Tag Archives: science

Quora – atomic structure

Quora – If an electron is negative and a proton positive, what keeps the electron from flying right into the nucleus of an atom (opposites attract, right?)? Is it merely the speed of the electron? Some good answers here already. … Continue reading

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Foundations of Logic group – understanding self

Foundations of Logic – “In concise words, tell us how the idea that we cannot know who we are and be who we are at the same time can be overcome.” What does the best evidence we have seem to … Continue reading

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Astrobiology

Sigurd in Foundations of logic group – thread on Astrobiology – started with https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21m6KxAIGX0 That is a very simplistic set of videos (Atstro Bio). Doesn’t really explore the systemic basis for life. Doesn’t really look at the two fundamental problems … Continue reading

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Quora – Will climate change effect Longevity?

Will climate change start to affect human longevity? If so, how? I doubt it. We have several things happening at present that few people think about accurately. We have exponential trends in computer processing power, which leads to exponential trends … Continue reading

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Science and superstition

FOundations of Logic – Sigurd – Science and Superstition Superstition is interesting. I like the definition “A superstition is only a superstition when it is not a superstition”. That is, that it is only when one believes something to be … Continue reading

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Quora – False beliefs

What are the most popular false beliefs? Please specify which group(s) you’re referring to. The idea that simple binary categories can be useful in all contexts. It seems beyond all reasonable doubt (from vast sets of evidence) that human beings, … Continue reading

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Quora – are we clean slates

Quora – Are we born with a “clean slate” in regards to knowledge? Clearly not. Our neural networks are heavily biased by our genetics. An unbiased neural network takes hundreds of thousands of instances to reliably train a new pattern, … Continue reading

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