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When we see an accident in progress from begining to end, why do we know what's going to happen? For example: We see a speeding car down a dirt road. We see the road ends at a cliff. Vehicle shows no signs of slowing down or change of direction. With a few feet left before the cliff ... WE KNOW WHAT HAPPENS NEXT, WHY?

Is it Precognition, Psychic, Time Travel, etc.

asked Jun 04 '10 at 09:06

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NONE of those choices.

It's all logic, where our brain automatically comes to the conclusion about what is going to happen. The brain simply calculates the circumstances and gives us the answer as fast as it can.

The brain works off of it's own bio-electricity, so the Speed of Thought is limited by the electrical signals in our brains.

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NONE of the above.

The answer is science, not pseudo-science/quackery. LOGIC and INTELLIGENCE lead us to the inevitable conclusion that the vehicle will, very quickly, run out of available options to avert disaster.

answered Jun 05 '10 at 12:11

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its because we use the knowledge that we know the car will not slow down, therefore the laws of physics must take place. The answer is not Time Travel, Precognition, or being Psychic... Its pure Logic

answered Jun 04 '10 at 09:54

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The speed of thought is as fast as electrons can jump from atom to atom(no i am not talking about chemical binding).I am talking about electricity. The speed of thought is as fast as electricity travels.

answered Jun 05 '10 at 14:17

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Common Sense, but i like the way you think.

answered Feb 08 '11 at 23:00

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a thought travels at a rate of 24 billon miles per sec VS the speed of light,which travels @ the rate of 186 thousands miles per sec...if u would like to facter sound...why sure , 120 feet per sec....so surely a thought traveles faster than all of the above..!

answered May 05 '12 at 16:42

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Why do you keep posting in only old questions?

(May 05 '12 at 21:26) Jackster1337 Jackster1337's gravatar image

It just pure logic likely fuelled by a nice jolt of adrenaline.

answered May 05 '12 at 22:47

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We don't know what's going to happen but based on previous experiences we can come to a conclusion as to what is going to happen. There's no reason why that car could drive to the edge of the cliff and stop.

Thought has no speed, it is instantaneous.

answered May 08 '12 at 11:27

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This question sucks, but I'm going to answer it anyways. What do you think what happens if you shoot a bullet in your head? Well you're going to be dead probably. These "things" are called conclusions (and logic). There's really no point of this question.

answered Jun 04 '10 at 09:54

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well for time travel you need to go the speed of light and nothing but light can go the speed of light

answered Jun 05 '10 at 14:07

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but you can always time travel using your imagination!

(Jun 05 '10 at 14:21) aklawy aklawy's gravatar image

Some people's speed of thought is faster than others.

answered Jun 05 '10 at 15:42

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