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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.

Scientific model supported by UK Government Task Force flags risk of civilization’s collapse by 2040

New scientific models supported by the British government’s Foreign Office show that if we don’t change course, in less than three decades industrial civilisation will essentially collapse due to catastrophic food shortages, triggered by a combination of climate change, water … Continue reading

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Amusing Ourselves to Death

What’s your evidence for the claim that young people are not that engaged intellectually and that the population is becoming less intellectually capable? Relative to what? Despite all the crap on TV (what else is new?) and misinformation on the … Continue reading

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The Trouble With Scientists

Sometimes it seems surprising that science functions at all. In 2005, medical science was shaken by a paper with the provocative title “Why most published research findings are false.”1 Written by John Ioannidis, a professor of medicine at Stanford University, … Continue reading

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Mazās piezīmes par lielajiem procesiem

Salīdzieniet. Un domājiet.  “Klusu, netīreļi”. Tāda sajūta pēc brauciena uz Ukrainu. Arkādijs Tigajs 09.03.2015 https://tencinusarunas.wordpress.com/2015/05/28/klusu-netireli-tada-sajuta-pec-brauciena-uz-ukrainu-arkadijs-tigajs-09-03-2015/ Mai28by Ivars Līdaka Autors ir Ļenfiļm režisors, scenārists, aktieris, rakstnieks Kā galveno noteikumu “Ukrainas krīzes” izbeigšanai Krievija lika priekšā Kijevai parakstīt saistības nestāties NATO. Ukraina piekrita … Continue reading

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Bērni līdz 12 gadiem, lietojot audio-vizuālās ierīces (TV, datorus, mobilos telefonus), var atpalikt attīstībā

Man ir meita. Līzei ir 3 gadi un viņai ļoti patīk planšešdators, uz kura jebkurā mirklī var paskatīties viņas iemīļoto “Cūciņu Pepu”. Es tajā nesaskatu neko sliktu, vēl jo vairāk tādēļ, ka šī multene ir dzīvespriecīga un pamācoša. Man šķiet, … Continue reading

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The Beginning and the End: The Meaning of Life in a Cosmological Perspective

http://arxiv.org/ftp/arxiv/papers/1301/1301.1648.pdf

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THE MEANING OF LIFE IN A DEVELOPING UNIVERSE

John Stewart Member of the Evolution, Complexity and Cognition Research Group, The Free University of Brussels john.stewart@evolutionarymanifesto.com (This paper was delivered at the First International Conference on the Evolution and Development of the Universe held in Paris on 8 and … Continue reading

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The direction of evolution: The rise of cooperative organization

A B S T R A C T Two great trends are evident in the evolution of life on Earth: towards increasing diversification and towards increasing integration. Diversification has spread living processes across the planet, progressively increasing the range of environments and … Continue reading

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Pasaules parādsaistību apskats (pēc McKinsey ziņojuma)

https://infoagentura.wordpress.com/2015/03/20/pasaules-paradsaistibu-apskats-pec-mckinsey-zinojuma/

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Krievija var būt spiesta okupēt Baltijas valstis

https://infoagentura.wordpress.com/2015/05/03/krievija-var-but-spiesta-okupet-baltijas-valstis/

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1954.g. PSRS veica operāciju “Sņežok”: bojā gāja 43 000 padomju karavīru

https://tencinusarunas.wordpress.com/2015/04/03/1954-g-psrs-veica-operaciju-snezok-boja-gaja-43-000-padomju-karaviru/

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The Second Intelligent Species: How Humans Will Become as Irrelevant as Cockroaches

Right now, as far as we can tell, there is exactly one intelligent species in the universe and it is us: human beings. We currently see no evidence of any kind indicating that extraterrestrials exist outside of our solar system. … Continue reading

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Imants Ziedonis par mūsu sabiedrību

WordPress maina redaktora iespējas. Tādēļ Ziedoņa izteikumus ielieku atkārtoti. Ja Ziedonis tiešām tā ir teicis, ja var ticēt Informācijas aģentūras norādītajiem avotiem. Bet par pārējo dažas domas. Es domāju, ka draugs draugam palīdz dabūt darbu visur vienādi. Debili un infantili esam … Continue reading

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Chinese researchers alter embryo DNA: Do results cross ethical tripwires?

For the first time, scientists have altered genes in human embryos and allowed them to briefly develop. The research crosses a boundary that scientists have avoided since the dawn of genetic engineering 42 years ago. It marks the first time … Continue reading

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Man nav ne jausmas

Nellija Ločmele 2014.g. 2.okt. žurnālā Ir raksta: “Krievijas prezidents Vladimirs Putins oficiālajā vizītē Mongolijā izplūst asarās, klausoties savas bijušās un vēl neatjaunotās impērijas himnu. Stāvot uz sarkanā paklāja, viņš nespēj savaldīt elsas un notrauš asaras ar roku. Goda sardzes kareivju ielenkumā … Continue reading

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Nuclear Fusion and Fossil Fuels

Version 10 of Wednesday, April 22, 15. In his Washington Post column published December 20. George F. Will presented an optimistic view of controlled nuclear fusion as a potential efficient and clean energy source to replace fossil fuels. Fusion is … Continue reading

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How three MIT students fooled the world of scientific journals

Adam Conner-Simons | CSAIL April 14, 2015, http://newsoffice.mit.edu/2015/how-three-mit-students-fooled-scientific-journals-0414 In recent years, the field of academic publishing has ballooned to an estimated 30,000 peer-reviewed journals churning out some 2 million articles per year. While this growth has led to more scientific … Continue reading

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Latvija: neatkarības mijkrēslis. Okupācija

Ilgas Gores un Aivara Strangas 1992.g. izdota grāmata, pildīta ar faktiem un norādēm uz dokumentiem. Neatkarīgās Latvijas valsts pastāvēšana bija ļoti īsa…  Jau 1939.g. 2. oktobrī sarunā ar V. Munteru Maskavā J.Staļins atklāti pateica, ka pēc gaidāmā līguma noslēgšanas “katram … Continue reading

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Grāmata par kapitālisma uzbūvi, būtību, attīstību un vēsturi

http://www.rusinst.ru/docs/books/V.Yu.Katasonov-Kapitalizm.pdf https://infoagentura.wordpress.com/2013/08/20/gramata-par-kapitalisma-uzbuvi-butibu-attistibu-un-vesturi/ Šai grāmatā autors sev ir uzstādījis mērķi apdomāt esošās kapitālistiskās sabiedrības uzbūves un attīstības tendences. Pirmkārt šai ziņā ir domāta tā sabiedrība, kura vairākus gadsimtus atpakaļ izveidojās Rietumu valstīs (t.s. „zelta miljarda” valstīs). Bez tam tā ir sabiedrība, … Continue reading

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Nepārmet sev

ASV psihoterapeita Daniel J. Siegel grāmatā ‘Mindsight’ (Apzinātība) plaši izgaismota ne tikai paša ārsta pieredze sadarbībā ar daudziem pacientiem daudzu gadu laikā, bet aprakstīts, kādas ‘likstas’ mums sagādā daudzās smadzeņu darbības īpatnības, kā tās ‘darbojas’, un kā mēs varam sākt … Continue reading

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Path to Machine Intelligence

The idea of machines that operate on the principles of the human brain has been around for more than fifty years. However, for most of the history of artificial intelligence, progress has been measured by how well machines solve particular … Continue reading

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On Human Nature

E.O. Wilson wrote that genetically we have inherited our genes from hunter-gatherer tribes, and we  are not suited to the completely new environment we have created. It looks that the problem is bigger. Our survival instinct withholds us from thinking … Continue reading

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A War Well Lost

Sam Harris and Johann Hari discuss the “war on drugs”: http://www.samharris.org/ So I think things are absolutely ripe for ordinary democratic citizens to demand this thing. The polling shows overwhelmingly that people know the drug war has failed. They know it … Continue reading

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Beethoven Symphony No 9 Furtwängler BPO March 1942

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHlPC3CAZ20 Wilhelm Furtwängler conducting the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra in a performance of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 in D minor op 125. This recording was made in Berlin, recorded live 22-24 March, 1942. 1. Allegro ma non troppo, un poco maestoso … Continue reading

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Thou shalt not steal

https://askleo.com/why_cant_the_poor_just_pirate_software/?awt_l=Iy69g&awt_m=Irv.FRw0LJdfbL Mēs, padomju cilvēki, esam mācīti un pieraduši zagt. Padomju laikā tā bija ‘goda, slavas un varonības’ lieta. Un tagad, Rietumu cilvēki mums saka (skat. komentārus angļu val.): zagšana ir zagšana, tev nebūs zagt! Mēs redzējām, kā zaga Irākā pēc … Continue reading

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