Good Old-Fashioned Chin-Rubbing Science Ponderment

Posted on April 25, 2014 9:00 pm

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9 Responses to “Good Old-Fashioned Chin-Rubbing Science Ponderment”

  1. Jimmy says:

    If you think that is ponderful, wait until you discover you really don’t know anything about light or electrons. You just think you do.

  2. Les says:

    I know everything about light and electrons, but I’m not tellin’.

  3. Fly says:

    The video is not “anywhere”. It might also have an extant original, at least by my definition. And that’s the problem: The Ship of Theseus is a matter of consistent semantics, not a scientific paradox.

    Anywho, Les is a party pooper. Tell us about light and electrons, Jimmy!

  4. Jimmy says:

    @Fly: So, I’m looking at my coffee cup. Are those original photons of light I’m seeing? Or altered copies? I.e., reproductions? (Just like the copied art.)

  5. Fly says:

    Define what you mean by “original” and I’ll answer your question. :)

  6. J.M. Heinrichs says:

    “How many angels can dance on the head of a pin?”


  7. Jimmy says:

    @5 Fly: Sorry been gone. “Original” – as in the ones first emitted by the light source (e.g., the Sun or a lamp).

  8. 4of7 says:


  9. Fly says:

    @7 Jimmy: Now I’m sorry for the delay! :) If a photon is absorbed by the air which then emits another photon, is that considered to be the same photon? From a wave perspective, I would imagine it is.

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