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Offline stromboli

For Your Wooing Pleasure: Top 10 Unexplained Phenomena
« on: July 26, 2013, 04:28:19 PM »
http://www.livescience.com/11345-top-te ... omena.html

For the record I think 6,3,2 and 1 are total bullshit. I have enough experience with odd sounds and sights while in the desert and in the wilderness to not totally discount UFOs, Bigfoot I'll give a pass until it is disproven, and the Taos hum thing I might have an explanation for. Which I won't give you, 'cause its like secret&shit.  :-D

Offline Plu

Re: For Your Wooing Pleasure: Top 10 Unexplained Phenomena
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2013, 05:08:04 PM »
To be honest, the first thing that springs to mind when saying "a sound only 2% can hear" is something on the verge of human hearing. Probably at the bottom, because low frequency sounds are more common in nature.

Intuition isn't so much bullshit as it's just a really hard thing to study; we subconsciously pick up loads of sensor information from our surroundings, but it's tough to actually research something like that.

And the body/mind connection is just something we don't understand. We'll figure that one out soon enough.

Offline AllPurposeAtheist

Re: For Your Wooing Pleasure: Top 10 Unexplained Phenomena
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2013, 06:20:35 PM »
Godidit.. Everything can be explained with godidit. You need not seek any further explanations. Bigfoot? Godidit. 2%? Godidit. Now stop trying to confuse facts with 'science'.. Science schmience.. godidit.. :roll:
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Offline SGOS

Re: For Your Wooing Pleasure: Top 10 Unexplained Phenomena
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2013, 06:30:06 PM »
When I'm a certain distance from rushing mountain streams, not too close, but not to far, I hear people laughing, playing, and jabbering, but no one is there.  Unfortunately, any practical application of this ability still eludes me.:-D

Offline AllPurposeAtheist

Re: For Your Wooing Pleasure: Top 10 Unexplained Phenomena
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2013, 06:36:43 PM »
Quote from: "SGOS"
When I'm a certain distance from rushing mountain streams, not too close, but not to far, I hear people laughing, playing, and jabbering, but no one is there.  Unfortunately, any practical application of this ability still eludes me.:-D
The use is obvious..convert non believers to godidit.. :wink:
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Offline stromboli

Re: For Your Wooing Pleasure: Top 10 Unexplained Phenomena
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2013, 07:32:12 PM »
Right, as in very low frequency, which is beneath the level of most human hearing. there is also a condition among elderly people- remember, the people who heard this are mostly elderly- called Musical Ear Syndrome. I have it. It is a form of Tinnitis, and includes everything from humming to the low sound of something like a lawnmower to other sounds, including actual music. First time I heard it it freaked me out, until I did some studying and figured out what was going on.

I also know that there are geographical locations that because of rock mineral content, generate a piezoelectric effect and can actually create electrical discharges under certain conditions, so something like that could be involved.

Whether it is a natural phenomena or a perceived one, I think it will be explained by science.

Offline AllPurposeAtheist

Re: For Your Wooing Pleasure: Top 10 Unexplained Phenomena
« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2013, 11:00:55 PM »
Odd things happen all the time science can't really explain, the biological response to smelling a rose and our attraction to it vs our aversion to other non harmful odors.. one flower smells good to some while others want to puke when they smell the same flower.. A lot of weird shit like that happens..
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Offline leo

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« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2013, 10:42:53 AM »
Science can't explain the power of the  chuck Norris roundhouse kick.
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Offline Solitary

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« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2013, 11:41:52 AM »
If it is to Ted Nugent's head they might from the ringing sound it would make.  :shock:  :lol:  Solitary
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Online Sal1981

Re: For Your Wooing Pleasure: Top 10 Unexplained Phenomena
« Reply #9 on: July 27, 2013, 02:43:52 PM »
What a stupid crackpot list.
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Offline Shiranu

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« Reply #10 on: July 27, 2013, 04:26:26 PM »
Quote from: "leo"
Science can't explain the power of the  chuck Norris roundhouse kick.

Indeed... how can anyone explain how something so hyped can have less force than a baby slapping you with its eyelash?

Offline FrankDK

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« Reply #11 on: July 27, 2013, 04:39:27 PM »
Quote from: "SGOS"
When I'm a certain distance from rushing mountain streams, not too close, but not to far, I hear people laughing, playing, and jabbering, but no one is there.  Unfortunately, any practical application of this ability still eludes me.:-D

Practical application:  Make a recording of the streams.  Claim that there are message from water sprites in the recording.  Sell CDs over the Internet.  Buy TV time for an "infomercial."  Sell loads of CDs.  Get rich.  Send me some of the money for coming up with the idea.

Frank

Offline Johan

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« Reply #12 on: July 27, 2013, 04:59:30 PM »
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10 The Taos Hum
Whether described as a whir, hum, or buzz and whether psychological, natural, or supernatural no one has yet been able to locate the sound's origin.
Question: Has anyone been able to prove that the sound even exists? Only 2% of people report being able to hear it. I'm pretty sure about 2% of the residence of most major cities would report having had dinner with Elvis last week but that doesn't mean it happened. Instead of trying to locate the source, I would think the logical first step would be to prove that the sound actually exists and can be measured. And that would be a fairly quick and easy thing to do with some sensitive microphones and measuring equipment. So has this been done?
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Offline Colanth

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« Reply #13 on: July 27, 2013, 11:39:42 PM »
Woo is right.  Other than the Taos hum, it's nonsense or woo.
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Offline AllPurposeAtheist

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« Reply #14 on: July 28, 2013, 12:00:09 AM »
I'm always amazed how many people, theists in particular who have never heard the term, 'Woo'. Try explaining it to them and you'll get the dumbest looks as if it's some secret atheist ritual.
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