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by starfire09
Tue Sep 08, 2009 7:53 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Another execution puzzle
Replies: 25
Views: 8754

Re: Another execution puzzle

The man to be executed reaches into the hat, but before he pulls out a slip of paper, he says "This is the slip I do not choose," or something phrased better. If both say Death, he will obviously pull one out saying Death, and the guards will either take out the other one and reveal the K...
by starfire09
Sat Sep 05, 2009 6:02 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Childhood (not so) crackpot theories
Replies: 420
Views: 34821

Re: Childhood (not so) crackpot theories

I used to think (And still often humor myself with it) that when we dream, we create a parallel universe with a whole new set of physics (Hence flying, teleportation, and all the other fun stuff in dreams). What we remember when we wake up is "experiencing" the life of the parallel "u...
by starfire09
Sat Sep 05, 2009 4:58 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: What is "touch" in molecular terms? @_@
Replies: 24
Views: 2945

Re: What is "touch" in molecular terms? @_@

Yeah I see what you mean. I mean it's "obvious" that touch is possible, since we use our tactile senses every day, but in my mind I try to zoom in on the contact point and see what's going on in the smallest terms possible, then things get difficult to ponder.
by starfire09
Sat Sep 05, 2009 4:51 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: What is "touch" in molecular terms? @_@
Replies: 24
Views: 2945

Re: What is "touch" in molecular terms? @_@

Yep. From my limited knowledge of physics, atoms will repel each other, and probably cause some sort of electric difference in doing so, or at least a potential of some sort (probably not voltage, unless static counts). Whatever the result, our mechanoreceptors in our skin/organ will pick up on the...
by starfire09
Sat Sep 05, 2009 4:42 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: What is "touch" in molecular terms? @_@
Replies: 24
Views: 2945

Re: What is "touch" in molecular terms? @_@

See but an exchange of electrons implies a reaction, and with the billions of things we touch everyday of our lives, you'd think that there would be some visible changes in our skin from billions of chemical reactions (Plus the carbon [Which is what most of the proteins in our bodies are made of. Th...
by starfire09
Sat Sep 05, 2009 4:24 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: What is "touch" in molecular terms? @_@
Replies: 24
Views: 2945

What is "touch" in molecular terms? @_@

Hey everyone. So for my first post on the XKCD forums I decided to ask a question that has bugged me since my freshman year of high school. I'm a chemistry major with a little bit of history in physics (I frequent science forums and get a lot of my physics knowledge from that [I'm really into theore...

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