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  1. ProducerJacob Molz

    Jacob Molz

    13/04/2017
    You're No Scientist, but You Can Revamp Your Standards
    You're No Scientist, but You Can Revamp Your StandardsAccording to Richard Harris’s recent NPR article entitled “Top Scientists Revamp Standards To Foster Integrity In Research” top scientists are taking a closer look at their research standards after sticking to the same methods for over two...
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  2. William VanDorin
    My robot sculpture gets it's legs... Almost half way there. Now for the arms! "You may be right, I may be crazy... but it just might be a lunatic you're looking for." LOL! William VanDorin
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    Brian McKenzie
    29/03/2017 #1 Brian McKenzie
    creepy cool - string up a charging port and a stand - and the iPhone crew will go crazy for that smart robot data station ! see www.smartdoll.com
  3. ProducerBryan Tate

    Bryan Tate

    27/03/2017
    Bryan Tate and PCG Contractors Sponsor High School Science Olympiad
    Bryan Tate and PCG Contractors Sponsor High School Science OlympiadBryan Tate and PCG Contractors recently sponsored the John’s Creek High School Science Olympiad. Through Bryan and his company’s generosity, the team was able to afford the necessary supplies for the competition, such as textbooks and CDs for...
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    Bryan Tate
    31/03/2017 #2 Bryan Tate
    Thank you!
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    27/03/2017 #1 Javier 🐝 beBee
    @Bryan Tate welcome to beBee !
  4. Pamela 🐝 Williams
    Conversations in Science with Dan Rather and George Shultz
    Conversations in Science with Dan Rather and George Shultz audio only: https://soundcloud.com/ibiology/conve... Secretary Shultz has been addressing global crises inside and outside of government for decades. He now...
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  5. ProducerAli Anani

    Ali Anani

    12/03/2017
    The Hidden Paradox of Predictability
    The Hidden Paradox of PredictabilityThe weather forecast hasn't been very accurate in our region this year. Warnings of heavy snow storms were mostly false warnings. The response to the warnings was peoples started to store food supplies, fill tanks with fuel for heating homes and...
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    Tausif Mundrawala
    13/03/2017 #18 Tausif Mundrawala
    #17 I think the situation and circumstances mould us the way unimagined by ourselves. We need to understand those signs by the Almighty. I am privileged to be in connect with a person and an expert like you. Keep inspiring us, Sir.
    Ali Anani
    13/03/2017 #17 Ali Anani
    #16 I am not surprised at all to read your fluency and flow of ideas dear @Tausif Mundrawala. You are a writer and you have the seeds to be a very well known one. I look forward too to reading your buzz on senses. I have just commented on a great buzz by dear @Sara Jacobovici on the smell sense and what a great read it is!. So, you have to excel and you are up to the challenge.
    Tausif Mundrawala
    13/03/2017 #16 Tausif Mundrawala
    I think the winner would be the one who has the flexibility and adaptability towards change and that person should embrace it immediately. People are often attached to their habits where even an iota of change seems an impossible task for them. Change is constant as been said correctly. As we age we change from the core but it is upon us to maintain our physical and mental beings properly.

    I couldn't resist myself to read and comment on this buzz because I have seen unknown changes in me as I was hit by the circumstances which demanded and snarled for change. I am about to publish a buzz on the topic of senses and I hope it would be liked by everyone as @Sara Jacobovici has encouraged me to pen one.

    Your buzzes are an delight in themselves because it resonates with everyone well to an extent where we need to pick that flipped pages once again from our life.
    Ali Anani
    13/03/2017 #15 Ali Anani
    #14 WOW! This response is a buzz on its own and a valuable one too @CityVP 🐝 Manjit. My friend you wrote "Why violet is important to me is because the power and ability of abstraction is not something everyone learns to see - at the level of abstraction we are no longer watching football but thinking how we change it". Astonishingly, I am writing a buzz based on realizing abstractions and giving them a practical sense. This buzz resulted from reading two contributions on same day by the two grand ladies. @Sara Jacobovici sharing a video on generating music from musical instruments carved from solid ice. The other contribution from @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc., who contributed a buzz on "Freezing Your Mind". The freezing mind is the abstract ice instrumentt to generate music. You keep my soul warm dear Manjit even in the freezing ice.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    13/03/2017 #14 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #13 #12 My hive colour for paradox, complexity, creativity, innovation and emergence is violet - a metaphor for ultra violet. Feedback itself is not a paradox but a leadership trait, so this hive colour is blue, and if anything you have reminded me that I have been skipping my own system here ! Why violet is important to me is because the power and ability of abstraction is not something everyone learns to see - at the level of abstraction we are no longer watching football but thinking how we change it.

    Now when it comes to scientific method and logic and reasoning, my colour for that is magenta (the magenta mind I like the sound of that), which is now separate from culture (yellow like sun). Of course just basic communication skills are GRAY, but it is gray which is at the foundation of learning.

    It is the two end-point colours of the spectrum which are the road less traveled - the Infra-Red of entrepreneurial mindset, financial mind and mathematical thinking and of course the Ultra-Violet. It is however ultra-violet which is my starting point for thinking about creative thinking and magenta my starting point for thinking about critical thinking. Where RED features is as an economics of predictability which is a totally different beast to the economics of possibility. Ironically predictability is red but possibility is violet - but that is the paradox for me here (without diminishing my other colour hives) -

    1. Possibility found through predictability [RED]
    2. Predictability found through possibility [VIOLET]
    Ali Anani
    13/03/2017 #13 Ali Anani
    Thank you dear @CityVP 🐝 Manjit for sharing this buzz in the Violet Learning Hive. Tis is a wonderful way to respond to my question addressed to you in my previous comment.
    Ali Anani
    13/03/2017 #12 Ali Anani
    #10 You are a unique thinker dear @CityVP 🐝 Manjit. Yes, fortunes swing and how many times the result of a game changed in the added extra time? Coaches plan and misfortunes happen like a defender scoring in his own net or a forward missing an empty goal. I love the way you put it "The chief paradox I am dealing with now is realizing that at the mass scale people are generally uncomfortable with feedback, even good feedback". I am asking myself now responding to your feedback "A mi comfortable"? May be not as much as I wanted. Why/ Because what if I misunderstood your comment? What if my response is shallow? Sometimes, the greater the comment is; paradoxicaly, the greater the discomfort is. I wonder what color you would give this paradox, Manjit!
    Ali Anani
    13/03/2017 #11 Ali Anani
    #9 With all honesty I tried to remember the name of the Fermi's Paradox and it just elapsed my memory. Thank you for reminding me of it. There is a lovely reference to youR question and it is startling.
    http://waitbutwhy.com/2014/05/fermi-paradox.html

    I shall be back with my personal view once I finish my pondering on your great comment dear @David B. Grinberg
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    12/03/2017 #10 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    The chief paradox I am dealing with now is realizing that at the mass scale people are generally uncomfortable with feedback, even good feedback - there is something in the human condition which switches us into certainty mode.

    In tribal settings like a football match, the irony is that the masses buy a soccer ticket for the uncertainty. It is like we give ourselves permission to suffer for our team but go back to form as soon as we have left the stadium. We bite our nails, time stops still when our team is winning and there are just minutes left, whereas the uncertainty of the supporter whose team is losing speeds up their perception of time, they notice every delay in the game, shout invective if the opposing team appears to be time wasting.

    I was fascinated by the mechanics of the recent match between Barcelona and PSG where the temperature of the ground was elevated to fever pitch by the last few minutes of the game where Barcelona clawed back 3 goals to win 6-1 and thus over-turn a 0-4 deficit from the first leg. It was the look on the PSG players which did freeze as the crowd started to heat up collectively with what were essentially the Barcelona tribe clasping hands, praying for the miracle and confused PSG fans who must have sensed that something was unravelling in a weird way - all of this under awesome creation of uncertainty, that the fans paid for. The Barcelona fans went into delirium when in the 5th minute of injury time their team scored the winning goal - and the PSG fans waited for the team to arrive back home and the heat generated by the game led some supporters to damage the players cars.

    Yet a simple weather report will see the same people paradoxically run for safety - stockpiling against the threat of bad weather disrupting their life - even though it is perfectly sunny outside and they have a nagging sense that the weather people can get prediction wrong.
    David B. Grinberg
    12/03/2017 #9 David B. Grinberg
    Nice buzz, as always, Ali. My favorite probability models related to -- you guessed it -- space. My favorite is The Drake Equation which posits the number active advanced intelligence civilizations within our own Milky Way Galaxy (a range from a low of 1,000 to a high of 100,000,000. The antithesis of this model would be Fermi's Paradox (which can be disputed/argued per "Ancient Astronaut Theory" and UFO reporting starting from the dawn of human civilization to the present).
    YOUR thoughts?
    Ali Anani
    12/03/2017 #8 Ali Anani
    #7 Great thoughts dear @Sara Jacobovici. I appreciate your differences with me. Yes, local supporters can be of help. Yet; I have watched matches in which the supporters got so furious with the performance of their team and chanted for the opponent. What is assumed to be an asset turned into a liability. Despairing audience may turn their team into a bunch of runners.
    As for the prediction Almanac- it is an astonishing example and I wonder if predictability gets better, same or less. It is a striking example of trying to predict the future.
    In trying to predict, sometimes we increase unpredictability. Is the a behavior of complex systems? I need to think more.
    Thank you Sara for provoking my mind with your astute feedback.
    Sara Jacobovici
    12/03/2017 #7 Sara Jacobovici
    Your buzzes push at my mind to expand and make connections. Thank you @Ali Anani. You write: "But football is a game and so is life." It fascinates me how we look to sports and games to understand ourselves and our world. Brilliant economists design games and Einstein was quoted as saying, "God does not play dice with the universe." Now that we can simulate the image of 2 black holes (before they merge), it looks like "bowling" may be the game of the universe. https://www.ligo.caltech.edu/LA/image/ligo20160211d

    You write very powerfully: "We prison ourselves in determinism." Although your statement reminds me of what can happen when we take our need to predict to its negative side of the spectrum, it also reminded me of this: "The original Farmer's Almanac founded in 1792, Old Farmer's Almanac is a reference book that contains weather forecasts, tide tables, planting charts, astronomical data, recipes, and articles on a number of topics, including gardening, sports, astronomy, and farming. The Almanac also features anecdotes and a section that predicts trends in fashion, food, home décor, technology, and living for the coming year. Released the first Tuesday in the September that precedes the year printed on its cover, The Old Farmer's Almanac has been published continuously since 1792, making it the oldest continuously published periodical in North America."

    And finally, you write: "The closed clusters of supporters can't change the result of the match." As a sports fan with a firm belief in hometown advantage, I beg to differ with you ;-) Thanks for another provocative post Dr. Ali.
    Ali Anani
    12/03/2017 #6 Ali Anani
    #3 Thank you for making such profound reflection @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    Ali Anani
    12/03/2017 #5 Ali Anani
    #2 Wonderfully expressed @Mohammed A. Jawad. You are eloquent and I agree with you. Your mentioning of making assumptions is correct ad relevant. Sadly, mostly our assumptions turn to be wrong.
    Ali Anani
    12/03/2017 #4 Ali Anani
    #1 You remind me @Harvey Lloyd of the weather forecast that about 20 years ago predicted the weather in Brazil would be unusually frosting. It turned out to be and the price of brazilian coffee beans shot up.
    I fully concur with your lines "...Or am i a part of a much larger environment whereby i have to learn to be successful within"? Yes, I believe this is the better choice and you put your view firmly on ground with your sound explanations. I feel like saying we progressively live in a world of decreasing predictability.
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    12/03/2017 #3 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    inspiring @Ali Anani with much playroom for personal reflection, thank you for your creation!
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    12/03/2017 #2 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Oftentimes, we cast off realities and carry on with our own ways; we sometimes take predictions to heart and come up with our own shuddering assumptions and stay behind with still hopes. Presumably, betwixt sheer conjectures and true happenings we miss matters of priorities with our vain miscalculations.
    Harvey Lloyd
    12/03/2017 #1 Harvey Lloyd
    Two questions or one concept comes to mind in reading your post this morning. Do i make my environment; Or am i a part of a much larger environment whereby i have to learn to be successful within?

    How you answer the question determines your reliance of predictions. I have always thought that the latter was the question we needed to affirm. By assuming this answer we realize that we are all adrift inside a ever changing environment where we all experience the unpredictability together.

    I like predictions weather and others. But reliance on any prediction is Russian roulette. Our ability to understand the biases in predictions gives us the foresight to read the unfolding events into our own evolving predictions.

    Our weather here has become a off Broadway production. They seem to sell you the weather with great actors. Its great for the milk and egg industry locally. One mention of snow and the local groceries have a field day of sales.
  6. David B. Grinberg
    A "must watch" very cool video for anyone who wants to better understand the drastic scales of the cosmos, chemistry, space science (quantum mechanics vs. general relativity) and life on Earth and within our solar system, galaxy and beyond (including theories of Parallel Universes and the Mutliverse). Enjoy!
    Universe Size Comparison 3D (100,000 SUB SPECIAL)
    Universe Size Comparison 3D (100,000 SUB SPECIAL) Size comparison of the entire universe 2017 in 3D. From the fabric of space-time itself, we journey outwards to subatomic elementary particles, to atoms,...
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    Nick Mlatchkov
    01/04/2017 #10 Anonymous
    It's amazing!
    Randall Burns
    15/03/2017 #9 Randall Burns
    Great video! Really puts things into perspective. I think the commentator could use some helium.
    David B. Grinberg
    14/03/2017 #8 David B. Grinberg
    I appreciate your valuable feedback and wise words @Ali Anani and @Preston 🐝 Vander Ven. Many thanks!
    Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    13/03/2017 #7 Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    I have always loved pull out video like this. So many of want to focus on "problems" and they seem so large in our minds. This is because our entire focus is 100% on them. Yet like in this video, if we just step back, it is just a tiny obstacle in a large journey called life.
    Ali Anani
    13/03/2017 #6 Ali Anani
    #5 Yes, it makes a lot of sense @David B. Grinberg. If we compare the size of a problem in relation to the earth and how small it is compared to the universe then all problems would not be on the map even if we magnify them million times.
    David B. Grinberg
    13/03/2017 #5 David B. Grinberg
    Thanks for your valuable feedback @George Touryliov @Ali Anani and @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher. I think maintaining a cosmic perspective on life helps to keep some of the more mundane daily rituals/chores/problems here on Earth in a more relative perspective -- at least for me. This could help to alleviate stress and anxiety related to "blowing things out of proportion" in our own lives -- as some of the big issues of concern to us are actually infinitesimal (literally and figuratively) when pondering the cosmic scale. Does this make any sense?
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    13/03/2017 #4 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Very interesting @David B. Grinberg, thanks!
    Ali Anani
    13/03/2017 #3 Ali Anani
    Bewildering numbers and facts. Thank you for sharing this must-see video. We know we are less than a drop in the ocean. I bookmarked this fascinating video to watch repeatedly. Thank you @David B. Grinberg View more
    Bewildering numbers and facts. Thank you for sharing this must-see video. We know we are less than a drop in the ocean. I bookmarked this fascinating video to watch repeatedly. Thank you @David B. Grinberg for making my morning so joyful. Close
    George Touryliov
    12/03/2017 #2 George Touryliov
    #1 Thanks for share David! Definitely a must-see!
  7. Francisco Lopez

    Francisco Lopez

    19/02/2017
    Francisco Lopez
    Giordano Bruno, Italian philosopher, killed by the Roman Inquisition on 17th February 1600
    www.linkedin.com "There are no harmony and concord where there is that uniformity whereby one nature wishes to absorb the whole being; but harmony and concord...
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  8. Javier 🐝 beBee
    Scotese Animation: Future Plate Motions & Pangea Proxima
    Scotese Animation: Future Plate Motions & Pangea Proxima This animation produced by C.R. Scotese, PALEOMAP Project shows future plate motions (250 million years in the future) and the formation of the next...
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    Javier 🐝 beBee
    19/02/2017 #7 Javier 🐝 beBee
    #6 @Ken Boddie ..I can only speak spanglish !! ..the result from interaction between Spanish and English used by people who speak both languages or parts of both language 🌍🌎🌏
    Ken Boddie
    19/02/2017 #6 Ken Boddie
    #5 Presumably Buzzslang will be something like Espantoneselish? 🇪🇸🇨🇳🇦🇺 😂
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    19/02/2017 #5 Javier 🐝 beBee
    #4 @Ken Boddie 😂😂😂😂😂😎😎😎😎😎 yes !!! beBee land will be diverse and they will speak BuzzSlang 😂😂😃😂😂😂😂
    Ken Boddie
    19/02/2017 #4 Ken Boddie
    Interesting glimpse, Javier, of how the tectonic plates will merge together to form beBee Land!!!!!!!!! 😊
    @Julio Angel 🐝Lopez Lopez
    19/02/2017 #3 @Julio Angel 🐝Lopez Lopez
    By then everyone bald
    Devesh 🐝 Bhatt
    19/02/2017 #2 Devesh 🐝 Bhatt
    Zealandia :)
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    19/02/2017 #1 Javier 🐝 beBee
    We have to wait only 250MM years
  9. Milos Djukic

    Milos Djukic

    06/02/2017
    Milos Djukic
    What is Materials Science and Why Do I Like it?
    milosdjukichydrogen.wordpress.com Reblogged on...
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  10. Migdalia Burgos

    Migdalia Burgos

    29/01/2017
    The intersection of Lego and science
    Migdalia Burgos
    These Microfluidic Lego Are Like Building Blocks For Complex Science
    www.fastcodesign.com Researchers used Lego to make microfluidic experiments as easy as playing with...
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  11. David B. Grinberg
    David B. Grinberg
    The First Sighting of a Black Hole
    www.airspacemag.com We know one lurks at the center of the Milky Way, but to these astronomers, seeing will be...
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    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    24/01/2017 #1 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    The ultimate time/space mystery, black holes. Interesting to read researchers are learning more about them. Maybe they are Parallel Universes.. maybe one is heaven where time stands still? Ok, a gal can fantasize, right? So much we don't know in comparison to what we do know.
  12. ProducerIan Weinberg

    Ian Weinberg

    23/01/2017
    United in Energy
    United in EnergyThis article has been edited and updatedSomething of great significance occurred in January.  I’m referring to the de-classification of CIA documents. Among the documents de-classified were those relating to the controlled studies of the...
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    Ian Weinberg
    24/01/2017 #19 Ian Weinberg
    #17 Thanks @Max🐝 J. Carter Here is my info source, shared with Phil - https://www.cia.gov/library/readingroom/docs/CIA-RDP96-00791R000100480003-3.pdf
    Ian Weinberg
    24/01/2017 #18 Ian Weinberg
    #14 Here's what I have @Phil Friedman: (The physicists were Targ and Puthoff) - https://www.cia.gov/library/readingroom/docs/CIA-RDP96-00791R000100480003-3.pdf
    Phil Friedman
    24/01/2017 #14 Phil Friedman
    #13 Thank you, Ian. The reason I ask is that my impression from a series of articles by the London Telegraph, which has shown a lot of interest in the declassified papers, is that what is contained therein is a copy of an analyst's report, not any data or documents from the purported research. If my impression is correct, then the source of this information is highly questionable, as I would give it a high probability that a CIA apparatchik would produce a report and draw conclusions that would naturally tend to justify the time and money spent on the agency's research program. Which is why in the U.S. we have the Office of the Auditor General to provide independent evaluation of how public monies are spent. Without access to the research documentation, the story doesn't carry much more weight than asking Uri Geller what happened. Cheers!
    Ian Weinberg
    24/01/2017 #13 Ian Weinberg
    #7 Here's what I know @Phil Friedman: I read a report commenting on the release of the declassified documents. It indicated that the CIA ran a top secret research team that studied paranormal phenomena with special applications in the psych espionage area . This was headed by a group of high-powered physicists. (BTW the Russians had an entire institute dedicated to this research). The report that I read stated that remote viewing and PK by Uri Geller was validated. There were also illustrations accompanying which showed 'transmitted' drawings and what was perceived by Geller - which were identical! But obviously you make an extremely important point - for those of us that seek scientific confirmation, we need the original documents to peruse. I'm still in the process of searching for them. Will update and share as soon as I get hold of them.
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    24/01/2017 #12 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #10 Dear Ian, it is fascinating to be connecting the dots in an imaginary space, bereft of proof and evidence. But the oral tradition of knowledge dissemination was trusted for long and we kinda tend to believe in it a little more than others here in India. This strange little peninsula attracted the world to it long before Columbus discovered the new world! ;) So many mysteries it still does keep. But that said, it will be my pleasure to introduce you to some awe-inspiring mystics, seers and psychics if ever you come a-visiting. They are reclusive, now a bit out of touch, but are good friends. And will gladly amaze you with stuff like teleportation, telepathy, scrying, remote-viewing and stuff :) I almost convinced one a decade ago to take Randi's Million Dollar challenge but he neither wanted the money nor the travel! (In case you are wondering, this particular gentleman in question had the astounding ability to make a tractor drive by itself ...for a short distance...20- 25 yards...when asked why only that distance, he joked about wasting fuel ...of the mental kind). I'll be durned if that doesn't make you laugh a little harder than before! ;)
    Ian Weinberg
    24/01/2017 #11 Ian Weinberg
    #6 Thanks for that Lisa. I don't think we should abandon our left hemispheres. After all many of us still need to do the work while 'the chosen' intuit! But I do think that there is too much of a left shift with the all the fear and anxiety around. Perhaps a 20 min visit to your local neuropsych unit on a weekly basis to set your right hemisphere free, may work to take the sting out of things.
    Ian Weinberg
    24/01/2017 #10 Ian Weinberg
    #5 Thanks for that really interesting commentary Praveen. I guess the wisdom has been around for thousands of years and we're just re-inventing the wheel!
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    24/01/2017 #9 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    Fascinating Ian. but I would argue this;
    "If we translate this all into some practicality we can conclude that those individuals who are too amygdala-based – fearful (fear of failure, fear of loss, fear of not being adored and recognized), anxious and angry and who have raised adrenaline levels, are predominantly left hemispheral and have the lowest levels of intuition, creativity, sensitivity and emotional connection."
    I think it goes beyond hemisphere dominance and would also argue that the 'fear' that many 'feel' is tied directly to the ESP but at the same time if they are able to manage the fear that develops when they 'see/feel' more than the average, then perhaps they heighten their ESP capabilities. Alternatively; those that don't seem to exhibit fear are in actuality not in tune to the possibilities of ESP or PK. They are the 'bulls in the china shop', dominant personalities who bulldoze their way to success...A certain politician comes to mind. They're are definitely many questions still to answer, many avenues to be explored.
    Very interesting subject and one I always believed was being studied more than was known by the general public.
    Susan Rooks
    24/01/2017 #8 Susan Rooks
    Did you see this article by @Ian Weinberg? What are YOUR thoughts?
    Phil Friedman
    24/01/2017 #7 Phil Friedman
    Trying to follow here, Ian. You say, "...his powers were validated in strict laboratory conditions". Do the declassified documents detail the laboratory experiments and the strict conditions under which the conclusions cited were drawn? Or are we relying here strictly on summary conclusions included in a report by a non-scientific analyst? If the research is actually included in the released documents, that indeed, would be huge. Cheers!
    Lisa Vanderburg
    24/01/2017 #6 Lisa Vanderburg
    Fascinating concepts, Prof. @Ian Weinberg! My pea-brain whirls with questions and images! Here's a couple of fairly stupid questions: Assuming it is possible to train a bunch of intuits for a sustained common purpose, they aren't their 'minds [confined] over matter', thus being subject to an albeit disciplined amount of wandering off point? Even using rTMS to suppress left hemisphere function, what are the ramifications of sustained use? Would it be possible to petri-dish R-sided 'brains' that could be used to enhance an intuit?
    Such possibilities are endlessly intriguing - many thanks!
    It's the word dopamine that caught my eye initially. My husband has DBS for PD - right up your alley.
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    24/01/2017 #5 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    Doc, exhilarating stuff! ....To quote you - In other words, human consciousness has co-creatorship properties – we create physicality from energy!....Unquote. Reminds me of the many stories of many Rishis/Sages, even ancient Kings doing severe penance for years and years...and finally the deity of their super intense meditation appearing physically in front of them and granting them three boons etc. I have always believed that it is the sage himself who creates the God that appears in front of him. Such is the power of visualisation and Dhyana/Zen. Almost all of us can make simpler things happen if we exert enough. (Using The Secret kinda). But not many are capable of the corollary detachment, renunciation and focused mental application with the right techniques. To quote you again - ...we rather recruit an army of intuits to focus heat energy on a central tower at a given location...Unquote. Many acknowledge the power of Prayer, doing exactly this, remotely. The Siddhas of India...an esoteric sect of sages, do nothing but breathe in various rhythms all the time, meditating and visualising and creating positive emanations/energies just to negate the negative currents created by man's negative thoughts and actions. These Siddhas have been travelling across the world for ages spreading knowledge and stuff for ages...and have since been given native identities. Many of them are now said to reside in the Himalayas, away from civilisation and inaccessible in their chosen path. Even the Sufis believe it is the constant effort and striving of these Elders (in Purdah/ a cloak of invisibility which is more a disguise to keep away prying eyes of science and reason ;), that keeps the balance of forces in nature. Fascinating stuff really!
    Ian Weinberg
    24/01/2017 #4 Ian Weinberg
    #2 thanks @Max🐝 J. Carter Hopefully the critical mass of sophisticated new physics research will carry us into a new paradigm
    David B. Grinberg
    24/01/2017 #3 David B. Grinberg
    Nice buzz, Ian, I really enjoyed reading it. This all reminds me of teleporting, parallel universes, and even time travel to an extent. Hopefully, the theoretical will become reality as social intellectualism, cognitive functions and science merge and matures to reach new states of consciousness. Perhaps, some new Einstein first needs to solve the so-called, "Theory of Everything" and bridge the gap between general relativity and quantum mechanics for all this to work (or become untangled). I hope to see it some day.
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    23/01/2017 #1 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    Quite an interesting read, @Ian Weinberg.

    I have thought for awhile that the reason we as a population are so suspiciously unable to replicate what we lump together as paranormal is precisely because we approach them with anxiety and we use the skills of the wrong side of the brain to approach tracking and measuring and designing experiments to tease out what is going on.

    I have a special energy meter in my house that helps me with this.

    She has four legs. When I feel intense love for her, she comes to me for touch. The second I use language in my brain, "I love my dog. Bet she will come to me." the experiment fails. I find it practically impossible to reverse out of language. Even just a quick, 'let's try this' results in a dog who does not move. I feel result. I think no result.

    Love is certainly re-knewable and what we need to do is become more aware of how the methodology and the toolset we utilize are precluding the results when it comes to what our entire brain is capable of.
  13. Milos Djukic

    Milos Djukic

    15/01/2017
    Milos Djukic
    A Prescription for Better Science (and Better Science Journalism)
    undark.org In a sweeping manifesto, researchers from the U.S. and Europe have proposed some fixes for vetting published science. It might help science journalism,...
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    Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    17/01/2017 #23 Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    Awesome article. I'd like to see follow-ups on this research with concrete strategies on how to make these ideas a reality.

    I think politics also play a role in all this. Not just in the acdemic community, but also in relation to the sponsors of the research being done. If we take that factor into account too and find ways to not let add more biases, science could experience a rennaissance.
    Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    17/01/2017 #22 Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    Thx @Milos Djukic, great info in this post and thank you to @Franci Eugenia Hoffman for sharing
    Gerald Hecht
    17/01/2017 #21 Gerald Hecht
    #19 @Milos Djukic 🎻
    David B. Grinberg
    17/01/2017 #20 David B. Grinberg
    #15 Thanks for sharing this interesting article, Milos. I have also shared in three journalism/communications-related hives.
    Milos Djukic
    17/01/2017 #19 Anonymous
    #18 God Save a Scientist :)
    Gerald Hecht
    17/01/2017 #18 Gerald Hecht
    #17 @Milos Djukic and (as a bonus) --special relativity is accounted for as well!
    Milos Djukic
    17/01/2017 #17 Anonymous
    #16 @Gerald Hecht, classy!
    Gerald Hecht
    17/01/2017 #16 Gerald Hecht
    #15 @Milos Djukic remember the story of the physicists whose manifesto against WWI ..allowed for continued collaboration...and later Einstein's cautionary letter to Franklin Roosevelt...some live their lives with a trained disciplinary perspective: "We never know what the future holds."

    I have a different take: "We never know how the past will turn out."
    Milos Djukic
    17/01/2017 #15 Anonymous
    #14 A small step is a harbinger of the progress 🏹🎯
    Gerald Hecht
    17/01/2017 #14 Gerald Hecht
    #11 @Milos Djukic bingo 🏹🎯
    Milos Djukic
    17/01/2017 #12 Anonymous
    #9 "Science and Beyond", perhaps :) In scientific papers there is no metaphors. All this is nothing more than "The Agony and the Ecstasy of Social Media Writing. I am "mature enough": to leave the playground.
    Milos Djukic
    17/01/2017 #11 Anonymous
    The title of paper is “A Manifesto for Reproducible Science“.
    Milos Djukic
    17/01/2017 #10 Anonymous
    #7 @Phil Friedman, "Physics and Beyond: Encounters and Conversations"
    by Werner Heisenberg is a great book about the process of shaping of scientific truth without the trace of "endorsing the empty claims of posers who pretend to have special direct access to".
    Phil Friedman
    17/01/2017 #9 Phil Friedman
    #8 I agree, Milos. Science may not be the only path to truth, but if one is going to follow the path of science, one needs to follow the rules of the road. Otherwise, one will end up in the ditch. (See, on social media, we are very big on metaphors! :-) )
    Milos Djukic
    17/01/2017 #8 Anonymous
    #7 You are welcome @Phil Friedman Scientific research is a serious job that requires serious knowledge. This is not a game. The shaping of scientific truth is a process which can not take place at social media, but in research labs and research centers. Pseudoscience in is very dangerous for those who are naive.
    Phil Friedman
    17/01/2017 #7 Phil Friedman
    #6 Thank you for the citation, Milos. I will read in detail and respond as appropriate. In the meantime, I caution others not to think that, because some scientists acknowledge that science is not "truth" but rather a process by which we seek to find truth, such scientists are thereby endorsing the empty claims of posers who pretend to have special direct access to, and be the sole conduits to such universal truth. For the scientists who are looking to improve the standards for doing and conveying scientific inquiry are not anti-science and are saying nothing of the sort. Cheers!
    Milos Djukic
    17/01/2017 #5 Anonymous
    #4 @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, The shaping of scientific truth is a process. I started online Project on ResearchGate (part of NoE in Hydrogen Embrittlement) in 2016 (80+ members, 220+ followers, 2800+ reads, 40+ updates) as an extension of the former Hydrogen Embrittlement Mechanism Project on ResearchGate (2014) which was very successful and with an idea that the top experts in the field of hydrogen embrittlement and materials science come together and share valuable experiences about the current state of the art in hydrogen embrittlement. Numerous prestigious experts in the field of hydrogen embrittlement and materials science are the project participants. This Project is a part of "The Network of Excellence (NoE) in Hydrogen Embrittlement" that aims to strengthen scientific and technological excellence by developing an integrated and interdisciplinary scientific understanding of hydrogen degradation of engineering materials and their co-evolution with science, materials science, industry and society, and also by addressing the fragmentation of European and Worldwide research in this area. The benefits of this network are available to all interested researchers, scientists, professionals and practitioners.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    17/01/2017 #4 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Impressive share, @Milos Djukic. "Team science: A key problem is “scientists working competitively in silos without combining their efforts.” Collaborating with other groups means different ideas, different experiences, and different perspectives all come into play, reducing the risk of bias."
    is an interesting statement giving me the impression scientific studies are not just the opinions of a few.
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    19/12/2016 #4 Davide Caretti
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    Concordo con @Davide Caretti e ti do il mio benvenuto @Stefano Cocomazzi!
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  21. ProducerAli Anani

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    Steve Brady
    02/12/2016 #41 Steve Brady
    #40 Dear Ali, thank you for your encouraging reply. Your thoughtful posts have certainly been a catalyst for fascinating discussion. If I may also encourage you: the way you genuinely interact with commenters on your posts is a blessing. You are gifted with the ability to articulate wisdom and at the same time engage with your readers to search for further wisdom.
    Ali Anani
    01/12/2016 #40 Ali Anani
    #39 @Steve Brady- amazing comment with its potential and practical examples.Led it and read it few times. Each time I ponder on this part "From my growing understanding of Fractal Perspectives it is from this state that we can see beautiful symmetries emerge and iterated patterns of coherent relationships emerge". Well, I see the patterns emerging when I read a comment by you. SOon, I am responding in a buzz to your very great comment.
    While reading this comment you really got me curious to read your comment on my following buzz. I feel you have so much to add:
    https://www.bebee.com/producer/@ali-anani/two-illusions-don-t-make-a-fact#c19
    Steve Brady
    01/12/2016 #39 Steve Brady
    #33 Thank you, @Ali Anani. I too remain curious, as a life-long learner from published works, but also the "textbooks" of human beings in inter-relatedness. When I was trained in Restorative Justice, we were urged to interview thoroughly so as to aim for "no surprises". Thorough empathic conversations with affected parties is so often therapeutic in themselves, however, I am still amazed that every "circle" we formed in order to facilitate meetings between stakeholders, seemed full of potentialities...ranging from complex abreactions and fearful responses to wonderful unscripted reconciliations. One important key for me is that whenever people are gathered in community, even a private Restorative Justice meeting, is an open system, rather than a closed one. A second key that is important for me is to not fear "chaos". No one wants mayhem of course, but as I learned from reading "A Different Drum" by the late Dr M. Scot Peck, true community can emerge from the "chaos" of people feeling safe enough to lay down their facades and pretences, and be "real". From my growing understanding of Fractal Perspectives it is from this state that we can see beautiful symmetries emerge and iterated patterns of coherent relationships emerge. The lesson for me is to encourage potentialities, to be open and resist habitual control. Instead, be more like a true scientist, an explorer of truth. Herein lies the essence of respectful and powerful peace making.
    David Navarro López
    30/11/2016 #38 Anonymous
    @Katja Bader have a look here. Your point of view is requested
    Ali Anani
    30/11/2016 #37 Ali Anani
    #35 Your snowball example is simply genius. I know you wrote this comment partly from your own experiences, dear @David Navarro López. What a lovely illustration this is! Yes, we have nor control on the path of the snowball. es, we may have no control over the stones that may change the trajectory of the snowball, but we may always try again. Like you said, an oak tree doesn't produce pears. I feel you may extend this to a great buzz. You added a new meannig o the behavior of snowballs. We always need a fresh start.
    Ali Anani
    30/11/2016 #36 Ali Anani
    #34 #34 Dear @David Navarro López- this is a gem and your observation struck me too to the bones "One thought it shocked me to the bones, is that the day I stopped looking for explanations, is the day I started understanding life". SOmetimes we get over-stressed trying to understand and by doing that we are actually reducing our ability to understand. When things become too complex to understand, this is the time to relax and only then we may think of new approaches, new ideas and new thinking. There are so many things in life that we still don't understand. That is why I introduced the term "passionate curiosity".
    David Navarro López
    30/11/2016 #35 Anonymous
    #32 Part 2 But one thing was clear to me. (Again, a Spanish saying) You can not expect pears from an oak. So in order to promote the best scenario for both bees and hives, the only way I have found which is always certain, is to influence every action and ideas coming out with the highest human values. Here is, and only here, where we can have a part of control and responsibility about how things are going to develope, but just at the initial stage. You love analogies, and I like to look at it as a snow ball rolling down a hill. One can't know how it's going to end, but if one makes a big ball of "positive snow" and throws it aiming it in the right direction, it is more than probable it will end as you wished. Or maybe not. And if not, we can not run down to the hill and try to put away the stones that modified the trajectory of the ball. The ball will go faster, and stones are countless. Much better, make a new ball and aim it differently. If you are lucky, you will succeed. If not, better keeping "enhancing the ball" (which is under your direct control) rather than loosing the time asking why, as we can't be in two places at the same time.
    David Navarro López
    30/11/2016 #34 Anonymous
    #32 Part 1 Dear Ali, you know I am very interested in human behaviour, and I have been digging on it in any possible way a long time. One thought it shocked me to the bones, is that the day I stopped looking for explanations, is the day I started understanding life. Because as you are pointing out, "Humans interact and ideas may become heavily populated and their growth may be limited by our capacity to fully comprehend them" The feedback to our actions (or ideas), the more reach they achieve, the more complex they become. Being a practical man as I am, and having in mind the mentioned interacting between bees and hives, I switched from trying to understand the process, to trying to provoke the process in a trend it suited the mutual benefit fo bees and hives, due to the unavoidable fact that our energies and capabilitiy of comprehension are far too limited to reveal the ultimate consequences that feedback might cause modeling and transforming the original inception of it.
    Ali Anani
    29/11/2016 #33 Ali Anani
    #22 9 @Steve Brady- your comment is a source of huge curiosity for me to find more from your experience ".what a thought provoking post. I have found many times that a simple, single social interaction, personal or virtual, can lead to pleasing complexities". Your examples shall be mind-provoking and I sincerely hope you share dew of them with us.
    Ali Anani
    29/11/2016 #32 Ali Anani
    #31 You are good for the bee and the hive my friend @David Navarro López. I am expecting a great comment from you
    David Navarro López
    29/11/2016 #31 Anonymous
    Only as an advance of a longer comment i will do later to your challenging buzz, (you know i like to ruminate) a Spanish saying says, what is good for the bee, is good for the hive, and what is good for the hive, is good for the bee.
    Ali Anani
    29/11/2016 #30 Ali Anani
    #25 Always I am motivated by your comments @David B. Grinberg- thank you
    Ali Anani
    29/11/2016 #29 Ali Anani
    #20 Lovely example @Deb🐝 Lange. The population equation sows when we may observe a linear growth. Yes, it is when the this rate goes high that we experience the complexity we observe.
    Ali Anani
    29/11/2016 #28 Ali Anani
    #18 Much obliged to your "oxygenated-comment" dear @debasish majumder
    Ali Anani
    29/11/2016 #27 Ali Anani
    #17 @Mohammed Sultan- it is simple rules that generate complexity. Changing the rate of population growth in the simple population equation led to complexity. We don't plan for it because it is an emerging one.
    Ali Anani
    29/11/2016 #26 Ali Anani
    #16 Thank you dearly @Tausif Mundrawala
    David B. Grinberg
    29/11/2016 #25 David B. Grinberg
    Ali, your deep thinking and intellect never cease to amaze. Thanks for more brilliant buzz!
    Mohammed Sultan
    29/11/2016 #23 Mohammed Sultan
    #19 By birth control I mean putting a strategy aiming at raising per capita income with the same available resources and so too bettering people's health ,educational and job opportunities.I mean also giving people more chance to participate in public life.Simplicity is not also built on being alone ,isolating yourself from the current of events.If you have a vision and continuous and self-monitoring then you will realize that the simple formula about human development would be Sharing=Caring.
    Steve Brady
    29/11/2016 #22 Steve Brady
    Wow @Ali Anani...what a thought provoking post. I have found many times that a simple, single social interaction, personal or virtual, can lead to pleasing complexities. I am a Restorative Practices and legal reform advocate. The human behavioural equation you include is very helpful. "Scripted" approaches that ignore or even suppress potentialities very often stifle the rich and deep Justice and healing that is possible between people and in communities.
    Deb🐝 Lange
    28/11/2016 #20 Deb🐝 Lange
    Dear @Ali Anani have many ideas spinning around, but I will share just one at the moment about population and the ascent of feminine energy in both men and women. in Japan there are young men who are called “grass eaters” - they are like plants and have no sexual desire.
    This will help contain population. Perhaps our DNA is changing as innately we know there are enough people in the world and we do not have to populate for survival of the human species.

    http://www.ascentofwoman.com/additional-material-1-1
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    Charles David Upchurch
    21/09/2016 #2 Charles David Upchurch
    As noted in the first comment...
    Charles David Upchurch
    21/09/2016 #1 Charles David Upchurch
    @Milos Djukic thank you for sharing this very important article by Megan Molteni, published on Wired.com. Vital reading for all young scientists.... BEFORE YOU SUBMIT YOUR WORK TO ANY SCIENTIFIC JOURNAL.
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