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Puts things in perspective. And theists think we're special for some reason.
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+Dejan Jancevski I hope that by "assumptions" you mean my assumptions regarding the multiverse, right? Because I totally agree with you that that assumption isn't properly supported.
But my other statement regarding the 'significance' were supported. The observable universe (from a viewpoint from earth) is smaller than the actual universe, and the actual part of the universe we're currently able to observe thoroughly is even smaller. Thus making the amount of planets we have thoroughly observed and are currently able to properly observe within a limited time so small that it does not say much about the chance of there being life on another planet.

But glad you're reading the article :).
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This made me grin, hope it does the same for you.
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Channeling Positive Tablet Usage To Foster Childhood Development
“Kids spend too much time on tablets and smartphones, not enough time outside!” "They are losing key skills because they are spending too much time on..
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Had to share this. A seemingly informed interesting take on the Charlie Hebdo attack.
If we look back in history we see similar circumstances am sure I don't need to spell them out.
By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) The horrific murder of the editor, cartoonists and other staff of the irreverent satirical &helip;
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Richard - have a study about port Arthur and Martin Bryant - some times a frame up brings good . Even if it's a conspiracy .

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MPAA Wants to Sue ‘Pirate’ Site Hosting Providers - Last month a leaked document from the MPAA exposed Hollywood’s global anti-piracy priorities for the coming years. The leak revealed where the movie studios would focus their efforts, with file-hosting and streaming sites among the top targets. The same data breach also included a more in-depth overview of the anti-piracy plans which were previously unreported. This new leak comes from an email the MPAA sent to the mov... http://ow.ly/2T7LIC
The major movie studios are considering lawsuits against hosting providers in the U.S, and abroad. The MPAA specifically mentions the Dutch hoster LeaseWeb as a potential target, claiming that it frequently does business with pirate sites. LeaseWeb is surprised to be mentioned as a potential target and is not aware of any wrongdoing.
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I thought this was a nice post for you thinkers and refreshingly one that doesn't involve religion!
 
A Brief Thought Experiment ~ Communication

A seven year old boy was discovered in Russia a few years back that was unable to speak. He only mode of communication was chirping. 

There was nothing wrong with the boy's intellect. He was fully capable. This was a case of environment.

He had spent his entire life living in a room surrounded by birdcages filled with chirping birds. His mother refused to speak to him, only engaging with him enough to keep him alive. (link to story at bottom of post).

To this boy, chirping was normal. He had no idea that he lacked any communication abilities. For all we know, he was perfectly content living as a bird in a human body. 

As strange as this situation sounds, none of us are immune to such notions. Imagine that you had spent an entire lifetime never seeing, riding, or knowing that bicycles existed. You would not only have no idea how to ride a bike,  you'd also be oblivious to the very idea.

Yet you do know about bicycles, and thus you consider bike riding to be a normal activity.

And therein lies the crux of the matter. What is normal?  

The dictionary defines normal as "conforming to the standard". Yet standards are subjective. Every culture across the planet has a different view on what is normal. Even time plays a part in how we define normal. What is routine or fashionable today will no doubt seem old fashioned some time in the future. 

So if your abilities are based on what is normal, and based on what your environment has taught you is normal, then how are you any different than the boy who could only chirp?

How can you be certain that your capabilities are not limited by a lack of experience?

What if there is a mode of communication far more effective than speaking, reading, and writing, that just eludes us all because nothing in our environment has made it apparent to us? 

Perhaps, just like the boy, you have abilities that remain hidden because you don't even know to look for them.

How do you know that when you speak, your words might not sound as crude as chirping to a more advanced or future life form?



For More Thought Experiments Like This - Click Here: www.todd-william.com/category/thoughteperiments/


Russian 'bird-boy' discovered in aviary
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/1580159/Russian-bird-boy-discovered-in-aviary.html
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Thanks for posting - Very interesting!!
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A much needed recut of the Hobbit films into one movie that better represents the actual novel. https://tolkieneditor.wordpress.com/2015/01/13/i-have-recut-peter-jacksons-hobbit-trilogy-into-a-single-4-hour-film/
Let me start by saying that I enjoy many aspects of Peter Jackson’s Hobbit trilogy. Overall, however, I felt that the story was spoiled by an interminable running time, unengaging plot tangents and...
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Excel is a fantastic tool for app development and app prototyping.
1.  It's an inexpensive way to work out the details for a stand-alone app.
2.  Often an Excel-based app is good enough.

This blogpost tells you why.

#Excel   #AppDevelopment   #Appdevelopmenttools  
Why build apps in Excel? The flexibility of Excel and it's ubiquity make Excel a smart choice for apps or prototypes for stand-alone software.
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About time we heard from them. 
Anonymous hackers launched "Operation Charlie Hebdo," and claimed their first victim, a French jihadist website.
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Something for creations to 'think' about!
 
Video: Five hundred million years ago our eyes were only little cavities with the ability to detect the direction of the incoming light. That cavity e...
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First mistake, you used creationist and think, in the same sentence.
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  • Xaverian College
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Best burger ive found for a long time. No frills, just good grub!
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Have regular meals from here. Hot & Sour Soup Crispy Won Ton Special Chow Mein Great food. But we seldom waver from this selection.
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Flowers are exceptionally healthy and last for a very long time in comparison to other shops. I always return here, the choice is large and the staff are very friendly and always accomodating to my floral needs.
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This was a no smoking pub prior to the change on law. Family friendly, food is your stock stuff, nothing to shout about. Lots of TVs so it's good if you fancy something to eat when your football team is playing (get there early though)
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