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Maybe we are seeing light that hasn't reached us yet. Why does light
have to reach us for us to see it? Couldn't we see it on it's
approach?

Annonymous, talk.origins 73 Comments [3/25/2008 5:33:02 PM]
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David D.G.

No -- you only see that light precisely because it has reached your eyes. Until it does, you won't see it yet. Why is this concept so hard for some people?


~David D.G.

3/25/2008 5:35:59 PM

David G

Another fundie with a fundamental misunderstanding of physics.

3/25/2008 5:37:19 PM

big baby jesus

i hope you are at least too young to have taken high school science classes

3/25/2008 5:38:42 PM

tmr

I wouldn't expect anything different from someone who believes in an imaginary god.

3/25/2008 5:39:30 PM

Old Viking

It's extremely faint as it approaches.

3/25/2008 5:41:43 PM

Illuminatalie

"Why does light have to reach us for us to see it?"
Because.

"Couldn't we see it on it's approach?"
No.

3/25/2008 5:42:53 PM

Archaeopath

If you put your eyes closer to it, then you'll see it sooner ;)

*facepalm*

3/25/2008 5:45:24 PM

JonnyTruant

One dendrite short of a synapse.

3/25/2008 5:45:35 PM

SimpleDon

Breathtakingly stupid. The fast light bouncing off of the slow light?

3/25/2008 5:46:47 PM

Beastly

The stupid, it burns!

3/25/2008 5:47:04 PM

,Phedippedes,Oh boy. Maybe he / she was hit by that train that they will built 2 yeras from now.,,Post!

,Phedippedes,Oh boy. Maybe he / she was hit by that train that they will built 2 yeras from now.,,Post!

3/25/2008 5:50:40 PM

approximate

Eyesight doesn't work like that!

Now put down the hash pipe.

3/25/2008 5:58:27 PM

Truthuser

Only if there's some light preceding that very same light, faster than light. WOW, how much more contradictory can THAT sound ?

3/25/2008 6:01:00 PM

aaa

Damn, that is some good shit.

3/25/2008 6:06:17 PM

Antichrist

Homeschooling just isn't working, is it.

Seriously, we really need to bring in some checks and balances.

Here is a basic introduction
http://www.preventblindness.org/vlc/how_we_see.htm

Light reflected from an object passes through the cornea of the eye, moves through the lens which focuses it, and then reaches the retina at the very back where it meets with a thin layer of color-sensitive cells called the rods and cones.

3/25/2008 6:11:39 PM

anti-nonsense

Epic phailure at science.

We see light precisely because it has reached our retinas. So, no we can't see light that hasn't reached us yet.

3/25/2008 6:13:14 PM

Mister Spak

HALLELUYAH!!!!! I'VE SEEN THE LIGHT!!!!!

3/25/2008 6:13:47 PM

Barry

That right there is some weapons-grade stupidity.

Ho-lee-shit!

3/25/2008 6:14:12 PM

cyborgtroy

I can hear sound coming.

Hey, look, my inbox shows somebody is about to send me an e-mail.

I'm doing this all from a laptop that's being shipped to me.

3/25/2008 6:22:23 PM

Vampirehummingbird

Funniest quote so far this year! I'm glad I wasn't eating anything.

Best Fundy Science Question Award?

3/25/2008 6:36:43 PM

DinDC

Maybe I have a Pulitzer Prize winning novel that I haven't written yet, Why do I have to write that novel to get that prize? Can't they just give me that prize already??

3/25/2008 6:36:54 PM

Amanda

No. Light has to hit your eyes for you to see it. You learn something new every day! :)

3/25/2008 6:43:25 PM

Viva

HEADDESK!

3/25/2008 6:43:47 PM

SurfinSeaOtter

Light does not work that way!

3/25/2008 6:52:14 PM

mkb

....


BWAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAA!!!!


... wait, he's serious?

3/25/2008 6:54:57 PM
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