Alchemy

  • 25 Replies
  • 5290 Views
Alchemy
« on: June 20, 2006, 08:58:31 PM »
Does anyone here believe that Alchemy could possibly exist?

Given the right knowledge of the elements (which we seem to have now), wouldn't it be possible for one to "transmute" one element into another one?


Well, I suppose it would be possible if it were possible to rearrange the actual atomic makeup of a single element. But if that were possible, would turning lead into gold really be possible?
Who really needs one of these things?

Alchemy
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2006, 10:21:01 PM »
Hang on I'll get my snorkipuff reconfibulator and re-transcode this matter for you....

?

Erasmus

  • The Elder Ones
  • 4242
Re: Alchemy
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2006, 10:27:05 PM »
Quote from: "Paradoxical"
Given the right knowledge of the elements (which we seem to have now), wouldn't it be possible for one to "transmute" one element into another one?


It's entirely possible.  We do it all the time.  It also happens naturally.  It's called "fission" and "fusion" depending on whether we're making lighter stuff from heavier stuff or vice versa.

It requires a tad more energy than can be produced in your typical alembic or crucible, I'm afraid.
Why did the chicken cross the Möbius strip?

Re: Alchemy
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2006, 10:29:42 PM »
Quote from: "Erasmus"
Quote from: "Paradoxical"
Given the right knowledge of the elements (which we seem to have now), wouldn't it be possible for one to "transmute" one element into another one?


It's entirely possible.  We do it all the time.  It also happens naturally.  It's called "fission" and "fusion" depending on whether we're making lighter stuff from heavier stuff or vice versa.

It requires a tad more energy than can be produced in your typical alembic or crucible, I'm afraid.


*looks on eBay for pocket fission generators*
ttp://theflatearthsociety.org/forums/search.php

"Against criticism a man can neither protest nor defend himself; he must act in spite of it, and then it will gradually yield to him." -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

?

Erasmus

  • The Elder Ones
  • 4242
Re: Alchemy
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2006, 10:33:41 PM »
Quote from: "Mephistopheles"
*looks on eBay for pocket fission generators*


Put me down for one as well.  I'll go up to US$100.
Why did the chicken cross the Möbius strip?

Alchemy
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2006, 04:39:17 AM »
anyway gold ain't worth nothing, you need to make platinum for the big bucks

Alchemy
« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2006, 08:19:46 AM »
yes deffenetly
alestine fights not for riches, nor glory nor ground but for freedom from the tyrants alone.

Alchemy
« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2006, 09:02:47 AM »
Quote from: "DrQuak"
anyway gold ain't worth nothing, you need to make platinum for the big bucks


Or better yet plutonium.

Alchemy
« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2006, 09:08:12 AM »
Quote from: "googleSearch"
Quote from: "DrQuak"
anyway gold ain't worth nothing, you need to make platinum for the big bucks


Or better yet plutonium.


Yeah, because I really wanna be making plutonium in my house...
Who really needs one of these things?

Alchemy
« Reply #9 on: June 21, 2006, 03:57:48 PM »
bah plutonium? limited facets to sell it and it isn't needed all that much and if you sell it to the wrong person you can fully expect to spend the rest of your rather short life being tortured for who you sold it to.


Platinum you can sell to anyone without having your finger nails removed.

Alchemy
« Reply #10 on: June 21, 2006, 04:31:54 PM »
Now the only thing to do is find out exactally how to alter the subatomic structure of element A, and make element B out of it. And make sure nobody else figures it out. And make sure the government NEVER hears of it. And make sure that you sell it to the right people that won't ask questions.
Who really needs one of these things?

Alchemy
« Reply #11 on: June 22, 2006, 03:09:10 AM »
the thing is that it takes obscene amounts of energy to alter something subatomically, that it broadly becomes pointless atleast from a manufacturing point of view.


We could make artificial oil easily enough, but the cost would be astronomical.

*

T-man

  • 88
  • The MPT believers will survive
Re: Alchemy
« Reply #12 on: February 25, 2007, 02:58:40 PM »
Ever heard of the college class Chemistry??? ::)
AAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH...
The mole people were stalking me the other day. Thank god I didn't get killed.

?

[][][]

  • 554
  • Man of science.
Re: Alchemy
« Reply #13 on: February 25, 2007, 11:00:13 PM »
Ever heard of the college class Chemistry??? ::)
What about it?
The folly of mistaking a paradox for a discovery, a metaphor for a proof, a torrent of verbiage for a spring of capital truths, and oneself for an oracle, is inborn in us. -Some Frenchy

*

unclegravy

  • 957
  • I feel so fucking high!!!!!!
Re: Alchemy
« Reply #14 on: February 26, 2007, 01:25:48 AM »
Guys, I've already drawn weird things on my floor, clapped my hands dramatically, and held the marks.
But nothing's happening.

Do I need more bat wings?
Quote
The people who feast on exclamation marks will never go hungry agaaaain!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

*

cmdshft

  • The Elder Ones
  • 13146
  • swiggity swooty
Re: Alchemy
« Reply #15 on: February 26, 2007, 01:39:58 AM »
Guys, I've already drawn weird things on my floor, clapped my hands dramatically, and held the marks.
But nothing's happening.

Do I need more bat wings?

You mean the drawings don't go on the wall? O_O

Re: Alchemy
« Reply #16 on: February 26, 2007, 05:43:59 AM »
I own the philosophers stone, which explains why I am a god.

Re: Alchemy
« Reply #17 on: February 26, 2007, 07:08:21 AM »
YOU FOOL! Do you know how many people had to die in order to create the stone? I hope you end up in WWII London. Bastard.

PEOPLE.

not gods.

Re: Alchemy
« Reply #18 on: February 26, 2007, 08:09:50 AM »
I think everyone here just wants money in general.

Re: Alchemy
« Reply #19 on: February 26, 2007, 09:25:26 AM »
I think everyone here just wants money in general.


RELEVANCE PLZ

Re: Alchemy
« Reply #20 on: February 26, 2007, 01:45:28 PM »
What I mean is, there are other sciences to "create" money. You do not need to research this science if you are simply doing it for the money.

*

T-man

  • 88
  • The MPT believers will survive
Re: Alchemy
« Reply #21 on: February 26, 2007, 03:18:03 PM »
wouldnt we all be better off instead of turning a mineral like led to gold; to turn like led to something this world needs alot of.......if the world economy gets better the need for money will decrease. Anybody else see my point?
AAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH...
The mole people were stalking me the other day. Thank god I didn't get killed.

*

unclegravy

  • 957
  • I feel so fucking high!!!!!!
Re: Alchemy
« Reply #22 on: February 26, 2007, 03:28:32 PM »
I borrowed Vauxhall's PS, and my pet hamster is up and running again. 8)
I wish it didn't smell as bad though.
Quote
The people who feast on exclamation marks will never go hungry agaaaain!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Re: Alchemy
« Reply #23 on: February 26, 2007, 07:53:49 PM »
I borrowed Vauxhall's PS, and my pet hamster is up and running again. 8)
I wish it didn't smell as bad though.

I told you that would happen, why don't you ever listen to me?

*

unclegravy

  • 957
  • I feel so fucking high!!!!!!
Re: Alchemy
« Reply #24 on: February 26, 2007, 08:18:26 PM »
Relaaaax, I traded my nose for his life, so...
Noi harm done.:)

My neighbors are whiners though.
Quote
The people who feast on exclamation marks will never go hungry agaaaain!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Re: Alchemy
« Reply #25 on: March 03, 2007, 08:43:17 AM »
MY GOD! Do you people have too much time or something? ::)

We are able to create gold, the cost is simply astronomical and therefore it is pointless.

End of story.

 ::)
But what is truth? Not easy to define. We both have truths! Are your's the same as mine?