Month: April 2013

Electromagnetic theories of consciousness

Several theorists have proposed that consciousness can be understood as an electromagnetic phenomenon. Their theories differ in how they relate consciousness to electromagnetism. For example, electromagnetic field theories (or “EM field theories“) of consciousness propose that consciousness results when a brain produces an electromagnetic field with features that meet certain criteria; Susan Pockett and Johnjoe …

Terraforming

Terraforming (literally, “Earth-shaping“) of a planet, moon, or other body is the hypothetical process of deliberately modifying its atmosphere, temperature, surface topography or ecology to be similar to the biosphere of Earth, in order to make it habitable by humans. The term is sometimes used more generally as a synonym for planetary engineering, although some …

Internet vigilantism

Internet vigilantism is the phenomenon of vigilantic acts taken through the Internet (the communication network or its service providers) or carried out using applications (World Wide Web, e-mail) that depend on the Internet. The term encompasses vigilantism against scams, crimes, and non-Internet related behavior. It was termed “digilantism” in the wake of the Boston Marathon …

Global Synchronization for the Brain

The human brain is a biological organ. On one hand it is soft, flexible and adaptive, but on the other hand is relatively stable and coherent with well developed intelligence. In order to retain intelligent thinking in a soft and adaptive organ there needs to be a constant, globally available, synchronization system that continuously stabilizes …

The War of the Worlds

The War of the Worlds (1898), a science fiction novel by H. G. Wells, is the first-person narrative of an unnamed protagonist’s (and his brother’s) adventures in London and the countryside around London as Earth is invaded by Martians. Written in 1895–97, it is one of the earliest stories that details a conflict between mankind …

What causes the Earth to revolve around the Sun?

“Inertia and gravity get the planets into orbit.” is absolutely false on both accounts. Gravity and inertia are NOT forces that propel planets in revolution around stars. Gravity pulls objects toward a massive object; it doesn’t propel objects in orbit. Inertia is not the cause of motion, but simply an effect, where an object in …

UK public health officials call for Censorship on MMR vaccine safety debate

Dr Wakefield responds to UK public health officials call for censorship on MMR vaccine safety debate, measles vaccine failure, and issues a further challenge for open debate. See also: – Denial – Homeopathy and Wikipedia Censorship