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Jay Lake
Date: 2011-09-16 05:52
Subject: [personal] Dreaming of all the gender in the universe
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Tags:conventions, dreams, friends, funny, personal

Had a strange dream last night. I was in a facility sort of like the police station in The Last Action Hero, except it had hotel room/cube things. I was about to be Guest of Honor at some event. The organizers had provided me with a lot of fairly random swag as part of my GoH gig.

Meanwhile, both [info]ericjamesstone and [info]scarlettina were working there. Eric was on a project to use Hubble and other space telescope data to prove the existence of a special, deistic creation by demonstrating that the male principle hadn’t been properly measured in exoplanets and brown dwarfs. Janna was researching a competing line of thought. I kept trying to point out that there wasn’t enough gender in the universe to affect the weight of a planet, they both kept telling me how wrong I was.

Plus I was trying to find a place in my room/cube for Eric’s brother to crash during the event.

Weird and funny.

Originally published at jlake.com. You can comment here or there.

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scarlettina: LOL!
User: scarlettina
Date: 2011-09-16 14:42 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:LOL!
I keep telling you that the universe has a female bias because the goddess tells us so--and I'll find the data to prove it!--but as a male and an atheist you just won't believe me. Dude, you're so prejudiced.

;-)
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Ruthanne Reid
User: ruthannereid
Date: 2011-09-16 20:02 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
*laughing* Geek dreams FTW!
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ericjamesstone
User: ericjamesstone
Date: 2011-09-16 23:11 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
You're wrong, and I can prove it.

gender = kind [ http://thesaurus.com/browse/gender ]
kind = essence [ http://thesaurus.com/browse/kind ]
essence = substance [ http://thesaurus.com/browse/essence ]
substance = mass [ http://thesaurus.com/browse/substance ]

Also:
weight = mass [ http://thesaurus.com/browse/weight ]

Therefore, under the transitive property of equality [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elementary_algebra#Properties_of_equality ], both gender and weight equal mass.

Plugging in the word "mass" for the words "gender" and "weight" in your statement, we get: "there wasn’t enough mass in the universe to affect the mass of a planet". Since masses affect each other gravitationally, for that statement to be true, there would have to be insufficient mass in the universe to affect a planet.

Earth is a planet that orbits around the Sun. [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earth%27s_orbit ] If the Sun did not have enough mass to affect a planet, Earth would not orbit the Sun.

Therefore, there is enough gender in the universe to affect the weight of a planet.

Q.E.D.

Edited at 2011-09-16 11:12 pm (UTC)
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ericjamesstone
User: ericjamesstone
Date: 2011-09-16 23:13 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
But thanks for trying to find my brother a room.
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Jay Lake: funny-buddahomer
User: jaylake
Date: 2011-09-16 23:15 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:funny-buddahomer
:: laughing my ass off ::
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Gary Emenitove
User: garyomaha
Date: 2011-09-17 13:59 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
How can I get into one of your dreams? Sounds like the "in" place to be.
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