Monthly Archives: May 2012

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Schroedinger wrote: “The idea that [[the alternate measurement outcomes]] be not alternatives but all really happening simultaneously seems lunatic to [[the quantum theorist]], just impossible. He thinks that if the laws of nature took this form for, let me say, … Continue reading

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Religion

“Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people.” -Marx Books, articles, and activism promoting atheism and criticizing religion are not sufficient … Continue reading

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Benjamin Franklin on Wars

Ar to, ka ieraugām savas rīcības bezjēdzīgumu, nepietiek. Franklins  mums pateica, nu un? Mēs turpinām karot. Mazliet plašāk var teikt tā. Mums nav jāapkaro korupcija, zagšana un laulības pārkāpšana, bet jāsāk ar to, ka mēs ieraugām cilvēka dabu un sākam … Continue reading

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Sustainable rate of consumption

If humankind is to survive then we must move to a sustainable rate of consumption. This is simple physics. The problem is the third world where the people would like to live as well as people in the first world countries. … Continue reading

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5 Logical Fallacies That Make You Wrong More Than You Think

http://www.cracked.com/article_19468_5-logical-fallacies-that-make-you-wrong-more-than-you-think.html We’re Not Programmed to Seek “Truth,” We’re Programmed to “Win” It’s called the argumentative theory of reasoning, and it says that humans didn’t learn to ask questions and offer answers in order to find universal truths. We did it … Continue reading

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Epistle to the Ecotopians

Humanity is just a virus with shoes.    Bill Hicks This document was found on the computer of Ecotopia author Ernest Callenbach (1929-2012) after his death. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ernest-callenbach/epistle-to-the-ecotopians_b_1495948.html To all brothers and sisters who hold the dream in their hearts of a future world … Continue reading

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The Controversial Talk That “TED Won’t Show You”

ou’d expect a poor person to say: When the rich take credit for creating jobs, they are like “squirrels taking credit for evolution.” But, in fact, it’s out of the mouth of venture capitalist Nick Hanauer, who was an early … Continue reading

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Jane Fonda: Life’s third act

http://www.ted.com/talks/jane_fonda_life_s_third_act.html? Within this generation, an extra 30 years have been added to our life expectancy — and these years aren’t just a footnote or a pathology. At TEDxWomen, Jane Fonda asks how we can think about this new phase of … Continue reading

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A Conversation with Peter Thiel

http://www.kurzweilai.net/a-conversation-with-peter-thiel?utm_source=KurzweilAI+Daily+Newsletter&utm_campaign=972989a1ea-UA-946742-1&utm_medium=email Some comments by entrepreneur Peter Thiel, interviewed by author Francis Fukuyama: I think there’s a close link between technological deceleration and increasing cynicism and pessimism about politics and economics. We should debate whether it should be decentralized or centralized, but … Continue reading

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Thomas Jefferson on Polytheism and Atheism

                  Šī ir nepieciešama, bet nav pietiekama izpratne. Nākošais apziņas veidošanas solis ir ieraudzīt sevi kā informācijas apstrādes mašīnu, uz kuru attiecas zināmi pamatlikumi. Tad, kad ieraugām pie sevis darbojamies pamatlikumus, tad … Continue reading

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Is Automation the Handmaiden of Inequality?

The odd coincidence of stagnating wages and a measure of productivity that excludes machines. Christopher Mims 05/03/2012. We’ve all heard it before: Americans are more productive than ever, but hourly compensation has stagnated for decades. The facile explanation for this … Continue reading

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Training the Emotional Brain

An Interview with Richard J. Davidson Scientific research has now established that certain forms of meditation have the types of effects described and underscore their relevance for understanding the human mind.  Such work establishes that the mind is more “plastic” … Continue reading

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