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About basicrulesoflife

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.

Priekšsatu spēks

http://aumprakse.lv/prieksstatu-speks/ Visas dzīvās būtnes veido apkārtējās vides modeļus (vairāk skat. Nancy Cartwright, http://www.tc.umn.edu/~giere/MMM4_TXT.pdf, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nancy_Cartwright_(philosopher)). Cilvēki savā apziņā veido arī sevis modeli (apziņa ir sevis modelis) un nepārtraukti to ‘darbina’ – aplūko savu rīcību, pašreizējo stāvokli un pagātnes un nākotnes notikumus. … Continue reading

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Dzīves jēga

“Eksistence, fiziskā pasaule pamatos ir spēle. Tai nepastāv nekāda nepieciešamība. Tā nekur nedodas. Tai nav nekāda mērķa, kurā nokļūt. Paskaties uz tiem cilvēkiem, kas dzīvo, lai aizietu pensijā, kas atliek ietaupījumus nebaltām dienām. 65. gadu vecumā viņiem vairs nav palikusi enerģija. Un … Continue reading

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Likumi

“… likumi ir jāformulē tā, lai to jēga būtu saprotama katram vidusmēra pilsonim, nevis tikai dažiem augstākās klases juristiem. Bet šāda pieeja ir viena no daudzajām “padomju atliekām”, kas ir pilnīgā pretrunā ASV juridiskajai praksei, kurā likumi tiek apzināti sarežģīti … Continue reading

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Wer nicht weiss, der muss glauben

Kas nezin, tas ir spiests ticēt.  

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Сколько стоят бомбардировки в Сирии

Последнее время всё чаще можно услышать мнение о том, что действия российской авиации в Сирии — это непозволительное расточительство в условиях кризиса. MIR_MAG аргументированно доказывает, что бомбежки ИГИЛ стоят не сильно дороже обычной боевой подготовки в мирное время.

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Происхождение жизни

Итак, я держу наконец эту книгу в руках. Увесистый, надо сказать, кирпич. Ник Лэйн в книге “Энергия, секс и самоубийство: митохондрии и смысл жизни” (о ней тоже бы надо написать!) говорит о случившемся в конце XX века радикальном изменении отношения … Continue reading

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My spotless mind

Imagine purging life’s disturbing events. If you could alter or mute your worst memories would you still remain yourself? Imagine you’re the manager of a café. It stays open late and the neighbourhood has gone quiet by the time you … Continue reading

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Знак неравенства.

Росстат впервые с начала кризиса зафиксировал рост неравенства населения по доходам, то есть увеличение так называемого индекса Джинни. Но это лишь один из показателей. На самом деле мы знаем, что в России расслоение сильно выше, чем опубликованные данные Росстата. Это неравенство — следствие той модели, которая была выстроена в нашей … Continue reading

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Dažas normālas filmas

У Варвары Стрельниковой – 28-летней провинциалки из города Выборга – есть мечта всей ее жизни. Она хочет поднять отечественный цветочный бизнес. В институте она даже защитила на эту тему диплом. Теперь дело остается за малым – воплотить свой проект в … Continue reading

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Model-making machines

Our minds are model-making machines. Simple external world models we create for mechanical movements are true: we can predict rather exactly what will happen if we make some movement, for example, when we play tennis. In our lifetime we create more … Continue reading

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MYTHS ABOUT ELECTROMAGNETIC HYPERSENSITIVITY AND MULTIPLE CHEMICAL SENSITIVITY

As if we didn’t have enough things to worry about already, now we are being told to fear our toasters. A typical headline trumpets “The Effects of Invisible Waves.” We are increasingly exposed to electromagnetic radiation from cell phones, cell … Continue reading

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Why Both The Left and Right Really Want Trump To win

The political spectrum is more like a circle than a line with the extreme right and the extreme left meeting at a point. This perhaps explains why the left is so indifferent to a Trump win and keep arguing how … Continue reading

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Rietumvalstīs tiek uzsākta kampaņa cīņai ar skaidru naudu

Kampaņas pret skaidru naudu analīze parāda, ka tā ir labi koordinēta. Pēc finanšu krīzes 2007. – 2009.gadā pasaules banku sistēma strauji sāka tuvoties “negatīvai zonai”: daudzas centrālās bankas ieviesa negatīvas procentu likmes saviem depozītiem. Bet tagad dažās centrālajās bankās ir … Continue reading

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Dažas domas

Š.g. 16. jūlija žurnālā Ieva redaktore Inita Sila:  Kad es ieminos kaut ko par nāvi vai savām bēdām, apkārtējie tā kā novēršas, it kā es kaut ko nepiedienīgu runātu, jo to skaļi neapspriež. Nāve nez’ kāpēc ir kļuvusi par tabu … Continue reading

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Академический Рейтинг Университетов Мира

Академический рейтинг университетов мира (The Academic Ranking of World Universities , называется ARWU) впервые был опубликован в июне 2003 года Центром Исследования Университетов Мирового Класса (CWCU) Академии Высшего Образования (бывший Институт Высшего Образования) Шанхайского Университета Цзяо Тун, Китай, и обновляется … Continue reading

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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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