• What do you think an intelligent life form that evolved in zergo-g might look like?

    I had an idea about a spherical life form with a brain in the center. it would live in orbit around a planet or moon with an atmosphere and hold air-pressure inside of it, released from pivoting blow-holes in order to maneuver. It would lose orbit, start to enter the atmosphere, fill up on gas to propel itself, maybe breathe. It's skin would... show more
    I had an idea about a spherical life form with a brain in the center. it would live in orbit around a planet or moon with an atmosphere and hold air-pressure inside of it, released from pivoting blow-holes in order to maneuver. It would lose orbit, start to enter the atmosphere, fill up on gas to propel itself, maybe breathe. It's skin would have to withstand impacts from other objects in orbit, and it would have to be fire resistant in order to refill on air. It would also have to protect from radiation. I imagine it would be a large entity with a spongy inside full of water, which would protect the sensitive innards in the core. It could have a single big eye, like a squid. I imagine it would have elements of deep sea creatures because space is mostly dark, microbes because some can maneuver and live in zero-g, and even celestial objects because of how a thing's gravity puts itself together, like stars or planets or some kinds of moons.
    3 answers · Astronomy & Space · 1 week ago
  • Is there help for someone paralyzed by fear of the future?

    Pre-traumatic stress is a joke. Literally, the onion did an article about the fictitious disease affecting soldiers. but i'm a real person who'se actually been hurt so much than now I worry about bad things happening. the buses aren't running right now and i need to go to the store. I was gonna walk and was thinking about taking my dog,... show more
    Pre-traumatic stress is a joke. Literally, the onion did an article about the fictitious disease affecting soldiers. but i'm a real person who'se actually been hurt so much than now I worry about bad things happening. the buses aren't running right now and i need to go to the store. I was gonna walk and was thinking about taking my dog, but of course had an intrusive image of him being hit by a car and me having to walk home carrying his body. nothing like that has ever happened to me but I'm paranoid about accidents happening, so much so that it affects the decisions I make in life. I feel paralyzed, but pre-traumatic stress is a fake joke to everyone else, even though I really have what you would call flash-forwards. I do also have ptsd from foster "care". https://www.theonion.com/report-more-u-s... but America's f├╝hrer made it a real thing among activists within a decade of the onion's satirical article. https://health.usnews.com/wellness/mind/... Is there help for people paralyzed by fear of the future?
    3 answers · Psychology · 3 weeks ago
  • Do you think Total Recall was real or a dream?

    I say real because of the scene where Arnold kills the owner of the recall company. I know the director intended to give two experiences at once, but that scene explicitly shows that everything is happening "for real" to these characters. also in the beginning when the recall guy didn't want to give him mars.
    I say real because of the scene where Arnold kills the owner of the recall company. I know the director intended to give two experiences at once, but that scene explicitly shows that everything is happening "for real" to these characters. also in the beginning when the recall guy didn't want to give him mars.
    Movies · 3 weeks ago
  • How much a part of your family is your pet?

    Buddy is a 10 yr old mini-greyhound. I've had him his whole life. He is laid back and enjoys his hind quarters rubbed. I have autism and don't communicate well with people. People are too complex, too smart, too fast thinking, too much work to just talk to half the time. I don't get the nuances of social interaction. Dogs are simpler.... show more
    Buddy is a 10 yr old mini-greyhound. I've had him his whole life. He is laid back and enjoys his hind quarters rubbed. I have autism and don't communicate well with people. People are too complex, too smart, too fast thinking, too much work to just talk to half the time. I don't get the nuances of social interaction. Dogs are simpler. They're easier to understand and "communicate with". It's much easier to read a dog's body language, as there are fewer things he needs to communicate. I appreciate every atom of my dog. I can't imagine giving him up because I'm moving or anything. He has prevented my suicide, multiple times. He is my light, yet I know he'll go out one day. I don't want to be the one to shut off his light forever, but I think I'll be able to gauge his will to live. I'll cross that bridge when I come to it. Most people say their pet is like family, but when Buddy dies, I might not ever be the same. Most people might need a day or two from work to grieve. I would need as much time as if my mother died. I can see myself carrying around his ashes, wearing his collar on my wrist for the rest of my life. He's like my baby brother, even a son. How much does your pet really mean to you?
    7 answers · Dogs · 3 weeks ago
  • How do I see posts on facebook?

    I have literally 3 friends and can't see any posts what so aver after facebook's last update. Why is everything so technical now? everything has a million settings and it's so confusing, all I want to do is get updates on my mother's life. She'a already marked as a close friend, and she's already marked as see first. Still... show more
    I have literally 3 friends and can't see any posts what so aver after facebook's last update. Why is everything so technical now? everything has a million settings and it's so confusing, all I want to do is get updates on my mother's life. She'a already marked as a close friend, and she's already marked as see first. Still facebook acs like I have no friends. I hate facebook these days. Why is it so technical? Why do I have to spend hours in the settings just to see the friggin posts, the most basic thing facebook is designed to do?
    4 answers · Facebook · 4 weeks ago
  • How do I see my friend's posts on my news feed?

    The most basic feature of facebook is not working for me. I have literally 3 friends, only one of whom ever posts anything. after one of the recent updates, suddenly I can't see her posts anymore. All I see is "find friends" as if I have no friends.
    The most basic feature of facebook is not working for me. I have literally 3 friends, only one of whom ever posts anything. after one of the recent updates, suddenly I can't see her posts anymore. All I see is "find friends" as if I have no friends.
    1 answer · Facebook · 4 weeks ago
  • Why isn't the bible easier to understand?

    Why should it require study or decoding? If it's definitive and unchanging, how come it requires personal interpretation? doesn't personal interpretation defeat the purpose of objective morality? How can you prove one person's interpretation is more correct than another's? Didn't god know we would fight over his words and fail to... show more
    Why should it require study or decoding? If it's definitive and unchanging, how come it requires personal interpretation? doesn't personal interpretation defeat the purpose of objective morality? How can you prove one person's interpretation is more correct than another's? Didn't god know we would fight over his words and fail to even agree on what they are? Why didn't he know communicating with us would be so destructive?
    29 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 1 month ago
  • Are there stringed electric pianos like electric guitars?

    Wdo they make stringed solid-body pianos with electronic pickups? The electric guitar sounds very different from a regular guitar. I wonder how a solid-body electric piano would sound, and I don't mean a computer that pretends to be a piano.
    Wdo they make stringed solid-body pianos with electronic pickups? The electric guitar sounds very different from a regular guitar. I wonder how a solid-body electric piano would sound, and I don't mean a computer that pretends to be a piano.
    Other - Music · 1 month ago
  • Do i have a virus?

    My computer has been fluctuating lately between 42gb and 0gb of free space. I plugged in a flash drive i had that had all ym favorite programs backed up on it, even my anti-virus ones. I only got to activate a couple programs before the entire flash was wiped.
    My computer has been fluctuating lately between 42gb and 0gb of free space. I plugged in a flash drive i had that had all ym favorite programs backed up on it, even my anti-virus ones. I only got to activate a couple programs before the entire flash was wiped.
    2 answers · Software · 2 months ago
  • How come it's only girls you're not supposed to hit?

    Why single them out as if they're weaklings? Doesn't that imply there's a certain level of acceptability in hitting anyone else? Doesn't that also lead to girls feeling entitled? If you get hit it's ther end of the world and bystanders will likely come to your aid. As a man, society expects me to fight back and stand my ground... show more
    Why single them out as if they're weaklings? Doesn't that imply there's a certain level of acceptability in hitting anyone else? Doesn't that also lead to girls feeling entitled? If you get hit it's ther end of the world and bystanders will likely come to your aid. As a man, society expects me to fight back and stand my ground and be strong, not like a weak woman who would flee or collapse instantly cuz women are "dumb weaklings who can't fight and need the protection of men" as we're meant to think. Also, what about trans people? effeminate men? It's not so simple. Most people are told when they're a toddler "you don't hit". When exactly does that narrow down to just "you don't hit girls"?
    12 answers · Gender Studies · 2 months ago
  • How loud would a sound have to be in order to be heard on the other side of the planet?

    Is it even physically possible? Wouldn't the sound itself (difference in air pressure) have a destructive force like a shock wave? I'm thinking either a meteor striking the earth or the loudest loud speaker imaginable.
    Is it even physically possible? Wouldn't the sound itself (difference in air pressure) have a destructive force like a shock wave? I'm thinking either a meteor striking the earth or the loudest loud speaker imaginable.
    11 answers · Physics · 2 months ago
  • Why does god let his "children" run amok and do evil?

    "That father don't have a good handle on his kids, I tell you what. You can't blame them kids for actin up when their father don't enforce no structure."
    "That father don't have a good handle on his kids, I tell you what. You can't blame them kids for actin up when their father don't enforce no structure."
    8 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 3 months ago
  • Are fingers less sensitive to touch than the rest of the body?

    When I touch my face for example, I feel my fingers on my face more than I feel my face on my fingers. That goes for any body part, my arm, my chest, whatever. Why?
    When I touch my face for example, I feel my fingers on my face more than I feel my face on my fingers. That goes for any body part, my arm, my chest, whatever. Why?
    8 answers · Biology · 3 months ago
  • How is a pregnancy only a women's health issue?

    A man has absolutely no rights to a fetus he made? a woman should be allowed to say "I'm going out for milk" and then come back hours later, suddenly not pregnant, never saying anything to me about it? That's legal and doesn't violate my rights?
    A man has absolutely no rights to a fetus he made? a woman should be allowed to say "I'm going out for milk" and then come back hours later, suddenly not pregnant, never saying anything to me about it? That's legal and doesn't violate my rights?
    14 answers · Law & Ethics · 3 months ago
  • Why would anyone think god-magic exists?

    Magic isn't real. The closest things to it I know of are electricity because we can make it think and do things for us, and drugs because they can alter consciousness. I'm fascinated by things I consider magic. I want to understand them better so I don't have to consider them magic. At least drugs and electricity have direct and indirect... show more
    Magic isn't real. The closest things to it I know of are electricity because we can make it think and do things for us, and drugs because they can alter consciousness. I'm fascinated by things I consider magic. I want to understand them better so I don't have to consider them magic. At least drugs and electricity have direct and indirect effects we can measure. Everything about god is proposed. everything about gods is conjecture and speculation. Electricity and drugs are right here for us to experiment with.
    9 answers · Mythology & Folklore · 3 months ago
  • What's the deal with that mini timeline video on only some youtube videos?

    On some videos when you hover the cursor over the timeline, you see a preview so you can easily find the spot you're looking for, skip intros, etc. On others it's not there. is it an error in page loading when it's not there? Is there an official name for the feature? Is there a way to turn it on or off?
    On some videos when you hover the cursor over the timeline, you see a preview so you can easily find the spot you're looking for, skip intros, etc. On others it's not there. is it an error in page loading when it's not there? Is there an official name for the feature? Is there a way to turn it on or off?
    1 answer · YouTube · 3 months ago
  • Isn't faith a rejection of uniquely human traits?

    Think about it. There are animals that can do literally everything better than us; sight, hearing, smell, even memory retention. The ONLY thing we do better than any other animal, is think; Only we can ask questions, second guess, and plan for the far future. When you have faith, you're taking something at face value and agreeing not to question... show more
    Think about it. There are animals that can do literally everything better than us; sight, hearing, smell, even memory retention. The ONLY thing we do better than any other animal, is think; Only we can ask questions, second guess, and plan for the far future. When you have faith, you're taking something at face value and agreeing not to question it. You don't need answers because you have faith. That is a rejection of what makes humans unique in the animal kingdom, a rejection of the special abilities god afforded us. It's very confusing, god giving us the superpower of questioning, and then telling us not to question him. God is the most important thing we should be questioning. Something so important as god should be verified a hundred billion percent. Faith has no place or function in determining the truth.
    23 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 3 months ago
  • Why do they put fluoride in drinking water?

    Last time I checked, teeth are not in your stomach. Also, people don't usually swish water in their mouth unless they're already brushing their teeth. How does fluoridated water help your teeth, by passing them and resting in your stomach to be absorbed by your body?
    Last time I checked, teeth are not in your stomach. Also, people don't usually swish water in their mouth unless they're already brushing their teeth. How does fluoridated water help your teeth, by passing them and resting in your stomach to be absorbed by your body?
    4 answers · Polls & Surveys · 3 months ago
  • Do "guns don't kill people" people realize they're not arguing the issue, but instead semantics?

    No one is saying guns get up by themselves and kill people. Lemme tell you MY saying- "Guns don't make you safe, they make you dangerous.". Following that logic, I think all gun owners should be forced to take regular psyche evaluations and added to a federal database. Gun owners SHOULD feel like criminals. Owning a gun is dangerous,... show more
    No one is saying guns get up by themselves and kill people. Lemme tell you MY saying- "Guns don't make you safe, they make you dangerous.". Following that logic, I think all gun owners should be forced to take regular psyche evaluations and added to a federal database. Gun owners SHOULD feel like criminals. Owning a gun is dangerous, and so should not be easy. Back ground checks and waiting periods don't do sh*t. just because someone has not done something before, or just because they have to wait to do it, doesn't mean they never will. You don't get to put everyone else's life at risk just to make yourself feel safe. "gun control" is a misnomer, too. It's not gun control vs gun rights, it's public safety vs gun rights.
    12 answers · Politics · 3 months ago
  • Have you ever noticed a commercial seems illegal or wrong?

    Pill commercials for example should be completely illegal. you shouldn't be allowed to make a commercial telling people to tell their doctor what to prescribe them. Doctors should automatically stop listening as soon as the patient says "I saw an ad for...". Alcohol commercials should also be illegal. glorifying literal poison. If you... show more
    Pill commercials for example should be completely illegal. you shouldn't be allowed to make a commercial telling people to tell their doctor what to prescribe them. Doctors should automatically stop listening as soon as the patient says "I saw an ad for...". Alcohol commercials should also be illegal. glorifying literal poison. If you drink enough to get drunk, you've poisoned yourself, congratulations. you know hang-overs? That's cuz you POISONED YOURSELF!!!!! You can't advertise weed or tobacco or any other mind altering substance that way. Why do alcohol companies get a free pass to glorify their swill?
    8 answers · Law & Ethics · 3 months ago