Also, I couldn't figure out how the car knew whether you wanted to go forward or backward when you pressed the gas.
Algebra was simple. A=1, B=2, C=3...
When I first learned about atoms, I saw a diagram that showed them. I noticed they stuck close to eachother, but there were large gaps between them. I figured if you pressed up against a wall, and moved over juuuuuust slightly, you could go right through it, because your atoms would line up with the gaps between the wall's atoms, and they'd slip right by eachother. Oddly, it never worked. I determined that this was because in reality, walls couldn't be made of atoms, because atoms have electrons and walls don't conduct electricity. Never did try to go through metal.
I knew there were starving people in Africa, so whenever I couldn't finish my dinner, I insisted we mail the rest to Africa. Yep, chuck that half-burger in a box and send it off.
I'm still convinced flies can move in 4 dimensions. It's the only explanation for how they know to fly away as soon as I even think of swatting them, and how I can clearly see my hand come down on them only to have them suddenly be beside me. That's why they have all those eyes.nekolux wrote:I used to have this phobia for insects ( still am slightly phobic lol ). Right then i read some where about wormholes and stuff and well basically i thought that wormholes are always present on earth except the human eye cannot see them. And well i pictured the wormhole as a giant wormhole..... yeah and insects flooded through them onto earth. Insects could see and make use of them freely of course... i hate worms too
Some part of me still believe this.... i mean sometimes i swear i hit the damn fly but it just disappears!
I did this too, except it was an awesome sports car capable of mowing down telephone poles like nothing (to no consequence), and I was driving it. Later, it was Mario Kart characters.Shiyiya wrote:I imagined the car a few feet over with one set of wheels on the sidewalk knocking over mailboxes and street signs but swerving back into the street for telephone poles and traffic lights (too sturdy). Actually, why did I put that in the past tense? I still do that
I've had, and still have, similar theories. If you think of the universe as a hierarchy of objects (universe -> galaxy -> solar system -> planet -> etc), the parent of the universe is itself, or some random atom somewhere within it. Freaky stuff to think about. It's easier to understand if you think of how it would be represented in a computer program. Object.Parent = Object, or Object.Parent = (some object whose ancestor is object 0). If you leave the planet, you enter the next item up the chain, which is the solar system. Thus if you leave the universe, you enter it again, and you'd basically just be sitting at the edge not moving, because you'd move outside the universe into the same location in the next object, which is the universe. It can be done in computers, why not in reality?electronic mily wrote:ACU-LP wrote:Thats a really cool/interesting/screwy/awesome idea. (by screwy I mean it screws with our views and thoughts)
I'll admit, I actually do still kind of believe it, even if the explanation was majorly faulty. I've got a thing for theories in which things are inside of themselves and stuff - quite recently I was suddenly struck by the thought that I might be a character created in my own imaginary world. I think I just like to be able to think about the same thing for ages and never really get anywhere with it.
Actually, thinking about life as a computer simulation explains a lot. The universe is not infinite; if we travel far enough, our coordinates will wrap around. Gravity happens because the deceleration routines add an offset to Y-axis speed, so we decelerate toward -9.6m/s instead of 0. (Naturally, when we're on the ground, the hit detection resets our Y speed to zero before moving us.) The universe can be so large and yet so incredibly detailed because all the little details, and all the far-away stuff, doesn't have to be rendered when we're not looking at it. (When you look right at the grass, it's individual blades, but when you're just looking toward the horizon, it's merely a bump-mapped texture. If you're way up in the air, it can be a few solid-coloured polygons.) Crackpot theories are fun to ponder.