HOME  |  NEWS  |  BLOGS  |  MESSAGES  |  FEATURES  |  VIDEOS  |  WEBINARS  |  INDUSTRIES  |  FOCUS ON FUNDAMENTALS
  |  REGISTER  |  LOGIN  |  HELP
Page 1/4  >  >>
RaymondBeasleyy
User Rank
Iron
Reply
RaymondBeasleyy   1/16/2014 7:21:02 AM
NO RATINGS
 

It has only taken 1000 years for science to finally catch up with what the ancient Mayan .. Wait until science realize you can travel those cosmic strands to other galaxies much faster that the speed of light .

computer repair


Elizabeth M
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Yet the brain happened bu chance?
Elizabeth M   9/10/2013 5:00:28 AM
NO RATINGS
Yes, Ann! Nice to meet another one. :) I think it's important as humans to have an open mind but as journalists I think to be open to all possibilities in many aspects of life is also a good quality. And especially as science and technology journalists who are faced with logical experimentation in the work we cover but also have the responsibility to look at this research from different angles and not have too narrow a view. I am sure there are more of us out there. :)

Ann R. Thryft
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Yet the brain happened bu chance?
Ann R. Thryft   9/9/2013 12:54:52 PM
NO RATINGS
Elizabeth, sounds like you are a kindred spirit, at least in this department.

Elizabeth M
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Yet the brain happened bu chance?
Elizabeth M   9/9/2013 4:15:20 AM
NO RATINGS
Yes, Ann, I feel exactly the same way. There is room to be both scientifically minded and spiritually minded if one feels so inclined to be that way. Or you can choose one or the other if that's your thing. Personally, I try to keep my mind open as possible for "both science and other ways of observing," as you put it...sounds like you are the same!

Ann R. Thryft
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Yet the brain happened bu chance?
Ann R. Thryft   9/5/2013 12:03:14 PM
NO RATINGS
Glad you liked it, Elizabeth. My universe has room for both science and other ways of observing. I try not to combine them or get them mixed up. I like your phrasing "miracles don't occur in machines."

Elizabeth M
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Yet the brain happened bu chance?
Elizabeth M   9/5/2013 4:38:29 AM
NO RATINGS
That is a great cartoon to exemplify this idea, Ann! I am not a religious person but while I think there are perhaps things in the human world that may be explained that way, when it comes to science, things are a bit more definitive. miracles don't occur in machines, and robots are machines. Let's not forget that!

Ann R. Thryft
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Yet the brain happened bu chance?
Ann R. Thryft   9/4/2013 1:20:50 PM
NO RATINGS
Thanks for the vote of confidence, Elizabeth. I've been reading sci-fi since I was 11, and have read the major works that assume robots can somehow acquire self-awareness, or even that it's inevitable that they somehow must acquire it. While these were extremely entertaining, when this assumption is made outside the context of sci-fi it reminds me a bit of the famous "then a miracle occurs" S. Harris cartoon about the scientist's formula for the origin of the universe, which you can see here: http://www.sciencecartoonsplus.com/pages/gallery.php

Elizabeth M
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Yet the brain happened bu chance?
Elizabeth M   9/4/2013 6:54:34 AM
NO RATINGS
Really well put, Ann. All this debate over whether robots will actually be human can be a bit frustrating sometimes. There are always things that will separate us--chief among them this self awareness you describe so well. I don't think even the most sophisticated engineering feat every achieved can replicate that and the absolute depth and complexity of human emotions and motivations. Quite an interesting debate, though!

shehan
User Rank
Gold
Re: why the lines
shehan   8/31/2013 12:17:00 PM
NO RATINGS
@ttemple- I too agree that they should have reduced the border. It would have been alright if an ordinary small company has those monitors but being NASA it doesn't fit. 

shehan
User Rank
Gold
Re: why the lines
shehan   8/31/2013 12:15:27 PM
NO RATINGS
@ naperlou – I think they have used standard size monitors connected to display the screen at large. The black space your referring is the border of the monitor. 

Page 1/4  >  >>


Partner Zone
Latest Analysis
Here are some of the top-paying jobs available to engineers as they grow in their careers.
As manufacturers add new technologies to their products, designing for compliance becomes more difficult. Prepare for the certification testing process. Otherwise, you increase the risk of discovering a safety issue after a product leaves the assembly line. That will cause significant time-to-market delays, be much costlier to fix, and damage your brand in the eyes of customers. 
Stratasys will be exhibiting two groundbreaking large-scale additive manufacturing technologies, as well as other new products, next month at the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) in Chicago.
Ford Motor Co. announced plans last week to join an ever-growing number of automakers who intend to produce fully autonomous vehicles in the next five years.
Two new technologies from Stratasys, created in partnership with Boeing, Ford, and Siemens, will bring accurate, repeatable manufacturing of very large thermoplastic end products, and much bigger composite parts, onto the factory floor for industries including automotive and aerospace.
More:Blogs|News
Quick Poll
The Continuing Education Center offers engineers an entirely new way to get the education they need to formulate next-generation solutions.
SEMESTERS: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6 |  7 | 8 | 9 | 10


Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.
Learn More   |   Login   |   Archived Classes
Twitter Feed
Design News Twitter Feed
Like Us on Facebook

Technology Marketplace

Copyright © 2016 UBM Canon, A UBM company, All rights reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service