We used to think it was our ability to use tools or the elegance of our reasoning or the architecture of opposable thumbs or brain size.
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Maybe we need a new criteria to define our intelligence and what makes it distinct from other species on our planet.
Was Earth visited by aliens who ignored us?
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Recently, we’ve learned that Pluto is a double (dwarf) planet in combination with its mutually tidally locked partner, Charon (pronounced Karen). No matter which “dwarf” you are on, the same side of the other will always face you. Charon cannot see Pluto’s heart, which is on Pluto’s “dark side,” relative to its view. Now called […]
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Alice loved a space pilot named Bob. When she thinks of him, she chokes a sob, for he saw a black sphere, flying in, got too near and became a spaghettified blob.
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Relativity’s a funny thing.
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UNEQUIVICAL STAGING Within a month of the date I was born, the Nobel Prize for Physics went to Born and Bothe – it seems the committee was torn as to whose breakthrough they would thus adorn. The world into which I was delivered was just discovering certitude wrong. Absolute exactness clearly quivered. Uncertain dualism came […]
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The magician on the television invited his audience to discern how he worked his prestidigitation. Lying on his stomach in front of the screen, Little Timmy propped himself higher on his elbows. He was eager to learn. The magician said, ”Belief is the key.” So Timmy sat up and…
TURTLES ALL THE WAY DOWN They operate contrary to the rules of common sense that we hold dear as proof that what we know is right, that we’re no fools and senses we possess perceive the truth. They ramble through eleven dimensions. Their motions, seemingly governed by chance, confuse and amend our comprehensions […]
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IS THAT A HADRON IN YOUR POCKET? Two things cannot occupy the same space, But, if they’re bosons, this doesn’t apply. Like clowns in a clown car, they can embrace the same quantum state, but no one knows why. Of course, they cannot be negative or get any sort of a charge out of […]
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UNSEEN GIANT There was once a large planet called “9” Since not seen, no one dared to assign a name to this body, but, not to seem shoddy, on its structure and mass they’d opine.
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