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^ My thoughts exactly!

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Man the discoveries they make everyday are driving me nuts, having a hard time to follow. Hahaha

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I love basking in the wonders of these every-day scientific discoveries. Though I agree that it can be overwhelming at times. For me, it's an issue of 1) Time and 2) Energy. Luckily, I've recently learned to manage my time more effectively (somewhat -- which also means I'll probably be posting here more often that I usually do). Now working on problem #2. I suppose a healthy sleep schedule would be best, but man, that sucks! tongue

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But then there's scientism which claims all discoveries have already been made.  The magazine SKEPTICAL INQUIRER practices this philosophy which to make it even more ironic cancels out both words in it's title.

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Not eactly an article from "Skeptical Inquirer", but from "Skeptic"; an interview with the director, writer, and executive producer of the all new COSMOS (debuts this March 9th), as well as wife of the late, great, Carl Sagan, the brilliant and lovely Ann Druyan: http://www.skeptic.com/eskeptic/14-03-05/#feature

Such a great interview. Still cannot wait for next week's debut of COSMOS! big_smile

Also, "NASA's Going to Try Lasso an Asteroid Before Congress Can Stop It":
http://motherboard.vice.com/en_uk/read/ … an-stop-it

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A photo from Herschel Space Telescope. EVERY speck of light in this photo, is an entire galaxy.

http://i1261.photobucket.com/albums/ii597/creaturekillswell/A1_zps42a4888b.jpg

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Ahhh yes, COSMOS man, just CAN'T WAIT!!!

Regular sleep hours??? What's that??? lol

Sublime pict from Herschel. I love this dude. Well I love all of them Telescopes really. Really wondering what Voyager will find out of the Milky Way.

http://voyager.jpl.nasa.gov/spacecraft/goldenrec.html

This pict looks like the Death Star. big_smile

http://voyager.jpl.nasa.gov/spacecraft/images/golden_record_cover.gif

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7 Science films

That money making one is nice. But so are the others. smile

http://blog.nfb.ca/2014/03/03/7-science-films/

http://blog.nfb.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/cosmic-zoom.jpg

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^ I didn't watch each of the films in full, but man, some of those were pretty srange/trippy! I like.
And you've gotta have love for THE Golden Record...really wish I had a copy of it in my record collection, in fact.

I'll also share a throw-back science video. Bill Nye the Science Guy on the Brain!: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qr_5U-BeNIM

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^^^
Ŷeah indeed. The National Film Organisation from here in Canada have always cool shit. And boy what a great one that Nye one. Thanks. smile

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^ No probs, Sir. I see you posted his episode on Pseduoscience on your FB. Now that I've gotta watch!

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^^^
Sweet one too. Like ALL of them.

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Habitable Worlds

http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap140303.html

http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/image/1403/HabitableWorlds03_phl_1920.jpg

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Did That Just Happen? How Your Brain Alters Mental Timelines

http://www.livescience.com/43920-how-br … lines.html

http://www.livescience.com/images/i/000/058/387/original/8zwpn64q-1382416084.jpg?1382572130

Nice. Very, very... smile

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^ Interesting read, indeed. I, too, have been wondering how the brain stores its memories (and where exactly, it stores them). I try not to speak of my vices on public forums too much, but I remember getting really high once, and tripping out because I experienced a hallucination in which I saw before me spinning Green/yellow circles aligned in a particular pattern. When I saw this, I thought that it was some sort of symbol dealing with my childhood; a mix between the sensory experience of physical objects as well as once-felt feelings as a child. This symbol, I thought, was some form of "memory consolidation" created somewhere in my brain. So, from then on, I've always thought that multiple memories are consolidated together and then stored in the brain in a very peculiar way...and I believe they can be experienced again via the introduction of certain chemicals into the body, or deep meditation, or even in deep REM sleep.
Or, alternatively, I was just really high. lol

Here's a NatGeo article, "Prehistoric Time Line": http://science.nationalgeographic.com/s … time-line/

I'll be using this timeline as a sort of basis for further studies. I'm trying to increase my knowledge of each significant era in which chemical/biological developments took place on the planet.

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Man, Neil deGrasse Tyson is everywhere, and trending on Facebook and other sites, too. Gotta love it.

He just recently gave a very interesting interview with a Huffington Post's Science journalist: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/0 … 90408.html

COSMOS is on tomorrow night! WOOT!!

Edit: Thought this was a nice summary piece, "Why we need to go to Europa": http://www.fromquarkstoquasars.com/why- … to-europa/

http://i1261.photobucket.com/albums/ii597/creaturekillswell/Europa_zps96e31382.jpg

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Yeah the brain is such a freaking weird engine. But I strongly believe that some parts of our brain start opening/working when High and never do sober. But hey, wouldn't know, what does sober mean??? lol

Very cool DeGrasse once more. Dude passionates me. And yeah, let's all go have a trip on Europa, I'll be onboard in the front seats. That Moon I've always loved. She's next to our gargantuous biggy Jupiter and her spot that I love. The big eye far there watching us once in a while, yeah, orbit and rotation. We should use more stuff from all these Moon in our System, H3LL, there's a whole damn bunch of them... There's probably a ton of things that'd be useful maybe not now but in the future. Ahhh, dreams. lol

Looking at the sky does that. Makes me dream...

Ah screw that Internet, I'm out with the telescope damnit. Hahaha big_smile

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Very cool Carbon Cycle game here: http://www.windows2universe.org/earth/c … cycle.html

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kXnPunk wrote:

Yeah the brain is such a freaking weird engine. But I strongly believe that some parts of our brain start opening/working when High and never do sober. But hey, wouldn't know, what does sober mean??? lol

Very cool DeGrasse once more. Dude passionates me. And yeah, let's all go have a trip on Europa, I'll be onboard in the front seats. That Moon I've always loved. She's next to our gargantuous biggy Jupiter and her spot that I love. The big eye far there watching us once in a while, yeah, orbit and rotation. We should use more stuff from all these Moon in our System, H3LL, there's a whole damn bunch of them... There's probably a ton of things that'd be useful maybe not now but in the future. Ahhh, dreams. lol

Looking at the sky does that. Makes me dream...

Ah screw that Internet, I'm out with the telescope damnit. Hahaha big_smile

I think there is plenty of validity in the claim that different areas of our brains are activated while under the influence of a psychedelic substance. Or perhaps the very same areas that we use in normal, everyday activities are activated, but only in a much higher intensification due to whatever effect the particular substance we're using has on our neuro-chemistry. I'd like to see an experiment tracking what goes on in the brain of a healthy, high subject using an fMRI machine. Create interval scans during the entire trip...every 20 minutes or something. That'd be neat.

Oh, and I love dreaming about exoplanets and other interstellar material. So many worlds to dream of, discover, and explore throughout this vast space. big_smile

That Carbon Cycle Game was pretty cool. I might have to show that to one of my younger siblings. You know what's also really cool?

COSMOS. It's actually going to fucking be on....SOON!!!!!!!!! big_smile big_smile big_smile
I'm not sure if it's on at 8 or 9 pm here, but I'm debating with my mom over the TV. She wants to watch The Walking Dead, and I want to watch COSMOS. Either way, COSMOS will in the very least be recorded. Can't wait to see it tonight!

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Yeah too bad it doesn't show on any of the channels I curently have now. Man, I had Fox last month, they could've kept it on another month just for that, bastards. lol

Anyways, I'll download it the next few days that's for sure. big_smile

And yes, that's what I think of our brains on drugs too and it'd be great indeed to do a MR experience. smile

Ahhh man, last night was so beautiful looking at my shiny friends, a clear night without any clouds, beautiful. My Telescope is a bad one but surprising still what I can see with it. Enjoyed and boy did I sleep good after??? H3LL yesss!!! lol

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^ I would love to go outside with my telescope, if it weren't that I think I broke the damn thing the last time I took it out. Such a shame. sad I'm going to try taking mine out again in the Spring, when it's warmer. Haha.

Copy & Pasting my mini-review for tonight's show:

So, the all-new "COSMOS: A Space-Time Odyssey", is awesome! The debut episode features visually stunning representations of the vastness of space-time, cool graphic novel renderings of the story of Giordano Bruno, an elaboration on the awe/wonder-inspiring "cosmic calender", a heart-moving tribute to Carl Sagan (creator/author of the original program/book), introductions to our solar system, galaxy, and way, way beyond. I can't say enough how much I enjoyed this debut episode. PLUS, an intro from the President of the United States. It's not often a TV-show has something like that to kick-off with

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With??? Dreaded post cutting again.

But wow, makes me wanna see it even more with what you wrote. And Obama??? Man that's EXTREMELY KICK ASS!!! Wooo!!!

Now if it can only show up on my download sites faster... lol

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^ Oddly enough, that was technically a post-cut. Guess what it cut? A single period. End of sentence. "It's not often a TV show has something like that to kick off with" PERIOD.

Damn, I'm lucky. lol

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^^^
MWAHAHAHAHA!!! Yes very.

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Damn I'm dumb. I forgot that Global was our Canadian version of Fox so YAY, I watched Cosmos at 12 last night and man, what an insanely cool one that has been. Digged everything about it. Oh and I recorded it too on my Terminal so you bet I'll rewatch it often. lol

His ship design was awesome!!!

Neil was great as usual and I loved how he added a line to our address as it went along...

Earth
Solar System
Milky Way
Local Group
Virgo Supercluster
Whole damn freaking Universe

Sweet. And boy that Bruno dude animated part was so damn cool. Fucking Inquisition idiots really... roll

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