
📰︎ r/oculus
💬︎
👤︎ u/acetylan
📅︎ Dec 10 2020
🚨︎ report
Guy with a degree in theoretical physics and a theoretical degree in economics declares all of modern economics wrong (RI from Ben Golub)

The bad economics:

> Peters, O. The ergodicity problem in economics. Nat. Phys. 15, 1216–1221 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41567-019-0732-0

This will not really be an RI. There's a good one-page response given by Doctor et al. here (with supplementary material here). I'm making this text post to give some context to this paper, and repost Ben Golub's twitter thread.


Ergodicity Economics

Peters' presents a decision-making theory that is meant to overcome the flaws of expected utility theory. His main, illustrative example is a coinflip game which he describes here. The game consists of multiple periods where wealth either goes up 50% or down by 40% depending on a coinflip. Basically, this is a gentler version of double or nothing. The key question is: how should we play this game? Peters first applies expected utility theory to address this question. Maximizing EU implies that we should invest a positive amount into the game (with log utility, you should invest like 25% into the coin game I think). He believes that this result is nonsensical because the coinflip game has a negative "growth rate." That is, (log(1.5)+log(0.6))/2 < 0, which means that repeatedly playing the coin game will eventually cause your wealth to go to zero. From this, he argues that modern economics has failed. In response, he develops an alternative algorithm for decision-making that maximizes growth rates. This alternative algorithm and its goal of maximizing the growth-rate of wealth are entirely teleological and not based on psychological factors, which he argues is a positive quality.

Ben Golub's RI

Golub summarizes his and Doctor et al.'s response here.

> This thread gives my own gloss and expansion of some points Doctor et al. raise. Peters and co think there is a hidden assumption of economic theory: specifically, they think expected utility theory secretly assumes a mathematical property called ergodicity. This is false. > > Expected utility theory makes 4 assumptions, which are stated precisely and concisely in every

... keep reading on reddit ➡

👍︎ 313
💬︎
👤︎ u/db1923
📅︎ Dec 14 2020
🚨︎ report
What is your favorite fact about physics that isn’t common knowledge?
👍︎ 238
📰︎ r/AskPhysics
💬︎
👤︎ u/namonite
📅︎ Dec 12 2020
🚨︎ report
Hand Physics + Fluid Mechanics. Result is very satisfying! v.redd.it/zyymp4adnk661
👍︎ 2k
📰︎ r/Unity3D
💬︎
👤︎ u/acetylan
📅︎ Dec 21 2020
🚨︎ report
Pre-2020 Throwback, part 2. In August 2019 I was roaming around the driest place on Earth, the Atacama desert, Northern Chile. Rented a solid pick up truck and also drove to Los Flamingos national park. Even that powerful beast of a vehicle choked on altitudes over 5.000m (16.000 ft). Physics, baby! reddit.com/gallery/kl0f66
👍︎ 1k
📰︎ r/travel
💬︎
👤︎ u/arfromdee
📅︎ Dec 27 2020
🚨︎ report
World's Biggest Computer Chip can Simulate The future 'Faster Than The Laws of Physics' Creators Claim independent.co.uk/life-st…
👍︎ 3k
📰︎ r/tech
💬︎
👤︎ u/Faheen
📅︎ Nov 23 2020
🚨︎ report
6 years ago I was chasing high grades in physics and chemistry hoping for a well paying job. This year I started on my commercial truck license and I could not be happier

when I started highschool I was under the impression that to get anywhere in the world I would need to be at the top of the class to get a well paying job and that would make me happy. By the 2nd year I was completely burned out and ended up dropping out and working a couple of smaller jobs.

Last December I decided that I wanted to try to go to pilot school in 2020 but then everything happened and the year just became a whole load of nothing. At the end of the summer I ended up inheriting some money and I started thinking about what I wanted to do with them and something that had been in the back of my head for years started to come back. ever since I started to learn to drive a car I have loved being out on the road and several times I have wished I could do it for a living. Not being stuck in a office all day or having to deal with customers yelling at me when we were out of their favorite brand of vegan cheese. So after a couple of days of calling around to driving schools I was set up for driving and theory lesions.

As of Thursday last week I only have my written and practical test left and I am having more fun than I have had in a long time. Learning how a truck works, how to safely secure loads and not least learning how to drive has been far more engaging and fulfilling than any physics class ever was.

👍︎ 7k
💬︎
👤︎ u/RoyalRs
📅︎ Nov 23 2020
🚨︎ report
Products are made so cheaply nowadays! [OC] camera tracked physics sim using shadow catchers for invisible collisions v.redd.it/ay25ypyjee761
👍︎ 1k
📰︎ r/blender
💬︎
📅︎ Dec 25 2020
🚨︎ report
Trying to make a GPU physics engine in Unity, it's not going so well.. gfycat.com/eagerwelcomebo…
👍︎ 3k
📰︎ r/Unity3D
💬︎
📅︎ Nov 16 2020
🚨︎ report

Please note that this site uses cookies to personalise content and adverts, to provide social media features, and to analyse web traffic. Click here for more information.