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Re: Loaves and fishes
« Reply #29 on: December 18, 2013, 12:13:45 PM »
By loaf i implied feces, but meant bread...

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Re: Loaves and fishes
« Reply #30 on: December 18, 2013, 05:26:26 PM »
I once caught a fish WITH a loaf...

To add, can someone calculate how much energy would need to be condensed to make about 1000 fish/loaves of bread?
Sure.

Assume an average loaf of bread masses about 0.5 kg, and an average trout-sized fish masses about 2 kg.
1000 of each gives you 2500 kg of mass.
Apply Einstein's energy/mass equivalence equation:  E = mc^2, where 'c' is approximately 3 x 10^8 m/s:

E = 2500 kg x (3x10^8 m/s)^2
   = 2500 kg x (9x10^16 m^2/s^2)
   = 2.25 x 10^20 kg/m^2/s^2

1 kg/m^2/s^2 is one Joule, so the energy requirement is 225 quintillion Joules.

To put that into perspective, that's about 62.5 trillion kilowatt-hours, or about as much electricity as the entire United States would use in about 17,000 years, based on 2010 rates of use.

Of course this just gives the energy required for the requisite mass, and doesn't take into consideration how much energy might be necessary to effect the actual conversion.


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Re: Loaves and fishes
« Reply #31 on: December 18, 2013, 06:55:35 PM »
...so the energy requirement is 225 quintillion Joules.
So...about the calorie content of a box of Thin Mints girl scout cookies.  Good to know.
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Re: Loaves and fishes
« Reply #32 on: December 18, 2013, 11:18:24 PM »
Sure.

Assume an average loaf of bread masses about 0.5 kg, and an average trout-sized fish masses about 2 kg.
1000 of each gives you 2500 kg of mass.
Apply Einstein's energy/mass equivalence equation:  E = mc^2, where 'c' is approximately 3 x 10^8 m/s:

E = 2500 kg x (3x10^8 m/s)^2
   = 2500 kg x (9x10^16 m^2/s^2)
   = 2.25 x 10^20 kg/m^2/s^2

1 kg/m^2/s^2 is one Joule, so the energy requirement is 225 quintillion Joules.

To put that into perspective, that's about 62.5 trillion kilowatt-hours, or about as much electricity as the entire United States would use in about 17,000 years, based on 2010 rates of use.

Of course this just gives the energy required for the requisite mass, and doesn't take into consideration how much energy might be necessary to effect the actual conversion.


That Jesus, man, he was one POWERFUL dude.


 :)

Give this man a applause!

So in one second, Jesus apparently added a metric shit load of energy to earth...not in the form of technology, or medicine...
But in fish...and bread.
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