Ancient Astronaut Theory

Discussion in 'Discussions' started by Ruigi, Jul 2, 2012.

  1. OmniaNigrum

    OmniaNigrum Member


    The image says it all. :)
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  2. Daynab

    Daynab Community Moderator Staff Member

    There was a good layman's explanation for the Higgs Boson I saw a few days ago, unfortunately I don't remember the link at all.
  3. OmniaNigrum

    OmniaNigrum Member

  4. banjo2E

    banjo2E Member

    Omni, your image has a flaw.

    It assumes people don't care about candy more than they care about quasi-hypothetical quantum particles.
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  5. OmniaNigrum

    OmniaNigrum Member

    I sure do. :)
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  6. mining

    mining Member

    To a large degree a lot of contemporary physics is beyond understanding simply by virtue of the scales. You can 'know' about it, what it does, etc. but I doubt anybody truely understands anything on a quantum scale.
  7. banjo2E

    banjo2E Member

    Hey, it's been argued that all of science since Einstein, and probably earlier, is only understandable by humans via metaphor.
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  8. mining

    mining Member

    Well, look at the atomic solar system for a great example of that. You know you're in the shit when you can't even vaguely explain what's going on with atoms "well, it's kind of like a fuzzy tennis ball"...
  9. banjo2E

    banjo2E Member

    This fanfic illustrates the problem quite well. Start at "Harry wanted to kill his eraser."

    (It's a really good fanfic, you guys, you should read the whole thing)
  10. OmniaNigrum

    OmniaNigrum Member

    I read the entire chapter. I am puzzled. Was the significance of this the fact that we simply do not understand the matter that makes up our reality?
  11. Tycho

    Tycho Member

    I think it was more about Bella's secret desire to see Edward and Jacob engage in sweaty m-

    Oh, sorry, wrong fanfic.
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  12. OmniaNigrum

    OmniaNigrum Member

    Not by far. ;)
  13. banjo2E

    banjo2E Member

    It's more that human beings are nigh incapable of doing so. The kid had to consciously use backdoor exploits on his own brain just to partially bypass this.
  14. Kazeto

    Kazeto Member

    Yeah, that.

    This chapter shows how far humans have to go for their perception not to be able to switch back to the "default" option. He had to go that far just to force his brain to stop perceiving the eraser as one object.

    Oh well, that one wasn't nearly as cool as the "Patronus v.2" and what it did, but either way the story is worth reading.
  15. OmniaNigrum

    OmniaNigrum Member

    Why is it every time I say this or anything similar the thread is doomed to die out? Do people really like discussing these things *UNTIL* the topic allows the discussion?
  16. DavidB1111

    DavidB1111 Member

    A funny thing called Real life might get in the way. :)
    That and my brain is starting to hurt with all the smart people stuff we're all talking about.

    I'm smart, but I'm not that smart. :)

    Whoa. That was weird. I accidentally posted 4 messages somehow, but it all got fixed.
  17. mining

    mining Member

    Because sticking to a topic as per the title is what happens, and maybe the topic drifts - but if you acknowledge its drifted, there's no point having it in the wrong thread.