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  1. I just want to hear some opinions from the scientists here on the topic of 2012 which is pretty close, The mayans have with thier astounding mathematics were able to predict solar cycles and I think even galactic cycles around the earth, some scientists like terrance mckenna believe it will be the great shift in human consciousness other scientists believe that planet X will come close to the earths atmosphere I disrupt the balance and cause major pole shifts leading to catastrophic events, I am not sure I believe this but I would still like to hear some opinions on it.
  2. so if a chicken gets pricked by a needle it can't be or not yet known whether the animal suffers as a human would?
  3. but do they know they are feeling pain? is my question because feeling pain and knowing your feeling pain are two different things, I've seen many lectures on consciousness and how they can just be the term zombie, because without consciousness that would mean that they do feel pain but they don't know that they are feeling pain. I just need some clearing up to whether or not they know they feel pain,(sentient beings, which would mean that vegans could possibly eat chickens) thanks in advance
  4. I have two questions regarding a fish and a chicken. does a chicken have consciousness, that is does a chicken know it feels pain or does it just react to pain as a part of biology?because I want to know if it really does suffer or does it just react that way because of internal mechanisms. for the fish I have the same question as well,(fish that are eaten for nutritional value)
  5. of course humans wouldn't be humans once perfected I think to become perfect it would take humans to evolve through the process of becoming humanoids, but still keeping the things that were once us. sure they are images of human's, even though putting both hemispheres of the brain to computer language is extremely difficult, I still think it can be done, not to mention quantum compters helpin the process. and by the way does anyone else know more websites or science journals covering this kind of reasearch, thanks in advance.
  6. I was wondering since computers are images of human's, would it be possible to implant or upgrade human limit's like let's say a computer has an external harddrive would a human be able to have external a brain(s) that wirelessly connects to a storage house for mechanical brains or can there be implants so that human's would be able to achieve perfection or would virus's and bacteria just adapt to try and combat these new adjustments. I have heard alot from timothy leary and michio kaku that through the possibility of quantum computers, we would be able to make androids, but the through the same technology the same can be appiled towards making adjustments to the human body, would the human boilogy just reject these mechanical enhancements?
  7. what do you mean by other cultures?
  8. I'am studying psychological problems and could someone clarify if these problems are really problems because what if these problems are just altered or different realities and wouldn't these problems just be opinions because society chooses not to accept these differences,this is not an argument I would just like to know the answers to these questions,I would really apreciate any answers:confused:
  9. I would like to know what part music plays in our brain.ex-why are we able to feel certain things when listening to music or why does the brain visualize certain images when listening to certain sounds,(if possible I would like to know in detail)
  10. what if there is no missing link? Perhaps the most famous of Terence McKenna's theories and observations is his explanation for the origin of the human mind and culture. McKenna theorized that as the North African jungles receded toward the end of the most recent ice age, giving way to grasslands, a branch of our tree-dwelling primate ancestors left the branches and took up a life out in the open — following around herds of ungulates, nibbling what they could along the way. Among the new items in their diet were psilocybin-containing mushrooms growing in the dung of these ungulate herds. McKenna, referencing the research of Roland L. Fisher Ph. D.(College of Optometry and Departments of Psychiatry and Pharmacology, College of Medicine, The Ohio State University)[12] [13] [14] [15], claimed enhancement of visual acuity as an effect of psilocybin at low doses, and supposed that this would have conferred an adaptive advantage. He also argued that the effects of slightly larger doses, including a physical sexual arousal (again, not reported as a typical effect in scientific studies) — and in still larger doses, ecstatic hallucinations and glossolalia — gave evolutionary advantages to those tribes who partook of it. There were many changes caused by the introduction of this drug to the primate diet. McKenna theorizes, for instance, that synesthesia (the blurring of boundaries between the senses) caused by psilocybin led to the development of spoken language: the ability to form pictures in another person's mind through the use of vocal sounds. About 12,000 years ago, further climate changes removed the mushroom from the human diet, which McKenna argued to result in a new set of profound changes in our species as we reverted to pre-mushroomed and brutal primate social structures that had been modified and/or repressed by frequent consumption of psilocybin. However, in McKenna's theory, the psilocybin-induced dominance of humans over other species remained, despite our supposed retrograde evolution. McKenna did not attempt to defend his hypotheses through rigorous scientific evidence; he self-consciously identified as a type of shaman, or ethnobotanist. McKenna and his followers view his theories as speculation that is at a minimum scientifically feasible and arguably gifted by special knowledge due to psychedelic plants. His hypothesis that psilocybin induced a phase change in human evolution is necessarily based on a great deal of supposition interpolating between the few fragmentary facts we know about hominid and early human history. But perhaps its most significant problem is its inconsistency with natural selection (the central concept of evolutionary theory) which cannot favor any variations, no matter how adaptive, unless they result from an allele or genetic factor. A live recording of his "Stoned Ape" theory can be found on the CD Conversations on the Edge of Magic (recorded live at the Starwood Festival).
  11. that's what I mean (genetics) different races have different genetics I want to know if it makes a big difference,for example most great scientists come from russia and germany
  12. The more reasonal explanation for 9/11 was not terrorists but america's own government there's alot of evidence pointing towards america and especially the attack on the pentagon.
  13. My question is does learning differ by race,would a certain race be able to learn faster than other races?
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