12 JUN 2014 by mxplx

 Everything that is possible demands to exist.

Folksonomies: philosophy
Folksonomies: philosophy

no matter what the odds are at one point in spacetime probability materialize

16 MAR 2014 by mxplx


Folksonomies: consciousness freewill
Folksonomies: consciousness freewill

a field that exist in it’s own parallel realm of existence outside reality so can’t be seen - substance dualism

consciousness and it’s states are functions the brain performs - functionalism

a physical property of matter like electromagnetism , just not one we know about -property dualism

all matter has a psychic part , consciousness is just the psychic part of brain -pan psychism

mental states are physical events that we can see in brain scans -identity theory

a sensation that grows inevitably out of complicated mental states - emergent dualism

literally just behaviour ,when we behave in certain way we appear conscious -behaviourism

an accidental side effect of complex physical processes in brain -epiphenomenalism

quantum physics over classical physics can better explain it -quantum consciousness

the sensation of your most significant thoughts being highlighted - cognivitism

consciousness is higher order of thoughts ,thought about other thoughts - higher order theory

a continuous stream of ever recurring phenomena ,pinched like eddies into isolated minds -buddhism

10 OCT 2013 by mxplx

 Reflective equilibrium

No moral position is universal and that each society makes its own moral rules unfettered, so that even acts we would view as unequivocally immoral could be morally unobjectionable in some other culture. kayan people in vietnam put rings around their neck   general conformity to values, especially if it is cited in mainstream media as opposed to those who thought independently

Reflective equilibrium is a state of balance or coherence among a set of beliefs arrived at by a process of deliberative mutual adjustment among general principles and particular judgments

28 SEP 2013 by mxplx

 Peer Pressure Proof

People who don't have a cohesive sense of self will feel the need to conform and will easily succumb to peer pressure
Folksonomies: hiddenbias
Folksonomies: hiddenbias

People want to be liked. They want to fit in. They don’t want to disappoint or lose their friends. Feeling peer pressure, whether it’s spoken or not, is normal. The idea that “everybody is doing it” sometimes causes people to leave their better judgment behind.


04 AUG 2013 by mxplx

 The World is Perfect

Folksonomies: perception
Folksonomies: perception

A Zen monk in a Japanese temple draws beautiful lines in the sand and makes a wonderful pattern. He then draws a line in the pattern, in his mind disfiguring the pattern, the reasoning behind this is his view is that nothing is perfect in this world.

 What is perfect? That is a misconstrued concept, the world is as it should be, otherwise it would not be so. Everything around us follows the basic laws of the universe, cause and effect. Things are as they should be. That there are brutal dictatorships around the world is a result of cause and effect, it is how things should be, or they would not be like that, is that not perfect? Sure we can try and change the world and make it more just and fair, if we succeed, that is how things should be, if we fail that is how things should be, but as a human one must try ,a human being is born with the ability to act,  take action and change it, if you succeed, then you have taken the action that leads to change, that is as how the world should be, is that not a perfect world?, following the laws of the universe of cause and effect. As a human take action to destroy what you do not like, but do not say it is not perfect. The world follows the laws of cause and effect perfectly, it is a perfect world.


That blacks are downtrodden does not make the world imperfect, it is a result of cause and effect, and as humans they must take action and cause things to change for the better. Without action things will remain perfectly bad for black people. Perfectly bad is still perfect.


14 JUL 2013 by mxplx

 hair is an extension of nervous system

Folksonomies: long_hair conventions
Folksonomies: long_hair conventions

why is hair so rapidly replaced, after cut out ?and why is it so difficult to keep from growing ?hair is more important than we realise

Each part of the body has highly sensitive work to perform for the survival and well being of the body as a whole.The body has a reason for every part of itself

21 JUN 2013 by mxplx

 I am my connectome


We know that each of us is unique, but science has struggled to pinpoint where, precisely, our uniqueness resides. Is it in our genes? The structure of our brains? Our genome may determine our eye color and even aspects of our personality. But our friendships, failures, and passions also shape who we are. The question is: how? Sebastian Seung, a dynamic professor at MIT, is on a quest to discover the biological basis of identity. He believes it lies in the pattern of connections between the brain’s neurons, which change slowly over time as we learn and grow. The connectome, as it’s called, is where our genetic inheritance intersects with our life experience. It’s where nature meets nurture. Seung introduces us to the dedicated researchers who are mapping the brain’s connections, neuron by neuron, synapse by synapse. It is a monumental undertaking—the scientific equivalent of climbing Mount Everest—but if they succeed, it could reveal the basis of personality, intelligence, memory, and perhaps even mental disorders. Many scientists speculate that people with anorexia, autism, and schizophrenia are "wired differently," but nobody knows for sure. The brain’s wiring has never been clearly seen. In sparklingly clear prose, Seung reveals the amazing technological advances that will soon help us map connectomes. He also examines the evidence that these maps will someday allow humans to "upload" their minds into computers, achieving a kind of immortality. Connectome is a mind-bending adventure story, told with great passion and authority. It presents a daring scientific and technological vision for at last understanding what makes us who we are. Welcome to the future of neuroscience

19 JUN 2013 by mxplx

 The answer lies in the cancer

Most cancers are the result of "immortal" cells that have ways of evading this programmed destruction of telomere. Cancer cells use every trick in the book to gain immortality. One of their cleverer maneuvers is to keep the little caps, called telomeres, at the end of their chromosomes long. As a normal cell divides, its telomeres gradually erode, eventually becoming so short and dysfunctional that the cell is marked for death. As harsh as this may sound, it's exactly what should happen; elim...
Folksonomies: immortality
Folksonomies: immortality

Man has always longed to live forever. He has continually pushed the frontiers of science in his attempt to reach this goal.Immortality is the ultimate quest for redemption in humanity. Its universal application transcends time, space, and culture appearing in stories from the Epic of Gilgamesh composed some 4000 plus years ago, to novels of the twenty first century

If you are in good health,you can live to 120 years but not much longer,because at age 120 you reach the hayflick limit -maximum times a cell can divide and make new cells.

Telomere, which protects the end of the chromosome from deterioration, is thought to be the "clock of aging" contained within the human body. Many scientists believe that the limit on lifespan and decline in health is imposed by the gradual shortening of our telomeres that occurs with every cell division. It has been repeatedly demonstrated that a human cell that does not undergo telomere shortening will divide indefinitely and is, by all available measurements, immortal.

Now researchers have discovered the first compound that activates telomerase – an enzyme that lengthens telomeres – in the human body, potentially opening the door to arresting or even reversing the aging process. Human cells can keep living and dividing indefinitely when telomerase is continually present; i.e. the cells become immortal

A natural product derived nutraceutical known as TA-65, was shown to lengthen the shortest telomeres in humans, potentially extending human lifespan and healthspan. Telomerase activation is thought to be a keystone of future regenerative medicine and a necessary condition for clinical immortality. Although TA-65 is probably too weak to completely arrest the aging process, it is the first telomerase activator recognized as safe for human use.

13 JUN 2013 by mxplx

 Cheetah's acceleration, not speed,key to their success

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2013-06-cheetah-power-key-success.html#jCp
Folksonomies: success strategy
Folksonomies: success strategy

latest issue of Nature, highlighted that the hunting success of the cheetahs is attributed to acceleration and ability to change direction very rapidly.

power to rapidly accelerate—not just speed alone—is the key to the cheetah's hunting success, said study lead author, Alan Wilson. He's professor of locomotive biomechanics at the Royal Veterinary College at the University of London.

01 JUN 2013 by mxplx

 problem is not technology but your lack of will to adapt

The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0970416/quotes
Folksonomies: immortality prescience
Folksonomies: immortality prescience

Prof.Barnhardt: There must be alternatives. You must have some technology that could solve our problem.

Klaatu: Your problem is not technology. The problem is you. You lack the will to change.

Prof. Barnhardt: Then help us change.

Klaatu: I cannot change your nature. You treat the world as you treat each other.

Prof.Barnhardt: But every civilization reaches a crisis point eventually.

Klaatu: Most of them don't make it.

Prof. Barnhardt: Yours did. How?

Klaatu: Our sun was dying. We had to evolve in order to survive.

Prof.Barnhardt: So it was only when your world was threated with destruction that you became what you are now.

Klaatu: Yes.

Prof.Barnhardt: Well that's where we are. You say we're on the brink of destruction and you're right. But it's only on the brink that people find the will to change. Only at the precipice do we evolve. This is our moment. Don't take it from us, we are close to an answer.