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WiSci: Wireless Spectrometer
Portable Wireless Spectrometer that lets you explore the world around you. Build it for $250
The aim of this project is to make spectroscopy a tool accessible to everyone, and not be limited to research and industrial applications. Spectroscopy is a powerful tool extensively used for diagnosing physical properties, assessing food quality, environmental sensing and various other applications. We have built a portable, wireless spectrometer that talks to its companion Android application via Bluetooth to store and visualise the spectrum...
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An interesting Christian liberal view on darwinism and evolution by Catholic Scientist Father George Coyne.

(55 minute interview by Richard Dawkins)
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The psychological effects of tiny home living...

I think that when one considers the Frank LLoyd Wright ideology regarding livable spaces -- a happy medium in terms of what can be considered practical and psychologically tolerable, would most likely be that of a well laid-out living space of around 450 to 600 sqft for a single person, and 700 to 1000 sqft for a couple with one child. Anything else, either introduces stress from lack of space, or a type of excessive isolation from too much of it.

Everyone I have ever met whom had larger homes than 2000 sqft, felt the urge to accumulate lots of unnecessary stuff to fill them, and or tended to do most of their living in small parts of the bigger home -- while the rest of the space was for just for show.
Sure, they're efficient. But they're not meant for everyone.
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Yes, spot on! Thanks for sharing this!

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Make your own Spectrometer out of a blank CD and cereal box...

On the top of the box, measure in 1.5 inches and make a mark. 2. Using the 90 degree edge of the triangle...draw a guideline across the width of the box. 3. Cut along the guideline, then unfold the flaps you just made. Cut off the flaps. 4. Place the short edge of the triangle along the top edge ...
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A $46k portable tiny house
 
The Vista from Escape Homes is a tiny trailer home like no other. In terms of size and the list of components inside, yes, the Vista can be considered a regular trailer home. Measuring 20ft long and almost 9ft wide with a kitchenette, bed, bathroom, and table makes this house on wheels fall within the standard category. But underneath all of that lies high ceilings, large pane windows for optimal natural lighting, and a modern décor.
Read more about it on http://adorhm.co/1ZjYzd9

#smallhome   #trailer   #smallspace  
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Wow... check out this 3-day all iIllusive magical thinking and guru worship retreat for only $4500 US!

Here is an excerpt from the Siddhanath webpage:
Chakra Surgery...During the night; the Master enters your astral body which is within and surrounding the physical body. He awakens and activates each chakra and sees if any of them are slow, degenerated, or decayed. If there is a decayed or degenerated thread in the fabric of your chakra, if the light has lost its energy, the Master pulls out that thread and with his prana puts a new thread into the fabric of your chakra.

Deep sleep is the best time for this deeply healing re-sequencing of DNA. In deep sleep, the frequency of brain waves is very low and awareness is fully detached.

During our sleep, Yogiraj works on various levels depending on the type of work needed. On the astral level, he appears dramatically in dreams for many participants. On the causal level, he works at the dreamless or deep sleep states. Many report a lightness of being, and feelings of increased energy, vitality, alertness, calmness and joy that carries on long after."
Awaken! Rejuvenate! Evolve! With Enlightened Kriya Master YOU’RE INVITED! THE EXPANDED BENEFACTORS’ PROGRAM – The New Awakening Retreat with Yogiraj which benefits Yogiraj’s global mission for Earth Peace through Self Peace. August 25 – 28, 2016 at Mount Shasta, CA Join Nath at Mount Shasta for An Unprecedented Exclusive 3 ½ Days! DEEP WORK – …
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A must see for all you grow your own food, back to the land, shun modern technology luddites...
Andy George, USA, decided to make a sandwich completely from scratch. This involved growing his own salad for garnish, wheat for bread, and even killing and preparing the chicken.But is this really a realistic alternative to factory farming?
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Oh there is no denying, there are advantages to doing things on a larger scale.. Specially when it comes to feeding 8 billion people.. Even though it's low quality, full of chemicals and god knows wat else, so I understand why some people wanna go back doing things the natural way.. Health nuts are among them..

Having said that, our current system of doing things has outlived it's purpose..

Mangoes from south America and mangosteen from Malaysia in the middle of New York ' s cold winter is no longer a luxury that our planet can afford or must endure.. And they(the big corporations) waste much more fuel than all the individual farmers put together..

They waste more food than anyone else as well.. They create artifical demand, new yorker were doing well enough without mangoes and mangosteen in winters.. It was never needed before it was made available. .

I could give you example after example for much more current system isn't working.. But im sure being a reasonable person you see plenty yourself..



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Why the Majority of People on Earth Still Believe in Gods and the Supernatural

From the studies I've done over the last four or five years, I think the following information is the likely explanation as to why most people still believe in gods and the supernatural even today.

If asked, any scientist will tell you that the findings of science, while true, are counterintuitive, they go against the natural expectations of how humans think the world works or should work. All human beings share very similar brain structure, due to our shared evolutionary ancestry. Because of this, humans share similar natural ways of thinking, based on quickly activated mental intuitions. The human brain did its evolving to its modern form at a time in history when life was much more difficult than it is now, and every threat was more immediate, and the chances of human extinction greater.
According to evolutionary psychologists, due to the dangers in the early history of humanity, the mind developed an assortment of mental modules, such as a folk physics, a folk psychology, a folk biology, and a module acting as some kind of mental pattern detection system, to enable us to make fast, usually successful judgments in navigating the early environment. To mistake a snake for a fallen tree branch is more dangerous than mistaking a fallen tree branch for a snake, so it paid to initially pattern the stick into a snake in the human mind, so people would likely automatically and quickly hesitate or freeze at the sight of a serpent-like branch, and take another look before taking another step. This human tendency to see patterns, even where none exist, also makes us especially prone to the experience of pareidolia, seeing faces in clouds or in arrangements of tree foliage, or in other random arrangements.
Another thing early humans likely noticed was that they, as conscious beings, had an effect on events, they acted as causes to other things through the instrumentality of their bodies, and probably assumed some other, unseen, consciousnesses were the cause of events they had no direct influence over. It is also easy for the human mind, unaided by science, to assume that correlation implies causation. Humans naturally see existence as a series of cause and effect phenomena, and some have tried to trace down these causal chains to the very beginning of existence and a First Cause.
Intuitive ways of seeing the world lead to the idea that the sun revolved around the earth, because that is how it appears from the vantage point of earth. They lead to the belief in a flat earth, to the idea that the mind is other than the brain, and separable from the body, and therefore that it lives on long past the death of the body. All the natural and untaught ways of thinking, unaided by science, lead to all manner of paranormal modes of thinking, including beliefs in the existence of ghosts, gods, goblins, fairies, and witches.
When scientific ways of thinking and reasoning were developed, humans gained an understanding of how phenomena really happen. Scientists explain how a great many phenomena really work, without recourse to gods, as having explanatory functions. Because science does not require gods in order to explain how the world works, it is highly likely that there are no gods, and yet most humans still believe in them in this age of science. Why is that ?
Most people on earth are science illiterate. They have either never really studied science, or having studied it, they could not grasp it, and so laid it aside. They grew from childhood to adulthood relying on their untaught, natural ways of thinking, and never incorporated a critical approach into their reasoning processes. They are unfamiliar with the slow, meticulous, and deliberate way of scientific investigation.
Because of all the foregoing, the majority of humans still have a stone age way of thinking about how the world works, and so they find it easy to believe in gods and the supernatural, despite the fact that, in reality, gods and the supernatural likely do not exist.

Sources
Michael Shermer, The Believing Brain
Taner Edis, Science and Non-belief
Pascal Boyer, Religion Explained
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Thanks Eric! I enjoyed reading this!
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