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Utopia, Dystopia, Uncertainty and Our Psychological Selves

I have just finished reading Dylan Evans’ book “The Utopia Experiment“, which chronicles the author’s doomed attempt to found a self-sufficient community in rural Scotland as a post-collapse prototype for others to learn from. 1,356 more words

Climate Change

Our Dependence and Significance

DEPENDENCE

We might or might not be free, but we are most certainly dependent.

Our existence depends on the air we breathe and on the space and the atmosphere that provides the kind of area in which breathable air can exist. 619 more words

Philosophy

Corola de minuni a lumii

Valorile multor constante fundamentale par stabilite exact pentru ca viaţa să poată exista. În 2000 Martin Rees a scris cartea “Doar şase numere”, în care vorbeşte despre şase constante, care dacă ar fi avut valori doar un pic diferite, noi nu am fi existat. 936 more words

General

SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY AND MEDIA PERSONALIZATION

As part of a broader phenomenon regarding personalization, synthetic biology media visibility is featuring public figures of scientists which are particularly prominent in the development of the social discourse over responsibility in research and innovation. 321 more words

Synthetic Biology

SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY 2014 RELEVANT MEDIA TOPICS

Text mining analysis carried out at CIGA on nearly 200 articles retrieved from the Lexis Nexis database and compared to previous synthetic biology coverage reveals the entities which are building up the public relevance of synthetic biology in 2014. 753 more words

Synthetic Biology

Sir Martin Rees: Are We Real?

The virtual universe according to the Astronomer Royal:

Physics

Spooky Physics

Physicists love quoting mystical statements from the founders of quantum theory, so here you are:

The atoms or elementary particles themselves are not real; they form a world of potentialities or possibilities rather than one of things or facts.

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Physics