Eric Kaufmann Home - Freedom From Religion Foundation Why Evolution Is True After a Short Delay, Quantum Mechanics Becomes Even Weirder According to quantum mechanics, light can be either a graceful rippling wave or a hail of bulletlike particles, depending on how you look at it. Now, an experiment shows that an observer can make the choice retroactively, after light has entered a measuring apparatus. The result shows that reality is truly in the eye of the beholder. A single dollop of light, or photon, must be described by a flowing quantum wave that gives the probability of finding it at any particular place and time. Even weirder still, the choice to allow the waves to recombine or not can be made even after the photon passes the fork where it should have split--or not. If the second splitter was on, interference between the two pieces directed the recombined wave of probability toward one or the other of two detectors, depending on the difference in the path lengths. Related site More on the delayed-choice experiment
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Images | Top Most Loved All Categories Last 7 Days Stanley Kubrick Answers a Question: Zen Pencils Growth isn’t linear Today’s society ‘The power of small, good deeds’ by meerkatdebs (imgur) Top 5 Regrets Of The Dying Comic About Happiness — This genuinely brought tears to my eye… Sometimes family gatherings are the truest test of one’s equanimity… I hate small talk My brain is melting… This is the new Urban “We Must Do Away With the Specious Notion…” — Buckminster Fuller Einstein on the “cosmic religion” Hierarchy of Possession Questions Nietzsche Remembrance Day 123102030Next Skeptic » Home » The Skeptics Society &asmp; Skeptic magazine Francis Fukuyama Yoshihiro Francis Fukuyama (born October 27, 1952) is an American political scientist, political economist, and author. Fukuyama is best known for his book The End of History and the Last Man (1992), which argued that the worldwide spread of liberal democracies and free market capitalism of the West and its lifestyle may signal the end point of humanity's sociocultural evolution and become the final form of human government. However, his subsequent book Trust: Social Virtues and Creation of Prosperity (1995) modified his earlier position to acknowledge that culture cannot be cleanly separated from economics. Fukuyama is also associated with the rise of the neoconservative movement, from which he has since distanced himself. Early life Francis Fukuyama was born in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago. Education Fukuyama was the Omer L. and Nancy Hirst Professor of Public Policy in the School of Public Policy at George Mason University from 1996 to 2000. Writings
Rationally Speaking Muhammad: Legacy of a Prophet . Muhammad and Women t the time of Muhammad's birth, women in 7th century Arabia had few if any rights. Even the right of life could be in question, since it was not uncommon for small girls to be buried alive during times of scarcity. In the Qur'an, it is said that on Judgment Day "buried girls" will rise out of their graves and ask for what crime they were killed. Part of Muhammad's legacy was to end infanticide and establish explicit rights for women. Islam teaches that men and women are equal before God. Muhammad was orphaned at an early age. Beginning from the time of Muhammad's marriage to his first wife Khadijah, women played an important role in his religious career. By then, Muhammad was working to establish a new community. Only one of his wives had not been previously married. Aisha's assertion that Muhammad lived the Qur'an became the basis for Muslims ever since to emulate his example. It would be anachronistic to claim that Muhammad was a feminist in our modern sense.
Atheist Nexus NeuroTribes "The Structure of Flame" by autistic artist Jessica Park. Courtesy of Pure Vision Arts: In 2007, the United Nations passed a resolution declaring April 2 World Autism Awareness Day — an annual opportunity for fundraising organizations to bring public attention to a condition considered rare just a decade ago. Now society is coming to understand that the broad spectrum of autism — as it’s currently defined, which will change next year with the publication of the DSM-5 – isn’t rare after all. In fact, “autism is common,” said Thomas Frieden, Director of the U.S. The CDC’s announcement brought out the usual range of conflicting responses and disputes about causes and cures. That theory is bolstered by two recent studies in South Korea and the United Kingdom, which suggest that autism prevalence has always been much higher than the estimated 1-in-10,000 when the diagnostic criteria were much more narrow and exclusionary. Vigil for George Hodgins, Sunnyvale CA 1. 2.
axioms Contents Contents | rgb Home | Philosophy Home | Axioms | Other Books by rgb: | The Book of Lilith | Axioms is a work that explores the true nature of human knowledge, in particular the fundamental nature of deductive and inductive reasoning. It begins by embracing Hume's Skepticism and Descartes' one ``certain'' thing, and then looking for a way out of the solipsistic hell this leaves one in in terms of ``certain'' knowledge. Indeed, to the extent that philosophy in the past has sought to provide certain answers to virtually any question at all, philosophy itself proves to be bullshit - all philosophical arguments ultimately come back to at least one unprovable premise, usually unstated, and can be refuted by simply asserting ``I don't agree with your premises.'' The way out is to give up the idea of certain knowledge. Axioms by Robert G. Dedication No book is written in a vacuum. Notice Copyright Notice Copyright Robert G. Lulu Press www.lulu.com
Principales tipos de vegetación Principales tipos de vegetación Debido a que las elevaciones de la cuenca de Valle de Bravo varían entre los 1 800 y los 3 600 m.s.n.m. y a que los climas son predominantemente templados subhúmedos o húmedos, el principal tipo de vegetación presente en esta región es el bosque de coníferas y encinos. La mayor parte de las comunidades vegetales están sujetas a distintos tipos de manejo por parte del hombre, y son muy pocas las zonas donde la cubierta vegetal no ha sido alterada. La vegetación "conservada" se encuentra en los lomeríos con pendientes pronunciadas, en tanto que los pastizales inducidos y los diferentes tipos de cultivos agrícolas se encuentran distribuidos en zonas con nula o poca pendiente. Los principales tipos de vegetación encontrados en la cuenca de Valle de Bravo son los siguientes: Bosque de oyamel Bosque de oyamel con pino, pastizal en el pie de monte. Bosque de oyamel con perturbación regular con extracción de madera. Bosque de pino Bosque de pino–encino Bosque de encino