is suicide a final act of bravery or cowardice? how could one know?
Suicide is a choice towards ending one's "mortal" existence. Only that individual can know the circumstances of their intent, even when a message or "evidence" is left behind. It obviously changes nothing, pertaining to the deceased's reason, for anyone else to know. When others say "If we can find out why they did what they did, "maybe" it can help someone else." this is simply a justification for pursuing such information.
When we learn to be primarily "listeners" vs. self-focused "talkers, people who are considering ending their life (and at times others, in conjunction with), as well as all people, will have an increased chance of not making decisions for wrong or incomplete reasons.
Research in plant neurobiology shows that plants have senses, intelligence and emotions.
- 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.
E-cigarettes may be safer than traditional cigarettes, but they come with their own risks.
- A new study used an MRI machine to examine how vaping e-cigarettes affects users' cardiovascular systems immediately after inhalation.
- The results showed that vaping causes impaired circulation, stiffer arteries and less oxygen in their blood.
- The new study adds to a growing body of research showing that e-cigarettes – while likely safer than traditional cigarettes – are far from harmless.
Since the idea of locality is dead, space itself may not be an aloof vacuum: Something welds things together, even at great distances.
- 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 be 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.