Could the Brain be Our Spirit in Physical Form?
We live in a universe of physicalities, that's because that is all that we can understand, process, and measure with our limited view. I mean we share 98.5% of our DNA with monkeys, we can't be that advanced evolution-wise. So therefore with everyone being on the same page physical-wise science is leading the way to explaining the universe that we see. Many people have hopped on board with science just because it brings answers as to how our universe works.
But people are capable of things beyond the physical, dreams, deja vu, love, understanding, and gaining knowledge. Those aren't very physical and yet they manifest in the brain. Could the brain be the spirit in physical form?
Jonathan Zimmerman explains why teachers should invite, not censor, tough classroom debates.
- During times of war or national crisis in the U.S., school boards and officials are much more wary about allowing teachers and kids to say what they think.
- If our teachers avoid controversial questions in the classroom, kids won't get the experience they need to know how to engage with difficult questions and with criticism.
- Jonathan Zimmerman argues that controversial issues should be taught in schools as they naturally arise. Otherwise kids will learn from TV news what politics looks like – which is more often a rant than a healthy debate.
Controversial map names CEOs of 100 companies producing 71 percent of the world's greenhouse gas emissions.
- Just 100 companies produce 71 percent of the world's greenhouse gases.
- This map lists their names and locations, and their CEOs.
- The climate crisis may be too complex for these 100 people to solve, but naming and shaming them is a good start.
It marks another milestone in SpaceX's long-standing effort to make spaceflight cheaper.
- SpaceX launched Falcon Heavy into space early Tuesday morning.
- A part of its nosecone – known as a fairing – descended back to Earth using special parachutes.
- A net-outfitted boat in the Atlantic Ocean successfully caught the reusable fairing, likely saving the company millions of dollars.
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