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2013-12-12 10:06:53 PM  

Ishkur: omeganuepsilon: and if you have no idea what experiment I'm talking about, you have no grounds coming in here telling me how it is, uneducated morans trying to preach...pardon me, teach how the world works....

Dude....

You're not wrong in what you're saying, but dear jesus god take your meds before your next post. Calm down.


But, it's entertaining!

Peki:

You got a link?

Not handy and I'm on my way out.  Keywords for google were something like "Berkely reads your mind uses youtube clips"  fMRI  was the scan proceedure iirc.
Heh, it made fark a while back.
 
2013-12-12 10:45:28 PM  

Ishkur: omeganuepsilon: and if you have no idea what experiment I'm talking about, you have no grounds coming in here telling me how it is, uneducated morans trying to preach...pardon me, teach how the world works....

Dude....

You're not wrong in what you're saying, but dear jesus god take your meds before your next post. Calm down.


AHAHA. Okay, so glad I wasn't the only person to read that and go all Samuel Jackson. . .

omeganuepsilon: Not handy and I'm on my way out.  Keywords for google were something like "Berkely reads your mind uses youtube clips"  fMRI  was the scan proceedure iirc.
Heh, it made fark a while back.


Got it. Ty.
 
2013-12-12 11:26:09 PM  

omeganuepsilon: Here's a fun fact. Not a one of you has been burned by the sun's heat.


Not entirely true. The UV light from the sun causes sunburns. However, heat is defined as the quantity of energy transferred (from one object to another) by a method other than work or transfer of matter. Thus, the sun's UV radiation being transfered to you can be considered "heat".

/unless I am batshiat wrong; I'm sure there is a nerd here who will chime in if I am
 
2013-12-13 04:05:13 AM  

HMS_Blinkin: Khellendros: At 11, you can recognize and decipher color (provided you don't have a genetic defect), but you don't know what color is.  You don't know why color matters, what causes its variation, or why you can see it.

When I was 11 I understood that color was caused by variations in wavelength in visible light, and I understood that the cones in our eyes let us see and distinguish color.  I understood that visible light contained all of the possible colors, and that you can prove this with a prism.

Granted, I watched a lot of Bill Nye when I was a kid, which is pretty much where I learned all of that stuff.


This.

Well... semi-this. I watched these guys.

www.skeptic.com

www.abc.net.au

/off my lawn.
 
2013-12-13 05:22:23 AM  

ArcadianRefugee: omeganuepsilon: Here's a fun fact. Not a one of you has been burned by the sun's heat.

Not entirely true. The UV light from the sun causes sunburns. However, heat is defined as the quantity of energy transferred (from one object to another) by a method other than work or transfer of matter. Thus, the sun's UV radiation being transfered to you can be considered "heat".

/unless I am batshiat wrong; I'm sure there is a nerd here who will chime in if I am


Radiation burns.  The heat of the earth is because of the sun, not from the sun's heat, but from the dissipation of the sun's radiation.  Heat can cause radiation, and radiation can cause heat, but these two are not equivalent.

Heat is not transferred through a vacuum, it requires a medium to do that(hence the development of insulation), but radiation is transmitted through it. Light does not require a medium, it is rather impeded by most of them.
 
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