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Author Topic: The "Last name of the inventor of gravity____" question is LIES.  (Read 2149 times)

PrimalAndrew

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In actuality, it was not Newton, but a man named Brahma Sphuta Siddhanta Gupta.

The answer should be Gupta.


[Source: I doctorates in both Western Mathematical Histories & Indian Studies]
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Re: The "Last name of the inventor of gravity____" question is LIES.
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2016, 08:03:23 PM »

wrong. no one invented gravity, it was discovered
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Re: The "Last name of the inventor of gravity____" question is LIES.
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2016, 11:19:25 PM »

Yeah it was discovered, the understanding and method of understanding it, to invent gravity would mean before discovering everyone would be floating without anchoring.
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Re: The "Last name of the inventor of gravity____" question is LIES.
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2016, 02:13:29 AM »

Im guessing this is in regards to a captcha question?
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Re: The "Last name of the inventor of gravity____" question is LIES.
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2016, 03:02:29 AM »

In actuality, it was not Newton, but a man named Brahma Sphuta Siddhanta Gupta.

The answer should be Gupta.


[Source: I doctorates in both Western Mathematical Histories & Indian Studies]
If you changed the answer to "Gupta", then it is likely that 99.9% of the people who encountered that question when trying to create a forum account during the "I am not a bot" test would fail. Which would achieve what exactly? Nothing, apart from annoying people who are trying to create a forum account.

You can try to argue that this particular question should be removed because the person who discovered gravity is disputed (in scientific circles). But changing the answer to the question is just a very bad idea that will only annoy people.


Edit - This is like saying that if one of the questions was "What is the furthest planet from the Sun?", then the answer shouldn't be "Pluto" because in some circles it is argued that Pluto is not a planet. Which might well be true, but it is irrelevant to the purpose of the question.

The question exists to differentiate humans from bots, and the vast majority of people consider Pluto to be the furthest planet from the Sun. Therefore the question and answer serve the required purpose. Whether or not the answer is 100% irrefutably accurate in all circles of life and academia is immaterial.
« Last Edit: July 21, 2016, 03:17:55 AM by Calahan »
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Re: The "Last name of the inventor of gravity____" question is LIES.
« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2016, 03:09:41 AM »

Who said the question belong to our universe ?
I think the question belong to Rimworld, and Rimworld is part of an alternate reality. So maybe there the 1. human who discover the gravity was someone else.
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Re: The "Last name of the inventor of gravity____" question is LIES.
« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2016, 03:20:12 AM »

Moved this to support as its regarding forum functionality. Keep it civil please.
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Re: The "Last name of the inventor of gravity____" question is LIES.
« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2016, 01:55:07 PM »

Questions like that are why captcha has a refresh button.
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Re: The "Last name of the inventor of gravity____" question is LIES.
« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2016, 09:09:42 PM »

The majority of people consider Pluto a planet? I think it's that's taking a leap.
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Re: The "Last name of the inventor of gravity____" question is LIES.
« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2016, 07:44:37 AM »

Good for them. Because it is. There was a short-ish period of time that it wasn't, but it didn't stay that way. ;)