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What Is The Nature Of Energy?

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    (Original post by _saleri_)
    From our perception, the things we can see be an explanation for what rules our world? But why would the way we perceive the world
    As I said, I'm not too concerned about the way the world is ruled. Don't take me wrong, it's interesting, but it is useless to discuss something that cannot be tested for nothing will ever come from it.
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    (Original post by viriol)
    As I said, I'm not too concerned about the way the world is ruled. Don't take me wrong, it's interesting, but it is useless to discuss something that cannot be tested for nothing will ever come from it.
    Hm, fair enough.
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    (Original post by wizzar)
    Energy comes in different forms, i.e kinetic, light etc but essentially all energy is energy, reading up on my biology I've found that in essence all forms of energy detected by the body are converted by various sensory receptors (acting as energy transducers) into electrical energy in the form of action potential . Now all action potentials are of the same magnitude +40 mv, so weather you see a bright light/ hear a loud noise, the action potential is the same, the only thing that makes light and sound seem different to us is the difference in the various pathways created by synapses in the nervous system, apart from that they are the same. So in conclusion, does this mean that essentially all energy forms are the same? I.e the only thing that makes 'sound' different from 'light' is a mere neurological pathway?
    This is essentially a question of physics. The answer to that question can theoretically be answer using the scientific method. Philosophy is versatile, I know, but that does not mean that you can put any question in the Philosophy sub-forum?

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