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pro-system vs. pro-nature

I bet some of you guys might have read the Unabomber's Manifesto. (Well, it's availible on the web. just google it.)
I tried to read it several times but I just secceded to read it from cover to cover only yesterday(I had tons of other things to read before). His insight is good(if not excellent) about the current human situation(you can relate it to the "Society is Matrix" kind of discussion). I'm not optimistic about ...
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What is Pain?

If you think aobut it, what is pain? Physical pain of course. The thing you feel when you get burned or something. This could lead to what physical feelings are...
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Balance of Energy

I've been thinking alot lately about good and bad events in ones life. Some idea that came to me was if for every good event in ones life, there will be a bad event of equal magnitude eventually and vise versa. For example, the unfortunate 9/11 attacks struck tragedy into the lives of many Americans. However for some, the war in Iraq was extremely pleasing. I say this because I am happy Iraq was liberated. ...
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A Simple Math Problem. (Relatively Speaking)

My Latin teacher is a retired nuclear physicist. He is a very smart guy. Sometimes, he shows us things called ABL (anything but latin) like math or logic. Its a fun class. Anyway, there is one geometry problem he gave us that has been bugging me as well as Apotheosis.

Look at this diagram on this link.
http://www.geocities.com/threewood14/

Prove That The Triangle is Isoceles. Be careful no to assume ...
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Art and Technique

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In an online visual art community, people were rating each other's artwork. One person wrote:
3/10 if you worked from a photo, 9/10 if you actually drew it.

II
In a different community, a fellow posted some of his photographs and took pains to insist:
The mist and lighting effects were created by just me, the camera, and stuff in the room - no Photoshop involved!

III
When I started off with one of ...
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We Know Just About Nothing Again!

Over the past month, I had a thread going called Proof That We know Just About Nothing. I claimed that since anything was possible, no one could certainly know something (a fact). For example, my famous monkey living in the center of the earth controlling gravity. No one can know for certain that a monkey does not live in the earth controlling gravity no matter how hard they try and think. But recent posts have ...
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A solution to the Expansion of the Universe?

According to Einstein's theory of general relativity, gravity bends or warps space-time. this is because the gravitons, or gravity waves, contain no mass and therefore exert their force over large distances with infinite speed. in other words, light from a star that passes by a large body, like our sun, could appear in a place that it is not. the gravity from the sun would bend space time so that even though light may seem ...
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I think therefore I am.

Hello everyone! I am new to these forums, and this is my very first thread! It is very nice to be here. Anyway, I created this thread to address a certain topic. I would like to discuss the topic of existence and the quote that is the title of this thread. René Descartes said the following: I think therefore I am. How many of you people agree with this statement? I, for one, think this ...
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Proof That We Know Almost Nothing...

How do you prove something? Well that's the thing; you cannot prove something. First off lets start with something we all think is true. For example, we are all under the effects of gravity from the earth. Okay, this theory seems very wild at first, but take a while to think this over...Some people might get it and others may not. Back to example...tell me how you know that there really isn't a monkey sitting ...
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Logic and Infinity

Hello everyone, I hope that you accept me as a new member of this wonderful forum. I also hope that you accept my broken English :oops: because it is not my mother tongue.

A few days ago I came across a logical argument which attempted to disprove infinity. It goes like this:

1) We cannot imagine two objects that are infinite in size to be anything but ...
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