Contentment

Within the past few months I've come to realize what it's like to be truly content with what I have in this world. I have no need for the latest technology or gadgets. I have no desire to have a high paying job. I have enough good close friends. Most importantly I have Christ. I couldn't ask for anything more. He is all I need. He is in control of everything. I'd rather have Him in control of my life than me. I'm not saying I can't take of myself. All I'm saying is that life with Him is so much better. Without Him it's terrible. Since I've opened up to Him my life has gotten so much better. I hope that it is the same way for you. If not, then I encourage you to invite Him into your life. He can make it better if you willingly let Him. He was with me in my life's hardships. He can be with you in yours too.

Plants have awareness and intelligence, argue scientists

Research in plant neurobiology shows that plants have senses, intelligence and emotions.

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  • The field of plant neurobiology studies the complex behavior of plants.
  • Plants were found to have 15-20 senses, including many like humans.
  • Some argue that plants may have awareness and intelligence, while detractors persist.
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Human extinction! Don't panic; think about it like a philosopher.

Most people think human extinction would be bad. These people aren't philosophers.

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  • A new opinion piece in The New York Times argues that humanity is so horrible to other forms of life that our extinction wouldn't be all that bad, morally speaking.
  • The author, Dr. Todd May, is a philosopher who is known for advising the writers of The Good Place.
  • The idea of human extinction is a big one, with lots of disagreement on its moral value.
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Space is dead: A challenge to the standard model of quantum mechanics

Since the idea of locality is dead, space itself may not be an aloof vacuum: Something welds things together, even at great distances.

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  • Realists believe that there is an exactly understandable way the world is — one that describes processes independent of our intervention. Anti-realists, however, believe realism is too ambitious — too hard. They believe we pragmatically describe our interactions with nature — not truths that are independent of us.
  • In nature, properties of Particle B may depend on what we choose to measure or manipulate with Particle A, even at great distances.
  • In quantum mechanics, there is no explanation for this. "It just comes out that way," says Smolin. Realists struggle with this because it would imply certain things can travel faster than light, which still seems improbable.
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