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Postby Tomas » Sun Jun 22, 2008 1:42 am

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Multiple Universes

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The subject of Multiple Universes was briefly mentioned in Creating Reality, and alluded to in Creating Reality -- Another View. Many of the philosophical thoughts on multiple universes are concerned with "bifurcation points", where decisions by beings of Consciousness cause a splitting of reality, and therefore separate realities continue as if their reality was the only game in town. This tends to decrease the value of making any decision -- although the "Catch 22" is that not making a decision is in fact making a decision about deciding or not. Decidedly so!

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http://www.halexandria.org/dward408.htm




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Re: Multiple Universes

Postby Sapius » Sun Jun 22, 2008 3:01 am

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Multiple Universes
Library of ialexandria

The subject of Multiple Universes was briefly mentioned in Creating Reality, and alluded to in Creating Reality -- Another View. Many of the philosophical thoughts on multiple universes are concerned with "bifurcation points", where decisions by beings of Consciousness cause a splitting of reality, and therefore separate realities continue as if their reality was the only game in town. This tends to decrease the value of making any decision -- although the "Catch 22" is that not making a decision is in fact making a decision about deciding or not. Decidedly so!
-Click website URL for full article-
http://www.halexandria.org/dward408.htm


It is not clear, however, what happens in an alternative universe when we manifest our visions in this one. Is there a giant, gapping hole in the other one? Or a duplicate of our success? There seems to be no way to tell. But perhaps we can make some guesses.


Since I can’t really decide between the two, I guess it’s limbo for me :D
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Re: Multiple Universes

Postby Steven » Sun Jun 22, 2008 9:46 am

The latter does, admittedly, assume that one accepts Quantum Mechanics as reality. If not then there’s very little forcing. It’s just that the current data on the subject of reality is that the mathematics of modern Quantum Physics implies multiple universes. What the math does not address is: “Why?”


The answer to this is simple from my perspective, Nature does not get to choose. We ourselves are a part of a probability curve.
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MRSA Superbug

Postby Tomas » Sun Jun 22, 2008 11:15 pm

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Wildflower Extracts Easily Kill MRSA Superbug

http://www.naturalnews.com/023373.html


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In the News

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Re: Multiple Universes

Postby brokenhead » Wed Jun 25, 2008 2:05 am

Steven wrote:
The latter does, admittedly, assume that one accepts Quantum Mechanics as reality. If not then there’s very little forcing. It’s just that the current data on the subject of reality is that the mathematics of modern Quantum Physics implies multiple universes. What the math does not address is: “Why?”


The answer to this is simple from my perspective, Nature does not get to choose. We ourselves are a part of a probability curve.


Yes, but we choose, don't we? Are we not part of Nature?

Still, my guess is 4 out of 5 QM physicists do not subscribe to the Many Worlds interpretations of QM.
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Israeli army uproots 500 year old olive grove

Postby Tomas » Fri Jun 27, 2008 10:47 am

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Israeli army uproots 500 year old olive grove in Beit Hanina near Jerusalem

Imagine killing 500 year old trees to put up that horrible wall...

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http://www.uruknet.info/.?p=m45108&hd=&size=1&l=e


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The Destruction of the Inca Empire

Postby Tomas » Sat Jun 28, 2008 11:45 pm

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The Destruction of the Inca Empire


All because of philosophical ignorance, says Montesquieu

http://www.thenewatlantis.com/publicati ... &css=print


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Circular Theory

Postby Tomas » Mon Jun 30, 2008 1:17 am

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The Circular Theory

Circle is Absolute Intelligence

http://www.circular-theory.com


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Did Jesus Die in India? by Kusum Choppra

Postby Tomas » Mon Jun 30, 2008 2:03 pm

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Did Jesus Die in India?

Kersten traveled to all places connected to the life and times of Jesus Christ and produced his book after five years of painstaking and intensive research. He reasons that the Gospels offer very little detail of the philosophy of the man credited with founding one of the major religions of the world.

http://boloji.com/opinion/0206.htm


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Heredity

Postby DHodges » Wed Jul 02, 2008 4:31 am

A topic that has come up here from time to time:
Why Gays Don't Go Extinct
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Judge Orders YouTube to Give All User Histories to Viacom

Postby Tomas » Fri Jul 04, 2008 3:23 am

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Judge Orders YouTube to Give All User Histories to Viacom

Google will have to turn over every record of every video watched by YouTube users, including users' names and IP addresses, to Viacom, which is suing Google for allowing clips of its copyright videos to appear on YouTube, a judge ruled Wednesday. (see reader comments also)

http://blog.wired.com/27bstroke6/2008/0 ... rs-yo.html


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Re: In the News

Postby Elizabeth Isabelle » Sun Jul 06, 2008 8:29 am

Uh, yeah, men go out and do stuff... and yet the wife ends up with her name in the paper, and being mentioned first in the article.
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Re: In the News

Postby Dan Rowden » Sun Jul 06, 2008 2:02 pm

He seems to have gotten the idea from the Australian movie Danny Deckchair
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Re: In the News

Postby Jamesh » Mon Jul 07, 2008 1:19 pm

He seems to have gotten the idea from the Australian movie Danny Deckchair


"This was Couch's third balloon flight. He realised it would be possible after watching a TV show about the 1982 lawn chair flight over Los Angeles of truck driver Larry Walters, who gained folk hero fame but was fined $US1500 ($1563) for violating air traffic rules."

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Bachelorhood And Its Discontents
http://www.newenglishreview.org/custpage.cfm/frm/22098/sec_id/22098

...only to Mencken it was the bachelor's great intellect and creativity that kept him single, not the other way round. "The bachelor's very capacity to avoid marriage is no more than a proof of his relative freedom from the ordinary sentimentalism of his sex, in other words, of his greater approximation to the clearheadedness of the enemy sex. He is able to defeat the enterprise of women because he brings to the business an equipment almost comparable to their own.” Who can argue that a brief catalog of famous bachelors reads like a roll call of the architects of Western Civilization?:

Pierre Bayle
Robert Boyle
Johannes Brahms
Samuel Butler
Robert Burton
Ludwig van Beethoven
Johannes Brahms
Giacomo Casanova
Frederic Chopin
Nicolaus Copernicus
Eugène Delacroix
Rene Descartes
Gustave Flaubert
Galileo Galilei
Edward Gibbon
Vincent van Gogh
Oliver Goldsmith
Thomas Hobbes
Horace
David Hume
Washington Irving
Henry James
Franz Kafka
Immanuel Kant
Soren Kierkegaard
Charles Lamb
T. E. Lawrence
Meriwether Lewis
Philip Larkin
Gottfried Leibniz
John Locke
Michelangelo
Friedrich Nietzsche
Sir Isaac Newton
Blaise Pascal
Alexander Pope
Marcel Proust
Maurice Ravel
George Santayana
Jean Paul Sartre
Franz Schubert
Benedict de Spinoza
Arthur Schopenhauer
Herbert Spencer
Adam Smith
Stendhal
Jonathon Swift
Nikola Tesla
Henry David Thoreau
Henri De Toulouse-Lautrec
Leonardo da Vinci
Voltaire
Ludwig Wittgenstein

Not a bad list, hey! My favs are bolded
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Re: In the News

Postby Dan Rowden » Mon Jul 07, 2008 1:27 pm

Jamesh wrote:
He seems to have gotten the idea from the Australian movie Danny Deckchair


"This was Couch's third balloon flight. He realised it would be possible after watching a TV show about the 1982 lawn chair flight over Los Angeles of truck driver Larry Walters, who gained folk hero fame but was fined $US1500 ($1563) for violating air traffic rules."


Interesting. Guess they probably got the film idea from Larry. So much for originality in the world.
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Re: In the News

Postby Dave Toast » Thu Jul 10, 2008 3:37 am

Asia's angry monk syndrome
By Megawati Wijaya

SINGAPORE - From Sri Lanka to South Korea, from Tibet to Myanmar, Asia's Buddhist clergy are in unprecedented numbers exerting their moral authority onto politics, abandoning their detachment from worldly events and giving rise to what at least one academic has referred to as a region-wide "angry monk syndrome".


http://atimes.com/atimes/Southeast_Asia/JG09Ae01.html
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Selective Compassion

Postby sue hindmarsh » Thu Jul 10, 2008 10:33 pm

I like this bit:

Asia's angry monk syndrome :
"There is nothing wrong or undesirable with the Sangha protesting out of their compassion for humanity," said Choeden. "But once their aims are achieved, they should get back as soon as possible to their purpose and avoid drifting into the ways of the world."

"Compassion for humanity" - what a joke. What happened to compassion for the people they are protesting against, I wonder?
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Re: In the News

Postby Elizabeth Isabelle » Thu Jul 10, 2008 10:43 pm

Presumably they are protesting against behaviors, not against people.
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Re: In the News

Postby Jamesh » Fri Jul 11, 2008 4:35 pm

Is Google Making Us Stupid?

http://www.theatlantic.com/doc/200807/google

Over the past few years I’ve had an uncomfortable sense that someone, or something, has been tinkering with my brain, remapping the neural circuitry, reprogramming the memory. My mind isn’t going—so far as I can tell—but it’s changing. I’m not thinking the way I used to think. I can feel it most strongly when I’m reading. Immersing myself in a book or a lengthy article used to be easy. My mind would get caught up in the narrative or the turns of the argument, and I’d spend hours strolling through long stretches of prose. That’s rarely the case anymore. Now my concentration often starts to drift after two or three pages. I get fidgety, lose the thread, begin looking for something else to do. I feel as if I’m always dragging my wayward brain back to the text. The deep reading that used to come naturally has become a struggle.

Anyone else experiencing this effect?

I do, but for me, there are likely to be other more direct reasons, the main ones being dope smoking and disinterest resulting from the knowledge of reality I've developed over the last 6 or so years.

A minor reason might be those shitty new light bulbs, we have to buy instead of the good old incandescent variety.
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Re: In the News

Postby DHodges » Fri Jul 11, 2008 9:41 pm

Over the past few years I’ve had an uncomfortable sense that someone, or something, has been tinkering with my brain, remapping the neural circuitry, reprogramming the memory.
Try wearing a tin foil hat.
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Re: In the News

Postby brokenhead » Fri Jul 11, 2008 10:15 pm

DHodges wrote:
Over the past few years I’ve had an uncomfortable sense that someone, or something, has been tinkering with my brain, remapping the neural circuitry, reprogramming the memory.
Try wearing a tin foil hat.

Good one.

Actually, it's the direct opposite for me. I concentrate much better now. Google can't change my wiring, it just amplifies everything. Now when you don't understand a word or term, you never have to skip over it. That makes interruptions meaningful - you momentarily cease your stream of thought to anchor down a concept. Studying and research are so much better nowadays, it is indescribable. When I was in college and I had to do research to write a paper, I had to go to this thing called a library. At Cornell, there were dozens of them, but they were all spread out over thousands of acres of terrain with steep hills, deep gorges and bridges, and snow and ice. Computers were in labs and that was it. So by the time you got to the library, after running into half a dozen cute girls along the way, the idea was... where? Oh, that's right. The thought processor.

No, my brain works better than ever. I struggled with Gravity's Rainbow back then. But years later, Mason & Dixon was a romp. If it's intelligently written, it'll keep my attention.

But maybe its because I've never watched much TV.
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Moderators Can Now Read Your PMs

Postby Tomas » Tue Jul 15, 2008 3:01 pm

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Re: Moderators Can Now Read Your PMs

Postby brad walker » Tue Jul 15, 2008 4:31 pm

Tomas wrote:.Moderators Can Now Read Your PMs

A script'sn't necessary. Anyone with access to the database can read PMs.
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Boys, Girls and Math

Postby DHodges » Fri Jul 25, 2008 10:33 pm

I heard about a study on NPR comparing boys and girls in math performance, and finding no difference. They were talking to the woman who did the study, and that was the conclusion she was presenting: that there was a difference twenty years ago, but it has since disappeared. The implication was that this was due to changes in gender roles (an old stereotype that math was no longer seen as something girls didn't do).

(Summary of the study can be found here; her powerpoint presentation is here.)

But then, take a look at this. Is the Boys = Girls thing really true, or just politically correct?

Unfortunately, iIt seems like the real scientific papers on the topic are not freely available online.
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