Infinity is Not Real

In our material, measurable world, infinity is never a real, physical quantity; it is only an abstraction.

This post originally appeared on the RealClearScience Newton blog. Read the original here

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Trick Your Body into Going Faster

There is a reserve of extra performance that the body can be tricked into accessing in competition. 

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Attention Ray Kurzweil: We Can't Even Build an Artificial Worm Brain

There is simply no way that a comprehensive human brain simulation will be feasible in the near future.

In the human brain, 100 billion neurons are connected by 100 trillion synapses. And, really, this staggeringly complex structure is only the beginning. (Consider that there may be roughly one hundred thousand trillion electrical signals traversing the brain in one second.)

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