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    CONTROVERSIAL THEORY SAYS EXPANSION OF UNIVERSE IS DRIVEN BY QUANTUM FLUCTUATIONS—NOT DARK ENERGY

    http://www.newsweek.com/new-theory-universe-expansion-quantum-fluctuations-dark-energy-forever-610130
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    Chimpamzee Funeral Rites.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2017/03/16/chimp-mother-filmed-cleaning-dead-body-son-first-hint-primate/
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    New Book From Dennett...

    ... Reviewed here by Nagel: http://www.nybooks.com/articles/2017/03/09/is-consciousness-an-illusion-dennett-evolution/
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    The "We're All Doomed!" Thread. [Resources]

    http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/7160870
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    How did life get started?

    http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20161026-the-secret-of-how-life-on-earth-began Pretty impressive essay from the BBC.
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    Free Speech

    I'm just listening to these 5 audio essays by Timothy Garton Ash. Some relevance to some of the stuff we talk about on here but just really interesting and thought provoking: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b077ndw5/episodes/player His work has led him to formulate a manifesto for free speech...
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    Criminalizing Climate Change Denial

    http://theness.com/neurologicablog/index.php/criminalizing-climate-change-denial/
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    WTF?

    ... is Sciborg 2.0 even more prolific than the original? Does anyone keep up with all his posts? Could he possibly hold down a job? Is he a team of people or (my preference) a doctorate project to create an algorithm for a psi friendly philosophy bot?
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    They F*** You Up

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/family/are-you-to-blame-for-your-childs-mental-health-issues/
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    On the Viability of Conspiratorial Beliefs

    A mathematical analysis approach to conspiracies: http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0147905
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    How the light gets out

    Thanks to Psiclops for bringing this article to Skeptiko. https://aeon.co/essays/how-consciousness-works-and-why-we-believe-in-ghosts I thought I'd bring it over to a more active area of the forum for discussion ;) If nothing else, it's an intersesting and entertaining read. I wonder if at...
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    Everyone can breathe easy...

    ... Just seen the new Star Wars movie. It's actually alright.
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    women are "never straight"

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/11977121/Women-are-either-bisexual-or-gay-but-never-straight.html
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    The most interesting star in our galaxy

    http://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2015/10/the-most-interesting-star-in-our-galaxy/410023/
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    Coding for Kids

    I frequently hear educators and business leaders encouraging kids to get into computer coding, yet schools (where I live) appear to be delivering very little content at all. I sense there is some expertise in this area on this forum, so I'm asking the question: How to we introduce kids to...
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    Flying Spaghetti Monster Caught On Camera

    http://www.sci-news.com/biology/science-bathyphysa-conifera-angola-03132.html
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    An Honest Liar

    Lying on the couch with a heavy cold came across the Randi doco on Netflix... It was (surprisingly) a very enjoyable movie, and does remarkably well on Rotten Tomatoes Anyone else seen it? I can't see too many people getting upset at his obvious targets (Geller & Popoff) and the film becomes...
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    God Don't Abandon Me

    Man saved by his tattoo? http://www.stuff.co.nz/world/americas/70728287/mans-17storey-fall-caught-on-camera
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    How Babies Think

    This is a great article. As I've said before, I am convinced that we will get more clues on the nature of consciousness by studying the beginning of life than concentrating on the end of it. http://www.alisongopnik.com/papers_alison/sciam-gopnik.pdf
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    Samuel Scheffler, Death And The Afterlife

    Heard this philosopher deliver a thought provoking radio lecture the other day. Here's a review of his new book: http://metapsychology.mentalhelp.net/poc/view_doc.php?type=book&id=7278
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