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  1. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    I am completely and only into Science . This movie ,however, attacks directly on some die-hard beliefs but its explicitly tagged as fiction movie.
    I love this movie because of very very strong script.
    Oh I wasn't saying anything negative about the movie. It appears to have some good reviews for the reasons you just stated. I plan to see it.

    The reactions of the religious people at the article are things I've read for more than a decade now as I researched more into what I think personally. The rants are all the same though. It's like a bad song on repeat that you can't turn off.

    I've been a non believer since my mid 20s (I'm mid 40s now) but I took some time to come a resolution in my head about why I think the way I do. So I encountered much of this sort of thing as I researched. It still to this day shocks me and also saddens me when I see people say the same things over and over again as if they need to reaffirm things for themselves.
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    06-08-2015 07:19 AM
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    Oh I wasn't saying anything negative about the movie. It appears to have some good reviews for the reasons you just stated. I plan to see it.

    The reactions of the religious people at the article are things I've read for more than a decade now as I researched more into what I think personally. The rants are all the same though. It's like a bad song on repeat that you can't turn off.

    I've been a non believer since my mid 20s (I'm mid 40s now) but I took some time to come a resolution in my head about why I think the way I do. So I encountered much of this sort of thing as I researched. It still to this day shocks me and also saddens me when I see people say the same things over and over again as if they need to reaffirm things for themselves.
    I know you werent saying anything negative and even then if you dont like movie/concept you can say so :)
    I am from ,INDIA, a country where common people or sometimes criminals are considered God. I dont think anyone can be more superstitious than us.
    06-08-2015 07:36 AM
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    I know you werent saying anything negative and even then if you dont like movie/concept you can say so :)
    I am from ,INDIA, a country where common people or sometimes criminals are considered God. I dont think anyone can be more superstitious than us.
    I was just clarifying that's all. :)

    Though I haven't been to India yet (on the list) I would agree with you and put it on the list as number one of countries in that category. If you were going by 'developed' countries I would put US first (though possibly third or fourth on your list) as that country has a monopoly on superstition... mostly because it makes charlatans rich.

    Though in some ways, regardless of the superstitious nature of India, in some ways it's a bit better than the US. Not by much though...
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    06-08-2015 07:49 AM
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    Two interesting stories space science stories, one successful and one reminding us that space travel is not easy....

    Bill Nye's Solar Powered Spacecraft LightSail: What to Know

    Nasa tests 'flying saucer' for Mars mission: as it happened - Telegraph
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    At 500 nanokelvin these sodium potassium (NaK) molecules are ultracold
    At 500 nanokelvin these sodium potassium (NaK) molecules are ultracold - Techie News
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    Happy birthday to me!
    06-18-2015 02:01 AM
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    Happy birthday to me!
    Very cool! Happy Birthday!
    06-18-2015 02:30 AM
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  10. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Phenomenal and scary.

    Unfortunately this science isn't the only one that is attacked like this.

    I don't think I would've been able to last as long as the reporter...

    Ignorance, there is a cure.
    Last edited by N_LaRUE; 07-21-2015 at 04:36 AM.
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    07-17-2015 12:55 AM
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    CERN's Large Hadron Collider has discovered a new class of particle

    http://www.theverge.com/2015/7/14/89...source=twitter

    Sent from my rooted Nexus 7 (2013) using Tapatalk
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    07-19-2015 02:47 AM
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    Really neat picture about 43 years after the first one.
    Al Gore Dreamed Up a Satelliteand It Just Took Its First Picture of Earth

    http://flip.it/bNyNT
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    07-21-2015 01:56 AM
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    A robot is exploring the Pacific Ocean floor and you can watch live

    http://mashable.com/2015/08/11/robot...edium=webfeeds
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    08-11-2015 08:50 PM
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    08-12-2015 06:28 PM
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    I'm definitely going to follow this Tumblr! Simply amazing.
    http://www.theverge.com/2015/8/15/91...ll-be-a-little
    08-15-2015 09:21 PM
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    That's really amazing. Meanwhile, in the self-absorbed USA at least, we're still wasting time arguing about what or who is causing climate change, rather than how to stop or prepare for it.
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    08-15-2015 09:31 PM
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  18. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    So a bit of a story and some links.

    When I was in Finland visiting family one of my wife's cousins has a two year old. Now aside from the (hysterical) little evil laugh she picked up (she uses it when she's going to do something bad which makes it even funnier) which would make a exorcists take notice she had something that reminded me of a couple of articles I'd read in the past. It had to do with her grip. Now I don't have kids but I can tell you one thing, trying to get anything off this child when she had a grip on it was difficult. I'm pretty confident this is not unique.

    In infants it's known as the Palmar Grasp Reflex. This is a vestige of our common ancestry with apes and monkeys. The grip is fairly strong. How strong? Follow the links for some interesting pictures and videos.

    https://whyevolutionistrue.wordpress...sp-of-infants/

    https://whyevolutionistrue.wordpress...stigial-trait/

    I know there's many who still question evolution but I think it's by far the coolest thing.
    Last edited by N_LaRUE; 09-02-2015 at 12:19 AM.
    09-01-2015 04:34 AM
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    I seem to remember that Mythbusters tested this a few years ago - as in "How hard is it really to take candy from a baby?".

    There's also an emotional strength that can't be measured in Newtons.
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    09-01-2015 09:01 AM
  20. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    I seem to remember that Mythbusters tested this a few years ago - as in "How hard is it really to take candy from a baby?".

    There's also an emotional strength that can't be measured in Newtons.
    Episode 153 – "MiniMyth Madness"

    It is easy to take candy from a baby.

    Adam and Jamie measured the amounts of force required to simply pick up a lollipop versus taking one from a baby. They tried snatching the lollipop from babies of various ages (6–18 months), and found that the babies would actively fight to keep the candy. Younger ones tended to use brute force to hold on to the lollipop, while older ones used different tactics such as crying and moving the candy out of reach. Picking up the candy required 0.08 pounds-force (0.36 N), while taking it from the babies took an average of 2.01 pounds-force (8.9 N), indicating that the latter is actually harder to do than the former.

    BUSTED

    Though this is interesting I prefer the pictures in the article.
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    09-01-2015 09:44 AM
  21. Scienceguy Labs's Avatar
    Thanks for those articles, N_LaRUE. Great reads.
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  22. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Thanks for those articles, N_LaRUE. Great reads.
    Glad you liked them. :)

    Ignorance, there is a cure.
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