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Tue May 29, 2012, 08:50 PM

You want a physicist to speak at your funeral.

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Reply You want a physicist to speak at your funeral. (Original post)
cleanhippie May 2012 OP
rug May 2012 #1
Voice for Peace May 2012 #3
rug May 2012 #6
cleanhippie May 2012 #4
rug May 2012 #8
cleanhippie May 2012 #12
rug May 2012 #13
cleanhippie May 2012 #15
Goblinmonger May 2012 #7
rug May 2012 #9
Goblinmonger May 2012 #10
laconicsax May 2012 #19
rug May 2012 #20
laconicsax May 2012 #24
rug May 2012 #25
laconicsax May 2012 #26
hlthe2b May 2012 #2
cleanhippie May 2012 #5
JFN1 May 2012 #16
cleanhippie May 2012 #18
Silent3 May 2012 #11
eallen May 2012 #14
Gore1FL May 2012 #17
Fantastic Anarchist May 2012 #29
Marrah_G May 2012 #21
Ron Obvious May 2012 #22
hwmnbn May 2012 #23
Starboard Tack May 2012 #27
byronius May 2012 #28

Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Tue May 29, 2012, 08:52 PM

1. I'm sure my family will want to hear about my photons at my funeral.

 

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Response to rug (Reply #1)

Tue May 29, 2012, 09:15 PM

3. I have always wanted to talk at my own funeral, about this exact thing

 

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Response to Voice for Peace (Reply #3)

Tue May 29, 2012, 09:21 PM

6. Given the gravity of the occasion, it's a perfect opportunity to discuss the conservation of energy.

 

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Response to rug (Reply #1)

Tue May 29, 2012, 09:20 PM

4. Yeah, reality is boring.

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Response to cleanhippie (Reply #4)

Tue May 29, 2012, 09:24 PM

8. Nuclear fission is reality too but it's not the focus of a funeral.

 

Neither are gluons.

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Response to rug (Reply #8)

Tue May 29, 2012, 09:59 PM

12. Maybe it should be.

Things would be way less somber (but just as boring, Im sure).

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Response to cleanhippie (Reply #12)

Tue May 29, 2012, 10:34 PM

13. "We are gathered here today not to mourn our late friend Steven, but to celebrate the gluon,

 

without which, my friends, there would be no quark, no spark of life, nay, no Steven."

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Response to rug (Reply #13)

Tue May 29, 2012, 11:39 PM

15. That would have people rolling, not crying.

See, this is getting better and better.

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Response to rug (Reply #1)

Tue May 29, 2012, 09:24 PM

7. I think it's awesome.

 

Much better than "He's looking down on you from heaven right now."

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Response to Goblinmonger (Reply #7)

Tue May 29, 2012, 09:27 PM

9. I'm having this played at my funeral.

 

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Response to rug (Reply #9)

Tue May 29, 2012, 09:30 PM

10. Elton John's cool.

 

I have specific instructions to not have a funeral. Donate whatever anyone needs, burn the rest, and have a fucking party where you talk about how much of an ass I was and hopefully some of the cool stuff.

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Response to rug (Reply #9)

Wed May 30, 2012, 02:52 AM

19. It's a bit morbid, don't you think?

 

The herbivores get killed and eaten by the carnivores and when the carnivores die, they rot and fertilize the soil which grows plants that feed the herbivores.

I'd think that the last thing anyone would want played at their funeral is a song about the body rotting after death.

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Response to laconicsax (Reply #19)

Wed May 30, 2012, 01:11 PM

20. Yes, this is much more uplifting.

 

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Response to rug (Reply #20)

Wed May 30, 2012, 04:25 PM

24. I'm not sure that's the only other possibility.

 

I really hope you didn't choose "Circle of Life" solely because it's better than the particle physics song.

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Response to laconicsax (Reply #24)

Wed May 30, 2012, 05:44 PM

25. No, I chose it because this thread needs a cartoon.

 

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Response to rug (Reply #25)

Wed May 30, 2012, 06:26 PM

26. In that case, you should have considered this one:

 

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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Tue May 29, 2012, 08:53 PM

2. I like that...."not a bit of you is gone; you're just less orderly."

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #2)

Tue May 29, 2012, 09:20 PM

5. +1. My favorite part, too.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #2)

Tue May 29, 2012, 11:42 PM

16. It is excellent.

I don't think "less" is the best way to put it; I believe "differently" might work better, as we don't know exactly what "less ordered" signifies from a human point of view...but either way, love it.

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Response to JFN1 (Reply #16)

Tue May 29, 2012, 11:50 PM

18. Good point!

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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Tue May 29, 2012, 09:31 PM

11. Of course, I consider my ordered states to be the real me...

... the memories and thoughts, the aspects of self to which the Second Law of Thermodynamics will not be kind, far more me than the generic flow of matter and energy that comes and goes through me as I live.

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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Tue May 29, 2012, 10:59 PM

14. I hope friends and family speak at my memorial, about how they remember me

Why would I want a physicist to speak of physics? Wrong place. Wrong time.

And I certainly don't want priest or preacher speaking of myths in which I never believed!


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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Tue May 29, 2012, 11:42 PM

17. Works for me

I'd especially like it if it was Neil DeGrasse Tyson or Lawrence Krauss as the physicist.

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Response to Gore1FL (Reply #17)

Wed May 30, 2012, 08:06 PM

29. Or Michio Kaku! nt

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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Wed May 30, 2012, 02:17 PM

21. Sure- I would love to have a physicist speak at my funeral

In fact, by the time I die my son might well be physicist.

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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Wed May 30, 2012, 02:18 PM

22. My family

 

I told my family to just put me curbside Tuesday morning.

They're not likely to follow my request, but, hey, whatever.

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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Wed May 30, 2012, 02:46 PM

23. I LOVE THIS!!

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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Wed May 30, 2012, 06:53 PM

27. Perfect for those who leave behind no friends or memories.

Can't imagine what funerals have to do with religion any more than marriage has to do with religion. Just because religious folk also marry and die doesn't mean they own some copyright on how a funeral is conducted. Personally I've never been to a funeral where clergy were even present.

I'm sure you had some good point to make though.

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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Wed May 30, 2012, 08:05 PM

28. So good.

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