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    Lightbulb some scientific shit that blows my mind

    a topic i brought up in the cipher..
    ight, my question is, Can you get closer and closer and closer to a object without touching it?

    these are two sides to the question i thought of that are against each other:

    1) yes, because you can move so slightly microscopically that you could keep going on forever without touching the object

    or

    2) no, because the object is there, and the closer you keep moving to it, you'll eventually reach it


    What do you think?

    c'mon yall
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    thats called the dichotomy paradox. one of zeno the greek philosophers 9 paradoxs.


    logically it should be so that you would never get there because you would always split the distance and that would go on infinitely.

    practically, you always get there. so ya.
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    and lemme guess you are high. bc that is some shit you think about when you are ripped.


    "but like you can never get there maaan."
    The earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors so that in glory and in triumph they could become the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot.

    People are too stupid to effectively conspire to do anything, but not too stupid to come up with conspiracy theories.

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    asymptotes n shit my G

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    this shit was mentioned on the science channel last weekend. that dichotomy paradox... yup

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    Quote Originally Posted by whitey View Post
    thats called the dichotomy paradox. one of zeno the greek philosophers 9 paradoxs.


    logically it should be so that you would never get there because you would always split the distance and that would go on infinitely.

    practically, you always get there. so ya.
    i didn't know it was an existing idea, thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blunt-head Paco View Post
    a topic i brought up in the cipher

    smoking cipher with my friends and we talk about the craziest shit

    Quote Originally Posted by whitey View Post
    and lemme guess you are high. bc that is some shit you think about when you are ripped.


    "but like you can never get there maaan."
    so i was ripped lol

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    you will eventually get there, you still have momentum.

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    Shit I've def thought about this before even tried to get really really close w/o touching somethin (i mean laying on the floor, one eye open, one hand stabalizing the other). But it's truth that you can move towards an object indefinitely and never touch it, you just lessen the distance. Numbers go FOREVER.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blunt-head Paco View Post

    so i was ripped lol
    hah, i feel you man. your mind wanders when your high.
    The earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors so that in glory and in triumph they could become the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot.

    People are too stupid to effectively conspire to do anything, but not too stupid to come up with conspiracy theories.

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    It's similar to the paradox that states that if you shoot an arrow, the arrow never reaches its target in one solid straight line, because before it reaches the target, it must first reach half way, and then half of that, and then half of that, etc..for infinity. Wikipedia has a long list of many paradoxes.

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    interesting thread

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    technically you never touch anything. the particles that make up your atoms never touch each other or touch other atoms an their particles.

    as a matter of fact, on the atomic level,99.999% of your body is composed of empty space. the .001% that is not empty space is vibrating energy which is also non-physical (empty) space.

    solidity is an illusion.

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    Let's talk about Schrödinger's cat......



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    Quote Originally Posted by STYLE View Post
    technically you never touch anything. the particles that make up your atoms never touch each other or touch other atoms an their particles.

    as a matter of fact, on the atomic level,99.999% of your body is composed of empty space. the .001% that is not empty space is vibrating energy which is also non-physical (empty) space.

    solidity is an illusion.
    I can walk through walls with the power of dance.........











































































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