Monthly Archives: December 2013

The Sixth Mass Extinction

“I’m just reporting the results from other scientists. Nearly all of these results are published in established, esteemed literature. I don’t think anybody is taking issue with NASA, or Nature, or Science, or the Proceedings of the National Academy of … Continue reading

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China Successfully Soft-Lands Probe on the Moon

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfNb0jeTi2s#t=18

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David Simon: ‘There are now two Americas. My country is a horror show’

The creator of The Wire, David Simon, delivered an impromptu speech about the divide between rich and poor in America at theFestival of Dangerous Ideas in Sydney, and how capitalism has lost sight of its social compact. This is an edited … Continue reading

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Meaning of the wave function

Collapse theories stand in opposition to many-world theories, in that they hold that a process of wavefunction collapse curtails the branching of the wavefunction and removes unobserved behaviour. Objective collapse theories differ from the Copenhagen interpretation in regarding both the wavefunction and the process of collapse as … Continue reading

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Vērts ieskatīties

Kaut arī autoram pietrūkst plašāks skatījums (“Lai gan vairums cilvēku zina un jūt, ka lielākā daļa politiķu ir nekompetenti nelieši, tomēr patiesos Latvijas (un ne tikai) korumpētības apmērus apzinās retais.”), kurš redz, ka līdzšinējā evolūcija ir veidojusi mūs tādus, kādi … Continue reading

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Cilvēka esības pamatvērtības

Izveidot un definēt valsts nostāju cilvēka esības pamatjautājumos. Valsts pozīcijas pamatā jāliek mūsdienu evolūcijas un informācijas teoriju pamatatziņas, atmetot mistiku un pirmatnējo cilšu ticējumus. 1. Visi mūsdienu cilvēki ir primātu pēcteči, un viņiem piemīt ģenētiski mantotas īpašības: ņemt arī tad, … Continue reading

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This is about global warming, comparisons of Alaskan glaciers from the past and the present.

Very striking to say the least. http://www.weather.com/news/science/environment/alaskas-glaciers-capturing-earth-changing-our-eyes-20131125

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Religion Harms Society

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=share&v=A9zds4U3L4s&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DA9zds4U3L4s%26feature%3Dshare&app=desktop

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Walking on Air: Incredibly beautiful Space Station video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWz5ltE_I4c#!

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Top 10 Ways the US Is the Most Corrupt Country in the World

December 3, 2013 | Those ratings that castigate Afghanistan and some other poor countries as hopelessly “corrupt” always imply [3] that the United States is not corrupt. VOA reports [4]: While it is true that you don’t typically have to bribe … Continue reading

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Inequality is driven by greed, not technology

A new study shows low wages are really caused by low minimum wage, weakened unions and the effects of globalization: http://www.salon.com/2013/11/30/sorry_neoliberals_inequality_is_driven_by_greed_not_technology/ Inequality may be the greatest economic challenge of our generation. Yet despite extensive academic debate, there is still no … Continue reading

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Frequently Asked Questions in Cosmology

http://www.astro.ucla.edu/~wright/cosmology_faq.html#DN http://www.astro.ucla.edu/~wright/intro.html Also he wrote a javascript to compute all kind of distances for any model of the universe: http://www.astro.ucla.edu/~wright/CosmoCalc.html

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