Who makes all the little aluminum foil people/statues and places them so wonderfully around campus? [3595A]
[written in answer space: "Most likely the person who wrote the above question. Cute self-promotion, sweetie." In other hand, with arrow to above comment: "unnecessarily bitchy. Get some self-confidence yourself." In other hand, both instances of "self" above circled: [...]
Do we fully understand why and how quantum entanglement happens? Better yet, will we ever understand it? Can it be reduced to a mechanics or is it like the rest of quantum mechanics, which is, by scientific definition, indeterminate? As a layman to physics, I don’t quite understand entanglement and it seems like some form [...]
What is the meaning of life without love? [3586B]
[written in answer space: There's so much to life beyond love. Look harder to find meaning. Love is a complement and not a necessary criterion to giving life meaning.]
What life means has been considered and debated by countless philosophers, theologians, artists, and assorted weirdos. If [...]
Why is the moon so far away, even though it appears close when viewed in water; such an irony, considering the discovery of water on the moon; therefore, what is this thing we call love? [3592B]
It’s Only a Paper Moon.
Dear Answer Person,
I’ve decided to quit the Duke library system – but not the AP site – cold turkey. I have a little money saved, and I’m going to just take a few years off from “working” and instead learn an instrument. Why not retire when I’m young, and work when I’m old? My [...]
Dear Answer Person,
Some of my classes at Duke were bad, and some were good. Some were good, but I wasn’t in any condition to appreciate them or learn from them. I assume that many people could say this about their college experience.
My question is: why does it seem now like a few key [...]
Why don’t people hold doors? [3569B]
[written in answer space: I do]
I do, too, Secret Scribbler. But I’m afraid we’re the only two who do. The short answer is self-absorption.
At the end of an old Woody Allen movie, the narrator (Woody himself) says “there’s two kinds of people; the horrible and the miserable. You’re lucky if you’re miserable”. Do you agree, and which are you?
I don’t believe there are only two kinds of people: the horrible and the miserable. And while I generally [...]
What time is it at the North/South Pole? [3583A]
Such a question has been known to blow a few minds during certain smoke-filled social settings on weekend (or weekday!) evenings (or mornings!). Seriously, though, it’s whatever time you want it to be (that is to say, select from among the 24 standard time zones). Since [...]
Was Edens really built to be riotproof? If so, how does its design prevent riots? [3553C]
Edens was built to be paradise and therefore riot proof. Its design continues to be one of the great debates of humankind.
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