PDA

View Full Version : Qeustion?



wiener
12-28-2009, 04:13 PM
How many thoughts do you think are generated in the whole world every second?

NewCasa
12-28-2009, 04:16 PM
23,528,672,449

Unless you count cretaceans and simeons and parrots. Of course, maybe other animals think too....

wiener
12-28-2009, 04:19 PM
OK you can't just give an amount without explaining it....

NewCasa
12-28-2009, 04:24 PM
OK you can't just give an amount without explaining it....

No, I really can't. It has to do with your definition of 'thought'.... That's a discussion that can get quite involved. For example, when a spider spins a web do you believe it has to think to do it? I mean, it has to get the web into the optimum spot that will give it maximum strength and exposure to potential food right? So wouldn't it kind of size up the situation and figure out where the best spot is? Wouldn't that be thinking? If you feel that it is thinking, then we're into quadrillions of thoughts here, not just measely billions right?

wiener
12-28-2009, 04:29 PM
OK than I guess I will rephrase the question...How many human concious thoughts are generated in the world per second...taking into account that thinking while sleeping is considered to be subconcious?

BFLPE
12-28-2009, 04:33 PM
Let's see, about 6 billion people. Say an average of 1/3 of their time sleeping so at any one time around 4 billion awake. About a billion of them are incapable of any rational though so we're down to 3. Another billion are either too drunk or stoned to think so we're down to 2 billion. Half of them are female so we're basically left with about 1 billion men capable of generating a thought at any one time. 90% of them are either thinking about sex, sports or food, so 3 plus 10% of a billion gives us approximately 100 000 003 thoughts a second.

1337
12-28-2009, 04:37 PM
bahahahahahahha

8th
12-28-2009, 04:57 PM
Let's see, about 6 billion people. Say an average of 1/3 of their time sleeping so at any one time around 4 billion awake. About a billion of them are incapable of any rational though so we're down to 3. Another billion are either too drunk or stoned to think so we're down to 2 billion. Half of them are female so we're basically left with about 1 billion men capable of generating a thought at any one time. 90% of them are either thinking about sex, sports or food, so 3 plus 10% of a billion gives us approximately 100 000 003 thoughts a second.-1 for an original thread name LOL

IMHO
12-28-2009, 04:58 PM
Maybe its just me but it seems like such a lame question. Who cares(besides the poster i guess)?

Strife
12-28-2009, 05:01 PM
Let's see, about 6 billion people. Say an average of 1/3 of their time sleeping so at any one time around 4 billion awake. About a billion of them are incapable of any rational though so we're down to 3. Another billion are either too drunk or stoned to think so we're down to 2 billion. Half of them are female so we're basically left with about 1 billion men capable of generating a thought at any one time. 90% of them are either thinking about sex, sports or food, so 3 plus 10% of a billion gives us approximately 100 000 003 thoughts a second.

lmao...

The 6th Member Of AC/DC
12-28-2009, 09:37 PM
Another useless thread....