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Is Our Universe Real?

8 Great Philosophical Questions That We'll Never Solve

Ideas and images from a post on the "i09" weblog 8 Great Philosophical Questions That We'll Never Solve

I found a post titled "8 Great Philosophical Questions That We'll Never Solve" It was from the i09 weblog. I decided to share my ideas about these questions. Let me know what you think.

"...how do we know that what we see around us is the real deal, and not some grand illusion perpetuated by an unseen force."
-George Dvorsky

Maybe I am the only thing that is real, while everything else is only an illusion!
It's too strange for me to believe that my whole experience of life is not real but I can't prove it



Why Is There Something Rather Than Nothing?

8 Great Philosophical Questions That We'll Never Solve

Ideas and images from a post on the "i09" weblog 8 Great Philosophical Questions That We'll Never Solve

I found a post titled "8 Great Philosophical Questions That We'll Never Solve" It was from the i09 weblog. I decided to share my ideas about these questions. Let me know what you think.

 "Why is there all this stuff in the universe, and why is it governed by such exquisitely precise laws? And why should anything exist at all?"
~Sean Carroll

I have no idea why the world is the way it is. I'm used to the way things seem to be but just not why. Science finds how some things work, not why.

Most of the laws of science are too complicated for me to understand. They seem like magic.

Possibility:
A religious person might say that it's the way God wants it. 
Maybe that's the answer to this question. 
As for me, I'm just not sure. 

It would be great to have a stronger faith.



Laura's Not Here


I'm trying to learn Italian by studying some free internet sites. I came across this video. It's about a man who can't forget the woman he loves. She rejected him but he can't get her out of his mind, even when he is with another woman. It's very sad and romantic. 

Here is a rough translation of a few lyrics:

Laura doesn't belong to me anymore
It's foolish to seek her in you
I don't wanna be with you while I think of her

If you want to we can make love now, if you want
It can't be the same between us
It's just not enough when you're with me


It's crazy to see her in your eyes.

The English version:

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The original Italian version:

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Bow & Arrow Technique: Short Historical Lessons




While surfing the web I found these interesting videos.  They show a realistic view of the bow and arrow.

The English longbow archers seem to be the best.
There are 3 videos. I'm not sure why but I could not copy these videos directly to this post.  However, here are the links:



3]Conquest TV series - Bow and Arrowyoutube.com7-21

A Frustrating Week!


This past week has been a nightmare for me.  I hurt my back enough to make it extremely painful to walk.  I can't drive because the pain goes down from my right hip to the knee, leaving me with no control of the gas and break pedals. My wife Lynette was good enough to drive me.  


It Happened Again in the Snow!



It happened again.  Someone plowed my driveway then disappeared! 
He left before I could pay him or even thank him.  I think of him as a Good Samaritan.

I was taking a nap when I heard the machine.  I thought it was my neighbor. We keep to ourselves, at most just a wave.  I'm sure he did not do the work because he uses a snow blower.  This was done with a small plow.  

It was a bit loud.  I hoped he would not damage his machine. When I looked out my window the snow was so deep that I could not see anyone on the driveway. 

I paid someone to clear the driveway after the last snowfall.  But the time before that a Good Samaritan cleared the driveway then vanished.

They call for more snow tonight and tomorrow. I'm sure I'll have to call someone to clear the snow but at least they'll have a head start.  And if the snow is light I might just let the sun melt it away.  


It feels good to know that someone in the neighborhood must like us. 




Snow Cones







3-D Printing

I just found a video that explains in a non-technical way how 3-D printing works. This amazes me. It seems so simple.



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The "Women in Art" Blog

This Bulgarian blog is well worth a visit. Haunting background music plays as you look at the work of a variety of artists.   

Link:
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Canadian Railroad Trilogy

Gordon Lightfoot

Gordon Lightfoot is one of my favorite ballad singers.  As you know many of his songs are based on history. I found this video on YouTube.  







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If you want to read the lyrics Click below.

Super Bowl 2014


You've probably seen this commercial yesterday but it's so good that I just couldn't help posting it.




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