Monthly Archives: February 2017

В чем сила?

По данным опросов, россияне не уважают тех, кто умеет «зарабатывать деньги», и не любят тех, у кого они есть. При этом сами предпринимать ничего не хотят. От редакции LJ MEDIA Mūsu sabiedrībā nav citādāk. Visvairāk ir kritizētāju un nosodītāju. Zinošu padomdevēju ir mazāk. Darītāju ir pavisam … Continue reading

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Daniel Dennett: ‘The whole singularity stuff is distracting us from more pressing problems

We’re only just starting to wake up to the potential outcomes of the technology that we’re inventing but increasingly don’t understand. Human co-operation and trust aren’t givens. They’re the byproducts of a cultural process that can be reversed. And civilisation … Continue reading

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U.S. Panel Endorses Designer Babies to Avoid Serious Disease

Since its invention four years ago, a powerful and precise technology for editing DNA called CRISPR has transformed science because of how it makes altering the genetic makeup of plants and animals easier than ever before. But no possibility opened … Continue reading

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Misticism on a full scale or COSMIC CONSCIOUSNESS

The assertion means that we humans, or we who are conscious beings, are significantly intertwined with what physicists call the physical universe, which they assert is “living” and “conscious,” and responds to human minds. That “the universe” affects humans is … Continue reading

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Carl Sagan: We Humans Are Capable Of Greatness

Videos Every thinking human being has to watch. And know and live with it.

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IN MEMORIAM: CARL SAGAN

On a Plea for Tolerance We have held the peculiar notion that a person or society that is a little different from us, whoever we are, is somehow strange or bizarre, to be distrusted or loathed. Think of the negative … Continue reading

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Without Poetry We are Dead: With It We Die Living

By Edward Curtin, February 15 2017 Most Americans dislike poetry, or at least are indifferent to it. That is probably an understatement. We live in an age of prose, of journalese, and advertising jingles. Poetry, the most directly indirect, mysterious, condensed, … Continue reading

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Energy Multipler Fast Neutron Breeder Reactor

In this post I will be providing a basic overview of the General Atomic fast neutron breeder reactor. There has been somewhat of a renaissance in Nuclear Engineering and the Energy Multipler (EM2) is a very interesting example of some … Continue reading

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Latvijas iekšējās drošības galvenais drauds

Jau pirms vairākiem gadiem rakstīju, ka noziegumu atklāšanā un izmeklēšanā un iztiesāšanā valda liela apjoma haoss, nenoteiktība un neskaidrības. 2016.gada februāra raidījumā “Tieša runa” sarunās apstiprinājās, ka tā pati situācija no gada uz gadu, desmitiem gadu nemainās vai mainās nenozīmīgi. … Continue reading

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Coming Soon to a City Near You

By John W. Whitehead February 13, 2017 “Our current and past strategies can no longer hold. We are facing environments that the masters of war never foresaw. We are facing a threat that requires us to redefine doctrine and the … Continue reading

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10 Steps for Getting Over Humiliation

I doubt that anyone gets through life without ever feeling utterly humiliated. But what should you do when it happens to you?Humiliation can feel so intensely painful and debilitating that advice for dealing with it may seem futile. Maybe in … Continue reading

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Skaistums

 

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Skaistums

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Elon Musk and the rise of Silicon Valley’s strange trickle-down science

Tere are good reasons to worry about the future of humanity. Do we have a future, and if so, how much and what kind? For most people, it’s easier to feel these existential concerns for our species than it is … Continue reading

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The future is mixed-race

Differences in physical traits between human populations accumulated slowly over tens of thousands of years. As people spread across the globe and adapted to local conditions, a combination of natural selection and cultural innovation led to physical distinctions. But these … Continue reading

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The Data That Turned the World Upside Down

Psychologist Michal Kosinski developed a method to analyze people in minute detail based on their Facebook activity. Did a similar tool help propel Donald Trump to victory? Two reporters from Zurich-based Das Magazin went data-gathering. Anyone who has not spent … Continue reading

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Workless, or working less?

That’s the title of review of Tim Dunlop’s excellent new book, Why the Future Is Workless, published at Inside Story. More: https://groups.google.com/forum/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=footer#!topic/atvoid-2/WWAHOkqz2Kk Donald Trump’s election to the US presidency has brought to the fore issues that have been simmering for some time. Despite … Continue reading

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