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Intrepid Minds

a place for challenging debates, playful dialogues, or friendly bantering. We strive to be free of censorship and to respect the notion that it is the multiple and opposing viewpoints which characterize our coveted freedom.

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The speed of light 1 Reply

Einstein's theory suggests nothing is faster.But some cosmologists suggest the Universe expanded faster then the speed of light.Black holes however, and super massive black holes, suggest to me that terminal velocity is finite.And how about the…Continue

Started by LoveLife&Laughter. Last reply by Snagg Oct 20, 2013.

Picture a Word 3 Replies

 Describe yourself in one word or picture.Continue

Started by LoveLife&Laughter. Last reply by LoveLife&Laughter Sep 8, 2013.

A Quantum Universe- a slightly different perspective on reality 2 Replies

Physics : A Quantum universe?We look at the objects and materials of the world as bounded and solid. The calls for change in the area of physics are  perhaps the most radical of all the movements in the scientific disciplines, questioning the nature…Continue

Tags: Quantum universe

Started by Maricel Evasco. Last reply by LoveLife&Laughter Aug 17, 2013.

Earth wobble & tilt = climate changes? 3 Replies

Astronomical Theory of Climate Change The tilt of the earth relative to its plane of travel about the sun is what causes seasons. The hemisphere "pointing toward" the sun is in summer, while the opposite hemisphere is in winter. The earth makes…Continue

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Started by Maricel Evasco. Last reply by LoveLife&Laughter Aug 15, 2013.

Can concepts (God) inhibit relating to reality? 3 Replies

BeiYin: There is obviously a discrepancy between concepts and reality. This causes disappointment, frustration and a lot of stress in most humans. The high number of diseases, suicides and depressions are the result. Spiritual concepts about Love,…Continue

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Started by Maricel Evasco. Last reply by Thomas Mayes Aug 15, 2013.

Who should help the poor? Churches or Government? 16 Replies

I have noticed that during the past decade there seems to be a move by the religious community to discredit Government help for the poor.During the Bush Administration there was a "Faith Based Initiative" where Bush tried very hard to get the…Continue

Started by CWO3ROBBIE. Last reply by Thomas Mayes Aug 8, 2013.

Aren't They Supposed to Heal the Sick? 4 Replies

Here’s the situation: you have a friend who has been told by a visiting nurse that there “may be evidence” of head lice, but she wasn’t sure, so your friend should consult her PC to be sure. Your friend calls and makes an appointment; this PC is…Continue

Tags: oath, hippocratic, the, doctors

Started by Westerly_2. Last reply by Mother Sanity (JackieRodzinski) Apr 3, 2013.

Who are society's scapegoats these days? 9 Replies

Who are society's scapegoats?(photos and/or text responses welcome) Continue

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Started by Maricel Evasco. Last reply by michael clubb Jan 7, 2012.

Where do you hope to retire? 6 Replies

Would you leave the country to retire? If so, where?Would you work part time in another job after you retire?Do you worry about your care giving in the future? especially since the Baby Boomers outnumbers subsequent generations. According to current…Continue

Tags: retirement plans

Started by Maricel Evasco. Last reply by russell albright Dec 28, 2011.

Anyone watch Michael Moore's doc- SICKO? 1 Reply

I watched SICKO with my (Med Ethics) class last week and was highly disturbed by the testimonies. One has to be really careful what one puts in health history. If you haven't already watched it, try to do so. It is riveting. …Continue

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Started by Maricel Evasco. Last reply by P.A. Jul 6, 2011.

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Comment by Maricel Evasco on May 9, 2011 at 7:12pm
Comment by Maricel Evasco on May 8, 2011 at 8:27pm

This is a flat, non-animated graphic. It's interesting how human perception is unable to view this as an unmoving photo.

 

Comment by Apposite on May 8, 2011 at 5:38pm
Phil Jackson's illustrious career ends in ignominy - quite an irony!
Comment by Apposite on May 6, 2011 at 9:33pm

"Stay humble and stay hungry"

Dallas Mavericks' coach Rick Carlyle's philosophy after going ahead of the LA LA Lakers 3-0 in the best of 7 series in the Western Conference Semi Finals.

 

Yes, good advice for life.

Comment by Wendel on May 4, 2011 at 6:26pm
We are an "everybody's a winner, nobody's a loser" type of society.  At least we pretend to be.
Comment by Apposite on May 4, 2011 at 6:17pm
I know, I get it but it was the initial use of the word genius with the word "everyone" by EInstein which sparked my disagreement. I usually think of genius as queued up with intelligence. I like Gardiner but I think rather than call it intelligence he should have used the word aptitude. Also, I think such one dimensionality relates to savant status but I'm unsure there.
Comment by Maricel Evasco on May 4, 2011 at 6:00pm

There are musical geniuses, literary geniuses, etc who could be dumb in other areas. Einstein would have been probably placed in Special Ed during his primary education years.

 

My grandfather was one of 3 in his village town ever to graduate HS in  3 yrs. He was a mayor at a young age--late 20s or early 30s. He excelled in both in Literature, Math, and Science. I don't know about the Arts. There was no IQ test administered in his villagetown during his time, so his genius is only an assumption by others. Many of his direct descendants have reached high ranking positions both in the Philippines and abroad and have gone to top notch colleges, but according to non relatives, noone could equal him in native intelligence.

 

My mom is exceptionally good in Math (year book distinction- girl with the strongest reasoning power), but her English leaves much to be desired. LoL

Comment by Apposite on May 4, 2011 at 3:40pm
Genius is what? 160+ IQ? or is it higher?
Comment by Apposite on May 4, 2011 at 3:38pm

I mean Einstein did not have to use the word genius as hyperbole!

 

Comment by Apposite on May 4, 2011 at 3:37pm
The thing is though Maricel, is that genius is wrong term then; that wrong usage seems particularly so with a man like Einstein using it, who - if any lay person can identify an example of genius, if would be him.
 

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