Sin intención de ser sensacionalista..
Podemos ver una critica injusta a un libro santo. Pero a la vez podemos notar que hay hipocresía cuando censuran otras historias de contenido similar...
Tuesday, February 27, 2007
Friday, February 23, 2007
"Minds are what brains do" (Marvin Minsky)
:-0 Don't you just love thinking... knowledge...
Today I was talking with Carlitos about Euclid's Method, and some of the inconsistencies in his propositions.. (we learn from generation to generation)
I guess we are simply a very lucky breed of animal.. :D
Wednesday, February 21, 2007
But the unusual find is giving scientists déjà vu.Earlier this month another deep-sea prehistoric shark had been found in Japan—a frilled shark spotted on January 21 that, like the goblin, died quickly in captivity. ;) Bienvenidos al nuevo milenio.
Cosmic Variance has this post in their blog:
OO are Ordinary Observers, and BB's are Boltzman Brains...
Along the same lines as given enough time 1000 monkeys can rewrite Shakespeare; given enough time, Quantum Mechanics can recreate Intelligent Observers...
If and after the Universe dies out via heat-death expansion (no more stars, and such), in astronomically distinct time scales. the universe will be dominated by these BB's as OO's will die out.WTF!!!
Don Page says, WTF too, and that these conclusions must mean the universe is 'decaying'...
All this reminds me of a short story by Asimov, (one sent to me by Ruben) The Last Question
And some of you may know my very personal and informal stance regarding the second law of thermodynamics....
Also I believe I once told Luis Jose about the 1000 monkey's problem, and its miss use. One must first demonstrate that the odds truely and unequivocally Increase through time. One can't just simply jump the gun. For example, monkeys probably won't have an appropriate lifespan and they most very likely die off before they ever finish hamlet.
In any case, I digress. And I contradict my own denial of the second law of thermodynamics. Still... I now understand Asimov's own point of view... And as ever I am awed by his foresight.
PS: My mind is just like Kurt's or my Dad's, it only just happens while discussing these subjects... please help me correct all the loose ends, and incoherent thoughts I just wrote... :/ :p
Tuesday, February 20, 2007
Commentators were unsure of many of the basic facts about the Neolithic couple — whether they died simultaneously or one followed the other, whether it was a sudden accident or a ritual sacrifice, or even whether they are man and woman or a same-sex couple.
Opinion is unanimous, however, that they are awfully cute."
Friday, February 16, 2007
Thursday, February 15, 2007
As if the world doesn't have enough false prophets.... At least Scott Adams had the decency to fess up...
"I know my readers, and some of you will start squawking that I clearly believe every word I write, as evidenced by (fill in the blank with evidence). This philosotainment thing, some will say, is just a way to cover for my long history of embarrassing stupidity. That’s probably why only someone like me could invent philosotainment; I don’t mind that people think I’m a clueless goober as long as they enjoy themselves while thinking it."
PS: All information supplied by Ruben!
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
Este articulo en HowStuffWorks habla sobre el comportamiento neuronal de los psicópatas... je... sus cerebros son encapases de empatia. Por otro lado yo puedo apostar que de igual mayoría de las personas tímidas tienen una alta capacidad de empatia. O sus cerebros son mas activos cuando tienen que identificar las imágenes. De hecho hay una condición medica que tiene que ver con una tensión social... Tiene que ser el opuesto.
Este es el reportaje original.
"When the non-psychopathic subjects saw a happy face, the fusiform and extrastriate regions of the brain -- the areas primarily responsible for processing images of facial expressions -- showed increased activity compared to their response to a neutral face. The psychopathic brains also showed increased activity in response to the happy faces, although less of an increase than in the non-psychopathic group. However, whereas the non-psychopathic subjects showed a similar increase in brain activity in response to the distressed faces, the psychopathic subjects did not. In fact, when the psychopaths were shown sad or fearful faces, their brain scans actually showed less neural activity than when they were shown neutral faces."
Friday, February 09, 2007
Thursday, February 08, 2007
Wednesday, February 07, 2007
"It's time to start making plans for the NKS 2007 Wolfram Science Conference, which will be held July 13-15 at the University of Vermont. Join us as we celebrate five years of innovative research and explore the impact of emerging NKS ideas on an impressive range of fields."Conference Link
... "Hurst's research focused on short sequences of DNA where such a second code exists and acts as a 'splice enhancer'. After DNA is copied into a molecule of RNA, these enhancers tell a human cell how to snip out unneeded sections and splice together the remainder, so it can be used as the template for protein production." ... "In the lab, it is possible to eliminate the need for splicing. So a DNA sequence could have its splicing function removed from it completely, and researchers could introduce genetic changes to produce a faster or stronger protein. Biotechnology researchers could perhaps use this technique to create more efficient enzymes." ... (link)... "to create more efficient enzymes" ... Los otros días Laura me dijo que quería ser endocrinóloga, y los dos quedamos en que iba a ser una carrera con muchas inovaciones en los próximos años. ;)
Monday, February 05, 2007
Con respecto a: este artículo, Juan Matos dice:
"Aún con los datos manipulados llegamos a la posición 100... Imagínate fueran datos reales estuviéramos en la 132"
"Starting a business takes an average of 73 days, compared to the world average of 48 days."
"Customs implementation is burdensome and lacks transparency, especially for importers."
"Corruption and a lack of transparency characterize most of the trade process. Problems involving the enforcement and protection of intellectual property rights add to the cost of trade. Consequently, an additional 20 percent is deducted from the Dominican Republic's trade freedom score to account for these non-tariff barriers."
Freedom from Government - 91.5%
Esto mide que tanto el gobierno participa en el pais... Lo mas alto, lo menos participa.. :/
"The court system is inefficient, and bureaucratic red tape is common."
"Corruption is perceived as significant. The Dominican Republic ranks 85th out of 158 countries in Transparency International's Corruption Perceptions Index for 2005."
Me sorprendio que: Labor freedom. protegemos más al empleaado que la norma.