A) A computer observes the behavior and dynamics of a real system, and (B) collects data using motion tracking cameras and software. It then automatically searches for equations that describe a natural law relating these variables. (C) Without any prior knowledge about physics, kinematics, or geometry, this algorithm found conservation equations and invariant manifolds that describe the physical laws these systems obey. Pictured, are an actual double pendulum, collected data, and resulting energy conservation law found.

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This is pretty significant people. This should be like the number one sift. Essentially, this says that a computer can determine fundamental equations of dynamics of very complex systems using network theory. So we can solve problems that were previously thought to be intractable, provided we have all the dependent and independent variables.

A) A computer observes the behavior and dynamics of a real system, and (B) collects data using motion tracking cameras and software. It then automatically searches for equations that describe a natural law relating these variables. (C) Without any prior knowledge about physics, kinematics, or geometry, this algorithm found conservation equations and invariant manifolds that describe the physical laws these systems obey. Pictured, are an actual double pendulum, collected data, and resulting energy conservation law found.

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Via http://atheistplanet.blogspot.com/

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From the BBC Documentary The Bible: A History Episode 3. Aired 2-7-10

Via http://atheistplanet.blogspot.com/

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(69 votes - 36 comments - 4240 views)

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A study on religion and peacefulness. Atheist nations win big.

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(86 votes - 32 comments - 3646 views)

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Very eerie and intriguing.

Though this is a teaser, what you see here is unique from the movie. As in, none of this is footage from the movie itself.

Id recommend having the lights down low for viewing if you can.

(16 votes - 5 comments - 1387 views)

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http://the-artifice.com/

Very eerie and intriguing.

Though this is a teaser, what you see here is unique from the movie. As in, none of this is footage from the movie itself.

Id recommend having the lights down low for viewing if you can.

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(57 votes - 11 comments - 1774 views)

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FW on YT: Pomegranates are a delicious winter treat, but many people are afraid of the mess or simply don't know how to get the seeds out easily.

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(138 votes - 30 comments - 10994 views)

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From YT: "A 10 minutes taste from the total 7 hours long travel from Bergen to Oslo by train, through some of the worlds most beautiful scenery. To download the entire trip in HD at http://nrkbeta.no/bergensbanen"

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Duration 9 minutes 32 seconds.

From YT: "A 10 minutes taste from the total 7 hours long travel from Bergen to Oslo by train, through some of the worlds most beautiful scenery. To download the entire trip in HD at http://nrkbeta.no/bergensbanen"

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(21 votes - 4 comments - 1108 views)

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I thought this was a relevant video given recent discussions.

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(75 votes - 65 comments - 5384 views)

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QualiaSoup gives a shattering argument against substance dualism, the idea that there are two kinds of stuff: Physical stuff and non-physical stuff, and that this non-physical stuff are crucial for consciousness.

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