Alex Alcala

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Alex Alcala
Posted about 2 years ago
Social media can amplify your voice but how come it doesn't happen very often?
I love seeing People thrive on social media that will instill positive change in the world, I came across a request from a friend just recently about his Daughter starting up a web based business and I felt committed to help her out achieve some success. Here is the page: www.e-vaporize.co.uk this is not my page, but definitely if you can stop and visit that may make another little success story out there. the good ones should be paid attention and brought above , is a constant fight between the irrelevant and the worthy not from the commercial side but from the synergic and for that the World will change. Although social media is inundated is also our responsibility to promote that which is good and positive in any way.
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Alex Alcala
Posted over 2 years ago
What genetically engineered machines (modified bacteria) should we build?
Not exactly, read it very well and focus on this part: Our Sporobeads can be used to purify water from heavy metal ions, toxins and plastic by expressing proteins on their surface that specifically bind such targets. and I repeat the important part of this: heavy metal ions, toxins and plastic those are very limited pollutants in water, water purification is more complex than that, therefore my original comment states a bacteria that acts as a pig (can practically digest anything) in water, not a chicken (that will only feed on some limited organic and inorganic materials), pigs have an incredible digestive capacity to eat almost anything in front of them and properly dipoe of it, hence creating a bacteria that purifies water is more complex than simply removing some heavy metals and some organic materials, it requires a true feeder bacteria to acomplish that.
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Alex Alcala
Posted over 2 years ago
Is there any environmentally friendly way to keep the waste of nuclear power?
??? enriched Uranium or plutonium takes thousands if nto millions of years to get rid of radioactivity, you cannot "suck" every energy, actually radioactive energy is not "converted" into electricity or useful energy, radioactivity is the vehicle by which the plant converts , a nuclear plant is simply a steam engine, not a converter of radiation into electricity, although photovoltaic panels do convert some type of radiation (UV) ito electrical current and some recent studies on nanotubes (carbon) are being developed to do so, hence no there is no way to suck radioactive energy out of the nuclear waste, that s why we are burying it for thousands of years in the middle of our deserts.
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Alex Alcala
Posted over 2 years ago
Should employers not hire you or fire you when they discover your bad credit history?
Credit rating was created ina very similar way as halliburton..it seems to be the right cool financially nice thing to do but in the end people will be hurt since the credit report is not a proven fact of trustwothiness, capacity or even morality of an individual, the reality is that credit is a way of pushing away and discerning what a financial mathematical curve decides it is correct based on a bunch of assumptions, should an employer check and base a decision to hire someone based on this FICO (fallacious) score?, the reality is that it has not been proven that a person with bad credit will perform poorly at a job, actually most of the credit problems a person may face in their life is not lack of financial or moral lackness but external factors that are beyond his/her control, you can name a few: get a ticket and you surely will pay that ticket before the creidt card, get sick and you will buy the medicines before paying that christmas gift, get in a car accident, lose your wallet, gosh hundreds of happenings and collectors will be on top of your head making your life miserable and unless you are sadomasochist I dont think anyone wants to be chaed around and risk the paycheck for that, I know of several hundreds of thousands of people that lost their credit due to the last recession, are they less capable of performing their jobs because of that? I dont think so and whoever employee thinks that is living inside a fallacy bubble where the reaility doesnt enter regardless of any argument to the contrary, applicants that are requested to submit a credit report should ask for the financial reports of the companies that want to hire them (lets see if they like that).
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Alex Alcala
Posted over 2 years ago
Why don't we treat science experiments like primetime TV?
Yes Jay, thank you for your comments, however curiosity is not a cognitive ability but an instinct developed through innate abilities for search, defense and attack, when you see a dog apparently recognizing the word ball and chasing the round object in a payful manner the reality is that the dog is training its skills of defense, attack, hunting and curiosity, although humans may seem curiosity as part of the analytical capacity of the brain, it seems that curiosity is a more simple task with its origins in the survival skills necessary on any species. Humans have definitely improved (used loosely) due to the cognitive and analytical abilities of our brains, the development of agriculture yes is definitely the result of a series of observational, learning and deduction processes, however the beginnings of agricutlure were mostly rudimentary and aimed at satisfying a necessity more than a scientific analysis, empirical learning has been with us up until modern times and even games played by children tend to enrich the instictive nature of our brains more than the logical or deductive capacity of our brains. the evolutionary advantage has blurred the separation between our instinctive nature (stronger in primtive times) than the cognitive and analytical abilities we have improved and developed through our evolutionary process, hence the conclusion in my opinion is that our brains and mind have become more analytical, yes, but in most cases the hunting, perpetuation, defense, feeding, curiosity and even love as natural insticntive abilities of our species are the predominant factors in determining what represents an interest to us, no wonder that prime television has a sexual,violence, even the sense of integration innuendos that are very popular among humans, whereas the mental process required to advance a logical conclusion or a mental process tends to be tedious and burdensome. that seems in my opinion why science is not a prime time material.
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Alex Alcala
Posted over 2 years ago
Why don't we treat science experiments like primetime TV?
Because our societal structure has promoted through hundreds of years the innate and instinctive abilities instead of the cognitive capacity, therefore is more burdensome for us to pursue and attend to mental processes that require analysis than to use simply our instictive abilities such as hunting, territorial dominion, sense of power, reproductive necessity, species perpetuation and others that are activated through the media very easily, when the cognitive abilities get involved we tend to block this messages and become "bored" by these otherwise useful concepts. We are animals that want to eat the chicken not to analyze how the chicken came about.