Talk:2787: Iceberg

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Dang! This is really good! Kudos to whomever wrote the explanation so soon. Trogdor147 (talk) 19:48, 9 June 2023 (UTC)

- Undid ('whoever' because it's the subject of the verb 'wrote'. The 'to' governs the whole phrase, not the single pronoun 'who×m×ever'. KoroNeil.) because it really shouldn't have been reason to edit someone else's comment. Maybe, instead, both of those concerned will read this and learn respective lessons. 10:26, 23 June 2023 (UTC)

In other "news" (or should that be "olds"?), we are not using 100% of our muscle power at once either. Because for most muscles, there are muscles for pulling against them in the other direction, and using both at once usually doesn't make any sense. -- Hkmaly (talk) 20:21, 9 June 2023 (UTC)

And in fact, there are sections of the brain that exist specifically to inhibit other sections of the brain, notably the forebrain. Nitpicking (talk) 03:07, 10 June 2023 (UTC)
Simulations are pretty clear about this: most of the inhibitory connections in the brain are effectively used to keep the excitatory connections at a state of maximum sensitivity to input signals. (Without them, you'd have a runaway cascade; a seizure.) No, it's obvious that not everything is used at once because we're not actively remembering everything at once; there must be something quiescent most of the time. -- 14:16, 10 June 2023 (UTC)
Not so, it could be the case that information is constantly moving throughout the brain and our perception of thought is when those neurons pause or rest or else when it moves even faster. We know that this is not how the brain functions, it's just a counterexample to the above comment. 13:10, 11 June 2023 (UTC)
I suppose the seizure claim could be "cited" with this Quora topic, but if you read that you see it has a lot of assumptions. Perhaps we should say something like: They just don't use it all at the same time. The effect of using the whole brain would depend on precisely what is meant by that -- for example, all excitatory neurons firing with no inhibition for a prolonged period would be a seizure, but there's no reason to exclude inhibitory neurons and adenosine when "using all of the brain at once". I also found this recent Science story suggesting it would be like the near-death experience of being everywhere in one's life all at once -- and if you saw that film you just might think it's like having superpowers. Mrob27 (talk) 19:12, 12 June 2023 (UTC)

Also, how does dark matter produce buoyancy if it doesn't interact with water? 15:10, 11 June 2023 (UTC)

Perhaps it's floating in "dark matter water" (smirk) Mrob27 (talk) 19:23, 12 June 2023 (UTC)
Below the surface of the water, sunlight has trouble penetrating. So clearly, the deepest parts of the oceans are dark matter. 02:00, 13 June 2023 (UTC)

Should a note be added emphasis this was published June 9th, not to be confused with the following June 16th when the Oceangate sub sets off? Maybe this talking point is enough? 18:45, 25 June 2023 (UTC)