Population 7 Billion One day in Delft in the fall of 1677, Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, a cloth merchant who is said to have been the long-haired model for two paintings by Johannes Vermeer—“The Astronomer” and “The Geographer”—abruptly stopped what he was doing with his wife and rushed to his worktable. Cloth was Leeuwenhoek’s business but microscopy his passion. He’d had five children already by his first wife (though four had died in infancy), and fatherhood was not on his mind. Leeuwenhoek became a bit obsessed after that. Nobody then really had any idea; there were few censuses. Historians now estimate that in Leeuwenhoek’s day there were only half a billion or so humans on Earth. And the explosion, though it is slowing, is far from over. With the population still growing by about 80 million each year, it’s hard not to be alarmed. THERE MAY BE SOME COMFORT in knowing that people have long been alarmed about population. Ehrlich’s book, The Population Bomb, made him the most famous of modern Malthusians.
Family tree of the Greek gods Key: The essential Olympians' names are given in bold font. See also List of Greek mythological figures Notes External links Media related to Family trees of Greek mythology at Wikimedia Commons Sean Paul Rasmussen: Can this App Replace Your Therapist? Radiolab's most recent offering, "Talking to Machines", has several stories investigating the nature of human-machine relationships. The first two stories are the best, and with their new website, I can now link directly to that segment. The hosts interview a guy who was duped by a 'robot' in a dating service. He exchanges emails with 'Svetlana' for two months before he starts to realize the canned nature of her responses. Funny, in a sad kinda of way. The second story is about a German psychologist in the 60's who invented a little program that mimics the type of therapy he was practicing at the time: where the therapist mirrors back what you're saying, but paraphrases it and then follows with a question. He got very disturbed when he saw how effective it was. >> Listen Now
Some paradoxes - an anthology Los cables submarinos que llevan internet a todo el mundo Tags: Cables submarinosFibra ópticaInternet La creciente utilización de dispositivos móviles para conectarse a internet puede llevar a pensar que el flujo de la red se está trasladando a las antenas y los satélites. Pero los datos muestran otra realidad bien distinta. Las venas que garantizan el funcionamiento mundial de la banda ancha, en realidad, se mueven por debajo del agua en cables de fibra óptica que cruzan océanos, mares y lagos. Concretamente el 99% de las telecomunicaciones digitales entre continentes y países separados por el mar viajan de esta forma. Infraestructura que permite que una orden de compra o un email pueda ir y volver en un cable que mide 6.000 kilómetros por debajo del mar en apenas 60 milésimas de segundo. Telekom Egypt ha realizado un mapa que traza los principales cables submarinos que hacen posible que internet sea un fenómeno mundial interconectado. - Los cables, en muchos casos, imitan las rutas utilizadas por los buques de carga que transportan mercancía.
IRISH LITERATURE, MYTHOLOGY, FOLKLORE, AND DRAMA Irish Writers OnlineIrish PlayographyStudy Ireland: Poetry - BBCIrish Women Writers - M. OckerbloomIreland Literature GuidePoetry Ireland / Éigse ÉireannEarly Irish Lyric Poetry - Kuno MeyerSonnets from Ireland - E. BlomquistColum's Anthology of Irish Verse - Bartleby.comBREAC - Digital Journal of Irish Studies Medieval Celtic ManuscriptsThe Book of KellsCarmina GadelicaCELT Irish Electronic Texts Irish Writers OnlineIreland Literature ExchangeBibliography of 19th-c. Jonathan SwiftJonathan Swift ArchiveJonathan Swift Biography - IncompetechGulliver's Travels - U. Bram StokerDraculaBram Stoker Biography - Classic Literature LibraryBram Stoker's Dracula - Carstens smith Oscar WildeThe Official Home Page of Oscar WildeWilde Biography - BBCOscar Wilde OnlineCELT: Oscar WildePoetry of Oscar Wilde - Bartleby.com George Bernard ShawShaw Biography - C. William Butler YeatsYeats Biography - Poetry FoundationCollected Poems - W. Donn ByrneByrne Biography - J. Fine Art The Faery Harper Oisín
5 Most Feared Questions From Women Question 1: What are you thinking about? The proper answer to this, of course, is: “I’m sorry if I have been a bit distant my darling. I was just reflecting on what an amazing woman you are, and how lucky I am to have met you.” This response obviously bears no resemblance to the true answer, which most likely is one of the following: a. Perhaps the best response to this question was offered by Al Bundy, who once told Peg: “If I wanted you to know what I was thinking, I would be talking to you.” Question 2: Do you love me? The proper response is: “YES” or, if you feel a more detailed answer is necessary: “Yes, dear.” Inappropriate responses include: a. Question 3: Do I look fat? The correct answer: “Of course not!!” The incorrect answers are: a. Question 4: Do you think she is prettier than me? Once again, the proper response is: “Of course not!!” Incorrect responses include: a. Question 5: What would you do if I died? You have now found a way to get laid that only took 5 minutes and 9 words.
Grandfather Paradox Grandfather Paradox : Time travel is impossible as exemplified by the famous grandfather paradox. Imagine you build a time machine. Perhaps the craziest of the time travel paradoxes was cooked up by Robert Heinlein in his classic short story "All You Zombies." A baby girl is mysteriously dropped off at an orphanage in Cleveland in 1945. Reeling from these disasters, rejected by society, scorned by fate, "he" becomes a drunkard and drifter. The bartender then goes forward 9 months, kidnaps the baby girl from the hospital, and drops off the baby in an orphanage back in 1945. The question is: Who is Jane's mother, father, grandfather, grand mother, son, daughter, granddaughter, and grandson? Excerpt from the Encyclopedia Britannica without permission.
The Mind-Blowing Mount Roraima - All That Is Interesting - StumbleUpon Mount Roraima is the highest of the Pakaraima mountain chain in South America and one of the world’s most extraordinary natural geological formations. The 31 square kilometer summit area of Mount Roraima is defined by 400 meter tall cliffs on all sides and includes the borders of Brazil, Venezuela, and Guyana. The tabletop mountains of the Pakaraima’s are considered some of the oldest geological formations on Earth, dating back to over two billion years ago.
Color Psychology by David Johnson Like death and taxes, there is no escaping color. It is ubiquitous. Colors often have different meanings in various cultures. Black Black is the color of authority and power. White Brides wear white to symbolize innocence and purity. Red The most emotionally intense color, red stimulates a faster heartbeat and breathing. The most romantic color, pink, is more tranquilizing. Blue The color of the sky and the ocean, blue is one of the most popular colors. Green Currently the most popular decorating color, green symbolizes nature. Yellow Cheerful sunny yellow is an attention getter. Purple The color of royalty, purple connotes luxury, wealth, and sophistication. Brown Solid, reliable brown is the color of earth and is abundant in nature. Colors of the Flag In the U.S. flag, white stands for purity and innocence. Food for Thought While blue is one of the most popular colors it is one of the least appetizing. Green, brown, and red are the most popular food colors.