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Jonathan Drori on what we think we know

Jonathan Drori on what we think we know

http://www.ted.com/talks/jonathan_drori_on_what_we_think_we_know.html

Oil Is Mastery: An Expanding Earth Outline Brian R. of Clastic Detritus has demanded more expanding Earth content so I'm posting this by popular demand. "When studying the history of the creation and formulation of plate tectonics one can come to the conclusion that it is, and was at best only a hypothesis. A hypothesis, which uses an assumption at its basis. This is the assumption that the Earth has retained a constant size during its geological evolution. This assumption however is not supported by facts." -- Stefan Cwojdzinski, geologist, 2005

The Epistemological Lifeboat The word ontology is used to refer to philosophical investigation of existence, or being. This philosophical subdiscipline investigates both the question of what actually exist (‘what general sorts of thing are there?’) and the question of the meaning of the word existence. Ontological Argument for the Existence of God  One of the most fascinating arguments for the existence of an all-perfect God is the ontological argument. While there are several different versions of the argument, all purport to show that it is self-contradictory to deny that there exists a greatest possible being. Thus, on this general line of argument, it is a necessary truth that such a being exists; and this being is the God of traditional Western theism.

The new digital customer journey: Cross-channel, mobile, social, self-service, and engaged Businesses planning today to improve their connection to customers in digital channels are increasingly looking at the discipline of mapping out what's being called the 'customer journey'. Over the last ten years, the fragmentation of customer engagement across dozens of channels has turned into both a highly vexing problem and an increasingly disruptive challenge to businesses that still keep doing what used to work, but are getting sharply falling off results from old touchpoints like TV, phone, and e-mail. This fragmentation of customer touchpoints cuts across marketing, sales, customer service, and even product development. In short, customers have moved to the digital world en masse , and companies have not kept up. Yes, it's true that most businesses currently realize they need to evolve.

Science event to determine what's fact or fiction in sci-fi - ANSTO Important information: What is Fact or Fiction? Is it possible to fight the dark side with a light sabre? Hermeneutics 1. The Beginnings of Hermeneutics The term hermeneutics, a Latinized version of the Greek hermeneutice, has been part of common language from the beginning of the 17th century. Nevertheless, its history stretches back to ancient philosophy. Addressing the understanding of religious intuitions, Plato used this term in a number of dialogues, contrasting hermeneutic knowledge to that of sophia.

Verne to Varley: Hard SF Evolves Consider two novels separated by 127 years in publication, both dealing with the moon, yet oddly alike. Both tell us something about the evolution of hard science fiction. Arguably, Jules Verne’s From the Earth to the Moon announced for a broad audience the invention of modern science fiction—stories with the scientific content foregrounded, as much a character as any person, and lending credibility to the imaginings to come. Verne boasted incorrectly that “I have invented myself” this new fiction (Poe had a clear prior claim), but he did make the new form widely popular, and became the first and last sf writer to be blessed by the Pope for doing so.

TRANS Nr. 15: Josephine Papst (Graz): Transdisciplinarity: The Unifying Paradigm of Humanities, Natural and Social Sciences Josephine Papst (indexicals - Centre of transdisciplinary cognitive and state-system sciences, Graz, Austria) [BIO] Abstract The central characteristics of classical philosophy are the commitment to universality, the request to understand and to explain reality with its visible and invisible features, the request to understand what there is beyond the everyday visible world; in short: to get truth, the good and beauty. Because of the loss of the central characteristics of classical philosophy during the mutation process of philosophy during the 20th century the quest for a new paradigm of sciences emerged.

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