View Poll Results: Am I being politically correct in the example given?

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Thread: Politically Correct?

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    Re: Politically Correct?

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    Retaining information doesn't always equate with the ability to think, wisdom or understanding. I can look up most any information someone else has learned, on the internet but I can't replicate experience. I guess we all have some unique combination of knowledge and insight that others may not. Like my profession was based in optics and I'm not sure how that Jesus illusion works. Something probably to do with the rods and cones of the retina and latent light stimulation on the optic nerve, causing the high contrast negative image to reverse into a positive. I know you can figure which eye you have is dominant by poking a hole through a piece of paper, then line up an object at some distance (20 ft) with both eyes open looking thru the hole. Now with the hole still lined up on the object close each eye one at a time. Whatever eye still sees the object is your dominant eye and the one you used to see the object with first. Though we have two eyes, one eye transmits the image to the brain first, while the other lays a separate image over the first to give the brain depth of vision and binocular sight. The retina actually sees images upside down like a mirror in a camera but the brain turns them right side up. Boring for others fascinating too me,, lol.
    Just sent the Jesus image question to someone I know who works electro optics and detectors for digital imagery to see if he knows...

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    Re: Politically Correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    If you said Lakers I would have fallen for you immediately...
    No way the '83 Celtics rule! Larry Bird, Danny Ainge, Kevin McHale, Robert Parish, Dennis Johnson. Though Kareem, Magic, James Worthy, Byron Scott, even Kurt Rambis were good.

    Just sent the Jesus image question to someone I know who works electro optics and detectors for digital imagery to see if he knows...
    Yeah, I'm curious let me know.

    I have wondered from time to time... but being out of the country for so long now? They could never find me. Not that I had a bunch of one-nighters, but a enough.
    That's funny. But even once can be too much. I saw an ex a couple years after we broke up with a toddler that had my hair and eye color, yikes.

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    Re: Politically Correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    No way the '83 Celtics rule! Larry Bird, Danny Ainge, Kevin McHale, Robert Parish, Dennis Johnson. Though Kareem, Magic, James Worthy, Byron Scott, even Kurt Rambis were good.



    Yeah, I'm curious let me know.



    That's funny. But even once can be too much. I saw an ex a couple years after we broke up with a toddler that had my hair and eye color, yikes.
    LAKERS!!!

    Screw the Celtics.



    I am fairly confident that there are no little me's running around that I don't know about... but you never know. I knew a woman that found a guy she thought looked good and had whatever qualities she wanted and slept with him a bunch to get pregnant and then dumped him. He only found out he was a father a year later or so when she hit him up for child support. She also went out of her way to make sure he could get as little custody as possible by having this "not invovled at all" case against him.

    anyway... back to the fun stuff!
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    Re: Politically Correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    Something probably to do with the rods and cones of the retina and latent light stimulation on the optic nerve, causing the high contrast negative image to reverse into a positive.
    Basically. It works off of the opponent-process theory. The cones become overstimulated from staring at the image so that they create a "rebound" effect of the opposite signal after the image is removed. When done with color images it can be used to make the point that colors are actually created by our visual processes rather than being something that exists outside of teh realm of perception (which is an argument I make often).

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    Re: Politically Correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    Basically. It works off of the opponent-process theory. The cones become overstimulated from staring at the image so that they create a "rebound" effect of the opposite signal after the image is removed. When done with color images it can be used to make the point that colors are actually created by our visual processes rather than being something that exists outside of teh realm of perception (which is an argument I make often).
    I think I just stumbled across an explanation of how this works scrolling by on the spy page.
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    Re: Politically Correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by marduc View Post
    I think I just stumbled across an explanation of how this works scrolling by on the spy page.
    Yep, that's how that one works too. It has a bit to do with how our eyes compensate for micro-movements of the eye, too.


    And I've seen a few good one's that do that same type of trick.

    Watch this one for a little while as it alternates between a negative and black and white. Eventually you start seeing colors (I bet the effect is even better for people with normal color vision.)

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    Re: Politically Correct?

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    Re: Politically Correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    You're literally hurting my head but at least it's fun! Ok, what was the original point you're making? Oh that's right you don't feel forced to conform or be an outcast. Really I'm not trying to twist your words so much as understand your position on PC. I think when you say "I don't feel forced to conform and haven't since high school" is what you believe but it's possible that you have in some form and not been completely aware that you were bending? I don't think you mean an absolute to every conceivable situation. I remember a song by the group Rush called "Subdivisions" that sort of addressed this topic, so I'm not alone in my presumption. And actually we're all an original as far as being unique really hope there aren't two of me. But I think PC or anti-PC is worse than anytime I remember in the past and I'm not much of a fan.
    You haven't been twisting his words. That's just how he debates. As soon as he gets backed into a corner, he automatically accuses his opponent of "twisting his words." Or he calls them a liar. His position on political correctness is as illogical as Bill Clinton's definition of the word "is." On one hand, he doesn't "feel the need to conform" and yet some how that's different from not conforming. Don't worry about it. Your position is sensible and easily understood.

    Personally, I don't care if other people want to be PC. As long as they don't expect me to go along with it.
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    Re: Politically Correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    LAKERS!!!

    Screw the Celtics.



    I am fairly confident that there are no little me's running around that I don't know about... but you never know. I knew a woman that found a guy she thought looked good and had whatever qualities she wanted and slept with him a bunch to get pregnant and then dumped him. He only found out he was a father a year later or so when she hit him up for child support. She also went out of her way to make sure he could get as little custody as possible by having this "not invovled at all" case against him.

    anyway... back to the fun stuff!
    Lakers = Fakers

    Bird was the real deal, especially feeding the "post-up" shots, passes behind the back and popping 3 pointers all day!

    qualities she wanted and slept with him a bunch to get pregnant and then dumped him.
    Geez,, that really happens too others than me.. lol. My last partner to a tee. TG no child support yet.

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    Re: Politically Correct?

    When done with color images it can be used to make the point that colors are actually created by our visual processes rather than being something that exists outside of teh realm of perception (which is an argument I make often).
    Color perception is somewhat known but still a theory. It's similar to the theory of light travel, is it in waves, particles or both? We don't have based on our limitations the ability to explain it yet. Our concept of reality is confined to our biological ability to perceive and imagine. Is the universe really only what we perceive or something altogether more or different? For example "if a tree falls in a forest and no creature is around does it make a sound"? I say it makes the disruption of the air creating the percussive waves necessary to make noise but until an ear has perceived it no sound has been made. Meaning that our inaction with the universe changes it's very nature and that perception is everything.

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