Dr Wife was watching Alien (which she had not seen before) and we were chatting via iMessage. This was at the end of the movie…
Rachel: Oh good lord she’s smart.
TJ: I knew you’d like her :-)
Rachel: It’s over!
TJ: OR IS IT?
Rachel: Stop it. The credits are rolling.
TJ: OR ARE THEY?
Rachel: I CAN SEE THEM WITH MY OWN TWO EYES, TJ.
TJ: OR CAN YOU? Scientists have yet to discover how neural networks create self-consciousness, let alone how the human brain processes two-dimensional retinal images into the three-dimensional phenomenon known as perception. Yet you somehow brazenly declare that seeing is believing?
Rachel: Have you heard of binocular disparity?!
TJ: Is that when I have binoculars but you don’t?
Rachel: It’s part of how the brain “processes two-dimensional retinal images into the three-dimensional phenomenon known as perception.”
TJ: I’m sorry, are you questioning my quote from The X-Files?
Rachel: I’m questioning your knowledge of sensation and perception psychology.
TJ: I’ll take that as a ‘no’…
This has been another episode of “Dumb Guys Argue With Smart Women.”