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Global Views on Morality

Global Views on Morality
Do you personally believe that married people having an affair is morally acceptable, morally unacceptable, or is it not a moral issue? Do you personally believe that gambling is morally acceptable, morally unacceptable, or is it not a moral issue? Do you personally believe that homosexuality is morally acceptable, morally unacceptable, or is it not a moral issue? Do you personally believe that having an abortion is morally acceptable, morally unacceptable, or is it not a moral issue? Do you personally believe that sex between unmarried adults is morally acceptable, morally unacceptable, or is it not a moral issue? Do you personally believe that drinking alcohol is morally acceptable, morally unacceptable, or is it not a moral issue? Do you personally believe that getting a divorce is morally acceptable, morally unacceptable, or is it not a moral issue? Do you personally believe that using contraceptives is morally acceptable, morally unacceptable, or is it not a moral issue?

Top 60 Chinese Cities Cities are one of the many phenomena that follow a long-tailed distribution. In simple terms there are a few big cities and lots of small ones. The classic way of showing a long tailed distribution (and the method from which the name is taken) is to produce as plot such as that below: The infographic at the top of the post by chinfographics.com demonstrates the distribution in a more engaging and constructive way. One method I have used in the past to demonstrate data with a long tailed distribution is the excellent Wordle tool. The Nighttime Earth SAN FRANCISCO — The Earth at night looks more beautiful than it ever has before in these incredible new images from NASA's Suomi NPP satellite. These super-high-resolution images, made possible by a new type of infrared sensor on the satellite, were revealed here at the American Geophysical Union conference Dec. 5.The Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite has a "day-night band" that can detect natural and man-made light with unprecedented resolution and clarity. It can resolve everything from the nocturnal glow of the atmosphere to the light of a single boat at sea. It can detect auroras, wildfires, the reflection of moon and star light off clouds and ice and the lights alongside highways. The sensor has six times better spatial resolution and 250 times better resolution of lighting levels than anything that came before it.The VIIRS instrument works by scanning in 22 different wavelength bands.

Earth at Night 2012 Account Options Sign in Earth at Night 2012 This new global view and animation of Earth’s city lights is a composite assembled from data acquired by the Suomi NPP satellite. The data was acquired over nine days in April 2012 and 13 days in October 2012. ©2014 Google - Terms of Use Layers Map

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