"That's a good point, Eystein. Biofeedback-type technologies are improving at a dramatic rate, which is exemplified by your linked video (by the way, I want one!). There are even small games out that operate on simple…"
"I'm not a big fan of home schooling myself for many of the same reasons I listed with my social network discussion, and for a good number of others.
I guess the questions would be: 1) Is the social environment as school sufficient; and 2) with…"
"I agree that it is not destroying today's society, but rather is just part of the drift of how societies change and develop through time. However, there is some concern about the ability to be communicatively social through only the…"
"Point of clarity: Human's did not evolve from modern monkeys. Modern monkeys, apes, and humans evolved from a common ancestor that was neither modern monkey, ape, or human, yet still a primate. For example, you have the…"
"Chick-fil-A Inc. is indeed a private company (something I failed to acknowledge earlier), which means that it is owned and operated by the Cathy family. So, in this case, the actions of the family and the actions of the company (when using the…"
"Then it's the action of a collection of people, acting with their money. It still cannot be seen as the corporation itself.
That collection of people is the corporation. Not discriminating in their restaurants does not fully define the…"
"There has yet to be any proof that the donations to the anti-gay groups have stopped. The 2011 IRS forms have not yet been released. The CEO definitely owns many of the Chick-fil-A shares, but so do a lot of other people. When…"
"My earlier post seems to have been skipped over. I hope that it gets read, but I'll summarize and add a bit here. The donations were made by Chick-fil-A Inc. as a corporation; other donations were made by the foundner, S. Truett…"
"I'll make this quick and to the point. 1) The profits of a company belong to the share holders. The CEO most certainly owns a good number of those shares, but not all of them. 2) Chick-fil-a Inc. most certainly donated money…"
"With most of these cases, I would agree with you, but the one that really has me concerned is where a woman had city officals come round here house asking questions like "Do you Pray?" That's really unnessecarily intrusive. The state…"
"The main issue that Vertigo is bringing forth is the use of religious activities and groups being mentioned in the various laws. I am not a legal expert, but my understanding on why religion is explicitly mentioned in such laws…"
"Well said, Emil. The past century has operated on a 'energy sources will never run out' attitude, which has seeped its way into the basic ways that much of the developed world operate. The result has been a lot of waste, and…"
"Here's what I hope is going to be unfolding for our energy production and storage over the next decade(s). The first step is a better and more efficient form of energy production through liquid fluoride thorium reactors (LIFTRs), which…"
I'm a planetary scientist with a passion for science, knowledge, and wonder about how cool the universe really is. I suffer and benefit from being a self-described polymath with an ever rotating set of interests that always seem to focus on understanding how and why things are they way they are. My ambitions are to become a high school teacher after several years working as a planetary astronomer/astromineralogist where I am striving to put together a logical physical explanation for the processes involved with the formation of our and other Solar Systems
Favorite Books, Movies, Music, and more
Books ('Top ones that pop into my head without pause): Narcissus and Goldmund, Demain, and Siddhartha all by Hermann Hesse; Surely You're Joking Mr. Feynman by Richard Feynman; Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card; The Harry Potter Septology by J.K. Rowling; Emergence by Stephan Johnson...
Music: Avett Brothers, The Civil Wars, Lost in the Trees, Feist, Of Monsters and Men, Led Zeppelin, Dawes, Middle Brother, Talking Heads, and many more
What's your favorite thing to put on your head?
If you could do your happy dance with anyone who would it be with?
Either a 'Whacky Inflatable Arms Man' or a serious dance off with Seinfeld's Elaine Benes