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Interesting new swimming stroke called the "fish kick." Very efficient, very fast.
I tug my black swim cap over my hair, strap on my pink goggles, and keep a focused calm, like Michael Phelps before a race. It’s…
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A fan edited together the movies "Promethius" and "Alien." 
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David Chalmers - Towards a Science of Consciousness

Here's another video from +Closer To Truth with David Chalmers that explores frameworks in which consciousness can be studied and understood. Panpsychism seems to be a viable paradigm.

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Long ago I received my Bachelor's Degree in psychology. It armed me with a strong understanding of the scientific method, along with its historical origins, theoretical structure and underpinnings. I was a class short of getting a minor in philosophy where I studied logic and epistemology. Although I did not pursue a career in psychology (I instead received a Doctorate in Pharmacy and now farm for a living -- go figure), the understanding I gained of science and philosophy has been important in my life. I ran across this wonderful web resource that offers info on the the scientific method in social sciences. 
What is the Research Methods Knowledge Base? The Research Methods Knowledge Base is a comprehensive web-based textbook that addresses all of the topics in a typical introductory undergraduate or graduate course in social research methods. It covers the entire research process including: ...
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I found the section on Positivism & Post-Positivism most interesting. http://www.socialresearchmethods.net/kb/positvsm.php
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A nice infographic
Here's a helpful little infographic that has been floating around the Web. It's a simple look at how the "exposure triangle" -- aperture, shutter speed, an
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Interesting discussion about "free-will" from neurological, physical, and philosophical perspectives.
Free will seems the simplest of notions. Why then is free will so vexing to philosophers? Here's why: no one knows how free will works! Science, seemingly, permits no 'gaps'—'joints' in the structure of the world—in which free will can operate. The brain seems like an all-physical system working according to physical laws. How then a will that's fully free?
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An interesting history of computer languages (code).
The world belongs to people who code. Those who don’t understand will be left behind.
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How do we approach studying consciousness. Our consciousness is a fundamental aspect of our existence, says philosopher David Chalmers: "There's nothing we know about more directly.... but at the same time it's the most mysterious phenomenon in the universe." He shares some ways to think about the movie playing in our heads.

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What is panpsychism? Robert Kuhn explores this question in this interview series from the PBS show "Closer To Truth." The topic of panprotopsychism is also discussed.

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Panpsychism is the extreme claim that everything in the physical world—all subatomic particles-are in some sense 'conscious' or have a basic kind of 'proto-consciousness'. Why are an increasing number of leading philosophers taking panpsychism seriously? Something must be up. Could it be doubt that the scientific project to explain consciousness has failed?
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Here's another interesting exploration of panpsychism. https://youtu.be/QHRbnNwIg1g
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You know that dream where you’re about to take a final exam, only to realize that you have neglected to study and, moreover, to put on... Read Full Post
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I find it an interesting commentary on our society that the Disneyland attraction, "Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln" doesn't require fastpasses -- there are always more empty seats than those filled in the showings I've attended. Lincoln, and what he stood for, where very important to Walt Disney. He personally oversaw the creation of the attraction. These days it is not very popular, but I'm glad it is still here. I always enjoy seeing it when I visit Disneyland. Take a moment to read the plaque I found in the entryway of the opera house. I find it poignant in the present era where there it's so much political and ideological division. We have more to gain working together than divided. It is what makes America great.
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Explorer - Scientist - Scholar - Farmer - Family Man
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So what can I briefly say about myself? Nature fascinates me, and I am passionate about exploring it. I use the tools of science and technology to understand it, my senses to enjoy it, and photography to record it. Oh, and I love maps.

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Photography is my hobby and I'm an avid hiker and explorer. The Sierra Nevada Mountains of California and the Pacific Coast are my favorite places to visit. I have an incredible wife and two boys. My oldest son survived childhood cancer and has been cancer free since the end of 2008! I have a Doctorate in Pharmacy.
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