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  1. This is interesting, have you read this, rocket? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chelation
  2. Unfortunately, this is too true.
  3. This is a curious view, and I'll have to ponder it some.
  4. I agree with this, good points.
  5. Great thoughts so far in this thread.Then, there's all the root causes of cancer, where to begin? An individual has varying degrees of control over potential risks to cancer-causing agents. As has been said here, cancer cells, and how they grow, remain unpredictable and in some cases mysterious. Even after seemingly effective treatments, ''tricky'' cancer cells are able to sort of 'hide' in some patients and resurface at later dates. It's very terrifying in that sense, that doctors think they have the disease under control, but come to find out, they don't. I think there have been trememdous strides though, so at least progress is being made.
  6. This is pretty sobering! I don't imagine robots will replace humans in all lines of work, but it sounds like for tasks that don't require interaction with the general public, etc...robots could be a viable alternative to human employees. Will these robots get pensions and vacations, too? It feels like this happened over night, but honestly, it's been a long time in the making, when we stop and think about it.
  7. I wouldn't skip traditional physics. It's good to build a solid understanding and foundation. We can't run until we learn how to walk, so my advice would be to not skip. Good luck to you with your studies!
  8. My own findings tell me that arrogance points more to someone feeling inadequate. Arrogance is an outward sign to others saying, 'notice me.' If someone is happy with his or her own life, confident and satisfied, in essence 'at peace,' then that type of person has no reason to be arrogant. Arrogance is often perceived as something that naturally happens when someone becomes successful, etc. But, the opposite (in my opine) is true. Usually people who are arrogant, feel that they are inadequate, so no matter how intelligent, successful, attractive, wealthy they may be, they don't feel content with their lives. It's hard for me to completely explain. lol
  9. No, I actually said that I thought arrogance is more of an attitude or character flaw. I don't believe we are helpless with our issues either, just said we all have foibles, and for some, arrogance might be their struggle to overcome. It's usually the byproduct of something else, like feeling inferior or feeling small, and trying to overcompensate. That has just been my thoughts about it, but everyone is entitled to their own opinions. Mine is just one in a sea of many.
  10. Never mind. Found the answer to my question.
  11. If someone is truly "humble," whether of high intelligence or not, then an observer wouldn't think such a person is arrogant simply based on his or her IQ. (or educational accomplishments) Arrogance is a choice, high (innate) intelligence isn't. Arrogance stems from many things but it is a behavior, a choice to treat others as though he or she is superior to them. In my observations, usually arrogant people feel small and are trying to overcompensate for what they feel they lack as compared to those around them. It can be helpful to try to see that instead of writing the person off because everyone has issues, they just manifest in different ways. We all have our own foibles, I should say but to me, geniuses will only be viewed as arrogant if they choose to act superior due to their intelligence. Of those I know who are of high natural intelligence, they are pretty modest people. To the OP: thanks for clarifying your original point and stating that you weren't being sarcastic. I didn't read your words as a compliment so my apology to you. I should have asked for clarification before leaping to the wrong conclusion.
  12. lol that sounds good If someone wonders why females or really anyone would be put offf here, just read the "arrogance" thread in the general philosophy section. If that is the way people exchange ideas here, by insulting others for no reason, then looks like I don't quite fit here.
  13. I think you are trying to insult me for some reason, as this reply seems sarcastic. So you can answer your own question.
  14. If we knew what happened prior to the Big Bang (what caused it), we probably could be more definitive in our answers, But, all of our known physical laws, including GR (which have so far assumed spacetime to be flat) breakdown at singularities due to the curvature of spacetime.
  15. I'm female, and I'm posting more now. Do I get a cookie or a gold star or something?
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