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black321

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Posted: May 29, 2024 - 11:56am

Time and space cut through the eternal, which is right now,  no?


Death Doesn't Exist And May Just Be An Illusion, According To Quantum Physics (msn.com)

Albert Einstein once said “Now Besso has departed from this strange world a little ahead of me. That means nothing. People like us … know that the distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion,” speaking of his friend that passed. He was alluding to the idea that death is just an illusion.

In a conversation with Huffington Post, Lanza explained that space and time are just tools that our minds use to make sense of our experience, like a language for consciousness.

“Everything that can possibly happen occurs in some universe. Death doesn't exist in these scenarios since all of them exist simultaneously regardless of what happens in any of them. The "me" feeling is just energy operating in the brain. But energy never dies; it cannot be destroyed." Every single possible scenario to live is played out somewhere, at some point.







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Posted: Apr 25, 2024 - 10:00am

 black321 wrote:

Spiders from Mars

Hundreds of black 'spiders' spotted in mysterious 'Inca City' on Mars in new satellite photos


Hundreds of black 'spiders' spotted in mysterious 'Inca City' on Mars in new satellite photos (msn.com)




That's not creepy or anything.
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Posted: Apr 25, 2024 - 8:50am

Spiders from Mars

Hundreds of black 'spiders' spotted in mysterious 'Inca City' on Mars in new satellite photos


Hundreds of black 'spiders' spotted in mysterious 'Inca City' on Mars in new satellite photos (msn.com)


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Posted: Apr 17, 2024 - 11:14am

A California firm may have a concrete way to help the planet with cleaner cement
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Posted: Dec 18, 2023 - 6:20pm

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An update, such as it is.  Paywall after thumbnail.
Skunk Works Halted Nuclear Fusion Effort Before 2021  August 30, 2023

Lockheed Martin’s Skunk Works has canceled an ambitious project to build a nuclear fusion reactor, a top executive said on Aug. 28, confirming a previously undisclosed decision made at least three years ago. The Compact Fusion Reactor program was launched publicly in 2013 with lofty goals to produce...



fusion is extremely difficult
dennis whyte is covers it about as well as anyone
there are several yt videos with him out there
this one has a breakdown/time stamps in the show notes that will allow you to see/hear what you want
enjoy



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Posted: Dec 18, 2023 - 11:22am


In a recent experiment, “a group of domesticated birds were taught to call one another on tablets and smartphones.” They enjoyed it and made new friendships. (Schuyler Velasco)
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Posted: Dec 18, 2023 - 2:22am

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fidge, here's what came through my feed

 
An update, such as it is.  Paywall after thumbnail.
Skunk Works Halted Nuclear Fusion Effort Before 2021  August 30, 2023

Lockheed Martin’s Skunk Works has canceled an ambitious project to build a nuclear fusion reactor, a top executive said on Aug. 28, confirming a previously undisclosed decision made at least three years ago. The Compact Fusion Reactor program was launched publicly in 2013 with lofty goals to produce...

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Posted: Dec 15, 2023 - 7:37am


The New Yorker has a piece about the degree to which new weight loss drugs are having an impact on the culture and the economy.

An excerpt:

"The science of GLP-1 agonists has often zigged, and now it might zag. GLP-1 produces all sorts of cascading effects; the human body has receptors for it not only in the gut but also in the liver, muscles, and brain. Studies keep turning up surprises: some of the medications appear to reduce the incidence of heart attacks and strokes, slow the progression of kidney disease, and shrink dangerous fat deposits in the liver. People who take them have reported diminished cravings for alcohol and tobacco; some have reported feeling less compelled to gamble, compulsively pick at their skin, and engage in other addictive behaviors."

And, the story suggests, we're still discovering the impact that these drugs will have on on a country where obesity is seen not just as a national health problem, but also a national security issue.

You can read the entire story here.




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Posted: Oct 7, 2023 - 5:58am

For the first time scientists observe the creation of matter from light
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Posted: Sep 28, 2023 - 12:48pm

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Will they grow back just as crooked and rotten as my first set?

I hope not. All the while, my teeth..... Harold Bluetooth (ᚼᛅᚱᛅᛚᛏᚱ ᛬ ᚴᚢᚾᚢᚴᛦ)'s teeth mustabin Colgate in comparison, I guess.



Let's change the subject now, pls.





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Posted: Sep 27, 2023 - 2:56pm

 thisbody wrote:

Will they grow back just as crooked and rotten as my first set? 

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Posted: Sep 27, 2023 - 11:46am

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Does it come as a suppository?
Asking for a nemesis.
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Posted: Sep 27, 2023 - 10:16am

World’s 1st drug to regrow teeth enters clinical trials
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Posted: Oct 5, 2022 - 1:41pm

 NoEnzLefttoSplit wrote:


Kant said time was intrinsic to the way we perceive the world and not a property of the world as such.. I'm still not entirely sure he's that wrong.

Reminds me of the Zen koan "If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?"

The National Science Teachers Association cuts through the fog pretty quickly

If sound is vibrations, then the falling tree certainly does make a sound, because it produces vibrations in the air. Even if there’s no person or other animal around to hear the sound, a recorder with a microphone could certainly record those vibrations—as sound.But wait! Remember in the first paragraph I said that there’s more than one definition of sound? Another definition is that sound is the sensation we experience when our ears detect those vibrations and send information about those vibrations to the brain. In other words, by this second definition, sound is what we hear, i.e., the perception in our brains

Wikipedia has this to say about Kant and time:

In the "Transcendental Aesthetic" section of the Critique of Pure Reason, Kant outlines how space and time are pure forms of human intuition contributed by our own faculty of sensibility. Space and time do not have an existence "outside" of us, but are the "subjective" forms of our sensibility and hence the necessary a priori conditions under which the objects we encounter in our experience can appear to us at all. Kant describes time and space as "empirically real" but transcendentally ideal.


Kant was wrong: time exists outside of humans and can be measured without the existence of humans. However it takes humans to associate the passage of time with its presence in space and effect on objects.
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Posted: Oct 5, 2022 - 11:28am

 black321 wrote:

Interesting story on why does time move forward, and why did the universe start (big bang) from a low point of entropy.

The arrow of time began its journey at the Big Bang, and when the Universe eventually dies there will be no more future and no past. In the meantime, what is it that drives time ever onward?

When Isaac Newton published his famous Principia in 1687, his three elegant laws of motion solved a lot of problems. Without them, we couldn't have landed people on the Moon 282 years later. But these laws brought to physics a new problem, which wasn't fully appreciated until centuries after Newton and still nags at cosmologists today.

The issue is that Newton's laws work about twice as well as we might expect them to. They describe the world we move through every day – the world of people, the hands that move around a clock and even the apocryphal fall of certain apples – but they also account perfectly well for a world in which people walk backwards, clocks tick back afternoon to morning, and fruit soars up from the ground to its tree-branch.

How does a clear direction of time emerge from these descriptions of the Universe, which all lack their own arrow of time? As Marina Cortês, an astrophysicist at the University of Lisbon, puts it: "There's a lot of implications that start with taking seriously the question, 'Why does time pass?'"

https://www.bbc.com/future/art...



Kant said time was intrinsic to the way we perceive the world and not a property of the world as such.. I'm still not entirely sure he's that wrong.
black321

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Posted: Oct 5, 2022 - 11:14am

Interesting story on why does time move forward, and why did the universe start (big bang) from a low point of entropy.

The arrow of time began its journey at the Big Bang, and when the Universe eventually dies there will be no more future and no past. In the meantime, what is it that drives time ever onward?

When Isaac Newton published his famous Principia in 1687, his three elegant laws of motion solved a lot of problems. Without them, we couldn't have landed people on the Moon 282 years later. But these laws brought to physics a new problem, which wasn't fully appreciated until centuries after Newton and still nags at cosmologists today.

The issue is that Newton's laws work about twice as well as we might expect them to. They describe the world we move through every day – the world of people, the hands that move around a clock and even the apocryphal fall of certain apples – but they also account perfectly well for a world in which people walk backwards, clocks tick back afternoon to morning, and fruit soars up from the ground to its tree-branch.

How does a clear direction of time emerge from these descriptions of the Universe, which all lack their own arrow of time? As Marina Cortês, an astrophysicist at the University of Lisbon, puts it: "There's a lot of implications that start with taking seriously the question, 'Why does time pass?'"

https://www.bbc.com/future/art...

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Posted: Mar 18, 2021 - 5:41am

 haresfur wrote:


 Red_Dragon wrote:
 
Or in the case of men, not rising

 
{#Lol} Here's Erin Brokovich's take on it:

As if this wasn’t terrifying enough, Swan’s research finds that these chemicals aren’t just dramatically reducing semen quality, they are also shrinking penis size and volume of the testes. This is nothing short of a full-scale emergency for humanity. 
well, yes, um.
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Posted: Mar 16, 2021 - 6:00pm



 haresfur wrote:

Or in the case of men, not rising

 




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Posted: Mar 16, 2021 - 3:42pm



 Red_Dragon wrote:
 
Or in the case of men, not rising

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Posted: Mar 16, 2021 - 9:39am

 Red_Dragon wrote: 
Well, that is going to solve a whole lot of problems. 
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