An interactive flight through attractor orbits generated using Barry Martin's Hopalong formula.
Philosophy is a fascinating branch of wisdom. However these esoteric ideas are sometimes difficult to translate into practical application. What are all of those thoughts, suppositions and theories actually good for? How can an understanding of philo...
So, all the non-reasoning commentors will say: "but the force was real so Han was wrong". Han was right to be skeptical about the force and would have been wrong to have accepted its existence on Obi Wan's argument from personal credulity. Once it ...
Well, certainly in my mind. Researching this showed me that, despite my inevitable journalistic lean to the ‘left', I am actually a bit more ‘right' than I suspected.
Many Lifehacker readers are already Google Search ninjas (even knowing obscure Google search tricks), but a recent study found that 3 out of 4 students don't search Google efficiently, and you probably know other people who could use some Googling he...
An interactive introduction for everyone to Chaos Physics and Chaotic Motion in Classical and Quantum Mechanics
Hey, thanks, Xerxes? For everything?
Over 50 years after saving 669 kids from Nazi death camps, Sir Nicholas Winton gets a tearful surprise on TV. Everyone in the audience was one of those children he saved, all grown up.
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For teachers hoping to infuse multimedia into their classrooms, YouTube makes for an excellent starting point.
is an concerned mainly with not giving a . This is not a joke; it's as serious an endeavor as anything else.
Another bad chart, this time from MoveOn.org: The most obvious problem with this chart, as correctly identified by Neven Mrgan, is that it doesn't provide a visual correlation between the population...
The is a list that gave to his grandson , written on a piece of paper, on their final day together, shortly before his assassination. The seven blunders are:
A. Fallacies of Distraction
Today and tomorrow, the Supreme Court of the United States will here on Prop 8 and DOMA. Basically, they have the opportunity to say that the government has no business dictating what can and can't...
The (: , , " worm") is a creature reported to exist in the . It is generally considered a : an animal whose sightings and reports are disputed or unconfirmed.
Source: Maslow, , 1967, pp. 281-284
He mad. Watch the video and let me know what you think. This was taken yesterday (10/25/11). This is one of the freshmen chemistry professors.
This is a list of some of the major . Clearly, unsolved philosophical problems exist in the lay sense (e.g. "", "", "", etc.). However, philosophers generally accord serious philosophical problems specific names or questions, which indicate a particu...
What is the difference between socialism and communism?
Compiled by Richard Anthony
A tribute to Wojtek the "soldier bear" and his heroic career with the Polish Army during World War II.
: One of the most notorious villains in history, Attila's army had conquered all of Asia by 450 AD-from Mongolia to the edge of the Russian Empire-by destroying villages and pillaging the countryside.: He got a nosebleed on his wedding night. In 453 ...
An idler's miscellany of compendious amusements
(1930-) was the pilot of Apollo 14 and the sixth man to walk on the moon in 1971. On his journey back into Earth orbit, Mitchell had a profound outer-body experience where he says he became aware of a universal consciousness. Since then he has immers...
Lateral thinking Brain Teasers that are stranger than fiction.
At the age of 90 and married 62 years, these two did something at the clinic that day that put a smile on everyone's face. This is great :)
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Chaos Theory for Beginners; Abarim Publications' fun-filled introduction into the wonderful world of Chaos Theory.
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No written work will ever boast a pure linguistic track record, but that doesn't mean students shouldn't try their best to pump out the most clear, concise papers possible.
How would you spend $5.8 Billion? Americans often discuss the high cost of campaigns. Learn how this money could have been spent, and then create and share your own way of spending it.
But now I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had an underlying truth.
A look at how introverts are different from extroverts and often misunderstood. Suggests what introverts can do to maximize the effectiveness of counseling.
It is ironic that if terrorists really wanted to kill Americans and damage our country, they could hardly come up with a better weapon than our current health care system.
[Photo by Teon Harasymiv] People love to give each other advice. The web is full to bursting with all types of pseudo-psychological advice about life. The problem is, how much of this is based on real scientific evidence? Well, here
"My college is smarter than your college!" While I can't recall ever hearing this taunt, now might be that time with a new list from Lumosity that measures colleges by students' cognitive perf...
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This map shows Legal Systems around the World. Civil law systems have drawn their inspiration largely from the Roman law heritage and which, by giving precedence to written law, have resolutely opted for a systematic codification of their general law...
Fish food for thought. Check out more of my gallimaufry here: michaelgates.blogspot.com
'Growth of a Nation' is a ten minute animated movie of American history from 1789.
It puts the rest of the world to shame.
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The thinking behind this song is way more complex than I realized.
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Complete online version of Stephen Wolfram's 'A New Kind of Science' book
- The following three illustrations are from 's "Philosophy for Beginners", with illustrations by Ralph Edney (ISBN 0-86316-157-x).
- March, 2003 -