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Partial list of Transistion fossils

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I heard many times that in fact power output of the Sun is very low compared to it's size. But people usually consider Sun as something monstrous with...

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Spudman619 Jun 2 2013, 4:51pm says:

A-level Biology exam tomorrow. Wish me luck guys!

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Mr.Walrus May 21 2013, 12:42am says:

Scientific education in the U.S. is utterly pathetic. I transferred between states which had different classes in different years (another problem with the U.S. education system, all the states are different) and thus stuck me in a Chemistry class with 11th graders in it, even though it's usually meant for 10th graders. These are 17-18 year olds, yet their scores are so incomprehensibly low in science that today we had to do worksheets on basic algebra (I mean BASIC, BASIC algebra, like x+3=9, x=?) in order to progress. We're headed into dire straits, my friends >_<

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Medusa_Zenovka May 21 2013, 7:14am replied:

Lets build a transdimensional portal and jump through. Lets hope we enter a dimension where the basic IQ is far above 90 or so...

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ComradeWinston May 4 2013, 11:24pm says:

Basic scientific knowledge quiz, if you get a single one wrong apparently you didn't pay attention in middle school.


(yes I actually got 13/13, only 7% of people got that score)

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Kalga Nov 30 2013, 7:46pm replied:


But then again, I am an Asian...

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TheTriangulum May 21 2013, 5:39pm replied:

I got 12/13 because I have never heard of the term "fracking" We learn it in England as "cracking" I.e. cracking alkanes to alkenes give smaller more useful molecules using the catalyst alumina, silica at temperatures of 600-700 degrees c

Hmm. But now that I think about it, is Fracking the combination of the fractional distillation and catalytic cracking? I should have considered that before making the answer. oees wells.

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TheTriangulum May 21 2013, 5:42pm replied:

But the idea of getting a single one wrong does not imply you did not pay attention in middle school. Lmao

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Medusa_Zenovka May 22 2013, 9:57pm replied:


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Cyborg_Putin May 13 2013, 5:00pm replied:

Got 12/13 xP

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Sarge_Rho May 6 2013, 2:51pm replied:


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Medusa_Zenovka May 5 2013, 3:07am replied:


For my defense I have to say that I misunderstood some questions due to my lack in my vocabulary, so I had to think a bit. But Fracking was the only thing I had to look for because I never heard that term and so I had no idea what that was (and we never had that in school either).

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Medusa_Zenovka May 5 2013, 3:22am replied:

I messed up with the chemical reaction, a pretty stupid mistake. I spontaniously selected sugar dissolving, but nail rusting was actually corrosion - I confused it. *facepalm*

Second question I got wrong was about how scientists test antibiotics. I thought they would give all testsubjects a sample, but I had no idea.

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