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Year 1935. Interests: Contemporary society problems, quality of life, happiness, understanding and changing ourselves - everything based on scientific evidence. Artificial Intelligence Foundation Latvia, http://www.artificialintelligence.lv Editor.

ACCEPTING THE REALITY OF BIOLOGICAL EVOLUTION

http://www.skeptic.com/reading_room/accepting-the-reality-of-biological-evolution/ Color plate illustration of Actiniae showing various sea anemones, from Ernst Haeckel’s (1834–1919) Kunstformen der Natur (1904), plate/planche 49. [PUBLIC DOMAIN] The well-established fact of biological evolution is being increasingly and frantically denied in the USA by creationists, and … Continue reading

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HP Enterprise shows off a computer designed to emulate the human brain

The company has been showing off a prototype computer designed to emulate the way the brain makes calculations. It’s based on a new architecture that could define how future computers work.  The brain can be seen as an extremely power-efficient … Continue reading

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How your brain constructs reality

There are two sets of rules in accordance with which the information processing systems (IPS) create the notion of self and the models of external world. The first one is the rules the all IPS are subjected, they are some … Continue reading

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Nepopulāri par ģenētiski modificētu pārtiku

Esat redzējuši visāda veida fantastikas filmas ar sižetu, kur varoņi izmūk ārā no kāda psihes manipulācijas eksperimenta un dzīvo laimīgu dzīvi? Un tad uzrodas kāds ļaunais, pasaka triggerphrase, un labais varonis momentā kļūst par pakļāvīgu slepkavošanas mašīnu ar aptumšotu prātu? … Continue reading

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Dzīves mākslinieki

Mēs esam limbisko smadzeņu pārvaldīti, dominēti un pakļauti dzīvnieki. Tas nozīmē, ka mūsu rīcību galvenokārt, droši vien par 80-90 %, nosaka emociju piepildīšanas vajadzības. Lielākā daļa cilvēku rīkojas, to neapzinoties, sevi šāda liela laika mērogā nevērojot, nezinot, neapzinoties un nesaprotot. … Continue reading

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Evolving Curricula for an Exponential World

today’s students often spend time learning very difficult material that they don’t need, while getting no exposure to critical information that is important to achieving success in the digital age. Many of our society’s technical failures are due to poorly … Continue reading

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“Permanent War” by Chris Hedges, excerpt from Death of the Liberal Class, Nation Books, 2010

One of the most pathetic aspects of human history is that every civilization expresses itself most pretentiously, compounds its partial and universal values most convincingly and claims immortality for its finite existence at the very moment when the decay which … Continue reading

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American Fascists

The Christian Right And The War On America by CHRIS HEDGES Hardcover, 254 pages, Simon & Schuster, List Price: $25| purchase Book Summary Includes the author’s perspective on abortion, Antichrist, apocalyptic violence, Bible, religious broadcasting media, George W. Bush, Christian … Continue reading

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NATO: America’s Other Cold War Dinosaur

by Jacob G. Hornberger, June 2, 2016  http://fff.org/2016/06/02/nato-americas-cold-war-dinosaur/  Ever since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the mainstream media has, by and large, towed the official Washington line: that the Cold War never ended, the Russian (i.e., Soviet) communist threat never went away, … Continue reading

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Reductionism and Unity in Science

One problem encountered when physicists talk to philosophers of science is that we are, to quote George Bernard Shaw out of context, divided by a common language. A prime example concerns the word “reductionism”, which means different things to the … Continue reading

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BIOLOGICAL AND MACHINE INTELLIGENCE (BAMI)

Biological and Machine Intelligence (BAMI) is a living book authored by Numenta researchers and engineers. Its purpose is to document Hierarchical Temporal Memory, a theoretical framework for both biological and machine intelligence. While there’s a lot more work to be … Continue reading

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A Savage Ecology: Peak Humanity, Extinction Events, and the Great Homogenization

We live in an age of one technical device, the digital computer, and it has a thousand faces. This is a sign of stagnation, not exponential innovation.How could this be? It is presumed that the exponential growth of processing power represents an exponential … Continue reading

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The real oil limits story; what other researchers missed

Virtually no one realizes that the economy is a self-organized networked system. There are many interconnections within the system. The real situation is that as prices rise, supply tends to rise as well, because new sources of production become available at … Continue reading

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Ментальная и эмоциональная манипуляция людьми

http://whatisgood.ru/theory/media/mentalnaya-i-emocionalnaya-manipulyaciya-lyudmi/ Par Krievijas masu mēdijiem Par Krievijas (vai tikai?) masu mēdītājiem Электронная книга Мораль XXI века http://www.litres.ru/dario-salas/moral-xxi-veka/?just_bought=1 Тем не менее весь мир подвержен прямым или косвенным ментальным манипуляциям, цель которых – подчинить граждан чьим-то темным интересам. Людей убеждают, воздействуя на их подсознание: … Continue reading

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Which patients are easiest to operate on?

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Pašreizējais mirklis

Laimes pētnieki saka, ka laimīgi mēs esam par tik, par cik laimīgi esam tagad, pašreiz. Es domāju, ka tas ir pareizs, bet nepilnīgs izteikums. Pašreizējam mirklim saturu un nokrāsu, nozīmi un jēgu piešķir tas, ar kādu izjūtu mēs dzīvojam. Ar … Continue reading

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Our Decline in (Pre-)Historical Context

http://www.thewildernist.org/article/our-decline-in-pre-historical-context We are not the first society to suffer decline. For all of the recent technological advances, our problems are the same ones that confronted the ancient Maya, Mesopotamians, Egyptians, Romans, Aztecs, Incas, and others. Scholars used to search for … Continue reading

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Кто такой Путин!? Запрещенное видео на ТВ

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Aiz vecuma garlaicības

Aiz vecuma garlaicības Mazs dzejolis iešaujas prātā Pēc brīža kā nederīgu To gribas jau iemest sārtā. Bet nav jau tā uguns, kas kuras Nav buru kuģa, jūrā kas brauc. Klusi, mierīgi , prātīgi turos Nav balss, kas uz priekšu sauc. Kur … Continue reading

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What’s gone wrong with the world?

Things seem to be getting worse all the time: climate change, terrorism, pandemics, migration, economic chaos… the list goes on. All these problems have grown too big and too complex for any individual nation to solve. But instead of collaborating, … Continue reading

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Industrial Civilization Headed for ‘Irrevesible Collapse’

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Why we have a wage inequality problem

by Gail Tverberg Wage inequality is a topic in elections around the world. What can be done to provide more income for those without jobs, and those with low wages? Wage inequality is really a sign of a deeper problem; … Continue reading

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Vai spējam ietekmēt planētas klimatu?

Mūsu civilizācijas tehnoloģiskā varenība liek domāt, ka spējam ietekmēt Zemes siltumnīcas efektu. Vai tā ir? Papētīsim skaitļus! Saules starojums sasniedz Zemes virsmu un sasilda to. Sasilusī planētas virsma izstaro siltumu, kuru uztver un saglabā atmosfērā esošās gāzes. To sauc par … Continue reading

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Vai mūsdienu zinātne apliecina Dieva esamību?

Saruna ar fiziķi Vjačeslavu Kaščejevu http://www.kasjauns.lv/lv/news/?news_id=184757&news_com=1&news_sort=asc&news_offset=9#comments Jautājums: Vai, piemēram, mīlestību vajag izskaidrot ar ķīmiskiem procesiem? Atbilde: pārspīlēta redukcionisma vilkšana tajās dzīves situācijās un jautājumos, kurās tas nenes nekādu labumu, tikai atklāj pazemības trūkumu un aroganci. Man tas nesimpatizē, jo tā … Continue reading

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Sustainability: Game human nature

Finding ways to adapt natural tendencies and nudge collective action is central to the well-being of future generations. Hundreds of studies in behavioural economics and other social sciences, conducted over the past few decades, have established that people often make … Continue reading

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