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Do you believe there are other living things outside of this earth??
Personally, I believe we do have extra terrestrials or other living things outside of the earth, and I believe the government knows something about it. I mean, humans have only been 248,655 miles outside of the earth's atmosphere. There is still so much more space to be discovered! There's no way we are the only living things out of all 100-200 billion galaxies in space. No way.
To be a part of scientific inquiry, the subject of the inquiry must be observable, testable and repeatable. Yet, goo-to-the-zoo evolution is none of these things. Therefore, it is not science.
IQ: Ranges, Meaning, and AchievementThis Thread is intended to present material on IQ research that will be explored by all members that wish to participate. Arguments both for and against (as well as neutral) are all welcome. If members have further research/findings they would like to present, by all means, please do so--any & all contributions are encouraged. [Note: Due to character limitations, I will present some initial thoughts/posts immediately following the creation of this Thread]
Myers-Brigg Personality Test: What is Your Personality Type?
Take the Myers-Brigg Personality Test here: https://www.16personalities.com/free-personality-testRead some of your Personality Profile and post your result here.You can find a great deal about your personal Personality Type through various resources on the internet articles as well as YouTube videos.My results came back INTJ-A ("the Architect"). My exact stats were:-52% Introverted-67% Intuitive-65% Thinking-52% Judging-80% Assertive
"The Bell Curve, published in 1994, was written by Richard Herrnstein and Charles Murray as a work designed to explain, using empirical statistical analysis, the variations in intelligence in American Society, raise some warnings regarding the consequences of this intelligence gap, and propose national social policy with the goal of mitigating the worst of the consequences attributed to this intelligence gap. Many of the assertions put forth and conclusions reached by the authors are very controversial, ranging from the relationships between low measured intelligence and anti-social behavior, to the observed relationship between low African-American test scores (compared to whites and Asians) and genetic factors in intelligence abilities. The book was released and received with a large public response. In the first several months of its release, 400,000 copies of the book were sold around the world. Several thousand reviews and commentaries have been written in the short time since the book's publication." -intelltheory.comSee this website discussing "The Bell Curve" in detail along with Criticisms: http://www.intelltheory.com/bellcurve.shtmlVideos on both sides (i.e. supporters and critics): A. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yClpuehBhC8&t=1365sB. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lsa_97KIlc&t=240sC. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3r0hqvPwvZMD. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KD6i5TkjSsE. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8wcSSLo9TIsF. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ClgfhQx6HhMG. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlN9plBx6HoH. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-wbIH6TLwgThoughts?
Is this Our Final Century?In 2004, Sir Martin Rees ( a highly respected Astronomer/Physicist--England's Astronomer's Royal) published a book titled "Our Final Hour: A Scientist's warning - How Terror, Error, and Environmental Disaster Threaten Humankind's Future in This Century — On Earth and Beyond". Link found here: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/185583.Our_Final_HourDescription of "Our Final Hour": "Bolstered by unassailable science and delivered in eloquent style, Our Final Hour's provocative argument that humanity has a mere 50/50 chance of surviving the next century has struck a chord with readers, reviewers, and opinion-makers everywhere. Rees's vision of our immediate future is both a work of stunning scientific originality and a humanistic clarion call on behalf of the future of life." -goodreads.comBook Reviews: A. https://www.theguardian.com/books/2003/jun/14/featuresreviews.guardianreview10B. https://www.universetoday.com/8694/book-review-our-final-hour-by-sir-martin-rees/C. https://reasonandmeaning.com/2014/04/08/a-review-of-martin-rees-our-final-hour/D. https://reasonandmeaning.com/2015/02/09/review-of-martin-rees-our-final-hour/Videos: A. https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=our+final+hour+rees+review&&view=detail&mid=F8BBFA7D6E4B179C6A3FF8BBFA7D6E4B179C6A3F&FORM=VRDGARB. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMSU6k5-WXg C. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hPbzfV1XGEWill we survive the 21st Century?
Below are a list of sources from various perspectives for one to look through at their own discretion:(A) https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=Physics+Arrow+of+Time&&view=detail&mid=F6B9D77EEA9F85280BA0F6B9D77EEA9F85280BA0&&FORM=VDRVRV(B) https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=Physics+Arrow+of+Time&&view=detail&mid=3DC29C79ECFAC00BEEBC3DC29C79ECFAC00BEEBC&&FORM=VDRVRV(C) https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=Physics+Arrow+of+Time&&view=detail&mid=F0BF313DC3C299354FAFF0BF313DC3C299354FAF&&FORM=VDRVRV(D) https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=Physics+Arrow+of+Time&&view=detail&mid=21F90882E44222D4726221F90882E44222D47262&&FORM=VDRVRV(E) https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=Physics+Arrow+of+Time&&view=detail&mid=097664B36856371E61AC097664B36856371E61AC&&FORM=VDRVRV(F) https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=Physics+Arrow+of+Time&&view=detail&mid=BE996D57965636C18CECBE996D57965636C18CEC&&FORM=VDRVRV(G) https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=Physics+Arrow+of+Time&&view=detail&mid=828938E059B0A7BAF26D828938E059B0A7BAF26D&&FORM=VDRVRV(H) https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=Physics+Arrow+of+Time&&view=detail&mid=62831E0BA0D857A07F6962831E0BA0D857A07F69&&FORM=VDRVRV(I) https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=Physics+Arrow+of+Time&&view=detail&mid=C4A428CC51C65B291A90C4A428CC51C65B291A90&&FORM=VDRVRV(J) https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=Physics+Arrow+of+Time&&view=detail&mid=503758ECE2B5F11B1D4D503758ECE2B5F11B1D4D&&FORM=VDRVRV(K) https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/time-thermo/(L) https://www.quora.com/What-is-the-arrow-of-time(M) https://www.scientificamerican.com/media/pdf/2008-05-21_1975-carroll-story.pdf(N) https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-cosmic-origins-of-times-arrow/(O) https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/physicists-and-philosophers-unite-to-study-time-s-arrow/(P) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYFLFemN4JU(Q) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJ9HqnuDZAc(R) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZyYqyYAKGC0(S) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vrqmMoI0wksThoughts?
Below are some sources on this issue from various perspectives to look through as one pleases:A. http://math.ucr.edu/home/baez/physics/Relativity/SpeedOfLight/FTL.htmlB. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DGpwkWhnWAIC. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IsEDigUHsOQD. https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=faster+than+speed+of+light+travel&view=detail&mid=BB3903C4B4B693874C99BB3903C4B4B693874C99&FORM=VIREE. https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=faster+than+speed+of+light+travel&&view=detail&mid=CB54C43E5E60882523A0CB54C43E5E60882523A0&&FORM=VDRVRVF. https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=faster+than+speed+of+light+travel&&view=detail&mid=4ABF3A17DADDA17410DF4ABF3A17DADDA17410DF&&FORM=VDRVRVG. https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=faster+than+speed+of+light+travel&&view=detail&mid=E03B9C6F85D27385F536E03B9C6F85D27385F536&&FORM=VDRVRVH. https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=faster+than+speed+of+light+travel+ray+kurzweil&&view=detail&mid=5B9ECCF839524FF53F9E5B9ECCF839524FF53F9E&&FORM=VDRVRVI. http://www.kurzweilai.net/is-faster-than-light-travel-possibleThoughts?
One of the oldest arguments in the history of psychology is the Nature vs Nurture debate. Each of these sides have good points that it's really hard to decide whether a person's development is predisposed in his DNA, or a majority of it is influenced by this life experiences and his environment.
See brief article and short video: 1. http://bigthink.com/paul-ratner/this-mind-bending-scale-predicts-the-power-of-advanced-civilizations2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RfqPySvoSk4Thoughts?
Stephen Hawking's proclaimed, "Philosophy is Dead". Is Hawking right or wrong? Thoughts?See these short articles:1. https://www.theguardian.com/science/2012/sep/09/science-philosophy-debate-julian-baggini-lawrence-krauss2. https://www.quora.com/How-are-philosophers-reacting-to-Stephen-Hawkings-proclamation-that-philosophy-is-dead3. http://bigthink.com/errors-we-live-by/why-are-scientists-philosophers-fighting-again
"Mary Shelley began writing Frankenstein when she was only eighteen. At once a Gothic thriller, a passionate romance, and a cautionary tale about the dangers of science, Frankenstein tells the story of committed science student Victor Frankenstein. Obsessed with discovering the cause of generation and life and bestowing animation upon lifeless matter, Frankenstein assembles a human being from stolen body parts but; upon bringing it to life, he recoils in horror at the creature's hideousness. Tormented by isolation and loneliness, the once-innocent creature turns to evil and unleashes a campaign of murderous revenge against his creator, Frankenstein.Frankenstein, an instant bestseller and an important ancestor of both the horror and science fiction genres, not only tells a terrifying story, but also raises profound, disturbing questions about the very nature of life and the place of humankind within the cosmos: What does it mean to be human? What responsibilities do we have to each other? How far can we go in tampering with Nature? In our age, filled with news of organ donation genetic engineering, and bio-terrorism, these questions are more relevant than ever" -Goodreads.com
"Imagine a world free of genetic diseases, where parents control their offspring’s height, eye color and intelligence. The science may be closer than you think. Genes interact in ways that we don’t fully understand and there could be unintended consequences, new diseases that result from our tinkering. But even if the science could be perfected, is it morally wrong? Would it lead to eugenics and a stratified society where only the rich enjoy the benefits of genetic enhancement? Or would the real injustice be depriving our children of every scientifically possible opportunity?" -IntelligenceSquaredus.org