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Tribute to the 65th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi's assassination.
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Edwin Herbert Land (May 7, 1909 – March 1, 1991), best known for invention of Polaroid Photography.
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always go ahead and never give up!
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John Searle on Consciousness
"We have to think of consciousness as a biological phenomenon. It’s as much a part of human and animal biology as digestion, or photosynthesis, or the secretion of bile, or mitosis… The main difference, at least in our present state of knowledge, is that we have a better understanding of digestion than we do of consciousness. The brain is a tough nut to crack."
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Thank you for that explanation. Another light just went off.
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The Most Astounding Fact
Astrophysicist Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson was asked by a reader of TIME magazine, "What is the most astounding fact you can share with us about the Universe?" The video is his answer.

Neil deGrasse Tyson might be one of today’s most prominent astrophysicists, but he’s also a kind of existential philosopher, bringing his insights from science into the broader realm of the human condition — a kind of modern-day Carl Sagan with a rare gift for blending science and storytelling to both rub neurons with his fellow scientists and engage a popular-interest audience.

Source: brainpickings.org
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Astounding, indeed.
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From Karl Marx to Richard Dawkins in 60 seconds.

Make sure to also watch these three 1-minutes videos:
Religion as social control: http://youtu.be/UvtJja2ihYQ
Religion as a virus: http://youtu.be/zjlR0Rqw104
Religion as a mother: http://youtu.be/3kvFy_VUwfI

Source: OpenLearn, Free learning from The Open University
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From +Jesus H. Christ to +Albert Einstein. Some of the famous people who have changes the history are still hanging out in +Google+.
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“Do not feel absolutely certain of anything.”
From the third volume of The Autobiography of Bertrand Russell: 1944-1969 comes this remarkable micro-manifesto, entitled A Liberal Decalogue — a vision for responsibilities of a teacher. It originally appeared in the December 16, 1951, issue of The New York Times Magazine, at the end of the article “The best answer to fanaticism: Liberalism.”

"Perhaps the essence of the Liberal outlook could be summed up in a new decalogue, not intended to replace the old one but only to supplement it. The Ten Commandments that, as a teacher, I should wish to promulgate, might be set forth as follows:

- Do not feel absolutely certain of anything.

- Do not think it worth while to proceed by concealing evidence, for the evidence is sure to come to light.

- Never try to discourage thinking for you are sure to succeed.

- When you meet with opposition, even if it should be from your husband or your children, endeavor to overcome it by argument and not by authority, for a victory dependent upon authority is unreal and illusory.

- Have no respect for the authority of others, for there are always contrary authorities to be found.

- Do not use power to suppress opinions you think pernicious, for if you do the opinions will suppress you.

- Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.

- Find more pleasure in intelligent dissent than in passive agreement, for, if you value intelligence as you should, the former implies a deeper agreement than the latter.

- Be scrupulously truthful, even if the truth is inconvenient, for it is more inconvenient when you try to conceal it.

- Do not feel envious of the happiness of those who live in a fool’s paradise, for only a fool will think that it is happiness."

Source: http://www.brainpickings.org/
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Bingo that struck a cord with me!
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Happy Birthday, Hitch.
Today would have marked the sixty-third birthday of acclaimed author and professional contrarian Christopher Hitchens, who succumbed to esophageal cancer last December. “One should try to write as if posthumously,” he famously — prophetically even, were such a contention not to be blasphemous to him — declared three days before he became gravely ill in 2010.
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Distrust compassion? Do not live for others anymore than you would expect others to live for you?
I don't know anything about Hitchens personal life but if this is the attitude he brings to his relationship with his children...well, I hope I have misunderstood him.
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With a sea of information coming at us from all directions, how do we sift out the misinformation and bogus claims, and get to the truth? Michael Shermer of Skeptic Magazine lays out a "Baloney Detection Kit," ten questions we should ask when encountering a claim.

The 10 Questions:
1. How reliable is the source of the claim?
2.Does the source make similar claims?
3. Have the claims been verified by somebody else?
4. Does this fit with the way the world works?
5. Has anyone tried to disprove the claim?
6. Where does the preponderance of evidence point?
7. Is the claimant playing by the rules of science?
8. Is the claimant providing positive evidence?
9. Does the new theory account for as many phenomena as the old theory?
10. Are personal beliefs driving the claim?
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Reminds of the old Almond. Joy commercial

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The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.