Recent content by lambda90

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    What are the origins of humor and laughter?

    The more I think about this, the more mystified I become: What are the origins of humor and laughter? Why do we find anything funny at all? Who or what was the first thing to laugh on Earth and what did they find funny? Can evolution actually explain this strange behavioral...
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    What was the first joke ever told?

    There had to be a first right? Any ideas on what it could have been about?
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    Why is the sky blue?

    A complete explanation of the sky's color requires you solve the hard problem of consciousness...
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    Programs Biomedical Engineering to Mathematics Major

    Biomedical engineers are on the verge of conquering disease, aging, and death itself before the century is out and you want to become a mathematician? Why do you want to spend all your energy thinking of more ways to add 0, divide by 1, and change the order of summation? Reconsider!
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    Programs Major pains

    Go into chemistry and biology and help cure aging.
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    So much to learn, So little time!

    I get the same feeling any time I walk through a library. Stacks upon stacks of knowledge and all I'm ever going to have time to read in my life time is a maybe one measly rack.
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    Why does e^(i*pi)+1=0?

    Considering math is one giant tautology, why do you find its underlying unity surprising?
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    Your views about suicide.

    I'll defer to Schopenhauer. "They tell us that suicide is the greatest piece of cowardice... that suicide is wrong; when it is quite obvious that there is nothing in the world to which every man has a more unassailable title than to his own life and person."
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    Favourite Quotes

    While scientific theories can be disproved, they are never proven "true" -- there are only theories more well supported than others. This is a statement of scientism.
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    Favourite Quotes

    Are you cocksure about that?
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    How to become a genius ?

    I tend to favor this view.
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    Can you study too much?

    It all depends how you study. There are effective and not-so-effective ways of studying. If you feel you're studying longer than you should be, its possible that your study methods are in need of refinement. A beneficial change to your study methods can work wonders. Try incorporating some...
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    Where Do You Get Your News?

    scientific american science daily new scientist nature