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2:08 AM
@Robusto I can read these lines thanks to corneal replacement, which was also quite painful
Ramón Castroviejo Briones (1904–1987) was a famous Spanish and American eye surgeon remembered for his achievements in corneal transplantation. == Biography == Born in Logroño, Spain he received his medical education at the University of Madrid. He graduated in 1927 and worked at the Chicago Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Hospital and the Mayo Clinic before, in 1931, he came to Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York. He became the director of Ophthalmology at St. Vincent's Hospital before he opened his own hospital when he bought the Hammond House. After his retirement he moved to Madrid where...
Thus, I can see thanks to this man
 
 
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3:09 PM
@Robusto Ooh what? Then what is all the fuss about running and exercising everyday to live a healthy life?
 
@Gigili people are only fussing about it since they don't do it
 
@Robusto I know the feeling! It's an enjoyable sport.
@M.A.R. Oh? That one is difficult to parse!
The ones who are not into jogging recommend it to other people?
Or is it the other way around?
 
3:31 PM
@Robusto That got me thinking.
I think it bears some resemblance to the qesiton of linguistic relativity. In that we most likely have variations in how we process sensory inputs (like the color of the sky) due to our different experiences in life and our languages and all the rest of it...
...but as members of the same species with almost identical genomes, we share the very foundations that make those perceptions and processes possible (namely, our visual systems, our brains, etc).
To put it into some perspective, our perceptions of the color of the sky are probably almost identical compared to that of an insect or a bird or even another mammal, due to the essential organic and neurological differences between us and that organism.
The objective exploration of the narrow range of variances in members of one species (by narrow, I mean compared to other species) should be a matter of science (neuroscience, linguistics, and other branches), I think. The literature on these issues may be rich already. I haven't spent much time on it myself tho.
On the other hand, from a subjective point of view, neither I nor you have any way to access the other's direct experiences, by definition. So one's every perception is unique in that way, even if it is identical or very close to another's perception from a scientific viewpoint.
It's interesting. I remember me and my friends asking each other this question when we were young, but I didn't know how to even start to think about it.
(Correction: *one's every perception is unique in that way, even if it is identical or very close to another's perception from a scientific viewpoint)
 
 
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5:13 PM
@Cerberus It's a shame you don't have any mountains around to climb.
Or do you? Mountain climbing could be much more fun.
 
 
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6:22 PM
@Færd Oh, we do, we have one in the extreme south.
It is nearly 300 m above sea level.
 
 
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8:31 PM
@Cerberus Wow. Breathtaking.
 
 
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9:34 PM
@Cerberus ah, good thing I showed you the video! Now you know.
But have you also seen his expedition to the highest mountain on Flevoland?
@Færd @Færd watch this one.
 
10:09 PM
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Few unique characters in answer, mostly punctuation marks in answer (124): "If" at the beginning of a sentence by Craig on english.SE
 
10:20 PM
@Færd Yeah, this is really unexplored territory. No lines of tourists as on Mount Everest.
@RegDwigнt Ah, so it was from one of your tabs!
 
10:32 PM
@RegDwigнt Ah, an epic adventure.
 

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