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Re: The Barstool Experiment
« Reply #495 on: September 15, 2009, 01:50:20 pm »
Clumsily put, Let's say we were in a bar, having a few pints, and talking about the nature of Universe.

You point out that most of what we consider "matter" is made up of empty space; the distance between a nucleus, it's electrons, and the nearest adjacent atom is comparatively large; why, that barstool over there shouldn't even be considered a solid!

I respond by saying that as far as we can actually prove, that barstool might simply be a hallucination, for we're not actually seeing the barstool, we're processing electric signals in our heads generated by our optic nevrves that claim certain wavelengths of ligh have bounced off an object, but none of that says anything about whether or not the barstool actually exists.


Then ECH comes along, picks up the barstool, and proceeds to beat the shit out of us with it for being such pretentious assholes.

Wow! I feel like SUCH a neophyte newbie! I don't even know who [what] ECH is!!!!

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Re: The Barstool Experiment
« Reply #496 on: September 15, 2009, 01:57:54 pm »
For the purposes of this experiment, it is not necessary.  If it makes it easier for you, replace "ECH" with Bob, Mary, or some other name. 

But if you want to get to know the denizens of pd.com, I suggest starting with the Intro thread in Apple Talk, and go from there. 

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Re: The Barstool Experiment
« Reply #497 on: September 15, 2009, 01:58:43 pm »
Of course, you could always employ the greatest weapon to combat ignorance if you so chose.



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Re: The Barstool Experiment
« Reply #498 on: September 15, 2009, 02:29:32 pm »
Thanks Rev. and LMNO! I shall heed your advice...

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Re: The Barstool Experiment
« Reply #499 on: September 15, 2009, 02:41:16 pm »
We'll see, won't we?

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« Reply #500 on: September 15, 2009, 02:44:34 pm »
We shall, it's too early to be making any bold predictions at this time. 
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« Reply #501 on: September 15, 2009, 02:48:56 pm »
Truly, you are a font of wisdom.

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« Reply #502 on: September 15, 2009, 02:55:59 pm »
Too kind, I'm just the type to try and save face. 
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Re: The Barstool Experiment
« Reply #503 on: September 15, 2009, 03:10:12 pm »
Therein lies the keys to the entire subtext.

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Re: The Barstool Experiment
« Reply #504 on: September 15, 2009, 06:56:08 pm »
Fuck those guys, really, there used to be this really nice place I'd go and have a drink, but one evening the barman thought it was nice to have a band play a live performance. But a HUGE fight broke out, some argument about the nature of reality or something. It was horrible, and the place hasn't ever been the same after the bar's Tool experiment.

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Re: The Barstool Experiment
« Reply #505 on: September 15, 2009, 07:27:54 pm »
Clumsily put, Let's say we were in a bar, having a few pints, and talking about the nature of Universe.

You point out that most of what we consider "matter" is made up of empty space; the distance between a nucleus, it's electrons, and the nearest adjacent atom is comparatively large; why, that barstool over there shouldn't even be considered a solid!

I respond by saying that as far as we can actually prove, that barstool might simply be a hallucination, for we're not actually seeing the barstool, we're processing electric signals in our heads generated by our optic nevrves that claim certain wavelengths of ligh have bounced off an object, but none of that says anything about whether or not the barstool actually exists.


Then ECH comes along, picks up the barstool, and proceeds to beat the shit out of us with it for being such pretentious assholes.

Wow! I feel like SUCH a neophyte newbie! I don't even know who [what] ECH is!!!!

Odd.  Your avatar looks really familiar.

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Re: The Barstool Experiment
« Reply #506 on: September 15, 2009, 07:49:20 pm »
Its part of the standard forum set. 

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IIRC that particular one was used by Hawk, at some point before he ran away because I was mean and elitist or something.

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Re: The Barstool Experiment
« Reply #507 on: September 15, 2009, 07:55:49 pm »
Also note it's that whiney pussy from Korn.

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« Reply #508 on: September 17, 2009, 12:23:43 pm »
Also note it's that whiney pussy from Korn.
I couldn't have described him better myself LMNO. I'll eventually come up with something else....but for now, heh, why not?  :fap:
Fuck those guys, really, there used to be this really nice place I'd go and have a drink, but one evening the barman thought it was nice to have a band play a live performance. But a HUGE fight broke out, some argument about the nature of reality or something. It was horrible, and the place hasn't ever been the same after the bar's Tool experiment.
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Re: The Barstool Experiment
« Reply #509 on: September 18, 2009, 07:36:35 am »
Also note it's that whiney pussy from Korn.

Uh, all of them?