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Can you see the light?

Discussion in 'General Debates' started by ChristineM, Jan 4, 2021.

  1. ChristineM

    ChristineM "Be strong" I whispered to my coffee.
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    Well can you?

    Sure light makes things visible, brighter, without light the world would be a very dull place. But the light that brightens, that reflects, can you see it.

    I know the scientific answer to this but am not posting it hear as yet, i want to see what other people say first
     
  2. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest I have the kavorka
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    I see the light.
     
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  3. SomeRandom

    SomeRandom Still learning to be wise
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  4. JustGeorge

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    Yeah, someone left it on in the kitchen. What about it?
     
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  5. Conscious thoughts

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    As far as my understanding goes, one can only see the reflection of the light off of objects, or when sunshine directly in to your eyes, the brain pick up the reflection through your eyes.

    Probably this is incorrect, but i do not know.
     
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  6. Stevicus

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  7. Vinayaka

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    No. I've always stumbled about in total blackness.
     
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    SalixIncendium अहम् ब्रह्मास्मि
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    No. One can only see what is illumined by light, not light itself.
     
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  9. Cooky

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    I went to stare at the sun, to see if I could really see the light... Now I can't see anything. :oops:

    ...Help. :)
     
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  10. Audie

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    As Jerry Garcia put it,

    "I declare
    Have seen the the light
    Their walls are built
    Of cannon balls
    Their motto is
    Don't tread on me.
     
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  11. Stevicus

    Stevicus Veteran Member
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    Actually, it's "Have you seen the like."

    The Annotated "Uncle John's Band" (ucsc.edu)
     
  12. 9-10ths_Penguin

    9-10ths_Penguin 1/10 Subway Stalinist
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    I can see it, and I wish I couldn't. This is the view out my window at night:

    Greenhouse growers ask for more time to combat light pollution | Windsor Star
     
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  13. Audie

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  14. Polymath257

    Polymath257 Think & Care
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    I would say almost exactly the opposite. We only see light. We only see objects when light is emitted or reflected from an object. But even then, we only see the light from object.
     
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  15. Polymath257

    Polymath257 Think & Care
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    Light that gets into your eyes and hits the retina is what you can see. You only see an object if some light comes from it into your eye, either emitted (like the sun, a light bulb, or an LED) or reflected (most objects).
     
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    SalixIncendium अहम् ब्रह्मास्मि
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    You’re likely right. I was speaking purely based on personal observation and intuition.
     
  17. JoshuaTree

    JoshuaTree Flowers are red?

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    Just like a blind man I wandered alone
    Worries and fears, I claimed for my own
    Then like the blind man that God gave back his sight
    Praise the Lord, I saw the light.

    :)
     
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    Could be that's why I'm blind now. Because my retinas simply overdosed on light. ;)
     
  19. rational experiences

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    My human brother the scientist taught me day light gases burning. Blue light sky heavens.

    Natural light.

    Said night time dark no gases burning.

    Indoctrinated.

    Said I know once earth fusion Atlantis. Crystal cities. Just a theme gods building inference. Non alight heavens.

    So vacuum space sucking owned no gases alight burning.

    Said sun body O cooling like earth big bang blasted. As it was a larger body in vacuum.

    Said it converted earth mass and set gases on fire.

    One day he says in science first higher memory male father self the daylight gas burning will be removed by vacuum natural law.

    Why earth stopped burning. Vacuum.
    Why gas in space owns no light naturally.

    What he told my life female as the father of human science invention.
     
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    Light is about all we can see, given it must reflect off an object first, with the waves of light carrying information about the object into the eyes and to our brains. No light, no vision.
     
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