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Great Optical Illusions (Was: Why color cannot just be wavelength).
Posted: 22 September 2012 06:37 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 106 ]
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It hurts my eyes to look at it.  I always knew Jesus inflicted pain on people.  asanta’s head hurts and my eyes hurt.

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Posted: 22 September 2012 06:40 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 107 ]
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Mriana - 22 September 2012 06:37 PM

It hurts my eyes to look at it.  I always knew Jesus inflicted pain on people.  asanta’s head hurts and my eyes hurt.

Stop looking at it!  You may get a sudden urge to marry him!

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Posted: 22 September 2012 07:26 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 108 ]
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TimB - 22 September 2012 06:40 PM
Mriana - 22 September 2012 06:37 PM

It hurts my eyes to look at it.  I always knew Jesus inflicted pain on people.  asanta’s head hurts and my eyes hurt.

Stop looking at it!  You may get a sudden urge to marry him!

Now why would I want to become a nun?

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Posted: 22 September 2012 07:36 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 109 ]
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Mriana - 22 September 2012 07:26 PM
TimB - 22 September 2012 06:40 PM
Mriana - 22 September 2012 06:37 PM

It hurts my eyes to look at it.  I always knew Jesus inflicted pain on people.  asanta’s head hurts and my eyes hurt.

Stop looking at it!  You may get a sudden urge to marry him!

Now why would I want to become a nun?

Under normal circumstances, you wouldn’t.  But a black cat in a nun’s uniform would look kinda cute.  (The cat wouldn’t like it, though, I’m sure.)

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Posted: 22 September 2012 07:39 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 110 ]
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TimB - 22 September 2012 07:36 PM
Mriana - 22 September 2012 07:26 PM
TimB - 22 September 2012 06:40 PM
Mriana - 22 September 2012 06:37 PM

It hurts my eyes to look at it.  I always knew Jesus inflicted pain on people.  asanta’s head hurts and my eyes hurt.

Stop looking at it!  You may get a sudden urge to marry him!

Now why would I want to become a nun?

Under normal circumstances, you wouldn’t.  But a black cat in a nun’s uniform would look kinda cute.  (The cat wouldn’t like it, though, I’m sure.)

LOL  That would be funny.

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Posted: 22 September 2012 07:44 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 111 ]
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Thevillageatheist - 22 September 2012 03:47 AM

Incredible illusion George. What causes the illusion to vibrate, or was it the beer I had? Reminds me of my favorite optical illusionist, M.M. Escher.

http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/opticalillusions/escher.html


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I had a book with all of M.C. Escher’s work, once.  I think I got stoned, 30 something years ago, loaned it to someone, and never saw it again.

Here is a link to op art, but none of the pieces have a hypnotic Jesus in the center:

http://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images?_adv_prop=image&fr=ush-mailc&sz=all&va=op+art

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Posted: 22 September 2012 07:50 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 112 ]
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It just occurred to me that since nuns are all Jesus’s wives, and he may have had a wife while he lived, is he a bigamist, or perhaps a Mormon?

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Posted: 23 September 2012 06:04 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 113 ]
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TimB - 22 September 2012 07:44 PM

I had a book with all of M.C. Escher’s work, once.  I think I got stoned, 30 something years ago, loaned it to someone, and never saw it again.

Maybe this interests you? Get stoned just by looking…

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Posted: 25 September 2012 01:14 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 114 ]
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This link might just be connected to the observation and interpretation of color. The irridescent wings of a butterfly is a result of natural processes at the nano scale.

Excerpt, chapter 5

But when a particle of gold is made very small, below 100 nanometers, 100 billionths of a meter, the particle begins to absorb shorter wavelengths of light, toward the blue end of the spectrum. The smaller the particle, the more blue is absorbed and the redder it appears.

But it gets even stranger, because not only size matters, shape does too.

Each of these vials contains water with silver nanoparticles dissolved in it. The only difference between them is the shape of the particles. In this test, silver rods give you yellow; silver triangles, green; silver prisms give you blue.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/tech/making-stuff.html#making-stuff-smaller

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In physics, the definition of a noble metal is even more strict. It is required that the d-bands of the electronic structure are filled. Taking this into account, only copper, silver and gold are noble metals, as all d-like bands are filled and do not cross the Fermi level

So we can physically create the appearance and perception (illusion) of color from just three “noble” elements.

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Posted: 02 October 2012 04:23 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 115 ]
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Another great one from Richard Wiseman’s blog. The lines are straight!

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Posted: 02 October 2012 05:14 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 116 ]
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Hummm, I do see in the bottom row and the top row that the gas-tank looking figures have different characteristics and lined up in a certain order. In fact the vertical sides also have different shapes and order. The illusion of waviness is caused by the position of the 4 arms of the interior squares relative to each other.  In combination,  small details create the illusion of the waves.  Cool.

Hate to use it as a chess board though….. gulp

edit: WOW, just managed to see it straight.  Squinted my eyes untill I could no longer see the little arms and the illusion was lost.

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Posted: 02 October 2012 07:34 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 117 ]
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OK, Doug, that thing is awesome.  If you look at it, then use your mouse wheel or whathaveyou to move the image up and down it looks like the lines move.  Like waves.  Neat.

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Posted: 02 October 2012 09:41 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 118 ]
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Dead Monky - 02 October 2012 07:34 AM

If you look at it, then use your mouse wheel or whathaveyou to move the image up and down it looks like the lines move.  Like waves.  Neat.

Good catch! Way cool.

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Posted: 02 October 2012 10:22 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 119 ]
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dougsmith - 02 October 2012 09:41 AM
Dead Monky - 02 October 2012 07:34 AM

If you look at it, then use your mouse wheel or whathaveyou to move the image up and down it looks like the lines move.  Like waves.  Neat.

Good catch! Way cool.

For some reason I ‘see’ it more when scrolling up. Weird.

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Posted: 04 October 2012 09:16 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 120 ]
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harry canyon - 02 October 2012 10:22 AM

For some reason I ‘see’ it more when scrolling up. Weird.

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Same here.  Weird indeed.

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