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  • A comment on Talk: Jim Fallon: Exploring the mind of a killer

    Jan 27 2014: Manson didn't kill anyone (himself)?
  • A comment on Talk: Dan Pink: The puzzle of motivation

    Nov 2 2013: He says "attach the candle to the wall". This isn't what happens.
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    A comment on Talk: Russell Foster: Why do we sleep?

    Aug 23 2013: Isn't a better question: Why do we wake? Wouldn't we be better finding a safe place and staying there? But we have to go out and find food, drink, and mates.

    I like the idea that maybe sleep is the default, and we have to justify wakefulness.
  • A reply on Talk: Chris Anderson (TED): Questions no one knows the answers to

    Mar 12 2012: Is there such a thing as free will?

    Where do we come from? (What came before the Big Bang?)

    Are we alone in the universe? OK you've kind of covered this, and not just in one universe either :-)

    What happens when we die?

    What is a good life?

    How can we achieve world peace? Is it even possible?

    Is there a God?

    And more down to Earth, but still up in the sky :-) How come the moon fits exactly on top of the sun in an eclipse? Is that really just an enormous co-incidence?
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    A comment on Talk: Chris Anderson (TED): Questions no one knows the answers to

    Mar 12 2012: Does Godel apply here? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G%C3%B6del%27s_incompleteness_theorems#First_incompleteness_theorem If it does then not only are there question we don't know the answers to there are questions we can't know the answers to, and if I understand correctly we won't be able to distinguish between the two.

    Also, a kind of meta-question: Why should the origins of Life, the Universe, and Everything be such a mystery? Isn't that a mystery in itself?
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    A comment on Talk: Phil Plait: How to defend Earth from asteroids

    Nov 21 2011: Am I the only one who thinks it's amusing that this talk took place in Boulder :-)

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