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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.

Economic system

My toy economic system: A village with 6 people: a farmer, a baker, and a shoemaker, each with one assistant.  With their assistants, the farmer grows enough wheat to keep the baker supplied, the baker bakes enough bread to keep … Continue reading

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Par cilvēka “slinkajām” smadzenēm

Vai jūs esat ievērojuši, ka jo vecāks kļūstat, jo ar mazāku prieku ķeraties pie darba, kurš nav pierasts vai ir saistīts ar lielu uzmanības koncentrāciju un nezināmu iemaņu apgūšanu? Atklāšu jums mazu noslēpumu: iemīļoto avīžu (autoru) lasīšana, darbs labi zināmā … Continue reading

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Dārgi izmaksā tāds blīkšķis…

Žēl, ļoti žēl, ka nav vairs tautā populāro kupleju sacerētājs – Jānis Dreslers. Kurš gan nezina tādu divrindi no četrām – Dārgi izmaksā tāds blīkšķis, Kontuzēts līdz plecam īkšķis… Man gan šoreiz noder tikai divi pirmie vārdi – Dārgi izmaksā… … Continue reading

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Scientists Build Case for ‘Sixth Extinction’ … and Say It Could Kill Us

Even conservative calculations show the world is in the midst of a sixth mass extinction that’s being caused by our species — and is likely to lead to humanity’s demise if unchecked, scientists reported Friday. The scientists’ analysis, published in the … Continue reading

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Bill Gates’ nuclear firm plans hot, salty push into power

The nuclear power firm being hailed by Bill Gates as the answer to mankind’s future energy needs is planning a proprietary approach to an old atomic idea to further its global ambitions. TerraPower is an offshoot of patent holding company … Continue reading

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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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