02/26/2017 at 11:25.
Professor Brian Cox: "We are not here to debate the existence of ghosts because they don't exist." And here's why.
Large Hadron Collider Disproves the Existence of Ghosts, British Professor Claims
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02/26/2017 at 12:09
Surely its pretty stupid of any scientist to say something does not exist simply because it hasn't been proven yet. If this statement is to stir debate and interest, i get it. But this guy, while being really clever, always comes off as being really closed minded.
02/26/2017 at 12:11
"Other physicists say, Cox is being a tad presumptuous. After all, the search for supersymmetric particles is still on, as well as for axions, the assumed particles that make up dark matter. Bob Jacobsen is a professor of physics at the University of California, Berkeley. He‘s worked on projects trying to detect dark matter. Jacobsen told Gizmodo, “We still don’t know whether axions exist. How do you know ghosts aren’t made out of axions?”
02/26/2017 at 12:16
So because Brian Cox makes an assumption it has to be correct. Even though many other physicists disagree with him and believe he's being presumptuous. Im sorry but Brian Cox doesn't know all the answers and certainly doesn't have the all the answers to the universe.
So what does he think of this then?
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02/26/2017 at 10:22.
Having spent his career in the company of rocket scientists and Nobel laureates, Bill Nye The Science Guy has a firm answer on this one.
'Hey Bill Nye, What If the World Were Run by Scientists?'
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02/26/2017 at 10:27
The word from scientists pretty much ran the world 1950- 68. How did that go?
02/26/2017 at 10:41
"...in the company of..."
Everyone needs qualification. ☺
02/26/2017 at 11:08
They point at Trump when they fiddle with the clock they helped too create.
02/26/2017 at 09:19.
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John F. Stifter
02/26/2017 at 10:07
We already know the meaning of life. It is to foster the unbounded growth of knowledge. When we create AI engineers time is up for the engineers and pure science takes over. If we ever run out of science then we will live for beauty.
02/26/2017 at 11:39
I think it is not this question is niether belonged of the philosopher nor those science guys to find out, rather is about each person who are living and having time to do so. In this line, time never up for the question.
02/26/2017 at 12:27
Well just got it! I am still reading sapiens for the moment but couldn't resist putting my hand on the second opus because the title is the sum of our species' hubris:
02/26/2017 at 08:16.
"This opens up possibilities for anyone who wants to do this kind of work, whether you’re an academic or someone in the general public who’s excited about exoplanets."
Here's How You Can Download Data from 1600 Stars and Start Hunting Planets
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02/26/2017 at 07:47.
Humans have a great capacity to be misled by “pseudo-profound bullshit”.
How to Use the Feynman Technique to Identify Pseudoscience
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02/26/2017 at 07:57
Well Feynman was no fan of 'science is settled' groupthink or the 'appeal to authority' fallacy apparently if this quote of his is any guide : "Science is the belief in the ignorance of experts"...What do you make of that quip Big Think et al?..How might that relate to climate science and the malpractice and corruption that has plagued it and related fields?...Any answers?
02/26/2017 at 08:06
Interesting read.Quantum stuff eh? Haha i heard something about quantum. Maybe it was Feynman. Maybe it was my professor. Whoever it was, they said that if you think you understand quantum, then you dont. I understood it enough to get a B. Or A? I forget.
02/26/2017 at 11:25
One of the infamous forms of pseudoscience - which Hitler believed to be a true science; The Eugenics Movement. Founded by Dr. Alton Brown!
02/26/2017 at 07:16.
Bend your mind.
See a Color Humans Can't See
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02/26/2017 at 06:21.
Our prehistoric ancestors did it differently.
Caveman Sex Practices Explain Why Monogamy Is So Difficult
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02/26/2017 at 06:31
Except for those of us whom are freaks of nature and actually enjoy being in monogamous relationships. People should be allowed to feel however they feel. I will not be shamed for wanting and enjoying monogamy. Don't worry opposites the days of monogamy are dying.
02/26/2017 at 08:27
Nothing is "hard-wired" - we don't have wires. Nothing is "programmed" - we are not computers and there is no programmer. I was interested in the topic and sympathetic, but if you use crap analogies you will make crap conclusions.
02/26/2017 at 07:08
Where I live, in Africa it is common for African ethnic groups to have more than one wife. Some African men will have a wife in the area that he is productive, working. He will also have a wife at "home" where he originates from. They don't see this as wrong and they live their lives accordingly supporting both wifes. Their culture also supports this. I grew up in a culture of monogamous relationships.
02/26/2017 at 05:27.
These beneficial mutations are the raw material that may, in time, be taken up by natural selection and spread through the population.
4 Beneficial Evolutionary Mutations That Humans Are Undergoing Right Now
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02/26/2017 at 11:33
Makes me wonder if my family carries the high density bone mutation. With the exception of my father (who needed about 4 tons falling on his leg from height in order to break his fibula) none of my family has ever broken anything. (Me hairline skull fracture from falling from 20 feet onto a concrete floor headfirst....yeah were clumsy fuckers) and my father does have an inate fear of water as in his words he sinks like a sack of concrete lol
02/26/2017 at 05:41
Lol that explains how women distinguish Vermillion from Scarlet to Red shades of make-up 😂😂😂
02/26/2017 at 10:52
Is that shamus the WWE wrestler in the picture? I know his outline from anywhere.
02/26/2017 at 04:47.
You are not your brain, says philosopher Alva Noë.
We've Been Looking For Consciousness in The Wrong Place
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02/26/2017 at 05:04
Sounds like complete and total philosophical nonsense to me. He's equating the value of a dollar which has external beliefs and forces influencing that value, to the human consciousness which can only work with the internal forces of the brain in harmony. Indeed we know that when we shut down those neural pathways (death), our consciousness ceases to operate. So no, neuroscience isn't on the wrong path at all. Just because it hasn't been explained yet, doesn't mean the science is on the wrong track.
02/26/2017 at 04:55
So, where should we look then? I find arguments like this lacking in pragmatism.
The brain is clearly the substrate. We can modulate consciousness via the brain. It's the only matter we have to investigate!
02/26/2017 at 05:06
There's no you, no such thing as consciousness either. It's just memory or knowledge, creating sound, an echo, giving the illusion of the non-existent self.
02/26/2017 at 03:49.
How many roads must a man walk down before you can call him a man?
Bob Dylan & The Oregon Trail Inspired These 2 Math Problems. Can You Solve Them?
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02/26/2017 at 04:55
The answer is 42
Rodney Ryan Rogers
02/26/2017 at 04:27
I almost solved them but I died from dysentery.
02/26/2017 at 03:15.
Romance doesn't have to fade, says psychiatrist Dr. Gail Saltz.
To keep the passion going, take her advice: get to know your brain.
A Neurochemical Lesson on Romance
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02/26/2017 at 02:36.
"I feel quite strongly that solar power will be the single largest source of electricity generation by midpoint of the century" - Musk
Elon Musk: Why I'm Betting on Solar
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02/26/2017 at 03:01
Seems right to me. But we better make sure we keep enough fossil fuels on hand in case we use up the sun and enter a real Dark Ages. Brrr!
02/26/2017 at 02:41
It's telling that the fossil fuel companies are getting desperate by how they're trying to push hydrogen as a viable alternative.
02/26/2017 at 05:09
Where's your storage solution? Batteries!? AIN'T GONNA CUT IT!
02/26/2017 at 02:00.
An inconvenient truth from Dr. Michio Kaku: fossil fuels "pollute like hell" but are more efficient than sunlight.
Kaku hopes nano-technology will create a new generation of super-batteries. Then we can kick our gasoline habit.
Michio Kaku's Inconvenient Truth About Fossil Fuels
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02/26/2017 at 05:00
It's mad to suggest that because renewable 'green' sources of energy aren't efficient enough, we should focus on making non- renewable non-green sources of energy (like nuclear) more efficient. Why not just focus on making green renewable sources more efficient? There are firms doing just that. That said, of the non-green sources nuclear isn't such a bad shout. It's not as dirty as coal (for example) but more efficient (already) than renewable sources presently are.
02/26/2017 at 03:03
Never heard this before. Kaku is a strange bird - he's happy to appear on Fox, and now he throws a bone to the oil industry. Love his books but he's been making some strange bedfellows lately.
02/26/2017 at 02:49
Out of all of the scientist working around NASA you were the one I felt the closest connection to. I had a close connection to that funny and smart old man Albert.E. that the pillow combed his hair.
02/26/2017 at 01:49.
Historian יובל נח הררי Yuval Noah Harari on the dizzying ethical questions that surround what's coming next.
Think Again Podcast: Time's Up
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02/26/2017 at 01:06.
Time to psychoanalyze your Facebook friends.
What Your Facebook Status Updates Say About Your Personality
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02/26/2017 at 02:49
Can't we just enjoy the connection we get on facebook without being psychoanalylised? It's bad enough having to put up self-appointed 'experts'.......
Justin S Thompson
02/26/2017 at 02:22
It's not time to psychoanalyze anything. The status says what it says. Case closed.
Kathleen P. Esposito
02/26/2017 at 01:20
Unless the person is in the health & fitness field! Calling someone a narcissist for posting diet & exercise info is judgmental & harsh!!
02/26/2017 at 00:19.
Are you a night owl or an early riser?
15 Signs You Are Smarter Than Average
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02/26/2017 at 02:08
Love the thin = smart conclusion. Maybe try looking into the difference in brain activity between people who exercise regularly and those who don't. Then maybe you'll find that physical activity, for the *same person*, correlates with intellectual performance. This is more accurate than some reductive assertion that obese people are innately dumb.
02/26/2017 at 02:17
Basically tall, skinny, firstborn, left-handed, funny, musical, drug using, non smoking, introverted, breastfed, atheist, cat loving, virginal, early reading nightowls are smarter than average.
02/26/2017 at 05:01
Really how many people did drugs but didn't smoke? A bit a conundrum don't you people think?
yesterday at 23:34.
According to one author, there are 11 nations in this image.
Why Is the United States So Divided? Simple, It Was Never United at All
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yesterday at 23:38
It is an over stretch to say that we are linguistically divided. We can talk to each other throughout the country (after acclimating to accents) except for portions of the Louisiana bayous. In addition we are a fairly solid Judeo-Christian nation.
02/26/2017 at 01:54
Decentralize the US already! It's unwise to think such a large territory with such diverse local interests/cultures could be reasonably governed by the same laws/policies/people.
Keep the borders open. Allow free trade and voluntary association. Just return governance to local levels where people with the local knowledge can tailor solutions to their unique needs.
02/26/2017 at 02:40
Ancient Greece was a conglomeration of nation states. Same language, same religion. They only stopped fighting or competing with each other to fight other nations. They still called themselves Greek nations, sometimes Hellenic. I'd describe the US similarly.
yesterday at 22:50.
Embrace your boredom and you'll benefit from it.
Why the Feeling of Boredom Is So Important
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yesterday at 22:57
I think that is the essence of meditation. People spend years sitting, doing… nothing…
But nothing is not nothing at all
yesterday at 22:51
Embracing it this fine Saturday evening
yesterday at 23:09
Boredom is a luxury on Planet Earth.
yesterday at 22:06.
A lack of eyewitness accounts and historical documents leave some experts skeptical.
A Growing Number of Scholars Are Questioning the Historic Existence of Jesus
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yesterday at 22:08
He was somewhat overshadowed by his more famous brother Brian whose life is documented by St Monty of Python.
yesterday at 22:15
Oh man, I don't normally comment on this kind of stuff. But it has NOTHING to do with wether or not he actually existed.
I don't know a lot about Christianity but they are called gospels for a reason. FAITH and BELIEF transcend any academic rigor in this area.
Robert Buker III
yesterday at 22:44
2000 years after the fact we can now with confidence say that the people who recorded their first hand experience 1960 years ago, were mistaken, crazy etc etc. Let's just call it what it is, people deny God and the Christ, because it's more convenient for their lives.
yesterday at 21:18.
Here are some great learning methods to consider.
The Lesson You Never Got Taught in School: How to Learn!
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yesterday at 21:54
"Be aware that everyone thinks they have their own style of learning (they don't, according to the latest research), and the evidence suggests that just because a technique works or does not work for other people does not necessarily mean it will or won’t work well for you."
Sounds like a bit of a contradiction there, doesn't it? So the latest research suggests we don't have different learning styles, but each person can learn differently...