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  1. Im not sure about reflecting light, however today it was rather sunny outside and I was sitting at the window going over some papers, and after looking at the paper for a few minutes I looked up and I was partially blinded for a minute due to the light reflections, I did a small experiment to see how long I would have to look at the paper to cause this, and it was not long around 30 seconds was enough. I would say yes.
  2. Accidental ocurrences certainly play a big part, and also there are certain things that are invented and then end up being the pre-cursor to further inventions that we never would have imagined. That's another example.
  3. Interesting, I would like to believe that there is long lost civilizations out there somewhere that one day we may discover. But who knows. But as far as aliens thinking the same we do, I dont think it would be the case. I doubt they would be humanoid, and if they were, they would still think differently in my opinion. Do any animals think the same way we do? Even the intelligent ones? I dont think so. However we are at a much more advanced stage of evolution. Maybe every race or species would start considering space travel if they got to a certain stage of evolution. It only seems logical, once they develop self consciousness and a decent memory and a certain level of intelligence they look at the stars for instance and imagine travelling.
  4. Questioning without a doubt, It's a fact that we asked questions thousands of years ago we still dont have the answer to. If we didnt ask questions then there would be no answers. What came first the chicken or the egg? Same sort of thing I think. The question came first.
  5. In my opinion some things may be. For instance physical things. The monks in the shaolin temple have been implementing a sort of "mind over matter" for years. Now dont get me wrong, the physically impossible cannot be achieved, It is more a case of how far can we stretch possible. For instance you nor I could break a concrete block with out head, yet they could and I personally believe that alongside years of conditioning a mental attitude of If I imagine it, it is possible go hand in hand. I also know of no math that can explain these feats which would 99% of the time be deemed impossible. Look up the 72 shaolin secret martial arts. As for "I can imagine flying, So I can do it." I dont believe in it because it simply does not work.
  6. Well i hate to tell you this but here we are? The universe has to have happened, as im typing this to you now.
  7. Hi mate, No problem at all. Talking about free will, I was reading about a fungus the other week, It effects ants only at the moment however we all know it could develop, To humans, Unlikely, but it could without a doubt. It takes over their central nervous system and their brain, And controls them completely. Here's how it works. First of all an nt gets stuck on a spore when it walks accross it, due to some sticky feature. It then ruptures a hole in the ants underside using some sort of pressure. thus injecting it with the fungal bacteria. Then after a week or so it has complete control over the ant, It forces it to stray from the colony, Something ants never do, And climb a tree, Then onto a leaf. it then roots the ant in its spot on the leaf and does not allow it to move and somehow sticks it there. Then while the ant is alive, A "stem" grows out from its head where it then "blossoms" and sends fungal spores into the air where it repeats its cycle. Strange ehh, the ant has no free will, almost like a zombie. The new game for playstation, The last of us, was based partly on this fungus. The developers were in talk with the scientists who discovered the fungus to get ideas for the game. Thanks for your links mate il be sure to check it out.
  8. It could impact earth, however it really is a one in a million type thing, I would not count on it impacting earth, however what a lovely sight it will be from earth. If anyone has the nasa app on their smartphone, im sure you will see the flares that appear regularly and the other things you can set reminders for. Im sure they will have one for this. i doubt it will collide with earth and im sure it wil be a spectacular sight.
  9. yes i think it would be fascism if we decided to start killing people just because of their opinion, However once you know someone is "the next hitler" because of things they have done and it has been proven with solid evidence, then it's a completely different argument whether to kill them. One that most likely would be made by special forces generals etc. I have no doubt that assassination attempts would probably be made.
  10. yes it really is, I have to admit it took me quite some time to fully grasp it all, I was thinking about it in bed for about 2 nights and kept going over loads of different hypothesis. If our brains are still technically us then would it not be fair to say that we are still making the decisions? our whole understanding of things is changing and it really is fascinating to see how far we'r getting,100 years from now we will probably look back and say things like "remember when we thought we were advanced and we didn't even know how a brain worked." Do you have any links to any of the research you were referring too, I would love to give it a read. cheers mate STP
  11. Hi all, first time needing help here. The other day, i received an email notification for a reply to a topic that i had created. I had no idea why the response was not showing up, So i just ignored it, maybe i was hoping it would show up later on, or maybe i thought it was a mistake i cant quite remember. Either way i was wrong. I just checked my email there and had another 2 notifications. stating i had 2 new responses to another topic i had posted. (different from the first one) I clicked on the link to take me to the page and there were no new responses i could see, None from the member that supposedly posted them. I have nobody on my block list and have tried clicking on the link as well as visiting the site seperately and trying to view the topic. Now im not sure if il even be able to see responses to this. But il let you know if i get notifications and cant see anything. Has this been happening widespread? Is it just me? Thanks for all your help guys.
  12. That wouldn't happen to be the guy who told einstein that everything that could have been invented already has been would it? If it isn't then there is some seriously doubtful patent workers out there.
  13. Good point, I hadn't even considered that. On the front cover, it describes it as an "underground oasis" if that's any help lol. check out new scientist magazine and have a read of the article, It actually is very interesting and they highlight how much relevance it could be whether or not life is found.
  14. Depends, We'r talking about an ecosystem much older than the one your sitting in right now, I reckon there is every possibility of many different species and a food chain. But i suppose even if they only found a few simple species it would still be pretty cool. I still wouldn't' want to be the diver sent down there to scope it out though!
  15. Im under the impression it is a fairly big space, Cavern like. Not like a sponge or anything. Constantly filled, scientists are currently presuming it is inhabited as it has shown all signs of life and all the required elements for life. Although this has not been proven yet.
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