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Pax Humanitas. Apò mēkhanḗs theós. Think! Blab blab hashtag. Web Semantica. Fuzzi logi. Puzzling. Digerati. The digerati (or digiterati) are the elite of the computer industry and online communities. The word is a portmanteau, derived from "digital" and "literati", and reminiscent of the earlier coinage glitterati (glitter + literati). Famous computer scientists, tech magazine writers and well-known bloggers are included among the digerati. The word is used in several related but different ways.

It can mean: Opinion leaders who, through their writings, promoted a vision of digital technology and the Internet as a transformational element in society;People regarded as celebrities within the Silicon Valley computer subculture, particularly during the dot-com boom years;Anyone regarded as influential within the digital technology community. Term history[edit] Actually the first use of "digerati" was in a January 29, 1992 New York Times article, "Pools of Memory, Waves of Dispute", by John Markoff, into which I edited the term. Members[edit] EFF/WELL[edit] Publishers[edit] Authors and columnists[edit] Falsehood: “If this was the Stone Age, I’d be dead by now” – Greg Laden's Blog.

It is generally thought that life expectancy in the past was less that it is today for our species as a whole and in the case of industrialized countries in particular. However, this belief counts as a falsehood not because it is untrue (it is, in fact, true) but because many people get this idea wrong in a few different ways. People often: 1) confuse life expectancy with lifespan; 2) underestimate the life expectancy of many past populations; and 3) think of the past compared to the present as a dichotomy, the present being one way, the past being the other way, failing to recognize diversity and variation in life history variables across our species and across time … life expectancy is seen as a measure of quality of life (which it may well be) that has tracked the one way progress of the human condition from a widespread past condition of short-lived misery to the present and much improved condition.

Life span is how long you live. The statement “I’m 40 years old. 1Kaplan, H, K. List of common misconceptions. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia This incomplete list is not intended to be exhaustive. This list corrects erroneous beliefs that are currently widely held about notable topics.

Each misconception and the corresponding facts have been discussed in published literature. Note that each entry is formatted as a correction; the misconceptions themselves are implied rather than stated. Arts and culture Food and cooking Roll-style Western sushi. Searing meat does not "seal in" moisture, and in fact may actually cause meat to lose moisture. Legislation and crime Literature The Harry Potter books, though they have broken children's book publishing records, have not led to an increase in reading among children or adults, nor slowed the ongoing overall decline in book purchases by Americans, and children who did read the Harry Potter books were not more likely to go on to read more outside of the fantasy and mystery genres.[21][22][23][24] Music Religion Hebrew Bible Buddhism Christianity Islam Sports.

LOL. LOL, an acronym for laughing out loud[1][2] or laugh out loud,[3] is a common element of Internet slang. It was used historically on Usenet but is now widespread in other forms of computer-mediated communication, and even face-to-face communication. It is one of many initialisms for expressing bodily reactions, in particular laughter, as text, including initialisms for more emphatic expressions of laughter such as LMAO[4] ("laugh(ing) my ass off"), and ROTFL[5][6][7][8] or ROFL[9] ("roll(ing) on the floor laughing").

Other unrelated expansions include the now mostly historical "lots of luck" or "lots of love" used in letter-writing.[10] LOL was first documented in the Oxford English Dictionary in March 2011.[16] Analysis Shortis[8] observes that ROTFL is a means of "annotating text with stage directions". Spread from written to spoken communication LOL, ROFL, and other initialisms have crossed from computer-mediated communication to face-to-face communication. Geoffrey K. Acceptance. Aspects, Transits, Returns. Bandwagon effect. "Cultural phenomenon" redirects here. For other cultural phenomena, see culture. A literal "bandwagon", whence the metaphor is derived. The bandwagon effect is a phenomenon whereby the rate of uptake of beliefs, ideas, fads and trends increases the more that they have already been adopted by others.

In other words, the bandwagon effect is characterized by the probability of individual adoption increasing with respect to the proportion who have already done so.[1] As more people come to believe in something, others also "hop on the bandwagon" regardless of the underlying evidence. The tendency to follow the actions or beliefs of others can occur because individuals directly prefer to conform, or because individuals derive information from others. Both explanations have been used for evidence of conformity in psychological experiments. Concept[edit] Origin[edit] Use in politics[edit] It is also said to be important in the American Presidential Primary elections. Use in microeconomics[edit]

Transcendence. Slanguage. LORE. Ways Places Means. Esoteric Endeavors. Turtles all the way down. The humorous anecdote holds that the world is carried by a chain of increasingly large turtles, and beneath each one is yet another: it is "turtles all the way down". "Turtles all the way down" is a jocular expression of the infinite regress problem in cosmology posed by the "unmoved mover" paradox. The metaphor in the anecdote represents a popular notion of the myth that Earth is actually flat and is supported on the back of a World Turtle, which itself is propped up by a chain of larger and larger turtles. Questioning what the final turtle might be standing on, the anecdote humorously concludes that it is "turtles all the way down". The phrase has been commonly known since at least the early 20th century.

A comparable metaphor describing the circular cause and consequence for the same problem is the "chicken and egg problem". History[edit] The origins of the turtle story are uncertain. A well-known scientist (some say it was Bertrand Russell) once gave a public lecture on astronomy. Coincidence is an Illusion - What is Synchronicity? All Coincidences Have Meaning Nothing Happens by Chance Have you ever experienced a coincidence so incredible that it left you stunned? If so, then you have just taken a step into the amazing world of Synchronicity. What happens in most people’s lives is beyond their control. Think about it, no matter how carefully you design your life, you cannot know how that design will be affected by a single random event. Your most carefully planned project can be ruined by a single chance event, but a seemingly ridiculous idea could be a huge success due to chance!

Cause and Effect are an Illusion How much has chance played a role in your life? It isn’t enough to just plan your future. Chance Will be the Defining Factor in Your Life Don’t believe it? Johnny Depp the American actor went to an audition with a friend. Why don’t people believe in chance? If you think luck doesn’t play a role in your life, you’re kidding yourself. Did you know that you can influence chance and luck in a precise way? Chance. Wisdom of Crowds. Crowdsourcing your organization strategy, what’s to appreciate? | Toby Elwin. Every instrument has a role greater than just a part of the whole. Crowdsourcing relies on people to participate in a meaningful process as potential partners. In crowdsourcing people who were formally known as the customer now become the collaborator. The power of collective collaboration can not only drive product innovation, but leveraged for decades to build organization strategy. Where most organization strategic plan process finds more in common with Moses’ descent from the mountain, crowdsourcing, itself, is an open call; and an open call to, an often-undefined group.

The result: replace a strategic plan pronouncement with strategic plan involvement. Crowding Around Change Crowdsourcing for a solution is the antithesis of the bureaucratic, and often autocratic, strategic planning performed by chosen few, behind closed doors, and finally unleashed unto the masses. Appreciative Inquiry is Crowd Sourcing Crowding Around Opportunity Crowdsourcing has for 4 basic approaches*: Sources: Meme selection. Francis HEYLIGHEN CLEA, Free University of Brussels, Pleinlaan 2, B-1050 Brussels, Belgium E-mail:, To be published in: Proc. 15th Int.

Congress on Cybernetics (Association Internat. de Cybernétique, Namur). ABSTRACT. Meme replication is described as a 4-stage process, consisting of assimilation, retention, expression and transmission. The effect of different objective, subjective, intersubjective and meme-centered selection criteria on these different stages is discussed. Introduction Cultural evolution, including the evolution of knowledge, can be modelled through the same basic principles of variation and selection that underlie biological evolution (Boyd & Richerson, 1985; Cavalli-Sforza & Feldman, 1981).

The four stages of meme replication Assimilation A successful meme must be able to "infect" a new host, that is, enter into its memory. Retention The second stage of memetic replication is the retention of the meme in memory. Expression Transmission Meme fitness Conclusion. Culture & Meme. Best Global Brands 2011 - Top 100 brands. The curse of the herd. I confess I'm biased . I get very irritated by mindless conformity , even about silly, inconsequential things. I find it exasperating, for instance, when people can’t decide for themselves if a song is beautiful or a person attractive.

But perhaps I’m affected more than I know. There’s reason to think that we are designed to conform, that our ancestors evolved a sensitivity to social cues and a tendency to adopt group norms. Sometimes the majority’s got practical information to share – information that is objectively helpful, like how to catch a fish or prevent infection. In other cases, group norms are arbitrary, but useful when everyone agrees on them. It doesn’t matter which side of the street we drive on, as long as we all conform to the same rule. There is also the sort of conformity that exists for purely social reasons. I understand why such social conformity is important. Sample stimulus from Asch experiment What does it mean?

These aren’t science fiction scenarios. More reading. Harnessing Crowds: Octarine. RITUALS AND SPELL OBJECTIVES AND DESIGN IN EIGHT MAGICS by Pete Carroll Our perceptual and conceptual apparatus creates a fourfold division of matter into the space, time, mass, and energy tautology. Similarly, our instinctual drives create an eightfold division of magic. The eight forms of magic are conveniently denoted by colours having emotional significance: OCTARINE, PURE MAGIC RED, BLACK, WAR MAGIC [[[1 DEATH MAGIC [[[1 [[1 [[[1 [[1 [[1 [[[[[[[1 [[1 [[1 [[[[[[[[[[[[[1 [[1 [[[ C H A O S [[[1 [[[[[[[ BOX [[[[[[[1 ORANGE, \\\\\\\\[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[\\\\\\\\ BLUE, THINKING ________[[[[[ THE MAGICAL [[[[[________ WEALTH MAGIC MAGIC [[[[[ MAILBOX [[[[[[1 [[[04962577966[[[[1 [[1 [[[[[[[[[[[[[1 [[1 [[1 [[[[[[[1 [[1 [[1 [[[1 [[1 [[[1 PURPLE or [[[1 GREEN, SILVER, LOVE MAGIC SEX MAGIC YELLOW, EGO MAGIC The eight types of magic can be attributed to the seven classical "planets", plus Uranus for Octarine.

Test : Are you an indigo or crystal child When were you born? The Empath, The Indigo, The Crystal, & The Rainbow (And Quizzes) In this discussion, we will be looking at some definitions and traits of the ideas of the Empath, the Indigo, the Crystal, and the Rainbow. So, as always, lets start with some basic definitions and the move on to a more detailed look at each in their traits and/or attributes. I've also added in some Quizzes to test your aura and to tell if you are one of these types. ^_^ Definitions An Empath is a person who has an acute or highly developed sense of empathy. An Indigo Child is a powerful, intelligent, independent child, named for his/her supposedly indigo aura, who will help improve the spiritual quality of the world. Crystal People instinctively channel healing energy. Rainbow Children can use their strong will and unlimited energy to build the new world A Rainbow Child is the next wave of children after the Crystal Children and Adult Indigo Children here to assist us with the next stage of our accession.

The Quizzes The Aura Test Mind, Body & Spirit Assessment Are You An Indigo Child? Indigo - Way to Go :: View topic - Are you an Indigo - The Quiz from Indigo Adults... The following is quoted from “Indigo Adults” by Kabir Jaffe & Ritama Davidson: Are you an Indigo Adult? Many Indigo Adults have the following characteristics: Yes or No - Are inspired by a vision of a better world: at peace, in balance, and equalitarian. Yes or No - Have a highly vibe sensitive, often being disturbed by the emotions from people or the energies/electricity from objects. Yes or No - Have subtle or obvious psychic/intuitive sensitivities. Yes or No - Have a truth-sense into what is really going on behind appearances. Yes or No - Feeling often disturbed but not understanding why.

Yes or No - Have unique ideals and ideas for the possibilities of love. Yes or No - Often prefer to do your own thing, even if it may seem more difficult. Yes or No - May be speedy; often your words and actions can’t keep up with your thinking. Yes or No - Holistic in thought, seeing a bigger picture. Yes or No - Strongly spiritual, though not necessarily religious in the traditional sense. The Indigo Child and How to Recognize One. By Sandra Weaver (pictured Aaron Weaver, L.A. comedian) The indigo child is here to bring us closer to our true essence. We think our minds are separate because of our bodies. These children know differently. A true indigo travels comfortably between worlds usually at night when we think they're asleep.

Our thoughts and feelings are not our own. The truth is, we have forgotten who we are and how our minds are connected to each other. Having said this, not all children born since about 1980 are indigos. "The intricate inner workings of our DNA are changing...Brain-wave relationships are spontaneously moving into higher vibrational patterning as the electromagnetic fields within our DNA.

So what happened to cause us to lose touch with our inner knowing? Put simply, thousands of years ago we began to "think" instead of "feel. " Some adults have been able to gain at least a part of this former knowing. Sprouted seeds can be over 30 times more nutritious than the parent plants. Conclusion: What Are Indigo and Crystal Children and Adults.

Spanish/Espanol How do you know if you, or someone you know, is an Indigo or Crystal Child or Adult? We will describe the main features and characteristics of these people. But we want to stress that the Indigo/Crystal phenomenon is the next step in our evolution as a human species. We are all, in some way, becoming more like the Indigo and Crystal people. They are here to show us the way, and so the information can be applied more generally to all of us as we make the transition to the next stage of our growth and evolution. The Indigo Children have been incarnating on the Earth for the last 100 years. The Crystal Children began to appear on the planet from about 2000, although some date them slightly earlier. The Indigo and Crystal Adults are composed of two groups. The following extract describes the difference between Indigo and Crystal Children. The first thing most people notice about Crystal Children is their eyes, large, penetrating, and wise beyond their years.

The Human Angel. Characteristics Of Indigo Children/Adults. Are you an Adult Indigo? -the Adult counterpart of the Indigo Child free Metaphysical personality test. Indigo adult. Are You An Indigo Adult? | Indigolifecenter's Weblog. How to Tell if You Are Indigo. Octarine: The Imaginary Color of Magic by COLOURlovers. Metagifted Education Resource Organization: Home. Daniel Jacob Channelings. Dog Cognition Centre - University of Portsmouth. Welcome to the Canine Cognition Center at Yale! | Canine Cognition Center. University | Evolutionary Anthropology: Duke Canine Cognition Center. Dognition How it Works. Horowitz Dog Cognition Lab @ Barnard College | A blog about canine psychology by the researchers at Barnard College. The EGG Story. Anton Parks - Atlantis Contre Mu. Stichting Skepsis onderzoekt pseudowetenschap en het paranormale. At the Edge. Beyond Reality. Meditation for the damned - Notes & Errata by Mark Morford.

The Third Wave. Forever And A! Aleister Crowley (1875 - 1947) Forever And A! Aleister Crowley's Scarlet Woman. Plains Tribes Contraries. Thoth, Taoism and Quantum Theory | M. T. Versyp weblog. The Serpent and the Dove. Non-linear time. Three Wolf Moon. Exo|human. Machine Elves 101, or Why Terence McKenna Matters.