That the current climate change is nonlinear in its ferocity seems to have escaped notice. Inattention to this certain fact means that humanity is most likely to be extinct by the turn of the 22nd century.
The operational definition of intelligence is a consistent display of appropriate behavior. Behind the behavior is a mental construal of how the world works. Failing to comprehend the environment invariably has negative consequences. In the instance of humans on planet Earth, the diagnosis is clear and the outcome apparent. These creatures face impending extinction and are taking much other life out with them.
The tipping point of our own extinction was reached in 1940.
The Trump administration and Republicans across America are doing their best to hide the devastation that capitalism has wrought.
All that exists is made of matter, but existence is not made of matter. Instead, Nature is defined by the motion of matter, not matter per se. It is the energy that moves and transforms matter that renders the phenomenal exhibition we call Nature. Without energy, matter would not exist. Indeed, matter is made of energy. Though there are several proofs, atomic bombs most poignantly make that point.
It is extremely common to read textbooks or magazine articles which state that the brain is responsible for consciousness and cognition. This is nothing more than religious rubbish posing as science. Neurobiology is to psychology what astrology is to astronomy.
Modern physics was founded upon exploration of light.
The 2nd and 3rd amendments to the US Constitution were noncontroversial when they were passed. Both these amendments, taken together, were intended to prevent a military state, and to constrain the state from oppressing citizens. Neither worked as intended.
The mind is a symbolic processor, incessantly shuffling concepts. All that we experience or know are nothing more than the play of concepts.
No one reasonably doubts that inheritance plays a significant role in offspring traits. Does this extend to academic achievement? One would certainly think so.
The elevation of Donald Trump to the American presidency has spelt a dismal descent in political leadership, and more than suggests a systemic decay in the American way of life. Selfsame corruption haunts other societies. But Trump’s ascendency cast a stark spotlight on the nation that was the erstwhile leader of the free world.
All vertebrates feel pain. Pain functions to alert an animal to potential damage and to reduce activity after trauma.
According to a conjecture called cosmic inflation, just after the Big Bang, before many of the fundamental physics forces had even taken hold, the size of the universe mushroomed from next to nothing to the size of a dime; at an expansion rate faster than the speed of light.
The United States space agency NASA has taken a peek at the Earth below, and found: “the stretching of resources due to the strain placed on the ecological carrying capacity” as well as “the economic stratification of society into elites and masses (or ‘commoners’).” In that regard, “accumulated surplus is not evenly distributed throughout society, but rather has been controlled by an elite. The mass of the population, while producing the wealth, is only allocated a small portion of it by elites, usually at or just above subsistence levels.”
Almost all cells – whether prokaryote or eukaryote – have tails. Eukaryotes evolved from a tail-bearing prokaryote. Only seed-producing plants have cells without tails, though their genomes retain the knowledge.