+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 13 of 13

Thread: Math and Science in The Simpsons :)

  1. Link to Post #1
    UK Avalon Founder Bill Ryan's Avatar
    Join Date
    7th February 2010
    Location
    Ecuador
    Posts
    24,977
    Thanks
    101,751
    Thanked 316,642 times in 23,467 posts

    Default Math and Science in The Simpsons :)

    Many will be very well aware that The Simpsons is replete with very clever and sometimes easily-missed, obscure little references to all kinds of fascinating things. It's renowned for the high intelligence that seems to flow as an undercurrent through its creative storylines.

    Here's why.

    In this short fun video, mathematician and author Steven Singh starts with Homer's references to Fermat's Last Theorem, and at 2:40 makes the big reveal: a whole bunch of The Simpsons creators and writers have math and physics backgrounds. They're super-smart people, and it shows. Enjoy.


  2. The Following 32 Users Say Thank You to Bill Ryan For This Post:

    Anka (22nd July 2020), bonnyhut (22nd July 2020), ClearWater (22nd July 2020), Constance (21st July 2020), Creedence (22nd July 2020), EFO (22nd July 2020), Ernie Nemeth (23rd July 2020), Frank V (21st July 2020), Gwin Ru (23rd July 2020), Intranuclear (23rd July 2020), Ioneo (21st July 2020), Ivanhoe (22nd July 2020), Jayke (21st July 2020), justntime2learn (21st July 2020), Kate (22nd July 2020), Ken (21st July 2020), Kryztian (22nd July 2020), kudzy (22nd July 2020), mab777 (29th July 2020), Mike (21st July 2020), O Donna (21st July 2020), rgray222 (22nd July 2020), Sarah Rainsong (22nd July 2020), Satori (21st July 2020), selinam (21st July 2020), spade (22nd July 2020), Star Mariner (23rd July 2020), Sunny-side-up (22nd July 2020), Tintin (22nd July 2020), toppy (22nd July 2020), william r sanford72 (22nd July 2020), Yoda (21st July 2020)

  3. Link to Post #2
    Avalon Member O Donna's Avatar
    Join Date
    9th January 2018
    Posts
    849
    Thanks
    5,853
    Thanked 6,379 times in 837 posts

    Default Re: Math and Science in The Simpsons :)

    In many ways high level showbiz magic and math magic are on the same wavelength.

  4. The Following 8 Users Say Thank You to O Donna For This Post:

    Anka (22nd July 2020), Bill Ryan (21st July 2020), EFO (22nd July 2020), Sarah Rainsong (22nd July 2020), Sunny-side-up (22nd July 2020), Tintin (22nd July 2020), toppy (22nd July 2020), william r sanford72 (22nd July 2020)

  5. Link to Post #3
    Romania Avalon Member EFO's Avatar
    Join Date
    13th May 2016
    Language
    Romanian
    Age
    51
    Posts
    1,592
    Thanks
    10,385
    Thanked 9,689 times in 1,534 posts

    Default Re: Math and Science in The Simpsons :)

    Quote Posted by Bill Ryan (here)
    Many will be very well aware that The Simpsons is replete with very clever and sometimes easily-missed, obscure little references to all kinds of fascinating things. It's renowned for the high intelligence that seems to flow as an undercurrent through its creative storylines.

    Here's why.

    In this short fun video, mathematician and author Steven Singh starts with Homer's references to Fermat's Last Theorem, and at 2:40 makes the big reveal: a whole bunch of The Simpsons creators and writers have math and physics backgrounds. They're super-smart people, and it shows. Enjoy.

    Even if I'm not quite agree that 1+1=2,but a bigger 1 and not having good math skills,perhaps the following video will shed a new light on how math should be learned and it works also with big numbers.

    The magic of Vedic math - Gaurav Tekriwal
    (9:44 min.)


    http://www.vedamu.org/Veda/1795$Vedi...cs_Methods.pdf



    We have to think different.
    "Your planet is forbidden for an open visit - extremely aggressive social environment,despite almost perfect climatic conditions.Almost 4 billion violent deaths for the last 5000 years and about 15000 major military conflicts in the same period."

  6. The Following 17 Users Say Thank You to EFO For This Post:

    Anka (22nd July 2020), Bill Ryan (22nd July 2020), ClearWater (22nd July 2020), Constance (22nd July 2020), Ernie Nemeth (23rd July 2020), ExomatrixTV (22nd July 2020), gnostic9 (22nd July 2020), Gwin Ru (23rd July 2020), Jad (22nd July 2020), meeradas (23rd July 2020), O Donna (22nd July 2020), Sarah Rainsong (22nd July 2020), Sunny-side-up (22nd July 2020), Tintin (22nd July 2020), toppy (22nd July 2020), william r sanford72 (22nd July 2020), YoYoYo (23rd July 2020)

  7. Link to Post #4
    Romania Avalon Member Anka's Avatar
    Join Date
    8th November 2019
    Language
    Romanian
    Age
    43
    Posts
    696
    Thanks
    5,696
    Thanked 6,697 times in 692 posts

    Default Re: Math and Science in The Simpsons :)

    It is very interesting how we can get lost near a lack and a completion simultaneously, on the threshold of the relevant illogical.
    Mathematics has advanced with the human spirit, so sometimes, when I see a human nature it is as if the rest of the actions are an unseen rhythm behind fragmented mathematical sequences that complete the depth of a logic near a resultant. When I say that the human soul is finite, the controversy of indefiniteness occurs in an amalgam of oscillations of gradations and levels occurring on both lexically calibrated sides.

    I see a kind of mathematics in any stable but inappropriate definition that accumulates beneficial data and ideas (but not for reason), but especially in the transcendental logos of art that includes human nature.
    What we accumulate in resonance is processed (only sometimes) (at least that's how I feel) at a behavioral level of stretching and vibratory energy calculated in the somewhat programmed-involuntary-interpretative soul chord, originally granted in its own harmony, by capturing angles and mirrors in multiple patterns depending on maybe,
    the ancestral history (not borrowed as a human necessity) and more, but overall it's just art

    Sentiment can be a chemical process of mathematical fusion, but its multiplication in valued or devalued probabilities exceeds any rational aspiration or any irrational reason, so conceiving the soul as unreasonable can be a calculation of fatally favored or disadvantaged probabilities (of course the introduction can be boring), it's like choosing an expression of too raw a seemingly vital behavior.
    But if we consider soulless reasoning, it may be the opposite analysis of one's own choice in rather hasty conclusions in counteracting a controversial epic analogy in itself and more.
    Of course, sometimes reason disperses time and sometimes reveals values ​​and feelings in an endless encyclopedia, but the philosophical, moral or even social summation cannot be integrated, assembled or reproduced by just the first sensors of understanding.
    I'm not talking about matrix, numerology or other three-dimensional demonstrative processes, I'm talking about the indispensability of the evolution of human nature so subtle, dynamic, biometric, anatomical-intellectual, cooperating-systemic-millennial in fusion of freedom, in all its beauty.

    Providence of the greatest nothing, lives through us the creation of our own properties in proportionally demonstrable variables, in structures correlated in the biorhythmic approach of art, in the immediate vicinity of the abstract in a great controversial direction of eternities in full beauty, especially when we say we live to die and we die to evolve, perhaps one of the thousands of flourishes metamorphosed into the "extrahumanization" of timeless ages.

    Just,

    Every human is a question asked to the Spirit of the Universe,again and again,because every human is an endless row of humans and in all humans together dwelling the Great Human Spirit.

  8. The Following 7 Users Say Thank You to Anka For This Post:

    Bill Ryan (22nd July 2020), EFO (22nd July 2020), gnostic9 (22nd July 2020), Harmony (23rd July 2020), O Donna (22nd July 2020), Sarah Rainsong (22nd July 2020), william r sanford72 (22nd July 2020)

  9. Link to Post #5
    Australia Avalon Member
    Join Date
    26th May 2010
    Location
    NSW
    Posts
    542
    Thanks
    2,409
    Thanked 2,387 times in 473 posts

    Default Re: Math and Science in The Simpsons :)

    Futurama also had lots of science and I believe one of the best methods of dealing with time travel in modern 'entertainment'

  10. The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to Craig For This Post:

    Bill Ryan (22nd July 2020), Harmony (23rd July 2020), O Donna (23rd July 2020), Sarah Rainsong (23rd July 2020), william r sanford72 (23rd July 2020)

  11. Link to Post #6
    Romania Avalon Member EFO's Avatar
    Join Date
    13th May 2016
    Language
    Romanian
    Age
    51
    Posts
    1,592
    Thanks
    10,385
    Thanked 9,689 times in 1,534 posts

    Default Re: Math and Science in The Simpsons :)

    WHY ALL GOOD THREAD,LIKE THIS ONE,SUDDENLY END AFTER A FEW POSTS?


    No is not a rhetoric question at all...
    "Your planet is forbidden for an open visit - extremely aggressive social environment,despite almost perfect climatic conditions.Almost 4 billion violent deaths for the last 5000 years and about 15000 major military conflicts in the same period."

  12. The Following 6 Users Say Thank You to EFO For This Post:

    Bill Ryan (23rd July 2020), Craig (23rd July 2020), Harmony (23rd July 2020), O Donna (23rd July 2020), Sarah Rainsong (23rd July 2020), william r sanford72 (23rd July 2020)

  13. Link to Post #7
    Canada Avalon Member Ernie Nemeth's Avatar
    Join Date
    25th January 2011
    Location
    Toronto
    Age
    62
    Posts
    4,250
    Thanks
    17,735
    Thanked 25,079 times in 3,994 posts

    Default Re: Math and Science in The Simpsons :)

    That trick with multiplying I will remember, I hope.

    I can use that a dozen times a day in my work, and at home on my projects.

    Thanks.

    This is how math and the other pure sciences should be taught. First the theory but followed quickly by real world uses and applications. To keep the student interested and engaged, feeling like they have accomplished something useful.
    Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless — like water...Now water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend. Bruce Lee

  14. The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to Ernie Nemeth For This Post:

    Anka (23rd July 2020), Bill Ryan (23rd July 2020), EFO (23rd July 2020), william r sanford72 (23rd July 2020)

  15. Link to Post #8
    Avalon Member Kano's Avatar
    Join Date
    24th January 2011
    Location
    Denver, CO
    Age
    41
    Posts
    572
    Thanks
    2,516
    Thanked 2,237 times in 479 posts

    Default Re: Math and Science in The Simpsons :)

    Is it this math and physics background that allows them to predict the future beyond the point of coincidence?

  16. The Following 6 Users Say Thank You to Kano For This Post:

    Anka (23rd July 2020), Bill Ryan (23rd July 2020), EFO (23rd July 2020), O Donna (26th July 2020), Sarah Rainsong (23rd July 2020), william r sanford72 (23rd July 2020)

  17. Link to Post #9
    UK Avalon Founder Bill Ryan's Avatar
    Join Date
    7th February 2010
    Location
    Ecuador
    Posts
    24,977
    Thanks
    101,751
    Thanked 316,642 times in 23,467 posts

    Default Re: Math and Science in The Simpsons :)


  18. The Following 6 Users Say Thank You to Bill Ryan For This Post:

    Anka (23rd July 2020), EFO (23rd July 2020), Gwin Ru (23rd July 2020), O Donna (26th July 2020), william r sanford72 (24th July 2020), Yoda (23rd July 2020)

  19. Link to Post #10
    Romania Avalon Member EFO's Avatar
    Join Date
    13th May 2016
    Language
    Romanian
    Age
    51
    Posts
    1,592
    Thanks
    10,385
    Thanked 9,689 times in 1,534 posts

    Default Re: Math and Science in The Simpsons :)

    b=0 and 4a=b and a+b+2xsqrtaxsqrtb=c

    ln(2)=0.69314 which is almost zero

    Cool videos!Thank you!
    Last edited by EFO; 24th July 2020 at 03:20. Reason: grammar mistake
    "Your planet is forbidden for an open visit - extremely aggressive social environment,despite almost perfect climatic conditions.Almost 4 billion violent deaths for the last 5000 years and about 15000 major military conflicts in the same period."

  20. The Following 6 Users Say Thank You to EFO For This Post:

    Anka (23rd July 2020), Bill Ryan (23rd July 2020), Harmony (25th July 2020), O Donna (26th July 2020), Sarah Rainsong (23rd July 2020), william r sanford72 (24th July 2020)

  21. Link to Post #11
    UK Avalon Founder Bill Ryan's Avatar
    Join Date
    7th February 2010
    Location
    Ecuador
    Posts
    24,977
    Thanks
    101,751
    Thanked 316,642 times in 23,467 posts

    Default Re: Math and Science in The Simpsons :)

    One of the problems with math in the Simpsons Universe is that the characters there only have 4 fingers — like all cartoon characters.

    That suggests that in their evolution, arithmetic would have developed in base 8, not base 10 (as with 5-fingered, real-world humans). For them, the numbers 8 and 9 wouldn't exist. To show that clearly, their finger-counting would naturally go
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
    • 6
    • 7 (one short of the final finger)
    • 10 (the final finger of both hands)
    • 11 (starting again)
    • 12
    • 13
    • 14
    • 15
    • 16
    • 17
    • 20
    • 21
    • ... etc.
    Last edited by Bill Ryan; 25th July 2020 at 12:50.

  22. The Following 9 Users Say Thank You to Bill Ryan For This Post:

    Anka (26th July 2020), Craig (26th July 2020), EFO (25th July 2020), Harmony (25th July 2020), kudzy (25th July 2020), O Donna (26th July 2020), Sarah Rainsong (25th July 2020), william r sanford72 (29th July 2020), Yoda (26th July 2020)

  23. Link to Post #12
    Malta Avalon Member
    Join Date
    30th July 2011
    Age
    54
    Posts
    90
    Thanks
    343
    Thanked 339 times in 76 posts

    Default Re: Math and Science in The Simpsons :)



    Why do you think Oppenheimer studied Sanskrit while working on the A bomb/Manhattan Project ? What other information is encoded in the ancient texts ?

    Wink, wink


  24. The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to MalteseKnight For This Post:

    Anka (29th July 2020), Bill Ryan (29th July 2020), EFO (29th July 2020), O Donna (29th July 2020), william r sanford72 (29th July 2020)

  25. Link to Post #13
    Romania Avalon Member EFO's Avatar
    Join Date
    13th May 2016
    Language
    Romanian
    Age
    51
    Posts
    1,592
    Thanks
    10,385
    Thanked 9,689 times in 1,534 posts

    Default Re: Math and Science in The Simpsons :)

    Quote Posted by MalteseKnight (here)


    Why do you think Oppenheimer studied Sanskrit while working on the A bomb/Manhattan Project ? What other information is encoded in the ancient texts ?

    Wink, wink

    Since the entire video is in one of Indian languages,I presume that he said:
    Quote when i read this artical ,its very impressive openion about ancient hindu mythology.
    there is lot science in vedas.
    A Sloka in the 10th book of Rig Veda appears to be written for praising Lord Indra. The technical translation of that Sloka gives the value of Pi up to 28 digits accurately. It is not until the invention of the computers that the western mathematicians could get this value up to 16 digits accurately. Here is a test for those who think that a computer can do any calculation. Use the fastest computer available to you and write a program to calculate the value of Pi up to 28 digits accurately. You will know how difficult it is.

    Vedic Numerical Code in the Vedas

    In Sanskrit, the following Vedic Numerical code was used in many slokas

    कादि नव

    टादि नव

    पादि पञ्चक

    यद्यश- ्टक

    क्ष शुन्यम्

    “Kaadi nava

    Taadi nava


    Paadi panchaka

    Yadyashtaka

    Kshah sunyam”

    Meaning:

    Kaadi Nava Starting from ka, the sequence of 9 letters represent 1,2,..9

    Similarly Taadi Nava , starting from ta

    Paadi panchaka (1-5), starting from pa

    Yadyashtaka (1-8) starting from ya

    And ksha represents 0

    In detail it is as follows:

    ka (क) – 1, kha (ख) – 2, ga (ग) – 3, gha (घ) – 4,gna (ङ) – 5, cha (च) – 6, cha (छ) – 7, ja (ज) – 8, jha (झ) – 9

    ta (ट) – 1, tha (ठ) – 2, da (ड) – 3, dha (ढ) – 4,~na (ण) – 5, Ta (त) – 6, Tha (थ) – 7, Da (द) – 8, Dha (ध) – 9

    pa (प) – 1, pha (फ) – 2, ba (ब) – 3, bha (भ) – 4,ma (म) – 5

    ya (य) – 1, ra (र) – 2, la (ल) – 3, va (व) – 4, Sa (श) – 5, sha (ष) – 6, sa (स) – 7, ha (ह) – 8

    kshah (क्ष) – 0.

    Based on this code there are many slokas in mathematics., e.g., the following is a sloka for Pi value:

    गोपीभाग्- य मधुव्रातः श्रुंगशोदध- ि संधिगः |

    खलजीवितखा- ाव गलहाला रसंधरः ||

    gopeebhaagya maDhuvraathaH shruMgashodhaDhi saMDhigaH

    khalajeevithakhaathaa- va galahaalaa rasaMDharaH

    ga-3, pa-1, bha-4, ya -1, ma-5, Dhu-9, ra-2, tha-6, shru-5, ga-3, sho-5, dha-8, Dhi -9, sa-7, Dha- 9, ga-3, kha-2, la-3, jee-8, vi-4, tha-6, kha-2, tha-6, va-4, ga-3, la-3, ha-8, la-3, ra-2, sa-7, Dha-9, ra-2

    3.141592653589793238462643- 3832792…

    The above sloka has actually 3 meanings

    1. In favor of Lord Shiva

    2. In favor of Lord Krishna

    3. The value of Pi up to 32 decimals.

    There were many inventions in the field of science and technology in ancient India, we just have to sift through the sands of time to find them.

    Source: vedic-dharma.blogspot.in
    otherwise I don't have any clue of what he is saying.Sorry.
    "Your planet is forbidden for an open visit - extremely aggressive social environment,despite almost perfect climatic conditions.Almost 4 billion violent deaths for the last 5000 years and about 15000 major military conflicts in the same period."

  26. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to EFO For This Post:

    Bill Ryan (29th July 2020), O Donna (29th July 2020), william r sanford72 (29th July 2020)

+ Reply to Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts