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I want to cry about this outrageous price for the Helvetica typeset. 
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For billions of years, that and that and that and that have existed. Each last one of them convinced that they are this, but never in that lineage did any of them necessarily require that they be the thisness that is I. Yet, here I am suddenly being this and living among this and that and all those that's that came before this ever was. The thisness that is I was never predicated so I ask, why now and why this?
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Deciphering philosophy isn't my strong point lol. Vague and convoluted language isn't the best way to convey a message, philosophical or otherwise :p
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That's gotta be fake. No way this chick had the time or lack of priorities to bother with painting her nails.
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it's fake b/c like you said +Anthony Raffini  who got time to get their nails done and not take care of their hygiene????
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Ha. Thanks Obama!
As Americans, we are lucky to live in a first-world country. We have an abundance of wealth and one of the highest standards of living anywhere in the world. That’s why it’s utterly stunning that the United States of America consistently ranks 182nd in the world alphabetically.Simply put, it’s em...
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I am now an influencer. Bow before me. 
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Oh yes, that's right. This whole moon denial idea. You've been lied to. I'm partly motivated to make a poorly designed website and put it on geocities so that we can expose the russians for their fraudulent claims. Do they think we are all retarded or something?
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+Eli Fennell that's what they want you to think. 😉 It would make the motive to create a conspiracy too conspicuous.
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Been artsy lately.
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Richard Stallman has quite the stance against Facebook, it seems. And since you are here on G+, yours is probably similar, though not with as many supporting links.

I'm bookmarking this page next time I need to show someone why Facebook is evil. 

P.S. If you don't know who Stallman is, I recommend you get acquainted http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Stallman. 
I have never had a Facebook account. There is a Facebook account called "Richard Stallman", but it is an impostor. Putting the photo of someone on Facebook (or Instagram) contributes to surveillance of that person. Please don't post any photos there that include me, and I suggest you avoid ...
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Evrytheang....... that made my day....
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Quacks Like a Duck

The image below features a neuron on the left, and a simulation of large scale galaxy clusters on the right. They look somewhat similar in structure, and if the internet is to be believed, this means something. And it does. Not that the universe is alive, or the cosmos is like a giant brain, but simply that sometimes two radically different things can have similarities in structure.

I’ve been getting a lot of comments and emails lately from fans of alternative science models such as the electric universe. They typically link to a video asking for my thoughts, or simply stating that it proves “us scientists” are clearly wrong. I’ve been watching a few of them, since it’s a good way to avoid grading final exams, and I’ve noticed a common trend. I’ll call it the “if it looks like a duck” argument.

For example, there’s a recent experiment by electric universe supporters known as the SAFIRE project. The basic setup is a plasma globe (or Tesla ball) where things like voltage, current, and gas pressure can be varied. What the project shows is that there are some broad similarities between a plasma ball and the Sun. There are current hot spots, an overall surface glow, and the surrounding plasma gets hotter than the surface of the ball. The similarities are kind of interesting to see, but from them many EU supporters claim that this demonstrates the Sun is actually electrically charged. That is, the similarities show that the underlying physics must be the same.

This is a common misconception, particularly within “alternative” science. It is why you often hear arguments that one doesn’t need to get bogged down in the details (or mathematics) because the solution is so obviously clear. But physics is filled with things that are structurally similar but caused by very different underlying processes. A popular example in introductory physics is the use of water waves to demonstrate the interference of light. Water can be used to help explain the double slit experiment for light, because both water and light exhibit wave behavior. However it is completely unfounded to conclude from this that light is literally made of water.

The power of such physical analogies is that they make complex phenomena seem simple and obvious. It is why most of alternative science folks focus on videos and visual slides rather than actual research papers, and why so many people send me links to these videos as “proof” that my years of training and experience are obviously wrong.

But just as light is not made of water and galactic superclusters are not neurons, the Sun is not electric. Physical similarities are useful to explore, and they are sometimes right, but they are often wrong.
The image above features a neuron on the left, and a simulation of large scale galaxy clusters on the right. They look somewhat similar in structure, and if the internet is to be believe, this means something. And it does. Not that the universe is alive, or the cosmos is like a giant brain, but simply that sometimes two radically different things can have similarities in structure.
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#Rosetta flight path
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I just read about 5 articles trying to understand what #gamergate is and I still don't get it. It makes absolutely no sense to me that this even exists.
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It's hard to define, but I have a whole folder full of bookmarks I could share. ;)
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"This world exists non-necessarily, improbably, and causelessly. It exists for absolutely no reason at all. It is inexplicably and stunningly actual...The impact of this captivated realization upon me is overwhelming. I am completely stunned. I take a few dazed steps in the dark meadow, and fall among the flowers. I lie stupefied, whirling without comprehension in this world through numberless worlds other than this one."
-Quentin Smith, The Felt Meanings of the World

An intellect which at a certain moment would know all forces that set nature in motion, and all positions of all items of which nature is composed, if this intellect were also vast enough to submit these data to analysis, it would embrace in a single formula the movements of the greatest bodies of the universe and those of the tiniest atom; for such an intellect nothing would be uncertain and the future just like the past would be present before its eyes.
-Laplace

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
-Arthur C. Clarke

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Probably my worst Mexican food experience ever. Service was poor, slow, we got the wrong food and now as I write this my stomach couldn't feel worse. I will never return.
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I wasn't expecting much here but the food actually hit the spot. Very tasty. It was made very fast too considering there was only one person working.
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So I joined the Navy.
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Expensive but they have stuff you can't find elsewhere.
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I don't know how we found this place but they just kept giving us way more food than I remember ordering. Nice people too.
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Delicious. Worth the wait.
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That burger was ridiculous.
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