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#1
I realize that when most people start "The _______ Thread"s it's because too many people are coming up with threads in that category. However, im using this one because i dont think theres quite enough of this going on. I guess the point is basically to ask those weird questions that always bug you in the back of your mind, because you know its impossible or difficult to answer them.

So i shall start with...

Do we all see the same colors? I mean, if somebody says something like an apple is red, than we think that the color we see the apple as is red. Whereas maybe someone elses brain reads that color as something similar to what your mind thinks blue is. But since theres no real way to describe color, we just get used to our minds interpretation of each color.

/confusion


I also realize many pit dwellers aren't capable of thoughts like these. If you are one of these people, dont be all "lol wut?" after every post please.

EDIT: also, if this has been done, i will gladly delete this.

DOUBLEDIT: Please, Try not to make this into another Political or Religion Thread
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Last edited by skaguitarist53 at Sep 26, 2007,
#2
Well, some people do see colors differently, but I get what your saying.
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#3
what is the quantity known as time? I know some scientist have come up with theories and such but.... what is it?
#5
Just as some people can hear higher or lower sounds, everyone can see different frequencies of light..soo...yeah


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what is the quantity known as time? I know some scientist have come up with theories and such but.... what is it?

Its a dimension, just like an inch or a mile, except its measuring the distance from an event to an other, rather than the distance of a place to another,
#7
if a tree falls in a forest and know one is there to here it does it make a sound ?
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#8
This is one of those threads where I'm tempted to answer the questions, but I don't feel like writing any more than one post's worth of stuff.

Now if you asked me that question in person, I could better explain it to you..... I call it drunken physics. It makes sense to everyone.


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#9
Quote by skaguitarist53

Do we all see the same colors? I mean, if somebody says something like an apple is red, than we think that the color we see the apple as is red. Whereas maybe someone elses brain reads that color as something similar to what your mind thinks blue is. But since theres no real way to describe color, we just get used to our minds interpretation of each color.



I've thought that since I was a kid. I even thought maybe what I see as a rabbit is what someone else sees my face as.
#10
First of all i would like to say i mean no offence in anything i am about to say and if i offend anybody i am sorry. I have a question. we refer to people that live in china, japan, korea, and contries like that all as "Asian." what about people that live in the middle east, russia, and india. they all live on in Asia so why dont we refer to any of them as "Asian"
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but liek ow cn u no?!! if no1 is ther 2 hear it den you dun no if it actuallaly made a sund. lol
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#12
^ Smokey you bastard

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First of all i would like to say i mean no offence in anything i am about to say and if i offend anybody i am sorry. I have a question. we refer to people that live in china, japan, korea, and contries like that all as "Asian." what about people that live in the middle east, russia, and india. they all live on in Asia so why dont we refer to any of them as "Asian"

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think British people call Indian/ Pakistani people Asian...so it's not offensive or anything, it's just the current term. Those other races are distinct from "Asian," or "Oriental" so we call them Middle Eastern, or Arab, or Indian, or Russian for that fact.

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what is the quantity known as time? I know some scientist have come up with theories and such but.... what is it?

Well time is a system to measure the constant rate at which...
#15
If the Oscillating Universe theory is true and the Universe keeps expanding then contracting from a single point, would the Universe be exactly the same as it was from before it contracted, and just repeat events that happen in it over and over again? So we would be living our lives over and over again an infinite amount of time?

*mind explodes*
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#16
The correct term for "Asians" would be "East Asians" or "Oriental", or Zipperheads. It's more of a cultural, instead of geographical, label.
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but liek ow cn u no?!! if no1 is ther 2 hear it den you dun no if it actuallaly made a sund. lol


Damn... that's a tough one....

I might have to use the forbidden knowledge of how a sound wave is made....
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Damn... that's a tough one....

I might have to use the forbidden knowledge of how a sound wave is made....



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what is the quantity known as time? I know some scientist have come up with theories and such but.... what is it?



???

Everything you know as "time" is based upon the lunar, solar, and seasonal cycles that the earth goes through.

All that happened was that someone made measurements of each a appropriately assigned a value to it, so that we have a measure of the amount of day/month/cycle left.
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If the Oscillating Universe theory is true and the Universe keeps expanding then contracting from a single point, would the Universe be exactly the same as it was from before it contracted, and just repeat events that happen in it over and over again? So we would be living our lives over and over again an infinite amount of time?

*mind explodes*

i have pondered that many a time. without my head exploding. and i gotta think its not right. i think its a bit different every time, with enough nuances that the universe would be unrecognizable to a resident of another incarnation. hell, the stuff we take for granted could change. they are just arbitrary stuff that we see and try to quantify, like gravity. it could be stronger in another incarnation fo the universe. which would mess with everything. a ripple effect if you will.

as for my question, why did kamikaze pilots wear helmets?
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#22
If a tree falls in the forest, and no one is around, and it hits a mime, does anyone care?
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If a tree falls in the forest, and no one is around, and it hits a mime, does anyone care?


I care.

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Do we all see the same colors? I mean, if somebody says something like an apple is red, than we think that the color we see the apple as is red. Whereas maybe someone elses brain reads that color as something similar to what your mind thinks blue is. But since theres no real way to describe color, we just get used to our minds interpretation of each color.

wooooah, i've had this thought before. i got all mixed up with interpreting other people's perspectives and such............never came to a satisfying conclusion, nor will i ever


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#26
Wait, here's a good one.

What if Hitler, instead of successfully committing suicide, instead lapsed into a brain dead coma. Do you think that over the course of his body's natural lifespan his soul could have purified itself from evil to good? If the answer is no, then is the soul not then merely a construct of the mind? If the answer is yes, then is morality volitional?
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MY QUESTION:
Can you really say for sure that something happens if you don't see it, or experience it in any way?


ive actually got an answer for this one. The falling of a tree will obviously create vibrations sent through the air. Now "sound" is often thought of as being the recieving of vibrations by a membrane, such as our ear. So technically if no human or animal is around with membranes to recieve and decipher these vibrations there is technically no sound.
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ive actually got an answer for this one. The falling of a tree will obviously create vibrations sent through the air. Now "sound" is often thought of as being the recieving of vibrations by a membrane, such as our ear. So technically if no human or animal is around with membranes to recieve and decipher these vibrations there is technically no sound.

There aren't supposed to be answers...I know all that from a scientific perspective, but from a philosophical standpoint, we can't say.
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Wait, here's a good one.

What if Hitler, instead of successfully committing suicide, instead lapsed into a brain dead coma. Do you think that over the course of his body's natural lifespan his soul could have purified itself from evil to good? If the answer is no, then is the soul not then merely a construct of the mind? If the answer is yes, then is morality volitional?


I would say no, and in regards to the correlating question, yes.

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ive actually got an answer for this one. The falling of a tree will obviously create vibrations sent through the air. Now "sound" is often thought of as being the recieving of vibrations by a membrane, such as our ear. So technically if no human or animal is around with membranes to recieve and decipher these vibrations there is technically no sound.


Sound is not the received vibrations, it is the sent vibrations. If I set up a subwoofer in a sound-proofed room and played techno through it, sound would be created. However, nobody would be able to hear it. Sound is being created, but that sound is useless. If we move this example to fit the tree, it will make a sound no matter what. It will just be superfluous sound since nobody will perceive it. The actual question of that problem is not "is sound physically created" it's "does it matter?"

On a related note, I have an question taken from Schrodinger: when does a quantum system stop existing as a mixture of states and become one or the other?
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There aren't supposed to be answers...I know all that from a scientific perspective, but from a philosophical standpoint, we can't say.


i get what your saying at. after all we have no idea if reality is really real. but for the sake of our current understanding of physics...
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if a tree falls in a forest and know one is there to here it does it make a sound ?

Sound is created in ears so if no organism is there, there is no sound.
#33
Has anyone ever wondered "What if I'm mentally retarded, and everyone is just being nice to me and treating me like I'm not?"?
#34
I have one: How much would a woodchuck chuck if the wood chuck choked... chop... wood... eh fuck it...
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Just as some people can hear higher or lower sounds, everyone can see different frequencies of light..soo...yeah


MY QUESTION:
Can you really say for sure that something happens if you don't see it, or experience it in any way?



can you really say for sure that something happened to you if you did feel it and experience it? how do we know the would isn't one big illusion?
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Sound is created in ears so if no organism is there, there is no sound.


Sound isn't created in the ears, it is interpreted.
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I would say no, and in regards to the correlating question, yes.


Sound is not the received vibrations, it is the sent vibrations. If I set up a subwoofer in a sound-proofed room and played techno through it, sound would be created. However, nobody would be able to hear it. Sound is being created, but that sound is useless. If we move this example to fit the tree, it will make a sound no matter what. It will just be superfluous sound since nobody will perceive it. The actual question of that problem is not "is sound physically created" it's "does it matter?"

On a related note, I have an question taken from Schrodinger: when does a quantum system stop existing as a mixture of states and become one or the other?


i see what your saying, but my point of view also applies to your example. If you are playing music through a subwoofer you are simply giving off vibrations. It all really depends on what exactly you consider sound to be.

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Sound isn't created in the ears, it is interpreted.


you just made me realize, that you're right, sound isnt created. Unless there is a mind to interpret the vibrations, i dont think i would personally consider it "sound"
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How much wood could a wood chuck chuck, if a woodchuck could chuck wood? That one's got me since Kindergarden...