Perceptions
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Concepts about the life and the world around us.



Will Orbit For Food? Space May be Full of Homeless Planets PDF Print E-mail
Perceptions - Science
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One of the first things we’re taught about space is that every planet needs a star around which to orbit. But Einstein postulated nearly a century ago that the universe might actually be full of “homeless” planets which have no star to call their own. Now a group of Japanese researchers may have found a large number of stars that are more or less free-floating in space with no home stars, suggesting that Einstein’s theory was correct.

 

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American Morality - A Glimmer of Hope on the Horizon PDF Print E-mail
Perceptions - Philosophy
Written by Thomas Sullivan   
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Has the United States lost it's basic principle of morality? Has the United States moved away from the guiding principles that this country was founded on? A single paragraph describes these basic principles and it is the meaning of this paragraph which provided the foundation for the formation of the United States:

"We hold these truths to be self evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." - Thomas Jefferson

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Fun With Physics: Time: How Old Are You Really? PDF Print E-mail
Perceptions - Philosophy
Written by John Prytz   
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Firstly, 99.999% of the fundamental constituents (elementary particles and simple atoms) of everything that now comprises you, all those now currently complex and not so complex organic bio-molecules (proteins, amino acids, fatty acids, etc.), as well as the simpler inorganic molecules and atoms (like water, salt and oxygen say) were originally part and parcel of an immense gas and dust cloud that slowly, under gravity, contracted and contracted and ultimately became incorporated into the Sun and associated solar system we see today. That happened some 4.5 billion years ago. All the fundamental bits and pieces that now comprise you have been around doing their thing for all that time. Since all those carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen, iron, etc. atoms that now make you, you are 4.5 billion years old, and so in a way that makes you 4.5 billion years old. But wait, that vast interstellar dust and gas cloud that came together 4.5 billion years ago didn't just pop into existence then. They had an earlier history.

 

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Connecting With Bliss PDF Print E-mail
Perceptions - Self-Improvement
Written by David Ferruolo   
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Every day, I witness people leading chaotic lifestyles, responding like robots to the negative circumstances of their lives, creating more dissonance and conflict. They seek solace in the next best thing, person or position they can find, but always end up frustrated and wondering why they are not truly happy. It is a conundrum of sorts. Sadly, it is self-perpetuating. Stress, negativity and unpleasant reactions to everyday situations only beget more of the same experiences on a deeper level. This, of course, creates undue stress on your body, mind and spirit.

 

 

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Stop Judging 2010 and start Dreaming about 2011 PDF Print E-mail
Perceptions - Self-Improvement
Written by Nil Celen   
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This is the time of the year which we judge our previous year and make decisions about the next one. I guess we all want a fresh and powerful start to the next year. No matter how you spend 2010, everything can be different in 2011.

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