Ryan is a professional nerd, teaching engineering in the frozen north. Somewhat less professionally, he is a costumer, author, blacksmith, juggler, gamer, serial enthusiast, and supporter of the Oxford comma. He can be found on twitter and instagram @studentofwhim. If you like what I do here, feel free to leave a tip in my tipjar.
Reductio ad Hiroshima
March 9, 2011
Teach the Controversy
March 10, 2011
Science Music from the Sixties
March 17, 2011
March 19, 2011
Yellow Alert!March 19, 2011
Ow my eyes!
I like this a lot. Moving your head, keeping your head still, moving closer, moving moderately further away, nothing works.
Only way I can get them to stay proper circles is to move far enough away I can’t make out the tilt of the boxes, and even then it’s a gradual process as the tilt becomes more and more indistinct.
If I follow the paths I can locate the circles, otherwise they get all tangled together. I’m gonna go ice my eyes now.
Why is my brain so weird, damn.
Every one of these reinforces to me why science is so necessary: we can’t trust our individual perceptions.