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Would life be easy if we could see all the wavelengths of the EM spectrum or would it be hell because there's always radiation somewhere and we would always wind up seeing something making for example falling asleep really difficult. So what would be your physicist's opinion on whether the ability to see all frequencies would be a hindering or benefiting?

That's kind of an excessive statement.  How much of "all" of the wavelengths are you talking about?  I mean, it's not physically possible, and that's an infinite amount of information.  But we can shut our eyes and not see what we're capable of, so why would it be impossible to go to sleep?  Any mechanism by which you're able to see wavelengths you can currently not see allows for blocking those frequencies as well.  Set some more parameters and maybe I'll be able to answer your question...


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Dr. Stephen O. Nelson


I can answer most basic physics questions, physics questions about science fiction and everyday observations of physics, etc. I'm also usually good for science fair advice (I'm the regional science fair director). I do not answer homework problems. I will occasionally point out where a homework solution went wrong, though. I'm usually good at explaining odd observations that seem counterintuitive, energy science, nuclear physics, nuclear astrophysics, and alternative theories of physics are my specialties.


I was a physics professor at the University of Texas of the Permian Basin, research in nuclear technology and nuclear astrophysics. My travelling science show saw over 20,000 students of all ages. I taught physics, nuclear chemistry, radiation safety, vacuum technology, and answer tons of questions as I tour schools encouraging students to consider careers in science. I moved on to a non-academic job with more research just recently.

Ph. D. from Duke University in physics, research in nuclear astrophysics reactions, gamma-ray astronomy technology, and advanced nuclear reactors.

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