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-a from u.s.a on 2001-05-10 00:40 [#00006023]



Imagine a world of deaf people. Everyone who exists is
deaf, and anyone who is born will be deaf. No one knows
about the existence of sound. Now let's say that one of
these deaf people was walking along one day, and for two
minutes they were suddenly able to hear sounds. After two
minutes they resumed to their normal deaf existence. How do
you imagine they would try to explain to others what theyhad
just experienced?

They couldn't. If anyone can think of a possible way please
share.


 

[REFLEX] from Western Canada on 2001-05-10 01:31 [#00006028]



Uhhhm a few things.

1. Scientificly its impossible for people that were born, or
just never could hear: to hear again. Its impossible, since
the brain never developed to learn sounds. Even if some way
their ears could work again, they wouldn't do anything. Its
like having the wrong program for the wrong computer.. just
doesn't even register that its there.

2. Even if you were to throw all science out the window on
this one, how would he explain to other deaf people what he
heard!? Considering two points on this, if everyone was deaf
there would be no language, and secondly how would anyone
know what he was saying?

3. This person couldn't draw what he "heard" because there
was NO hearing before, so there would be nothing he could
draw or immitate that would make someone think of a sound..
that they had never heard before!?..

I don't think that this topic is going anywhere. :]


 

Mr. Dirby from usa on 2001-05-10 01:36 [#00006030]



have you ever read the giver? it is a book about a world
that is completly boring. People live like robots and they
don't know what music is. they can basially only hear sounds
that they can see happening. Just think how aweful one day
would be without music. Let alone a lifetime.


 

Rob Fragilenine from Australia on 2001-05-10 01:44 [#00006032]



nooo i can't stand one day without either playing or
listening to music...


 

TekN010G from Australia on 2001-05-10 02:13 [#00006036]



I'd still rather be deaf than blind,..


 

TekN010G from Australia on 2001-05-10 02:14 [#00006037]



actually,,... that's a tough one,.. maybe I would prefer to
be blind?..


 

TekN010G from Australia on 2001-05-10 02:19 [#00006038]



hey people,.. try walking around all day with your eyes
closed,..


 

[REFLEX] from Western Canada on 2001-05-10 03:02 [#00006040]



Uhhhm a few things.

1. Scientificly its impossible for people that were born, or
just never could hear: to hear again. Its impossible, since
the brain never developed to learn sounds. Even if some way
their ears could work again, they wouldn't do anything. Its
like having the wrong program for the wrong computer.. just
doesn't even register that its there.

2. Even if you were to throw all science out the window on
this one, how would he explain to other deaf people what he
heard!? Considering two points on this, if everyone was deaf
there would be no language, and secondly how would anyone
know what he was saying?

3. This person couldn't draw what he "heard" because there
was NO hearing before, so there would be nothing he could
draw or immitate that would make someone think of a sound..
that they had never heard before!?..

I don't think that this topic is going anywhere. :]


 

D-Hex from KC Missouri on 2001-05-10 07:18 [#00006067]



cool topic. "The Giver" is a book about a world that is
black and white and a kid starts to see color. The cool
part is the reader doesnt know that it is black and white
till late in the book.


 

hexane from Australia on 2001-05-10 14:11 [#00006095]



has anyone read "flatlanders?" it's about these organisms
that live in a completely 2D universe - they only know
forwards, backwards, sidewards etc. it is impossible for
them to comprehend a third dimension of depth. just like we
can't comprehend a fourth dimension in our 3D-minded brains.
interesting shit


 

phiz from Amsterdam on 2001-05-10 14:27 [#00006096]



Reflex, isn't sign language a language, although describing
the sound with your hands would be difficult, maybe Magnus
Pike might be able to describe it.


 

rubbish john from your local supermarket on 2001-05-10 15:01 [#00006098]



THIS IS STUPID.
how many of you are actually deaf or even know someone who
is deaf.
you are all ignorant.
deaf people can enjoy music and dance to it.
after all sound is the vibration of particles which can be
felt by anyone.
ever stood next to a pa system or put your face in front of
a sub woofer.
just 'cos our ears work better we "hear" these vibrations
with more clarity.


 

kaiaj from yemen on 2001-05-10 18:40 [#00006114]



damn REPHLEX, you're hella pissed dude. Calm down. -a also
stated that he/she thinks it can't be done so he/she is
agreeing with you.


 

TekN010G from Australia on 2001-05-10 23:15 [#00006121]



also,... most blind people can still see black and white
outlines


 

[REFLEX] from Western Canada on 2001-05-11 02:05 [#00006125]



Ahahaha me mad? Get your ƒucking brain checked out ok? For
me? Please? Thanks.


 

DamnOne from uk on 2001-05-11 02:15 [#00006126]



How about this one?
imagine a person born that had two colours reversed. If you
would see the workld through his/her eyes, trees would be
red. traffic signs would be green. traffic lights would
looked reversed if seen through his/her eyes. We would NEVER
know - it is UNprovable !


 

po{e} from the uk on 2001-05-11 17:42 [#00006168]



what part og IMAGINE dont you understand reflex?


 

po{e} from the uk on 2001-05-11 17:43 [#00006169]



what part og IMAGINE dont you understand reflex?


 

[REFLEX] from Western Canada on 2001-05-11 20:51 [#00006184]



I dunno.. maybe as much as you don't understand posting once
the same message.??


 


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