Society: Do you ever wonder what you are doing wrong?‏

QUESTION POSTED BY MARIAM ASHRAF

I’ll start by saying that I am a confident, single 30-something female.  I have a supportive family, great career, enough income to be comfortable and I am told that I’m attractive. I’m quite social and I feel very content with my life at this point.

BUT sometimes I truly think that something is wrong with me.  I can’t explain it.  It comes on suddenly… some mornings I’ll just wake up and start to think the most unreasonable thoughts.  Or are they?  Why don’t I get along with my in-laws?  That is normal, isn’t it?  Or am I just a difficult person?  I like to think that I’m logical, reasonable, fair and empathetic.  But I often lose touch with old friends.  I’ve had some friendships fall apart in a heartbreaking way.  I’ve had many painful breakups.  I have had fights with my family members, conflicts with co-workers, falling outs… etc.  Is something fundamentally wrong with me?                                                                                                                                                    I actually think that many people have a touch of bipolar mood swings.  If you let your mind run and if you are concerned with what others think, you may have mornings (well, for me it is usually in the morning) where you inexplicably feel down and unsatisfied with yourself.  Then other mornings you feel on top of the world, also for no good reason.  I now choose to get off the roller coaster of my up-and-down emotions when this happens and get dressed, get out of the house, interact with people and convince myself once again that I’m only human and this is a part of human nature.  It is not a daily event but I think the key is to recognize when your feelings and thoughts are getting out of hand, especially when they lead you to wonder too much about yourself and what you are constantly doing wrong in life.  I think the “happiest” (read: most truly calm, satisfied and content) people in the world are those who spend less time thinking about themselves and more time just focusing on the day-to-day, observing these mood swings and simply letting them pass through without too much regard.

Do you ever feel this way?  

Do you agree that it’s a part of humanity and we should choose to not get caught on the ride of our thoughts and feelings?  

Is it healthy to detach yourself from these self-destruct thoughts or should we instead contemplate them for self-examination and eventual growth?

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Science: Reflection

QUESTION POSTED BY AAKSHI AGARWAL

When looking in the mirror, you are scientifically proven to be 40% more attractive. If another human being and you are standing some distance apart and see each other in the mirror, do you view the other person as 40% more attractive, see them as you regularly see them, or is there a different percentage? Your are 40% more attractive based on the reflection of light from your pupil to the top of the mirror, to the bottom, and back to the center.

Does this mean their pupil will follow your pattern and add an extra step which would multiply your attractiveness?

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Life: Life after death

QUESTION POSTED BY HeroWinda

I’m a muslim. There’s a concept of heaven for the good. And it’s written that there’s not a thing in heaven that ever seen as on earth.

Do you believe in life after death…?

What d’you think will happen to us?  Will we talk the same way?  Think as usual?

I keep questioning how will it be…

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Society: New scenario?

QUESTION POSTED BY RICHARD WILLIAM POSNER

Looking at the actions and attitude of the human race in general and the ruling class in particular, it would seem we believe ourselves so exceptional that we don’t need the rest of Life on the planet for our survival.

Many apparently believe that our technology will enable us to prevail no matter what.

Think of Earth turned into a self-sustaining technological environment, something like a planet-sized version of the starship Enterprise complete with those wonderful “replicators” which can produce whatever is needed out of thin air.

Imagine that the human species is the only Life left on the planet, that all other species of flora and fauna have been driven into extinction by our destructive exploitation of Nature, but that we are still able to live in this artificial environment.

Can we live alone and like it?

Would this be an acceptable or even desirable scenario?

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Actuality: Gates and windows

QUESTION POSTED BY ALIEFF FARWELL

The universe is made up of multiple levels and the power flow in any given star system creates a constant exchange throughout the whole. This exchange also feeds into the rest of the galaxy at various points.

The “new” technology of Ethernet and microwave transmissions, radio, television, etc., is opening gates to everywhere in an indiscriminate manner. Is anyone following the possible downside to all this? Can anyone follow it? Has anyone else noticed the increase in social violence and so-called paranormal manifestations of the darker kind that has come with this technology? Do any of you leave your front or back doors unlocked when you are in bed or away?

My question is:                                                                                                                                Does earth have the scientific understanding to use this technology safely?

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Actuality: Neanderthal baby

The 21 January 2013, an unbelievable news was published on the Daily Mail.

Harvard geneticist George M. Church was quoted in the Daily Mail as looking for an “adventurous woman” to serve a surrogate for a “cloned cave baby”. Professor Church believes he can reconstruct Neanderthal DNA code using samples from fossilized bones and resurrect the species which became extinct 33.000 years ago.                                        But, the only missing piece is a human female volunteer to welcome the new born. He plans to put the recreated DNA into stem cells and then inject into a human embryo cells in the early stages of life.

After this news, the Boston Herald dug a little deeper into the story and contacted Church for an explanation. Church told the Herald Monday night that the Daily Mail article was: Way too outlandish and entirely untrue.                                                                                        Church also said: “I’m certainly not advocating it […] I’m saying, if it is technically possible someday, we need to start talking about it today.”

What is your opinion about it?

Only for ladies, would you apply for this “unique” surrogate mother position?

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Extra: Special meeting

Any of us has studied or still studying History at school.

Usually, we cover a period that goes from prehistory to the cold war or even more. During our studies, we come across several periods (Egyptian, Roman, World wars, etc..)  in which we examinate facts and our predecessors.

History is full of important figures (kings, emperors, warriors, presidents, leaders, etc..) that made a mark during his/her period. Figures that we appreciate, hate, envy, esteem or consider as a model to follow or avoid.

If you had the power to teleport from the past to the present one of these icons/figures, who would he/she be? And what would you tell and do with him/her? 

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