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K0rN99

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Report this Nov. 12 2012, 3:57 am

This topic will be a place to post all those deep questions you sometimes ask, and might get answers. Here's one I've been thinking about: (which no longer needs answering) Space. It's black, right? Why? If there is nothing for color to reflect off of, shouldn't space be void of any color?

OtakuJo

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Report this Nov. 12 2012, 4:15 am

Black is the way that our eyes/minds perceive a lack of light, and therefore the closest thing to a "void" that we can see.



So here's a strange one.


We see through our own eyes, I through mine, you through yours, and construct our world according to our senses. So why is each person's perceptions specifically their own, and what force or otherwise decided that I should be me, think my thoughts, sense through my body... and not some other entity?


 


Why is blue blue? One might say because it is at a certain end of the colour spectrum, but then violet is so like red.


Have you ever danced with a Tribble in the pale moonlight?

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Report this Nov. 13 2012, 12:53 am

Actually a lot of what we perceive is not based on what we physicaly see. We only process so much visually and our minds fill in the blanks.


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OtakuJo

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Report this Nov. 13 2012, 3:20 am

^ which is precisely what most people would mean by "based on..."


Example: "Based on a true story" in film marketing requires only the most tenuous connection to any kind of truth. Ultimately the interaction between our minds and senses still forms the basis for perception. A significant part of that is sensory.



Have you ever danced with a Tribble in the pale moonlight?

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Report this Nov. 13 2012, 4:33 am

If people didn't have elbows, they wouldn't be able to scratch their heads. Well, maybe people could scratch each others heads.


 


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Report this Nov. 13 2012, 7:45 am

Isn't space dark because the light waves don't reflect off anything in the void?  Our sky has color because the photons bounce off particles, correct?


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Report this Nov. 16 2012, 2:51 am

If bitten, would a vampire turn into a zombie? And what would occur if a vampire bit a zombie? If bitten by a zombie or by a vampire, would Wolferine turn?


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Irina Galliulin

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Report this Jan. 20 2013, 8:39 am

Why do we exist? Is it just to be generous and caring towards others and make everyone happy, or are we supposed to learn a lot and become as intelligent as possible?

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Report this Jan. 20 2013, 8:44 pm

So here's a strange one.


We see through our own eyes, I through mine, you through yours, and construct our world according to our senses. So why is each person's perceptions specifically their own, and what force or otherwise decided that I should be me, think my thoughts, sense through my body... and not some other entity?


I'm not quite sure what you're asking, but:


We are controled by our brains. It controls all of our bodily functions. Our brain is also concious, and can percive what is happening. You are controled by YOUR brain, which controls YOUR movements, and the conciousness is you. What other entity would it be? If it is you, then, it is you, right?


If bitten, would a vampire turn into a zombie? And what would occur if a vampire bit a zombie? If bitten by a zombie or by a vampire, would Wolverine turn?



Vampires and Zombies don't exist, so they wouldn't turn into anything. And Wolverines would still be wolverines no matter what you did to them. Do you mean Werewolf?


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Report this Jan. 21 2013, 4:27 pm

My deep question:  If Shran from the television series Star Trek Enterprise addressed Capt. Archer as "pink skin", how would Shran have addressed Travis Montgomery, an african american helmsman?

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Report this Jan. 21 2013, 8:47 pm

Quote: corndogs @ Jan. 21 2013, 4:27 pm

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>My deep question:  If Shran from the television series Star Trek Enterprise addressed Capt. Archer as "pink skin", how would Shran have addressed Travis Montgomery, an african american helmsman?

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He probably would've just used "human".


(It's Travis Mayweather, by the way. Montgomery is the name of the actor.)


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Report this Jan. 22 2013, 9:42 pm

Quote: miklamar @ Nov. 13 2012, 7:45 am

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>Isn't space dark because the light waves don't reflect off anything in the void?  Our sky has color because the photons bounce off particles, correct?

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Partially correct, miklamar. The light from our sun strikes the atmosphere, which acts much like a prism, refracting it in the same way that rainbows are produced. The blue wavelengths are shorter, and refract more, to spread across the sky which gives it that colour, whereas the longer reds, oranges and yellows pass straight through.


My personal question would be, do you feel that the sky was a darker blue, say, 30 years ago, than it is today? We complain a lot about how much UV light is getting though our depleted ozone layer, and it makes me wonder whether there's a link between (to my eyes) the gradual lightening blue of our sky and the depletion of this layer of our atmosphere. Perhaps a brighter mind than mine could shed some light on the hypothesis?

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Report this Jan. 23 2013, 11:08 am

To Mitchz95:  I have been schooled.  Didn't follow Enterprise much at all.


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Report this Jan. 23 2013, 11:13 am

We do we drive on a parkway and park on a driveway?

corndogs

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Report this Jan. 23 2013, 11:17 am

Doesn't the word "way" in "parkway" imply more than just parking???


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