Monthly Archives: January 2012

Daniel Goldstein: The battle between your present and future self

Every day, we make decisions that have good or bad consequences for our future selves. (Can I skip flossing just this one time?) Daniel Goldstein makes tools that help us imagine ourselves over time, so that we make smart choices … Continue reading

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Helen Fisher tells us why we love + cheat

http://www.ted.com/talks/helen_fisher_tells_us_why_we_love_cheat.html Anthropologist Helen Fisher studies gender differences and the evolution of human emotions. She’s best known as an expert on romantic love, and her beautifully penned books — including Anatomy of Love and Why We Love — lay bare the … Continue reading

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What will YOU do with your wild, precious life?

Diana Nyad: Extreme swimming with the world’s most dangerous jellyfish In the 1970s, Diana Nyad set long-distance swim records that are still unbroken. Thirty years later, at 60, she attempted her longest swim yet, from Cuba to Florida. In this … Continue reading

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Dzīve sapņu pasaulē: The World Of Free Energy

By Dr. Peter Lindemannhttp://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com Global Research, December 27, 2011 Autors un viņa atbalstītāji dzīvo sapņu pasaulē, kuras galvenā problēma ir tā, ka dalībnieki nespēj izprast un novērtēt ‘skaistos, unikālos un vērtīgos priekšlikumus’, kas spētu izglābt pasauli. Bet nemaz tik daudz … Continue reading

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We are convinced

The deterioration of every government begins with the decay of the principles on which it was founded.” Montesquieu, (Charles Louis de Secondat)  (1689-1755) “I am convinced that I am acting as the agent of our Creator. By fighting off the … Continue reading

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Scientific Evidence of a Living Consciousness Universe

By Duane Elgin in Scientific Background on June 8th, 2008 I believe that the most far-reaching trend of our times is an emerging shift in our shared view of the universe – from thinking of it as dead to experiencing … Continue reading

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Is the Universe Conscious?

When we fully digest that the mind is the activity of an evolved brain, it radically transforms our view of the mind’s place in the universe – and our view of the universe itself. The physical universe ceases to be … Continue reading

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Why the United States Is Destroying Its Education System

by Chris Hedges A nation that destroys its systems of education, degrades its public information, guts its public libraries and turns its airwaves into vehicles for cheap, mindless amusement becomes deaf, dumb and blind. It prizes test scores above critical … Continue reading

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Globālā krīze – vai mēs esam ko mācījušies?

Every man is a creature of the age in which he lives. Very few are able to raise above the ideas of the time. Voltaire. Mūsu sabiedrībā  – nē. To apliecina zināmu cilvēku izteikumi. Dienas žurnālā ‘Pārmaiņu laiks 2011-2012’ 22.lpp. … Continue reading

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Good Capitalism, Bad Capitalism

It is very clear that people do not grasp a number of basic things.  The thing we risk running out of more than anything else is running out of environment.  At the time of Malthus the problem was in growing … Continue reading

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World War III

I do not know with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones. Albert Einstein

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George Orwell: The maintenance of power and privilege of the elite

Nor was it a satisfactory solution to keep the masses in poverty by restricting the output of goods. This happened to a great extent during the final phase of capitalism, roughly between 1920 and 1940. The economy of many countries was … Continue reading

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The Very Real Danger of Genetically Modified Foods

Chinese researchers have found small pieces of ribonucleic acid (RNA) in the blood and organs of humans who eat rice. The Nanjing University-based team showed that this genetic material will bind to proteins in human liver cells and influence the … Continue reading

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Why Science and Political Ideology Don’t Mix

Science is the name of the method used to develop reliable models of reality. Scientific models (theories) are noted for their predictive power, their power to correctly describe the various processes  in nature. Political ideology, on the other hand is not … Continue reading

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19 true things generals can’t say in public about the Afghan war: A helpful primer

As a public service, Best Defense is offering this primer for generals on their way to Afghanistan. Here is a list of 19 things that many insiders and veterans of Afghanistan agree to be true about the war there, but … Continue reading

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New Scientist Connect

Ja mēs, kā Edvards Osborns Vilsons rakstīja, atraisīsim tauvas, kas mūs vēl tur pie pirmatnējo cilšu ticējumu un reliģiju krastiem, un iedrošināsimies doties atklātā jauno dzīves spēles noteikumu jūrā, tad mēs arī dzīves partneri izvēlēsimies, balstoties uz zinātnes metodēm. Kaut … Continue reading

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Apziņa, domāšana, dvēsele, kas tas ir?

Mūsdienīgs skatījums 2002.g. ASV inženieris, izgudrotājs un zinātnieks Jeff Hawkins nodibināja Redwood Neuroscience Institute, šī institūta galvenais uzdevums bija izprast, kā dzīvnieku un cilvēku smadzenes (neokortekss) apstrādā informāciju. 2004.g. viņš par to uzrakstīja grāmatu ‘On Intelligence’, bet 2005.g. savu ideju … Continue reading

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How to get rich?

“There is nobody in this country who got rich on his own.  Nobody.” — Elizabeth Warren

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LFTR: A Long-Term Energy Solution?

Victor Stenger, Physicist, PhD, bestselling author http://www.huffingtonpost.com/victor-stenger/lftr-a-longterm-energy-so_b_1192584.html Climate Change ,   Coal , Nuclear Energy , Air Pollution , Liquid-Fluoride-Thorium-Reactor , Nuclear Reactors , Science News Currently more than 80 percent of the world’s energy is obtained from fossil fuels: … Continue reading

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The Most IMPORTANT Video You’ll Ever See

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-QA2rkpBSY&feature=autoplay&list=SP6A1FD147A45EF50D&lf=list_related&playnext=7 We are the problem, we have the responsibility and we have the authority to deal with the problem. The things I tell you are not predictions  of future. I am only reporting facts and the results of some very … Continue reading

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Why Capitalism must Go

Here are a few premises for consideration. 1) Any elite always rules in its own self interest at the expense of the non elite. Self interest trumps any other motive. 2) The current political economic system establishes an elite power structure outside … Continue reading

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Even death can not change who you really are

There is a saying in Turkish which goes something like this:”even death can not change who you really are”. (Can çıkar, huy çıkmaz…) In agreement with this proverb, I have to accept who I am and how my mind works… … Continue reading

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The aim of science

The aim of science is to make difficult things understandable in a simpler way; The aim of poetry is to state simple things in an incomprehensible way. Paul Dirac

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The Laws of Nature and the Meaning of Life

HUMAN BEINGS DO NOT STAND OUTSIDE NATURE; we are a part of it. Ultimately we are made of particles, evolving and interacting according to the laws of physics. And we know what those laws are — the progress of modern … Continue reading

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Nuclear Power Is Unsafe Because the Operators are Pinching Pennies and Cutting Corners

Nuclear engineer Arnie Gundersen was said in a recent interview that nuclear power can be made safe, but not at a competitive price: [Interviewer] With air transport, it’s incredibly safe. Could nuclear power ever reach that level of safety? [Gundersen] … Continue reading

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