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Fear based control. Data Visualization. AlienScientist.com. The goal of this section of the website is to provide free, easy to understand, educational materials for the most important concepts in physics and math. This is my attempt to compile everything I learned as an undergraduate physics major into one easy-to-navigate website. Unfortunately it is not easy to compile 4-5 years of intense work and study into a single website. This takes time, and a lot of hard work. Fortunately my hard work pays off since it makes your work easier when you sit down and try to actually learn this stuff. "If it disagrees with experiment. The Scientific Method is a body of techniques for investigating phenomena where predictions are tested using repeatable controlled experiments.

What does it mean to be scientific? In order to be scientific we must routinely test our predictions or hypotheses with controlled, repeatable experiments. Physics is the study of Energy and Motion. Curriculum Requirements for an Undergraduate Degree in Physics: Basic Math Basic Physics. AlienScientist.com. Does intelligent life exist on other planets? Can they get here? Would they want to come here? Would they show themselves? Would the Government tell us? The Mathematical odds of other Intelligent Life in our Galaxy The Drake Equation for the probability of alien/intelligent life: Even the most conservative estimates say there should be hundreds of other Intelligent Civilizations within our Galaxy So why haven’t we found any?

Environmental Requirements for the evolution of life as we know it: A Sun (or other energy source) A Planet-Moon system (for orbital stability) Hydrogen, Carbon, Nitrogen, Oxygen, various metals. 300,000,000,000 Stars In the Milky Way Galaxy! ...we are NOT alone! Fermi Paradox The apparent contradiction between high estimates of the probability of the existence of extraterrestrial civilizations and the lack of evidence for, or contact with, such civilizations. My Resolution to the Fermi Paradox: Maybe they are here... Absolutely it does! Physicists: The Universe Is A "Giant Brain" (5) 13 Moon Calendar. April 1 2007. A friend of our web site sent me a new book titled The Mystery of 2012. Predictions, Prophecies and Possibilities. It includes work by Gregg Braden, Peter Russell, Daniel Pinchbeck, Joanna Macy, John Major Jenkins and others. As I began to read the book (and I have only completed a few pages), I found something that made me feel very good about the work that we have done here so far.

It connected immediately to the work I have put together on the Emerald Tablets. On page 1 of the book in a part written by Gregg Braden , it says this. ABOVE: An advanced civilization appeared in ancient times with a galactic clock not known until modern times. Mayans appeared to have arrived with advanced technology already in place. No one has solved that Mayan Riddle. I am happy to say that we have definitively solved the Mayan Riddle.

Let me show you one other comment from the book. ABOVE: Mayans today do not know what happened to their ancestors. They had come from a parallel universe. The Emerald Tablet. (The Power of I-AM) Learn to use the most powerful words ever spoken!

Psychology

Psychedelics & Shamanism. Science. Hive Plots - Linear Layout for Network Visualization - Visually Interpreting Network Structure and Content Made Possible. 2008-08-26: code swarm - Dynamic visualization of Open Source Software project evolution. Still image from the Eclipse project visualization[Ogawa, 2008] A UC Davis graduate student has created short, colorful movies that show the development of open source software. With dancing points of light, rings of color and a soundtrack, the Code_swarm animations show how software such as the Python scripting language and the Apache Web server have developed from the contributions of different programmers.

[UC Davis, 2008 [Ogawa, 2008] Michael Ogawa, code_swarm - An experiment in organic software visualization., Retrieved at: August 26, 2008. Davis, 2008] UC Davis, Visualizing Open Source Software Development, Created at: July 30, 2008, Retrieved at: August 26, 2008. A Map of the Geographical Structure of Wikipedia Links | Olivier H. Beauchesne. Click to enlarge! There are a lot of Wikipedia visualizations. Some concentrate on article contents, others on the links between articles and some use the geocoded content (like in my previous blog post).

This new visualization is novel because it uses the geographical content of Wikipedia in conjunction with the links between articles. In other words, if a geocoded article (that is, an article associated with a location like a city) links to another geocoded article, a line will be drawn between these two points. The result can be found on the map on the left. Read on for zoomed views, slideshows, browsable maps, etc. Methodology Scroll down to see the slideshows, pretty pictures and interactive maps. The first thing I had to do was to extract the geographical data included in the articles and the links between the articles. To draw the map, I used the same technology I developed for my map of scientific collaborations. Slideshow Browsable Map Click here to open this map in a new window. Visualization of wiki structure using prefuse visualization package.png.

Data visualization - Network Visualisation for huge dataset composed of many unconnected clusters. Family (biology) What does and does not belong to each family is determined by a taxonomist — as is whether a particular family should be recognized at all. Often there is no exact agreement, with different taxonomists taking different positions. There are no hard rules that a taxonomist needs to follow in describing or recognizing a family. Some taxa are accepted almost universally, while others are recognised only rarely. The naming of families is codified by various international codes. In fungal, algal, and botanical nomenclature, the family names of plants, fungi, and algae end with the suffix "-aceae", with the exception of a small number of historic but widely used names including Compositae and Gramineae.[1][2]In zoological nomenclature, the family names of animals end with the suffix "-idae".[3] Carolus Linnaeus used the word familia in his Philosophia botanica (1751) to denote major groups of plants: trees, herbs, ferns, palms, and so on.

Compare: Science. Systematic enterprise that builds and organizes knowledge The Universe represented as multiple disk-shaped slices across time, which passes from left to right. Science (from the Latin word scientia, meaning "knowledge")[1] is a systematic enterprise that builds and organizes knowledge in the form of testable explanations and predictions about the universe.[2][a] Modern science is typically divided into three major branches that consist of the natural sciences (e.g., biology, chemistry, and physics), which study nature in the broadest sense; the social sciences (e.g., economics, psychology, and sociology), which study individuals and societies; and the formal sciences (e.g., logic, mathematics, and theoretical computer science), which study abstract concepts.

History Early cultures Clay models of animal livers dating between the nineteenth and eighteenth centuries BCE, found in the royal palace in Mari, Syria Classical antiquity Medieval science Renaissance and early modern science 19th century. Science for Geshes. The Fabric of the Universe An overview of the boundaries of physical science by an experimental physicist. The Exploratorium was founded as a museum of science, art, and human perception. Observation is an important part of science and yet it is seldom taught in science courses. Many examples of poor science arise because people honestly report what they see, and yet their reports are flawed because they do not understand how their visual system can be fooled. Understanding perception is necessary to help us understand how there can be so many incorrect pseudoscientific reports in the media. 1. What is science? Paul Doherty meets a class of 18 Geshes. Keynote 1 What is Science An experimental physicist’s view.

What do you see? Find the origin of the 2 strings, blink one eye closed and then the other. If two monks hold a string between them they each see a V shape with 2 strings, because they focus on each thers face. The monks immediately tried experiments like covering 1/2 of the edge. 2.

Technology

Computer program. A computer program written in an object-oriented style. Computer programs may be ranked along functional lines: system software and application software. Two or more computer programs may run simultaneously on one computer from the perspective of the user, this process being known as multitasking.

Programming[edit] Computer programming is the process of writing or editing source code. Editing source code involves testing, analyzing, refining, and sometimes coordinating with other programmers on a jointly developed program. The sometimes lengthy process of computer programming is usually referred to as software development. Paradigms[edit] Computer programs can be categorized by the programming language paradigm used to produce them. Imperative programming languages specify an algorithm using declarations, expressions, and statements:[4] One criticism of imperative languages is the side effect of an assignment statement on a class of variables called non-local variables.[5]

Philosophy

Existence. Ontology is the philosophical study of the nature of being, existence or reality in general, as well as of the basic categories of being and their relations. Traditionally listed as a part of the major branch of philosophy known as metaphysics, ontology deals with questions concerning what entities exist or can be said to exist (for instance: "Does UDFj-39546284 exist? "), and how such entities can be grouped, related within a hierarchy, and subdivided according to similarities and differences. A lively debate continues about the existence of God. Epistemology studies criteria of truth, defining "primary truths" inherently accepted in the investigation of knowledge.

The first is existence. It is inherent in every analysis. Materialism holds that the only thing that exists is matter, that all things are composed of material, and all phenomena (including consciousness) are the result of material interactions. Etymology[edit] Historical conceptions[edit] Early modern philosophy[edit] Reality. Not to be confused with Realty. Philosophers, mathematicians, and other ancient and modern thinkers, such as Aristotle, Plato, Frege, Wittgenstein, and Russell, have made a distinction between thought corresponding to reality, coherent abstractions (thoughts of things that are imaginable but not real), and that which cannot even be rationally thought.

By contrast existence is often restricted solely to that which has physical existence or has a direct basis in it in the way that thoughts do in the brain. Reality is often contrasted with what is imaginary, delusional, (only) in the mind, dreams, what is false, what is fictional, or what is abstract. At the same time, what is abstract plays a role both in everyday life and in academic research. For instance, causality, virtue, life, and distributive justice are abstract concepts that can be difficult to define, but they are only rarely equated with pure delusions. The truth refers to what is real, while falsity refers to what is not. Being. Information. The ASCII codes for the word "Wikipedia" represented in binary, the numeral system most commonly used for encoding textual computer information In Thermodynamics, information is any kind of event that affects the state of a dynamic system that can interpret the information. Etymology[edit] The English word was apparently derived from the Latin stem (information-) of the nominative (informatio): this noun is derived from the verb informare (to inform) in the sense of "to give form to the mind", "to discipline", "instruct", "teach".

Inform itself comes (via French informer) from the Latin verb informare, which means to give form, or to form an idea of. Furthermore, Latin itself already contained the word informatio meaning concept or idea, but the extent to which this may have influenced the development of the word information in English is not clear. Information theory approach[edit] As sensory input[edit] Often information can be viewed as a type of input to an organism or system. Communication. In the realm of biology in general, communication often occurs through visual, auditory, or biochemical means. Human communication is unique for its extensive use of language. Non-human communication is studied in the field of biosemiotics.

Nonverbal communication[edit] Verbal communication[edit] Effective verbal or spoken communication is dependent on a number of factors and cannot be fully isolated from other important interpersonal skills such as non-verbal communication, listening skills and clarification. Human language can be defined as a system of symbols (sometimes known as lexemes) and the grammars (rules) by which the symbols are manipulated. The word "language" also refers to common properties of languages. Written communication and its historical development[edit] Over time the forms of and ideas about communication have evolved through the continuing progression of technology. Business communication[edit] Effective communication[edit] Physical barriers. Animals[edit] Noise[edit] Meaning of life. Philosophy.

Philosophy is the study of general and fundamental problems, such as those connected with reality, existence, knowledge, values, reason, mind, and language.[1][2] Philosophy is distinguished from other ways of addressing such problems by its critical, generally systematic approach and its reliance on rational argument.[3] In more casual speech, by extension, "philosophy" can refer to "the most basic beliefs, concepts, and attitudes of an individual or group".[4] The word "philosophy" comes from the Ancient Greek φιλοσοφία (philosophia), which literally means "love of wisdom".[5][6][7] The introduction of the terms "philosopher" and "philosophy" has been ascribed to the Greek thinker Pythagoras.[8] Areas of inquiry Philosophy is divided into many sub-fields.

These include epistemology, logic, metaphysics, ethics, and aesthetics.[9][10] Some of the major areas of study are considered individually below. Epistemology Rationalism is the emphasis on reasoning as a source of knowledge. Logic. Modern philosophy. Consciousness. Representation of consciousness from the seventeenth century At one time consciousness was viewed with skepticism by many scientists, but in recent years it has become a significant topic of research in psychology, neuropsychology and neuroscience. The primary focus is on understanding what it means biologically and psychologically for information to be present in consciousness—that is, on determining the neural and psychological correlates of consciousness. The majority of experimental studies assess consciousness by asking human subjects for a verbal report of their experiences (e.g., "tell me if you notice anything when I do this").

Issues of interest include phenomena such as subliminal perception, blindsight, denial of impairment, and altered states of consciousness produced by drugs and alcohol, or spiritual or meditative techniques. Etymology and early history[edit] John Locke, British philosopher active in the 17th century In the dictionary[edit] Philosophy of mind[edit] Logic. Argument. Proof (truth) Reason. Knowledge. Grief.

The Truth

Language. Language. Semantics. Conspiracies.