tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35187314.post1966128683318391452..comments2020-01-28T07:45:24.511-05:00Comments on Physics Buzz: It'll make you laugh; it'll make you cry. It's...Science!!!APS Webmasterhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/05951833208918853453noreply@blogger.comBlogger2125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35187314.post-3028012448158092432010-11-19T13:38:30.464-05:002010-11-19T13:38:30.464-05:00Hmmm. Thanks for doing the math. I guess copy edit...Hmmm. Thanks for doing the math. I guess copy editors don't check orders of magnitude along with correcting "teh" and making sure you use the right their/there/they're.<br /><br />(You have the wrong number of days listed above, BTW. It should be 183,000,000 days in .5 Megayear, but the numbers are correct after that.)<br /><br />Best,<br /><br />BuzzBuzz Skylinehttps://www.blogger.com/profile/04255849304022062681noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35187314.post-84376976278861828812010-11-19T12:57:04.269-05:002010-11-19T12:57:04.269-05:00It's also, unfortunately, wrong. I enjoyed th...It's also, unfortunately, wrong. I enjoyed the book very much, so don't take this as a criticism of the whole thing, but...<br /><br />half a million years = 183,000 days<br />183,000 days = 4,380,000,000 hours<br />4,380,000,000 hours = 263,000,000,000 minutes<br />263,000,000,000 minutes = 15,800,000,000,000 seconds<br /><br />500,000,000,000 is not "rather more" than the number of seconds in half a million years. 500,000,000,000 is more than 30 times less than the number seconds in half a million years.MRWnoreply@blogger.com