What people search for here
An interesting variation on Wilde's dictum, which brings to mind the old joke: engineers think that their equations approximate reality, physicists think that reality approximates their equations, and mathematicians don't think about reality.
bayes in pictures
If you wanted pictures of Thomas Bayes, here is one. Google Images is more useful for this than ordinary Google, you know.
what is time but the correspondance of your mind with reality
Scientists don't agree on whether zombies exist
Philosophers, and also some philosophically minded scientists, don't agree on whether zombies could exist. But I am not aware of any scientist thinking that they do in fact exist. In fact, I would be very surprised if any one did.
forma de la tierra
Manolito: "Un esferoide"
Maestra: "Muy bien! Con un ligero achatamiento en..."
Manolito: ..................... "En el animo?"
cuanto es un centimetro
Ehhh... la centesima parte de un metro? O preguntabas en pulgadas o en codos egipcios?
What are the laws of nature and physics in Tolkien's world
An interesting question! I don't think we have enough information from canon to write them up. Probably there are fundamental laws, but they are different enough in character from those of our world (involving, for example, irreducible ethical and aesthetical concepts) that to call them laws of physics is misleading.
time for earth to go round sun