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Offline JMT

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Scientific Advancement and Human Progress
« on: February 05, 2017, 12:51:27 pm »
In a world of fake news and idiots, I think it would be good to have a place to discuss some positive things, like this:

http://www.livescience.com/57748-physicists-see-single-atoms-in-nanoparticle.html

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Re: Scientific Advancement and Human Progress
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2017, 01:21:25 pm »
Go here and click on "Your life in numbers" at the top to see how things have changed since you were born.

http://humanprogress.org/blog

You can even compare against other countries.

Other than that, check out these charts: http://www.businessinsider.com/human-progress-charts-2011-3

No doubt that this is thanks to knowledge and open societies (free trade, movements of smart people) rather than prayer, crusades and inquisitions.
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Re: Scientific Advancement and Human Progress
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2017, 02:59:44 pm »
Go here and click on "Your life in numbers" at the top to see how things have changed since you were born.

They call an increase from 2800 to 3400 calories/person/day an improvement? I think we are just becoming fat lazy slobs.

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Re: Scientific Advancement and Human Progress
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2017, 03:15:31 pm »
yes we are spoiled with an abundance of calories and yet we still complain!
I've gotta have more cow bell! -Bruce Dickinson