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Florida schoolgirl charged with felonies for science experiment

Started by Neal. Last reply by Chris on Tuesday. 3 Replies

No science for you woman! Photo: FreeLearningLife - FlickrWednesday, May 1, 2013 -…Continue

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Mandating Scientific Discovery Never Works But politicians can’t seem to grasp that.

Started by Neal. Last reply by Chris Aug 31. 4 Replies

GOP decides that research should be legislated. Usual nonsense.By Lawrence Krauss|Posted Friday, June 21, 2013, at 7:30 AM…Continue

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Science Bits, News, Videos

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Tully Monster

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Solving the mystery of the Tully MonsterPosted: 16 Mar 2016 12:13 PM PDTThe Tully…Continue

Super weeds in the US

Started by Davy. Last reply by Chris Aug 18, 2014. 1 Reply

New York (AFP) - The United States is facing an epidemic of herbicide-resistant "superweeds" that some activists and researchers are blaming on GMO's, an accusation rejected by industry giants.According to a recent study, the situation is such that…Continue

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The Denisova genome

Started by Adriana. Last reply by doone Dec 5, 2013. 6 Replies

Remember the 40,000 year-old Denisova finger bone that yielded sufficient DNA to…Continue

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Platypus Godzilla.

Started by Davy. Last reply by Davy Nov 20, 2013. 5 Replies

And you thought the platypus was a nice, cuddly little monotreme. You would not have thought so 5 to 15 million years ago. Palaeontologists have uncovered the fossil of a platypus that looks as though it is on steroids.  The platypus dub the…Continue

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Aussie algae fuel green oil hope

Started by Davy Oct 20, 2013. 0 Replies

Aussie algae fuel green oil hopeDespite the claims of some, commercially viable fuels from algae have not yet been developed. But newly trialled native algae species provide real hope, a Queensland scientist has found.Dr Evan Stephens and the team…Continue

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Mystery moss rediscovered

Started by Davy. Last reply by Davy Oct 20, 2013. 2 Replies

News from James Cook University. Mystery moss rediscoveredA botanical puzzle more than 150 years old could soon be solved, thanks to a discovery by a second-year botany student in Queensland’s far north.James Cook University student Megan Grixti…Continue

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Ancient DNA Found Hidden Below Sea Floor

Started by Adriana May 11, 2013. 0 Replies

The deep sea floor (5,000 meters below the surface) is the world's repository of most ancient DNA so far. DNA has just been found of 32,000 year old unicellular organisms, belong to radiolarians and foraminifera to fish out DNA from those groups.…Continue

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Comment by Chris on September 18, 2016 at 9:12pm

It should be easy to wake up dead one morning..
Sorry for the disparity.
Chrinic pain can only go so long.

Please forgime my sarcasm.

I think that some of the terrible medicine the doctors have me on are jerking my chain.

I appologize for being such a grouch lately.

Comment by Chris on September 18, 2016 at 7:38pm

What is 'The Singularity?"

Some, such as Hawkings don't think there was time before 'time/the singularity.'
(I know I'm getting this wrong)

The Universe is infinate, time is eternal.

I read and hear that some think that once the earth becomes polluted enough that there will be a second comming to take the 'bejubers to Jones Town.

On a human landscape many are unable to concieve of it, which is okay.

Living in the moment doesn't allow some humans to look outside, what used to be called the box and now should be called the beautiful marble in which we live.

Comment by Chris on September 18, 2016 at 7:29pm

Unfortunatly many contribute the unknown to gawd.
It should be okay to admit that there are some things we haven't figured out yet.

Comment by Stephen on September 18, 2016 at 7:20pm

If the Universe didn't have a beginning than we don't need a gawd to start things off.

Comment by Mrs.B on September 18, 2016 at 4:05pm

I seem to recall hearing this somewhere...........

Comment by Stephen on September 18, 2016 at 4:00pm

Physicists just showed that the Big Bang might have been a 'Big Bounce'

Comment by Chris on September 7, 2016 at 11:05pm

Which Professions Have the Most Psychopaths? The Fewest?

CEO is the profession with the most psychopaths.

But first off, psychopath doesn’t just mean someone who cuts you up with a chainsaw — though the majority of people who do things like that are psychopaths. What’s the definition?

Psychopathy is a personality disorder that has been variously described as characterized by shallow emotions (in particular reduced fear), stress tolerance, lacking empathy, coldheartedness, lacking guilt, egocentricity, superficial character, manipulativeness, irresponsibility, impulsivity and antisocial behaviors such as parasitic lifestyle and criminality.

So which professions (other than axe murderer) have the most psychopaths? What about the least?

Via The Wisdom of Psychopaths: What Saints, Spies, and Serial Killers C...:

psychopath

And the next thing that comes to mind is: Why?

Most of the professions on the right require human connection, dealing with feelings and most of them don’t offer much power. Psychopaths, by their very nature, would not be drawn to or very good at these things.

On the other hand, most of the roles on the left do offer power and many require an ability to make objective, clinical decisions divorced from feelings. Psychopaths would be drawn to these roles and thrive there.

That said…

Chef? Really? I guess it pays to tread lightly around anyone who has a set of knives bearing their initials.

Comment by Stephen on September 7, 2016 at 11:29am

Sam Harris: Religions Are Failed Sciences  

Comment by Stephen on September 7, 2016 at 11:26am

Are You a Psychopath? Take the Test.

Comment by Stephen on September 4, 2016 at 10:25pm

Sean Carroll  

 
 
 

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