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« Reply #30 on: November 15, 2012, 11:52:16 AM »
Are humans getting dumber? http://m.thestar.com/news/gta/article/1287365--are-humans-getting-dumber-one-u-s-biologist-thinks-we-ve-got-nothing-on-hunter-gatherers-of-old

I was just talking to the missus about this the other day. Many don't realise, but you would of had the same quality of life in ancient Egypt, even early Rome than we all do now. The Egyptians had antibiotics and other medicines to cure ailments from naturally occurring sources. Aristophanes even proved the world was round and almost pinpointed the circumference. We're cheating Darwinism with technology and it's the only reason we're still around.

Interesting timing of your comment, was watching this last night which explains why we are becoming dumber, in a humorous yet accurate way  (both videos) ;D

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=79b_1352919927


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« Reply #31 on: November 15, 2012, 12:36:45 PM »
Will check them out when I get home  ;D
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« Reply #32 on: November 15, 2012, 02:45:15 PM »
Are humans getting dumber? http://m.thestar.com/news/gta/article/1287365--are-humans-getting-dumber-one-u-s-biologist-thinks-we-ve-got-nothing-on-hunter-gatherers-of-old

I was just talking to the missus about this the other day. Many don't realise, but you would of had the same quality of life in ancient Egypt, even early Rome than we all do now. The Egyptians had antibiotics and other medicines to cure ailments from naturally occurring sources. Aristophanes even proved the world was round and almost pinpointed the circumference. We're cheating Darwinism with technology and it's the only reason we're still around.

Interesting timing of your comment, was watching this last night which explains why we are becoming dumber, in a humorous yet accurate way  (both videos) ;D

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=79b_1352919927
so true, on so many levels.

If intelligent life ever picks up the signals we constantly send into outer space chances are they would want to eradicate us like vermin
“For My thoughts are not your thoughts,
Nor are your ways my ways,” says the Lord.
 
“For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
So are my ways higher than your ways,
And my thoughts than your thoughts."

Yahweh? or the great Clawski?

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« Reply #36 on: December 14, 2012, 01:52:34 PM »
On a related story re the Jacksonville TX google streetview car UFO image, its obviously a refracting of light by the dome of the camera. If you travel along the road a bit the image fades as the cloud cover thickens and thus reduces the suns strength and once the cloud completely covers the Sun, the image disappears all together. Took me 5 minutes to work this out yet the yanks ran a news story about it??? All I can say is, Slow news day.

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« Reply #38 on: February 10, 2013, 12:58:06 PM »
Some 15 year old brat discovers a way to detect a few different forms of cancer.

http://youtu.be/n9yuAhusVts
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« Reply #39 on: February 11, 2013, 10:12:31 AM »
Some 15 year old brat discovers a way to detect a few different forms of cancer.

http://youtu.be/n9yuAhusVts

Its amazing what you can do when you are not boxed in by paradigms or pharmaceutical research contracts.

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« Reply #40 on: February 11, 2013, 12:47:26 PM »
Some 15 year old brat discovers a way to detect a few different forms of cancer.

http://youtu.be/n9yuAhusVts

Its amazing what you can do when you are not boxed in by paradigms or pharmaceutical research contracts.

So true. He made a good point too about comparing the new age access of information to the Olympic record blitzes of the 70s. Mind you, the kid clearly has more than a couple brain cells to rub together in his noggin.
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« Reply #41 on: February 16, 2013, 03:04:55 PM »
Some 15 year old brat discovers a way to detect a few different forms of cancer.

http://youtu.be/n9yuAhusVts

Its amazing what you can do when you are not boxed in by paradigms or pharmaceutical research contracts.
Or if your job depends on on-going 'research'.

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« Reply #42 on: February 16, 2013, 06:41:14 PM »
The meteorite in Russia vision was impressive. Not great for the 1200 people it injured though. What surprised me was people filming it were so in awe they kept driving towards where it was coming in.

http://www.smh.com.au/technology/sci-tech/russian-meteorite-explosion-injures-1200-20130216-2ejim.html

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« Reply #43 on: February 16, 2013, 07:49:14 PM »
The meteorite in Russia vision was impressive. Not great for the 1200 people it injured though. What surprised me was people filming it were so in awe they kept driving towards where it was coming in.

http://www.smh.com.au/technology/sci-tech/russian-meteorite-explosion-injures-1200-20130216-2ejim.html

I was watching one video last night where a bloke was filming the trail in the sky then the shock wave hit. Pretty awesome stuff. The universe is brutal :thumbsup
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« Reply #44 on: February 17, 2013, 01:46:57 PM »
The meteorite in Russia vision was impressive. Not great for the 1200 people it injured though. What surprised me was people filming it were so in awe they kept driving towards where it was coming in.

http://www.smh.com.au/technology/sci-tech/russian-meteorite-explosion-injures-1200-20130216-2ejim.html

I was watching one video last night where a bloke was filming the trail in the sky then the shock wave hit. Pretty awesome stuff. The universe is brutal :thumbsup
Yep most of the injuries were from flying shattered glass caused by the outgoing shock wave from the meteor explosion - a flash of light followed shortly after by a sonic boom (proof that light travels faster than sound).
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