YOUR CANDIDATES WON/LOST AND YOU ARE CURIOUS ABOUT WHAT COMES NEXT. THIS STUDY MAY SURPRISE YOU A BIT….
No matter how it turns out, at least one message from the midterm election is clear: this is not a moment of harmonic convergence.
The campaign has been all about irreconcilable differences — on health care, on spending and climate, on who’s a lunatic and who’s a tyrant. Political handicappers expect at best a divided government, and at worst a paralyzed, feuding one: “Survivor: Washington, D.C.,” with gavels and filibusters in place of bonfires and tribal headbands.
But recent research suggests that several strong but subtle psychological factors will be pushing Democrats and Republicans in an unexpected direction — toward engagement instead of name-calling and nastiness. These forces, rooted in the nature of personal identity and the rhythm of one-on-one interaction, are present when any antagonists meet; they can blunt even sharp ideological differences.
“We’ve done a good job of documenting how harshly humans treat their enemies throughout evolution,” said Dacher Keltner, a psychologist at the University of California, Berkeley, and author of “Born to be Good” (Norton, 2009). “But we also have evidence of an early shift in human evolution to hypersociality — a default orientation toward trust, toward sharing resources, toward forgiveness.”
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The galaxy we live in is called the Milky Way. The sun is just one of millions of stars in this huge disk-shaped area and our galaxy is just one of the millions scattered throughout the universe. Our galaxy is about 100,000 light-years across and about 1,000 light-years deep, meaning that a beam of light would take about 100,000 years to shine from one end to the other. – Provided by The World Almanac 2010
MUTUM, Brazil — A motorboat barreling through the night up a shallow Amazon stream could only beat the odds for so long.
Just after 9 p.m., the aluminum canoe slammed to a halt with the sound of a thunderclap. Passengers and cargo lurched into the air. Shouts of surprise, profanity and a man-sized splash echoed in the dark.
A swift lesson on Newtonian physics and the risks of night boating had been delivered by a large, semi-submerged tree.
The mishap demonstrated what everyone in this remote corner of the Brazilian jungle had been saying for days.
The world’s largest rain forest was dangerously dry, and may well be drying out….
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There are no better places to be all alone, far from the civilization and everything that goes with it – far from the people, the noise, the pollution, the problems…
Those are perfect places for people willing to rest far from everything!
This is a compilation about isolated homes lost in the middle of God knows where…
Suppose you fall into a coma. You wake up in 15 years, with your memory and cognitive abilities intact. You hug your loved ones, you brush your teeth and then … what would be the first thing you would like to know about the world?
Am I allowed three questions? They would be the level of stock prices (inflation-adjusted), whether there are new countries or old countries have disappeared, and whether nuclear weapons have been used.
And what about 300 years later, from having your head frozen?
I would simply ask: “What are the three most important questions I should be asking?”
What do you all think?READ ANSWERS HERE.
Originally posted 2010-11-03 12:15:36. Republished by Blog Post Promoter