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Monoceros - the unicorn

yaayimaunicorn The constellation Monoceros was invented to fill in a big gap in the winter sky. The ancient star watchers don't seem to have been overly concerned about the sky in a cartographical sense, so they recognized Orion and Hydra and associated them with mythical stories, but…
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Added by Brad Snowder on February 18, 2017 at 5:45pm — No Comments

New wave of terrorism

On 13 February a suicide bombers attacked in Lahore 15 people died & many injured DIG traffic Captain Mobeen & SSP operations Mr ZM Gondal were also the victim of Lahore Blast. yesterday 6 people died in two suicide attacks in Peshawar Pakistan. …

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Added by Noon Alif on February 16, 2017 at 9:54am — 2 Comments

American Politic

Why is America in near constant war?

There is more than one reason.

We like to swagger. We like to sway. It lets us feel the clothes, lets us feel the groove, let us show off a bit. We know we can’t always swagger, but we do it where possible.

The government is run by humans and thus their personal bias bleeds into policy and it makes us sway. When we come to our senses and put in some…

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Added by Andrew Brown on February 14, 2017 at 11:08am — 2 Comments

The Problem of Language

As humans, we are drawn together and then we notice we must be apart.

Language bridges the ideas stuck inside two minds. Communication is the difference between a human and society. We must have communication to have what we have. We must never forget the flaws inherent in attempting to communicate with another mind.

We feel communication is fairly simple as we do it on a near constant basis, everyday for multiple hours. It is easy and comes naturally. Remember that time you…

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Added by Andrew Brown on February 12, 2017 at 10:55am — 6 Comments

Musca - the fly

guitarfly The southern constellation of Musca represents a lowly fly. When Johann Bayer added it to his maps he called it "The Bee" and folks liked that name for a couple of hundred years. But then some map maker called it The Fly except there was already a fly up north which was part of…
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Added by Brad Snowder on February 11, 2017 at 8:49pm — 1 Comment

What is Strength?

Let me tell you a story.

A youth, full of exuberance and vitality, comes across a bully. The bully forces the youth into situations which cause anger and resentment.

The youth, unable to best the bully, recedes and contracts inward. Afraid of the bully, decisions are made, paths taken.

The youth reads and tries to understand the bully, but is unable. The youth knows the bully is strong and the youth is not. What does he do?

The youth witnesses Boxing. Two strong…

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Added by Andrew Brown on February 11, 2017 at 12:13pm — 4 Comments

The Spiral Theory

I need to show this to my atheist brothers before I start attempting this on theists.

Please berate me as much as possible. All I ask is you try to disprove my claim. I know the burden of proof is on the claimant, but as we understand logical absolutes, there is a point where only a disproof will do.

Existence is. The Statement.

It is 1. And it is not 1. At the same time. And 0 is the end?

Existence is. This is the logic chain.

First, the…

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Added by Andrew Brown on February 11, 2017 at 5:10am — 10 Comments

The Importance of Conversation

Nearly everyday, I walk into my local Starbucks and order my morning coffee. On a particularly rainy day at 7:30am, I hear a woman, Clara, say to a fellow coffee drinker as they exit the store, "Watch your shoe laces!" The woman’s boot laces are untied and dragging. As Clara is speaking aloud, I reply with a minor comedic comment. She excites and begins conversing with me about multiple topics starting with work, age and experience, 2016 Presidential Election, our in born…

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Added by Andrew Brown on February 7, 2017 at 1:49pm — 13 Comments

Norma - the carpenter's square

square Norma is a southern constellation and the name refers to the thingy a carpenter uses to make stuff look normal. It's a good example of how the name for a group of stars can rapidly evolve. It was first named by a French guy, Nicolas Louis de Lacaille, who called it "l’Equerre et…
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Added by Brad Snowder on February 4, 2017 at 3:31pm — No Comments

The Return of Pakistani Social media Activists

Pakistani social media activists who were abducted between 4 to 7 January by intelligence agencies in Pakistan have been released on 28 January.



As i got the news i contacted my fellows & asked about the situation. After their abduction there was a huge blasphemy campaign against them on main stream media & social media. So as they were released they were kept in safe places which was arranged by their friends & families.



They were beaten badly for having… Continue

Added by Noon Alif on February 2, 2017 at 6:26pm — 7 Comments

The importance of a critical press

I am a strong supporter of an independent and critical press, and happy that we once again have one after nearly a decade. Hopefully it will now learn self criticism. 

Added by Arcus on February 2, 2017 at 2:08pm — 4 Comments

Self Improvement

The most fundamental, common concept for everything in existence is Self Improvement.

Everything within existence must maintain a minimum stability, must focus on self improvement every moment as the first goal of everything in existence is to continue existence. Existence ends when the minimum stability is lost.

Added by Andrew Brown on January 31, 2017 at 3:44pm — 26 Comments

LOGIC CHAIN - Axiomatic Style

Please critique any Logic Chain. I am attempting to allow another person to understand why I come to a conclusion. This is the beginning of me trying to understand ideal communication.

Axiomatic Style - Every statement must be true and link with each other to form the Logic Chain.

 

The Quantum Soup must improve its own existence to become an Atom.

The Atom must improve to become…

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Added by Andrew Brown on January 31, 2017 at 2:28pm — 11 Comments

What is Enlightenment?

I see ‘enlightenment’ as understanding all things in existence are kin. We all have the same basis for existing and owe all of our consciousness to the massive, complicated, mash up of evolved forms from atoms to chemicals to cells to organs which create a path for our entire body to work together. Quantum soup creates atomic building blocks which create atoms which create molecules which create DNA which instructs…

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Added by Andrew Brown on January 31, 2017 at 12:27pm — 10 Comments

Understanding Existence through Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

By Andrew Brown; AndrewBrownDD@gmail.com

BIG SPOILER ALERT. TO EXPLAIN EXISTENCE WITH PROPER CONTEXT, I AM FORCED TO REVEAL MANY DETAILS OF THE ROGUE ONE STORY AND THE STAR WARS UNIVERSE.

I…

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Added by Andrew Brown on January 31, 2017 at 11:00am — No Comments

Octans - the octant

octant The southernmost constellation in the whole sky, Octans, is named after a celestial navigation instrument called an octant, which is better than a quadrant, but not as good as a sextant, and no where as good as GPS. Isaac Newton invented the…
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Added by Brad Snowder on January 29, 2017 at 10:10am — 1 Comment

Ophiuchus - the serpent bearer

You gotta be crazy, taking on a big bruiser like him. The constellation of Ophiuchus represents a big guy who figured out how to kill snakes and then bring them back to life. He figured if it worked on snakes it should work on humans too. The gods killed him of course, because…
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Added by Brad Snowder on January 21, 2017 at 6:29pm — 5 Comments

How does religion (fundamentalism) affect empathy?

So I have not given this a lot of thought nor have i often encountered it in books or conversation. The knee jerk answer is (especially for theists who equate religion with morality and good character) that it enhances empathy.

My guess is that in general the greater the degree of fundamentalism the greater the degree of reduction in empathy. What say you?

Added by Jake LaFort on January 18, 2017 at 12:56am — 21 Comments

Orion - the hunter

orioneer After the Big Dipper, Orion is easily the most known and the most pointed out constellation by the people who recognize at least some of them. There is the obvious belt, although Orion lived BP (Before Pants) so he wears a short skirt, or kilt or such, and below that hangs his…
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Added by Brad Snowder on January 14, 2017 at 12:49pm — No Comments

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The numbers of missing persons are increasing day by day in Pakistan .…

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Added by Noon Alif on January 10, 2017 at 10:11am — 10 Comments

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Monoceros - the unicorn

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New wave of terrorism

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