Science

Science is the pursuit of knowledge. Its methods help the human race to build and organize knowledge through empirical evidence gained by observation and experimentation. It is the one of the greatest tools we have in the fight against darkness. Science unlocks the fundamental mysteries of nature and our universe, but the scientific path is not without peril. Moral and ethical questions must at all times be asked of our increasing knowledge: just because we have the scientific ability to do something, should we do it on moral grounds? According to François Rabelais, "science without conscience is but the soul's perdition." Science is also limited to the senses of mankind. We have tools to help us see in wavelengths above normal human eyesight, and yet some physicists admit that we may never have scientific instrumentation to be able to observe the theoretical "strings" at the quantum level. Science has elevated humanity above the common brute, but we must always remember that science is just one tool of many that can assist us in unlocking the mysteries of the universe.

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  1. Laurel


    These photos are unlike anything I've ever seen before.

    I've seen brush fire devastation before in real life where entire forests have been destroyed. Having said that, I've only seen the woods...
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  2. Christian


    On this day in history, September 8, 1966...

    Gene Roddenberry's science fiction television series Star Trek airs for the first time with the episode "The Man Trap." Television executives,...
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  3. Christian


    On this day in history, August 21, 1945...

    Physicist Harry Daghlian was fatally irradiated in an accident during an experiment with the Demon Core at Los Alamos National Laboratory. The demon...
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  4. Christian


    On this day in history, August 20, 1975...

    NASA launched its planetary probe, Viking 1, toward Mars. Just two weeks later, Viking 2, was launched. The two probes were to explore two different...
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  5. Christian


    On this day in history, August 6, 1996...

    NASA announced that the Allan Hills 84001 meteorite, thought to originate from Mars, may contain evidence of traces of primitive life-forms from Mars....
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  6. Christian


    On this day in history, August 3, 435...

    After being condemned as a heretic during the First Council of Ephesus, Nestorius, the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople and founder of Nestorianism,...
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  7. Christian


    On this day in history, August 2, 1932...

    Physicist Carl Anderson discovered the positron, the electron's antiparticle. Antimatter is one of the most perplexing concepts in quantum physics. Since...
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  8. Aristarchus


    It has been long thought that the universe is nothing more than a hologram--a projection of sorts.

    I honestly think the very first time this idea was spread to mass consciousness was in 1999 with...
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  9. Christian


    On this day in history, July 28, 1996...

    A skull was discovered on the shores of the Columbia River in Kennewick, Washington. After initial investigation by the coroner, return trips to the site...
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  10. Aristarchus


    much posting

    very tip

    wow

    Have you heard about Dogecoin? Dogecoin, like other cryptocurrencies and alt coins, is a decentralized, peer-to-peer digital currency that enables you to easily send...
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  11. Christian


    On this day in history, July 19, 1963...

    Joseph A. Walker piloted a North American X-15 to an altitude above 100 km, which, under international convention, qualified the flight as human...
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  12. Helios


    It's been long said that money can't buy happiness, but according to a new study, paying other people to do things for you so that you have more free time really equals happiness. Who would have...
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  13. Laurel


    There's been widely-reported story circulating around over the past few weeks about mummies that were discovered near the Nazca Lines in Peru that do not appear to be human, particularly because...
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  14. Christian


    On this day in history, July 4, 1776...

    The Second Continental Congress met at the Pennsylvania State House (Independence Hall) in Philadelphia to adopt the Declaration of Independence, a...
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  15. Christian


    Carol Swain, professor of political science at Vanderbilt University, shares the inconvenient history of the Democratic Party--the party that defended slavery, started the Civil War, founded the...
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  16. Laurel


    Watch this video to get a good idea about the kind of technology is actually out there today. As the presentation progresses, we get a feel for what the software actually does and how it works....
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  17. Helios


    Quantum communication is a strange concept to begin with, but one form of quantum communication, called counterfactual communication, is even more strange. It's been long proposed by physicists...
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  18. Christian


    According to a new video by the hacktivist group Anonymous posted on the Anonymous Global YouTube channel...

    - Mankind is about to discover extraterrestrial life which was stated by a spokesman...
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  19. Helios


    Have we somehow crossed over into some alternate or parallel universe? How can so many people have such vivid "false" memories?

    By now, plenty of people have heard about the Mandela Effect, but...
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  20. Christian


    On this day in history, June 14, 1966...

    The Vatican announced the abolition of the Index Librorum Prohibitorum (list of forbidden books), which was originally instituted in 1557. The Index...
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  21. Christian


    Zbigniew Brzezinski, national security advisor and political scientist, dead at 89

    Zbigniew Brzezinski, co-founder (along with David Rockefeller) of the Trilateral Commission, board member of the...
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  22. Helios


    The history of human evolution may needs to be rewritten now that scientists have discovered that Europe was the birthplace of mankind, not Africa. The current, most widely-accepted narrative is...
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  23. Christian


    On this day in history, May 28, 585 BC...

    A solar eclipse occurred, which was accurately predicted by the Greek philosopher and scientist Thales of Miletus. The prediction was recorded in The...
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  24. Christian


    On this day in history, May 21, 1946...

    Physicist Louis Slotin was fatally irradiated after an accident caused the demon core to become supercritical at the Los Alamos National Laboratory....
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  25. Christian


    On this day in history, May 20, 325...

    The First Council of Nicaea was formally opened, starting the first ecumenical council of the Christian Church. The Council of Nicaea eventually settled the...
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  26. Helios


    I am getting so sick and tired of how 'conspiracy theorists' are portrayed by the mainstream. We're called crazy lunatics and yet the irony is that we're probably MORE informed than any other...
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  27. Laurel


    Mysterious symbols carved onto stone pillars at Gobekli Tepe in southern Turkey were recently analyzed by researchers at the University of Edinburgh. Their findings suggest that a "swarm" of comet...
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  28. Helios


    Scientists claim to have found the first evidence that psychedelic drugs create a “higher level of consciousness.” LSD, the date rape drug ketamine and psilocybin, the active ingredient of magic...
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  29. Christian


    On this day in history, April 27, 1810...

    German musician Ludwig van Beethoven composed Für Elise, which has become one of Beethoven's most popular songs. Although the identity of "Elise" has...
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  30. Christian


    On this day in history, April 25, 1953...

    Francis Crick and James Watson published the "Molecular Structure of Nucleic Acids: A Structure for Deoxyribose Nucleic Acid" describing the double helix...
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  31. Helios


    For many years, physicists have been unable to explain certain natural phenomena found at both the quantum level and the galactic level. In particular, the wave-particle duality paradox has...
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  32. Christian


    On this day in history, April 9, 475...

    Byzantine Emperor Basiliscus issued a circular letter (Enkyklikon) to the bishops of his empire, supporting the monophysite Christological theory. In a...
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  33. Christian


    Our understanding up until now has been that when photons are created in pairs, they emerge from a single point in space. However, new research has shown that this isn't necessarily true. A...
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  34. Helios


    I'd like to share this video that I just found on YouTube:

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    As you can see, the maker of this video scientifically demonstrates that thrust cannot be achieved in the vacuum of space.

    I'm...
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  35. Laurel


    I tried an Oculus Rift at a friend's house for the first time ever last night and I must say I was pretty blown away. I was absolutely amazed at how you could look around in 3d environments, and...
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  36. Helios


    Astronomers have detected as-of-yet unknown bursts of cosmic light originating at great distances away in our universe. A new study suggests that these bursts of light might actually be coming...
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  37. Christian


    On this day in history, March 25, 1655...

    Saturn's largest moon, Titan, was discovered by Christiaan Huygens, a leading Dutch mathematician and scientist.

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  38. Helios


    I love bitcoin. The idea of becoming your own banker (with no need for 3rd parties to be involved) is just about one of the sexiest things I've ever heard, considering how corrupt our modern...
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  39. Aristarchus


    Here is part of the article posted over at NaturalNews.com:


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    Late last week, I received a direct threat that warned if I did not take steps to destroy Alex Jones and InfoWars, I would...
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  40. Christian


    On this day in history, March 6, 1665...

    The first issue of "Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society" was published by the first joint Secretary of the Royal Society, Henry Oldenburg....
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  41. Christian


    On this day in history, March 5, 1616...

    Nicolaus Copernicus's book "On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres," which was published in 1543, was added to the Index Librorum Prohibitorum. The...
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  42. Helios


    Scientists from the United States have modified common E coli microbes to carry an expanded set of genetic material which, they say, will ultimately allow them to program how the organisms operate...
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  43. Laurel


    There is a long historical precedent of the nobility believing that the blood contains certain age-reducing properties or energies. Probably the most famous example is that of serial killer...
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  44. Helios


    Take a look at these incredible images. Beautiful beams of light that appear to burst into space have gone viral this week, with people comparing them to something right out of Star Trek or Close...
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  45. Christian


    On this day in history, February 23, 1927...

    German theoretical physicist Werner Heisenberg described his uncertainty principle for the first time in a letter he wrote to fellow physicist...
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  46. Helios


    President-elect Donald Trump is placing Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., the son of RFK and nephew of President John F. Kennedy, in charge of a new commission on 'vaccine safety and scientific integrity.'...
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  47. Cornholio


    A new BBC Wildlife series features sophisticated robotic "spy" animals that can mimic the movement and sounds of real animals. The robots were specially built for this series in order to get a new...
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  48. Helios


    Just when we thought we knew everything about human anatomy, a brand new organ has been discovered that's been hiding in plain sight! Previously thought to be only fragments of the digestive...
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  49. Helios


    On Wednesday, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory tweeted a video about Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdušáková, which has been growing more prominent in the sky since December 15.

    On New Year's Eve, the...
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  50. Christian


    "Gene editing" is a new technology that enables parents to ensure that children do not inherit certain diseases or disorders such as depression, autism, schizophrenia or Asperger’s syndrome....
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  51. Cornholio


    Chinese scientists claim to have a working prototype of the "impossible" EMDrive, a fuel-less engine that creates thrust by bouncing microwaves within a chamber. Scientists say the system is...
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  52. Christian


    On this day in history, February 17, 1600...

    Following the Vatican's seven-year trial--which began in 1593--of the Italian Dominican friar, philosopher, mathematician, poet, and astrologer,...
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  53. area51


    There's a new update on the Area 51 land dispute between the Federal Government and the Sheahan family, that has owned a parcel of land near Area 51 for 130 years. The family no longer owns the...
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  54. Christian


    On this day in history, January 23, 1368...

    Zhu Yuanzhang ascended to the throne of China as the Hongwu Emperor, a coronation that initiated Ming dynasty rule over China that would last for three...
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  55. Aristarchus


    Very interesting article suggesting the idea that there are some scientists who believe that--in contradiction to Einstein's theory--the speed of light is, in fact, not constant but variable....
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  56. Christian


    On this day in history, January 19, 1829...

    Considered to be the greatest work of German literature, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's "Faust: The First Part of the Tragedy" received its complete...
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  57. Laurel


    In 2002 Gary McKinnon was arrested for remotely accessing files on NASA and military computer systems in the United States. Sitting in his bedroom in the UK using nothing more than a humble...
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  58. Christian


    On this day in history, January 5, 1972...

    President Richard M. Nixon and NASA Administrator James C. Fletcher announced the Space Shuttle Program (officially called the Space Transportation...
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  59. Christian


    On this day in history, January 2, 1860...

    The discovery of the planet Vulcan was announced at a meeting of the Académie des sciences (French Academy of Sciences) in Paris, France. As early as...
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  60. Christian


    On this day in history, December 22, 1942...

    Adolf Hitler signed the order to develop the V-2 rocket, the world's first long-range guided ballistic missile. Development of the weapon by a team of...
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  61. Christian


    On this day in history, December 17, 497 BC...

    The first Saturnalia was celebrated in Ancient Rome. Saturnalia was an ancient Roman festival held to honor the deity Saturn, a god of excess....
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  62. Christian


    On this day in history, December 9, 1531...

    Official Catholic accounts state that the Virgin Mary appeared four times to a native Mexican peasant named Juan Diego (and one more to Juan Diego's...
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  63. Helios


    An international team of astronomers have found that the universe contains at least two trillion galaxies, ten times more than previously thought. Current astronomical technology allows us to...
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  64. Christian


    On this day in history, November 28, 1660...

    The Royal Society was founded by a group of twelve men, including Christopher Wren, Robert Boyle, John Wilkins, and Sir Robert Moray at Gresham...
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  65. Christian


    On this day in history, November 26, 1977...

    An unidentified hijacker named Vrillon, claiming to be the representative of the "Ashtar Galactic Command," took over Britain's Southern Television...
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  66. Christian


    On this day in history, November 16, 1938...

    Swiss scientist Albert Hofmann synthesized LSD for the first time from ergotamine at the Sandoz Laboratories in Basel, Switzerland. Lysergic acid...
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  67. Christian


    On this day in history, November 12, 1990...

    British computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee published the first formal proposal for the World Wide Web. This "Hypertext project" would be accessed via...
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  68. Cornholio


    Last June, it was reported that Canadian Quantum Computing company and one of D-Wave’s systems, the D-Wave 2X, was attracting corporations like Google, NASA, Lockheed Martin and Los Alamos...
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  69. Christian


    On this day in history, October 22, 451...

    The teachings of Nestorius (386–450), Patriarch of Constantinople, were declared to be heretical. In essence, his teachings were opposed by the early...
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  70. Christian


    On this day in history, October 21, 1854...

    Florence Nightingale and her team of 38 volunteer nurses were sent to the Crimean War, where she became famous for making rounds of wounded soldiers at...
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  71. Christian


    On this day in history, October 19, 1900...

    Physicist Max Planck discovered the law of blackbody radiation. Also known as Planck's law, it describes the spectral density of electromagnetic...
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  72. Christian


    On this day in history, September 28, 1928...

    Prior to the discovery of penicillin, there had been many accounts of scientists and physicians claiming that certain fungi had antibacterial...
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  73. Christian


    On this day in history, September 27, 1540...

    The organization of Ignatius of Loyola's Society of Jesus (Societas Iesu), the Jesuits, was approved by a papal bull issued by Pope Paul III. Known...
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  74. Aristarchus


    Two separate DARPA-funded studies by physicists based in China and Canada have now confirmed that quantum teleportation a real phenomenon. Additionally, the findings demonstrate that it’s a...
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  75. Christian


    In an astonishing article written by major European physics magazine Europhysics News, the authors conclude that:


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    It bears repeating that fires have never caused the total collapse of...
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  76. Christian


    People have often commented that in the immensity of outer space, our trivial human problems are pretty insignificant by comparison. Well, it works both ways. The immensity of the microcosmos is...
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  77. Aristarchus


    Interesting science news today from the world of chemistry.

    Following earlier reports that the claims for discovery of these elements have been fulfilled, the discoverers have been invited to...
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  78. Aristarchus


    At 500,000,000 light-years away, the Eridanus Supervoid is an anomalous region of unusually cold space. Temperatures measured inside the phenomenon barely reach above absolute zero.

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    A...
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  79. Christian


    King Tut continues to astonish the world, particularly the archaeological and scientific community. According to researchers from Milan Polytechnic, Pisa University and the Egyptian Museum in...
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  80. Helios


    Researchers in Hungary believe they have discovered what they think may be the fifth force of nature, which could be a vital clue to understanding dark matter.

    Key points:

    There are currently...
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  81. Helios


    A much-awaited and explosive documentary film called VAXXED - From Cover-Up to Catastrophe was suddenly pulled from Robert De Niro's Tribeca Film Festival following an intense censorship

    [MEDIA]...
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  82. Aristarchus


    Nature complies with both quantum mechanics and general relativity, but only in their own separate spheres. Both theories predict bizarre phenomena that defy our traditional conceptions of...
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  83. Valkyrie


    I came across a blog page the other day that listed all these examples of how Hollywood knew and used all sorts of creepy images to try to tell people about 911 before it occurred. Some of these I...
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  84. Aristarchus


    When we talk about alien life and wonder if there could be other life--intelligent or otherwise--out there in the universe, it occurred to me the other day that perhaps we all look at the world...
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  85. Guest


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    Today, CIA released about 750,000 pages of declassified intelligence papers, records, research files and other content which are now accessible through CIA's Records Search Tool (CREST)...
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  86. Christian


    I'm not saying there is no God. What I'm saying is perhaps a mere matter of semantics. God does not exist. Rather, it's more accurate to say He simply "is."

    Ha! And you thought this thread was...
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  87. sparkster


    Does anyone here necessarily believe in some kind of universal life force energy which permeates everyone and everything. Many people have come up with such theories which many procedures being...
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  88. Guest


    I hate to break it to you, but our marvelous, highly technological civilization is nothing more than a primitive, greedy, bloodthirsty jungle that's been designed with human's corrupted and...
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  89. Christian


    Using a revolutionary Santilli telescope with concave lenses, scientists from Thunder Energies claim to have found unidentified Invisible Terrestrial Entities (ITE) in our terrestrial environment....
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  90. Christian


    This is an older video. It was uploaded to YouTube in 2013 but looks to be much older. It talks about the Columbia disaster, and I think they are talking about the Space Shuttle Atlantis, so it...
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  91. Guest


    How would your life change if science came out and said it can absolutely confirm through repeatable observation and experimentation that the immortal essence of you is trapped in a kind of...
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  92. Helios


    SPOILER ALERT!

    I'll try to keep the spoilers to a bare minimum, but there are a few things about the film that really stuck out at me and I wanted to make a post about it before I forgot them....
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  93. Christian


    In the late 1920s, astronomers Milton Humason and Edwin Hubble discovered that our universe is expanding by observing a phenomenon known as the "redshift." This discovery contributed to the rise...
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  94. Aristarchus


    I found this little tidbit and thought I'd share. I feel like it's pretty relevant to what we're trying to do here.

    A new study from the University of Iowa has shown that people fight pretty hard...
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  95. sparkster


    That may sound like a ridiculous statement at first but it's true, UFOs really can be summoned! I don't know if you are familiar with Dr Steven Greer or his Disclosure project or his Sirius...
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  96. Helios


    While we're on the topic of fake videos and hoaxes, I wanted to share this.

    Take a look at this first video:

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    From the video's description:


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    The Solar Dynamics Observatory...
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  97. Guest


    Now, isn't this quaint?

    "I suspect that the framers of the Bill of Rights have long since rolled over in their graves. They never meant that ordinary citizens, including crackpots, should be able...
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  98. Helios


    I was hoping the huge announcement today was going to be about alien life, but I suppose finding liquid water on Mars is still pretty interesting. I guess this is significant because it opens the...
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  99. Helios


    I listened to the pope's address before Congress. I actually never even heard him speak English before. I have to say I was not impressed one bit. In fact, several parts made me pretty angry.

    For...
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  100. Christian


    Dr. David Carpenter, an Environmental Scientist and expert on wi-fi's effects, believes there is a definite scientific link between wi-fi and health.

    "It's not 100 percent understood, but it's...
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