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This Week In Comments: Aug 7th—13th
Another week, another fine selection of comments.
1. Joel Case Sr.: Do you know of any atheist charities soup kitchens or shelters?
2. Jaron Talotta: It can easily go both ways. The atheist has all the right, given their stance, to rape and plunder this planet as much as they want because the grave is eternal. The main religions can do the same, since Earth is nothing but a small pitstop on the way to eternal paradise. The best belief system is a form of reincarnation, that way what people do on Earth in one life will, in some small way at least, affect them in their next. Perhaps a very primal symbolic form of this could replace both modern day secularism and religion.
1. Pauline Lin: It's mostly because they don't need to consume their energy on idiots that sweat over petty trivial matters. To deal with people with no common sense or intelligence of any sorts is the most stressful.
Another fact is that most intelligent people are introverts, or luckier, ambiverts. They need solitudes regularly to reflect and recharge.
2. Shawn Bennett: Yes and no...it's completely dependant on the individual. While yes an intelligent person does see more of how the world works. We do crave intellectual stimuli from others. Which can be infuriating and depressing when we cannot find it. While I often revel in my solitude I also would love some good conversation over a few brews. Life can be lonely as an intellectual.
Eapen Thomas: I follow a very simple method , I cut off anything negative from my mind and from what others say. I encourage constructive criticism and healthy discussions.
Rosiar Nhoj: I took a few weeks off of work because of an injury. I started to learn piano, and did my first bit of writing in many years. I'd rather be broke than working 70+ hours per week just to have a better piss pot.
Craig Flanadu: Carbs and sugar are the culprit. I started a keto diet a few months back and I'm down 25+ lbs. It might not work for everyone but it definitely works for me. I was concerned about cholesterol from a higher fat diet (I eat a lot of bacon, etc) but on my last checkup my cholesterol levels were as low as they've ever been.
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- In Italy, a team of scientists is using a highly sophisticated detector to hunt for dark matter.
- The team observed an ultra-rare particle interaction that reveals the half-life of a xenon-124 atom to be 18 sextillion years.
- The half-life of a process is how long it takes for half of the radioactive nuclei present in a sample to decay.
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- When it comes to black holes, science simultaneously knows so much and so little, which is why they are so fascinating. Focusing on what we do know, this group of astronomers, educators, and physicists share some of the most incredible facts about the powerful and mysterious objects.
- A black hole is so massive that light (and anything else it swallows) can't escape, says Bill Nye. You can't see a black hole, theoretical physicists Michio Kaku and Christophe Galfard explain, because it is too dark. What you can see, however, is the distortion of light around it caused by its extreme gravity.
- Explaining one unsettling concept from astrophysics called spaghettification, astronomer Michelle Thaller says that "If you got close to a black hole there would be tides over your body that small that would rip you apart into basically a strand of spaghetti that would fall down the black hole."
A new study looks at what would happen to human language on a long journey to other star systems.
- A new study proposes that language could change dramatically on long space voyages.
- Spacefaring people might lose the ability to understand the people of Earth.
- This scenario is of particular concern for potential "generation ships".