Why did D post this on here?!?
Why did D post this on here?!?
3rd option (becoming even ~more~ Literal)
Just as Heraclitus said (and Disney's Pocahontas later sang about) one cannot step into the same river twice, and as such one would be incapable of “kneeling” on light as it too is in constant motion. The only way one could conceivably accomplish such a feat is to travel at the same speed as light however as far as I know we have yet to accomplish such an endeavor. Although you could always ask Aladdin for a magic carpet ride, and yet while going 186,282 miles per second may sound like it would be fun, when you consider gravity (aka G-force) into the equation there is no way ones body would be able to withstand that amount of pressure. And there you have my 3rd explanation as to why one cannot kneel on light.
And yes I know I could just easily look in the back of the book (which is to say google) for the answer, I however genuinely enjoy puzzling out the answers for myself, thus to look up the “correct” answer would be robbing myself of fun. Also by not knowing the “correct” answer then means none of my own answers are ever wrong, that doesn’t necessarily make them right just that by not looking up whatever the “correct” answer is then does not in turn invalidate my own answers and as such means they could always have the possibility of being right (I may not be right, but I am never wrong). Besides, the assumption that there can only be ~one~ right answer is irksome and stifling at best.
And now off to bed I go bc I can barely keep my eyes open. I heart sleep =)
You can't kneel on light because your shadow would get in the way.
Although my above answer is more Literal based then Logical so I also counter with:
All things being interconnected to one degree or another (6 Degrees of Kevin Bacon being an example of this) then were I to answer "Spork" that such an answer would be no less arbitrary and in fact just as relevant as whatever the "Correct" answer is. Also going one step further, given the Interconnection Of All Things I here by conclude that Spork is the absolute answer to all questions past present and future.
As such I win.
Going listen to some neo-classicalmetal while I take a nice warm bath after watching NOVA, then eather settling down with some Red Dwarf Smegazine or some Autumn and Winter poetry before calling it a night ^.^
weird how a craving will sneak up on you out of nowhere sometimes
Ran out of the hair goop I put in my hair to intentionally make it look like I haven't washed it in a week (I have my reasons) and forgot my hair clip in the house in my rush to get to work on time this morning, any way while at work two ppl said it looked like I had a lions mane *L*
Ok well I'm off to go hibernate for a week as I'm dead tired, x-miss makes this and nxt month super busy so when not at work I'll most likely be sleeping, but still the lions mane thing made me smile today ^.^
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From Page: (because I could not say it better)
"Why is it so threatening to listen to someone with whom we disagree? As a younger man, I was very, very conservative. I am not now. The reason I am not is that a good friend, and my dear sisters, spent the better part of a decade and a half listening to me, debating me, and convincing me to listen to them. As a result, I've changed in ways that I think are for the better.
As I listened, and as my friend and my sisters listened to me, and as we talked to each other - not always in the most pleasant of tones, no - we all changed. We all learned. I am the one who has made the greatest excursion in my political and social positions, but all of us are different from what we once were. And I'd wager all would agree that the experience has been largely positive, if occasionally vexing.
The one thing I see in common between the two groups in this case is that neither group seems much willing to listen to positions contrary to their own. We believe that we know that the other thinks already. We believe it is toxic, and therefore must be defeated rather than understood. Let me be clear, I think there's a right and a wrong here, and it ought to be very clear where I stand about that. But I also think it's extremely valuable to listen to people we think are wrong.
Even when we think they are horribly, dangerously wrong. We can learn why. We can learn how. We can convince some. And from time to time, despite our most fervently held beliefs, we may occasionally discover that we were the ones who were wrong. Someone, somewhere, has a compelling argument for every side of every disagreement, almost. It's worth finding that person, if only to sharpen my knife on their whetstone.
We shout at each other. And that's ok. Some things need shouting about. But not as many as we do. I find it depressing how many people, and yes, here I'm talking specifically about my community, academia online, are utterly dismissive of anything that challenges their political or social perch. We pride ourselves, in academia, of being open to ideas and tolerant of radical thinking. But we routinely reject - without consideration, and contemptuously - ideas which conflict in any way with our own in the political and social realm. It's unbecoming, frankly.
There is a right and a wrong here, and those who respond to expressions of discomfort with hate speech and threats are indisputably wrong. But we can only manage our own part in it. And within that frothy tide of hate, I am willing to look for a person with a reasonable, but contrary, perspective. Because I can learn from that person."
Been reading a lot about Pohl in Isaac Asimov's autobiography so I'm incredibly glad to have discovered this!!
Newly added to my "Endless Book List"
Create music from the heartbeat of the universe
For your ~next~ project =)
"A shaman consumes a psychedelic mushroom and visits the spirit world. Meanwhile, a scientist studies the effects of psilocybin on depression and conceptions of self. In this episode, Robert and Julie discuss the common ground shared by these disciplines in this classic episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind."
"In this classic episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Julie and Robert continue their discussion of the overlap between shamanism and cognitive neuroscience. In particular, what sort of hallucinatory experiences do substances like DMT, psilocybin and salvia grant users? Why do humans have trace elements of DMT in their bodies? All these questions and more will be discussed."
Someday maybe I will, but until then I'm enjoying my freedom ^.^