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What interesting question(s) have you always wondered about?
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Posted 6/18/14
Do people see the same colors? Like, what I see as the color blue might be what someone else sees as the color blue, but since everyone grows up learning that the sky is "blue" and apples are "red" and so on, we attach the names with the colors even though the colors are different. If that made any sense.

Also, teenagers have a different circadian cycle than adults, but why is that?
Posted 6/18/14
How did nobody catch on sooner that Tom Wheeler is a dingo?
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Posted 6/21/14

qualeshia3 wrote:

What is the sound of one hand clapping?


You know, I've always wondered if this question means you can only use a single hand, or if you can clap that hand against something like and arm (if your other hand is full) or a leg (if for some reason your other hand is full and you can't reach your arm, you only have one arm, or if you're tapping out of a choke-hold).

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Posted 6/21/14

Anonymouse-san wrote:

Do people see the same colors? Like, what I see as the color blue might be what someone else sees as the color blue, but since everyone grows up learning that the sky is "blue" and apples are "red" and so on, we attach the names with the colors even though the colors are different. If that made any sense.

Also, teenagers have a different circadian cycle than adults, but why is that?


I've often thought about that first question too. I believe they've done some studies where they used technology to invert everyday colors (like the sky was not blue, but red; tress were yellow; that kind of thing) and then I believe they removed the inversion tech and the people had difficulty naming or interpreting the colors even though they knew them before. I remember learning about it in cognitive pysch.

As for the second one, I'm going to guess mostly hormones, different metabolisms, possibly because the brain is still developing, and of course, environmental factors (epigenetics... very important developmentally).

I wonder more often about why people need different amounts of sleep. Not just memory consolidation or growth-wise, but adults assuming all else is equal. Of course, we don't really have a means of measuring restfulness in different people that isn't subjective.
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Posted 6/21/14

MidnightFlair wrote:

Question: How much are things changing that we aren't aware of, or even explain away?


Add to that the inherent confirmation bias we all hold and I think we might have the beginnings of a foundation for why so much crap seems to go wrong in the world and we don't know how/why it happened. Then you throw diffusion of responsibility on top of that and we can start seeing why no one is doing anything about it either....
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Posted 6/21/14

tretatum wrote:


AcrobaticUrchin wrote:


tretatum wrote:


AcrobaticUrchin wrote:


If someone could instantly flatten 3D experiences into 2D images, how would concepts like art, memory, etc. change?





Lol I think this technology exists, its called a photograph




In a way that's certainly true. I meant without any sort of intermediary item. Just: "I see this and I can create a copy of it now." Maybe I went too far into the realm of magic with that one... >.>


I figured you meant something a little different lol, I just saw an oppurtunity to be a smartass and took it.


I approve. The world would be a lot less amusing if people never took the opportunities for snarkiness presented to them. :)

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Posted 6/21/14 , edited 6/21/14
If proper virtual reality existed, how many people would actually bother to play games involving it? I think part of the charm of a videogame is how, for example, doing a load of crazy attacks with a sword in Devil May Cry is as simple as just pressing your thumb on the attack button multiple times i.e. you don't have to exert a lot of physical effort to pull off certain feats. If you got rid of that simplicity I think it would turn a lot of gamers away, and likely appeal to a completely different demographic, unless there was some sort of a work around.
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Posted 6/21/14
Why did D.Gray Man end the way it did.
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It doesn't matter.
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AcrobaticUrchin wrote:

If you were stuck in an eternal Groundhogs Day loop, would you retain muscle memory?
yes
If hover cars existed and were available for mass consumption, what would "road" laws look like?
pedestrian laws
What would the world's terrain look like if mechs actually existed?
level, in other words; perfectly round.
If all security (physical and digital) involved biomarkers like retinal scans and fingerprint recognition, what would crime be like?
Less tolerant.
What would it be like to live on a planet with two moons?
heh
What would the world be like if countries became interdependent 100 years earlier?
stone age
If someone could instantly flatten 3D experiences into 2D images, how would concepts like art, memory, etc. change?
I have designed a window that does that. It's useless and is obsolete to cameras.






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Posted 6/21/14 , edited 6/21/14
Will mankind make other planets their home
Will we eventually be able to stop learning more
As time goes by will humans look different due to the process of natural selection
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Posted 6/21/14
how to make waffle fries
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Posted 6/21/14
Did Luke Skywalker shout 'nooooooo' because Darth Vader is his father, or because his hand was cut off?
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Posted 6/21/14
Does Master Chief have a thing for Cortana...?
Posted 6/21/14

EnigmaticFrenzyy wrote:

Why did D.Gray Man end the way it did.


isn't it due to the mangaka releasing one chapter per month or something? i'm not too sure.

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As for me, I would like to know how the universe started... what lead to the Big Bang, what event started life on Earth. And how the universe will end.

But i'll never live to find out.
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Posted 6/21/14
How much wood can a woodchuck chuck exactly?
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