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The Fourier Salad

a: Fourier transformation ~
b: making a salad

What: "A Fourier transform is a way of describing a complicated wave by using a bunch of simple waves. It like making a salad. Some are complicated, some are simple, and you can make a new salad by mixing two other salads together." Broadly speaking a Fourier analysis break a whole down into parts in a particular way.

Writer: jayd16
Date: May 1 2011 12:34 AM

a: Homosexuality ~
b: race

What: "No, it's not. Sexual behavior is always a choice, race never is. You will find many former homosexuals, but you will never find a former African-American. This analogy falsely assumes a homosexual act is a condition rather than a behavior.."

Writer: Frank Turek
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Jan 17 2014 4:29 PM

a: microscope ~
b: multi-stage magnifying lens


"Microbiologists started taking pictures through their microscopes as soon as photographic techniques were discovered. A microscope is like a multi-stage magnifying lens, and microbiologists found they could modify or replace the eyepiece and attach a camera to a microscope."

Writer: Richard Gaughan
Date: Mar 22 2014 11:21 AM

a: Bladder ~
b: a collapsible storage bag

What: "The bladder is like a collapsible storage bag made of muscular elastic tissue. Nerves along the spine transmit messages back and forth between the brain and the bladder. If the bladder muscle is trained to stay strong, and the brain and bladder are able to exchange messages properly, most wetting problems can be solved. "

Writer: Not Stated
Date: Jun 11 2014 5:18 PM

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