Quote# 34394

(Discussing radiometric dating)

What's an isotope?

(He looks it up for himself - wow!)

LOL --- okay --- I just checked it out. Here's the 411 on isotope:

"One of two or more atoms having the same atomic number but different mass numbers."

You mean someone messed up and gave the same element different mass numbers, then covered their mistake by calling it an "isotope"?

AV1611VET, Christian Forums 81 Comments [2/1/2008 4:21:40 AM]
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Jack Bauer

Who did you ask to explain about isotopes? Carico? Or was it butterfly womb man, Supersport.

2/1/2008 7:28:23 AM


Damnit! I was trying to think up some witty riposte, and suddenly I realized AV's stupid had drained my IQ too much.

Seriously, AV. I think your God messed up giving you a brain, since you obviously don't use it.

2/1/2008 7:35:42 AM


Wow... I felt like somewhere in a faraway place, a chemist is looking at this thread bashing his head right through his lab desk.

2/1/2008 7:38:21 AM


Does AV VET still have shell casings stuck in his skull or something?

2/1/2008 7:51:24 AM


sorry, i fucked up. I made an isotope. How do I get rid of it?

2/1/2008 9:02:14 AM


A new reason to nuke his county.

2/1/2008 9:52:24 AM


Except that Isotopes display "interesting properties" such as radioactive decay and occasionally providing us with ludicrous quantities of energy and the ability to create crazy big booms.

Never mind...

Its caused by goblins... Tiny invisible goblins.

2/1/2008 10:11:18 AM


Wow. I think every single particle physicist in the world just started crying...

I wonder if he thinks atomic bombs are God's farts or something?

2/1/2008 10:28:58 AM

David B.

I think AV1611VET is an isodope. He has similar properties to other human beings, but is significantly denser.

2/1/2008 11:01:31 AM


2/1/2008 11:37:10 AM


The defining characteristic of an element, any element, is the number of protons in the nucleus (the atomic number) thus anything with 1 proton is Hydrogen, 2 protons is Helium and so forth.

The nucleus is made up of both charged protons and uncharged neutrons, typically in a roughly 1:1 ratio, although neutrons become more prevalent at higher atomic numbers. However, the neutrons don't define what the element is.

If you really want to scare AV1611VET then we can start talking quarks, protons and neutrons are made up of 3 quarks each. There are six different types of quark (although two (up and down) are the two most commonly occuring. Ups have a positive charge (+2/3) of double that of the negative charge of downs (-1/3). So a proton (up-up-down) has a positive charge of +1 and a neutron (up-down-down) has no charge.

(with me so far?)

Now, if we consider beta decay, where a neutron decomposes to form an beta particle/electron (charge -1) and a proton (charge +1), the atomic number is changing (as there is one more proton), so it will be a different element. On a subatomic particle level we have one fundamental particle (fundamental particles are as small as we can currently go, kinda like fundie IQs) breaking down to form two other fundamental particles (i.e. UDD -> UUD+ + e-)

That should be painful for someone whose philosophy is based in the 17th century.

2/1/2008 11:55:14 AM

Mister Spak

Not understanding how science is done are we?

2/1/2008 12:11:56 PM


I cannot decide whether AV1611VET is the most brilliant troll ever or a mouth breathing imbecile.

2/1/2008 12:46:09 PM



2/1/2008 12:52:44 PM

Random Guy

I'd like a word with your Chemistry and Physics teachers.

2/1/2008 1:27:23 PM

Doctor Whom

Sounds good to me. Then again, my physics professor was Dr. Hovind.

2/1/2008 1:27:58 PM


So close, yet you still fail.

2/1/2008 1:49:54 PM



2/1/2008 1:50:39 PM


Do they let you out of the house without protective clothing on?

2/1/2008 1:53:02 PM


We need a Lifetime Achievement Award over here! That means NOW, people!

2/1/2008 1:53:44 PM


Go find and swallow some Uranium-238, go and see if you can find some U-235 and swallow the U-235. Notice a difference between the two shiny rocks? Which rock his hotter and seems to leave mysterious burns on your hand when you touch it?

2/1/2008 2:09:23 PM


David B. said:
"I think AV1611VET is an isodope. He has similar properties to other human beings, but is significantly denser."

That's it, everyone, this thread is officially over. We have a winner.

2/1/2008 2:20:30 PM


Come on, brain. I won't let the bad man hurt you any more.

2/1/2008 3:15:44 PM

Bob Dole

This one is priceless. Bravo.

2/1/2008 3:15:57 PM


Seconded for the win.

2/1/2008 3:16:37 PM

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