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  Reply # 588272 29-Feb-2012 12:35
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Further to the video that freitasm posted at the beginning of this thread, I'd like to share some videos.

Critical thinking explained in six kid-friendly animations

I'm posting it for the benefit of people who tend to have pro-conspiracy and paranormal arguments as they are the ones who seem to use logical fallacies when supporting their position more often than critical thinkers.




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  Reply # 588534 29-Feb-2012 20:19
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BurningBeard: Critical thinking explained in six kid-friendly animations  



Good watch. The clips are presented well except the last video there seemed a bit iffy to me, especially at the end where the speaker stated that demanding 100% safety stops technology evolving. My question to you is; How far do people want to evolve with technology? Or technology evolving with people so to speak?


Read an article from that website which I found really interesting.
  

 
 
 
 


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cgrew: My question to you is; How far do people want to evolve with technology?


I'm not sure about the construction of this sentence. That depends on what you mean by "evolve." Evolution has nothing to do with "wanting" anything. 




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  Reply # 588580 29-Feb-2012 21:53
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And define 'technology'.

If it's evolving then we can't imagine what it will be like in a hundred years. So where you gonna draw the 'technology-evolution-stops-here' line.
And you know as soon as you do that someones going to draw a better line... evolve it a little further.
Technology and man-kinds evolution are pretty much tied together.

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  Reply # 588682 1-Mar-2012 08:50
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BurningBeard: That depends on what you mean by "evolve."



Well to my understanding, evolution & technology's evolution are two separate things. Being that the evolution of technology is redundant without man's intellect.

Evolution has nothing to do with "wanting" anything.



Really? I think man’s strive for technological brilliance be it in the advances in security, communication & computers have a lot to do with “wanting”. These technologies won't evolve on their own accord.


I think sadly the link between man & technology is an obscure one. Man's quest for worldly knowledge is ever increasing but why can't the "science community" & other institutions for that matter ever acknowledge the possibility of something on the other side?.


(This may be off-topic to conspiracies but I'm generally interested)
    

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  Reply # 588699 1-Mar-2012 09:13
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The other side of what exactly?


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  Reply # 588708 1-Mar-2012 09:21
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gzt: The other side of what exactly?




Where's your imagination? ;-) The opposite of life. 

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  Reply # 588713 1-Mar-2012 09:36
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Ok you mean life after death.

How would you approach that question using scientific methods?

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cgrew:
I think sadly the link between man & technology is an obscure one. Man's quest for worldly knowledge is ever increasing but why can't the "science community" & other institutions for that matter ever acknowledge the possibility of something on the other side?.


Other side of what?

If by that you mean paranormal occurrences like near death experiences, feelings of ghostly presences, psychics and all that stuff - there's already satisfactory explanations.

Plus how you detect something that probably isn't there? Run around dark houses with sciency gadgets and night vision goggles?




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Hahaha, big LOL...

Why did Jay-Z and Beyoncé name their kid "Blue Ivy"? What was the deal with Madonna's Super Bowl halftime show? Why did Whitney Houston die? Some people might say that "famous people are weird and sad" is the answer to all three questions. But no, the answer is: The Illuminati. Who? Allow us to explain.




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  Reply # 590046 3-Mar-2012 22:38
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BurningBeard: Hahaha, big LOL...
I trust you read the skeptics guide ;) Why do Rhianna (or is it Rihanna?) and Chris Brown make a triangle symbol in their music videos? Well they are muppets, perhaps they are emulating Sesame Street.

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Skolink:
BurningBeard: Hahaha, big LOL...
I trust you read the skeptics guide ;) Why do Rhianna (or is it Rihanna?) and Chris Brown make a triangle symbol in their music videos? Well they are muppets, perhaps they are emulating Sesame Street.



SOPA in a nutshell - "We can do whatever we want & get away with it."


The worst idea for internet censorship - It's quite pathetic really and you guys still think the world is not run by people who want to restrict your rights.

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  Reply # 592431 8-Mar-2012 15:58
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cgrew:
Skolink:
BurningBeard: Hahaha, big LOL...
I trust you read the skeptics guide ;) Why do Rhianna (or is it Rihanna?) and Chris Brown make a triangle symbol in their music videos? Well they are muppets, perhaps they are emulating Sesame Street.



SOPA in a nutshell - "We can do whatever we want & get away with it."


The worst idea for internet censorship - It's quite pathetic really and you guys still think the world is not run by people who want to restrict your rights.

Did you not read the title: "To promote prosperity, creativity, entrepreneurship, and innovation by combating the theft of U.S. property, and for other purposes" /sarcasm

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codyc1515: Did you not read the title: "To promote prosperity, creativity, entrepreneurship, and innovation by combating the theft of U.S. property."



Haha creativity!?  That's gold. 


and for other purposes..."



Yes... other purposes... What might they be ah hem?? Oh that's right - To protect "intellectual" property of course.

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  Reply # 592462 8-Mar-2012 16:43
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cgrew:
SOPA in a nutshell - "We can do whatever we want & get away with it."


The worst idea for internet censorship - It's quite pathetic really and you guys still think the world is not run by people who want to restrict your rights.


Well no, they don't frankly care about your rights.  They care about money, and maximising it.  The assertion that these people want to restrict your rights is absurd, they simply don't care about them.

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