What Distance Must An Object Be For Its Appearance To Equal Its Real Size?

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What Distance Must An Object Be For Its Appearance To Equal Its Real Size?

Post by Enigma3 » Tue Mar 22, 2016 4:12 pm

What Distance Must An Object Be For Its Appearance To Equal Its Real Size?

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Post by Harbal » Tue Mar 22, 2016 8:10 pm

Enigma3 wrote:What Distance Must An Object Be For Its Appearance To Equal Its Real Size?
It needs to be exactly the right distance away.

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Post by Dalek Prime » Wed Mar 23, 2016 1:04 am

Enigma3 wrote:What Distance Must An Object Be For Its Appearance To Equal Its Real Size?
What if I've been led to believe I'm x feet tall, but I'm actually x inches tall? Where do I stand in size comparison to the object then? Other than that, I can usually tell by the angle I'm looking at it from. Surveyors do this all the time.

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Post by A_Seagull » Wed Mar 23, 2016 4:07 pm

Enigma3 wrote:What Distance Must An Object Be For Its Appearance To Equal Its Real Size?
Objects do not have a real size, they only have an appearance.

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Post by Impenitent » Wed Mar 23, 2016 10:01 pm

Kantian binoculars are not all they're cracked up to be...

the distance of the object isn't as critical as the volume of the objection...

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Post by Obvious Leo » Wed Mar 23, 2016 11:33 pm

A_Seagull wrote:
Enigma3 wrote:What Distance Must An Object Be For Its Appearance To Equal Its Real Size?
Objects do not have a real size, they only have an appearance.
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Agreed. The notion of an "object" is itself entirely subjective so it logically follows that its spatial extension must also be.

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Post by Harbal » Thu Mar 24, 2016 12:15 am

Obvious Leo wrote:
A_Seagull wrote:
Enigma3 wrote:What Distance Must An Object Be For Its Appearance To Equal Its Real Size?
Objects do not have a real size, they only have an appearance.
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Agreed. The notion of an "object" is itself entirely subjective so it logically follows that its spatial extension must also be.
What implications does this have for shoe sizes, Leo.

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Post by Obvious Leo » Thu Mar 24, 2016 12:33 am

Harbal wrote:What implications does this have for shoe sizes, Leo.
A very thoughtful question, mate. It is well known that shoe sizes in the modern world of footwear retailing are selected in an entirely arbitrary fashion by a computerised random number generator housed deep underground in an eastern bloc country which was formerly a satellite state of the Soviet empire. There can be little doubt that this transparent attempt to banjax the shoe consumer is a finely nuanced neo-Bolshevik attack on his personal liberty in an over-arching quest for world domination.

The solution, Harbal? Refuse to bow your head before such an obvious imperialist yoke. Don't even bother to try and read the fucking numbers on the shoe itself but instead simply try the bloody things on first, remembering always to first don clean socks as a social courtesy to the other patrons in the store.

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Re: What Distance Must An Object Be For Its Appearance To Equal Its Real Size?

Post by thedoc » Thu Mar 24, 2016 4:08 am

Harbal wrote: What implications does this have for shoe sizes,
Some men have really small feet. All women have really small feet. Just ask a shoe salesman.

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Post by mickthinks » Fri Mar 25, 2016 9:25 am

No distance at all.

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Post by uwot » Fri Mar 25, 2016 9:33 am

Or next to a tape measure.

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