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Endy0816

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  1. Your brain senses movement via a feedback system(proprioception). ie. Move hand 5 inches - Hand has moved 5 inches. Your muscles, however, are(mostly) immobilized during REM sleep. So your brain is sending out movement commands and ends up not getting any return signals. It is something of a bug in the system. Common though since we are all human.
  2. They weren't far wrong in that humans are special in some fashion. Our simian ancestors passed through a particularly deadly bottleneck. Evolution made sacrifices in a number of other areas just to increase our brain size.
  3. Consider a cube. Take a cross section of that cube and you have a square. Our 3D Universe is comparable that square. What we term the Present is just one slice of Reality. As for Relativity, you should really check out Muon formation in the upper atmosphere. More reach the ground than their decay rate should allow due to their time(relative to our own) being slowed down. My own opinion is that it isn't possible to time travel for reasons relating to our own continued existence. As for parallel Universes, it is more likely that our Universe's resets account for those. Different iterations of the "same" Universe, rather than some kind of multiverse construct.
  4. They are fairly direct descendents of the Mastaba. More than likely if they did provide the services suggested they'd be used as granaries and not tombs. That particular theory has been debunked a number of times. About the only theory I've ever heard half-way reasonable is that they served as part of an aqueduct system. Using fire to draw a vacuum in-order to lift water. Just to put it out there, the Disc World series is awesome. Possibly it even contains the explanation why the Pyramid effect no longer works. Improbable but possible.
  5. I've always found it best to use what you have around the house. Plants, pets, etc. Go with whatever interests you and it should come out fine.
  6. The last two are true, water intoxication and disembowelment. Couldn't find anything definitive on the window shatter. There's been issues with thermal differences and more obvious cases in hurricanes/tornadoes, but I couldn't find any having to do with an office building death.
  7. Yeah, would basically be a race against time. Either the black hole evaporates or you run out of enough external pressure to keep going. I'll probably try and work through the math in a separate thread. Considering the energies involved more likely something for our descendents work out.
  8. Giant Glowing Beetles in the sky! It is only a matter of time that some mutant GM bacteria causes them to hybridize with the Bombardier Beetle. The attack on humanity will soon commence!
  9. That is the right attitude to take. I think it is safe to tell you now, that you were denying your emotions earlier. I do apologize for the blunt questions, I just don't know any better way to break people out of that stasis. You are going to be more emotional for awhile, you are past the main roadblock though. Congrats on selling the house, just try and connect with people wherever you end up going.
  10. If the Pastafarian religion considers bathing to be a religious experience, does that mean you are going to stop bathing? No, because it'd be silly. Bathing gives you some benefit. It doesn't matter if someone else thinks it is religious or not. Exact same scenario for meditation. http://www.uchospitals.edu/news/2007/20070903-psychiatrists.html They likely know of the significance of meditation to a number of religions(not all Eastern). That doesn't mean they personally believe in it.
  11. Good job on opening up. It is perfectly natural to feel angry and not want to talk about the situation. This says it pretty well. Besides needing to grieve the other issue is you have lost your primary social group. Your subconscious mind has been trying to tell you this. With acknowledgement, you can apply your rational mind to finding a solution. As long as your subconscious knows you are working on the problem it'll start letting you rest easier and you'll stop feeling as depressed. Work can serve temporarily. Long term you need something outside of that. Just about anything can work; forums, clubs, religious groups, leagues, even just drinking buddies at the pub. Do whatever you feel most comfortable with.
  12. Could that be the issue? You need to let what you are feeling show and find someone to talk with. Just to give you a sense of your writing; we have no idea if you are male, female, a divorcee or a widower. I don't like giving out personal details online either, but you can still share while maintaining relative anonymity.
  13. Kind of... Turbine in standard Earth Atmosphere. Black hole enclosed on every other side behind it. The majority of the energy generated would come from Atmospheric Pressure. I'll have to look up the numbers for Hawking radiation. Makes sense there would be a cost involved though. ...and yes, this would be crazy dangerous.
  14. It would be the Singularity itself we'd be making use of as a semi-permanent low pressure region. Transmit the effect of the singularity on the inside to the outside. Might be easier to view it as a chain being pulled. How I originally envisioned it. Would hopefully only be used as a secondary source used to improve efficiency. Would work well alongside of the more efficient Hawking radiation. Kind of makes me wonder what the real world numbers would look like.
  15. That doesn't necessarily follow. A number of religious groups practice meditation, but meditation is not limited to religious groups. Similar case with Yoga. You can view it as communion with the divine or you can view it as a healthy form of exercise. They suggest it because they think it will help. You don't have to follow the belief system to get the benefit. It is Eurocentric not to consider it a religious behavior, but that is exactly the same opinion that gets the masses to accept it when they would reject prayer or confession. General treatments are about what the masses would accept. If you feel some treatment violates your individual value system you are justified in mentioning it. Normal is defined by Society. I don't always agree with it but that is where the definition comes from.
  16. Seems like Gravity is frequently misunderstood. Two masses generate some force as they come together. Once they are together you can only generate more force by separating them again. Separating them takes more energy than you initially received.
  17. I think they suggest meditation because it provides similar mental energies to those involved in prayer but without the religious association. Mental Illness is subjective, but generally the belief is that it is better for society if everyone is as close to "normal" as possible.
  18. If you had something like a micro-black hole kept contained via charges you could "feed" it matter. You could picture it sitting behind a turbine generator, creating a perpetual vacuum. It'll give you all the energy you want until you run out of stuff to feed it. Same situation no matter what you decide to use.
  19. Same amount of work being accomplished, it is just being accomplished in a smaller area minus whatever losses heating the lens causes.
  20. Could you tell us more about what brought on the end of your marriage? If you reread what you wrote; you described it in less than a sentence, while describing everything else in detail. This may be of some help: 5 Stages of Loss and Grief I've always found it puts things into perspective.
  21. Need to consider that not everyone views the Vedas the same way. The Bible says one thing, the Qur'an another and Torah something else. Going back to the science, you need to show that time dilation would cause the effects stated using outside sources. Speeding up there shouldn't be any. The lifespan would be the same. Could observe more of a slower moving frame of reference. Watch the world unfold beneath you, which would be something, but it would not help your own lifespan out any. I'm not even sure what it would mean to do the opposite and try to come to a relative Stop. We would see such a vessel speeding away, while relative to a hypothetical center it maintains position.
  22. We are a primarily diurnal species. Crepuscular or nocturnal intelligent life would likely have a different view.
  23. I think LET is dead in the water without an Aether that differs from the background. It might be there, but how and in what ways does it impact the math? I really don't like discussing articles of faith, anyone else have some debate points?
  24. I just chose to turn on a light, thus I refute thee.
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