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The SS Academy
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The SS Academy

I got the idea from Gaiyara's neccesary knowledge thread, only difference is that this will be a more philosophical thread than a practical one.

Post links to resources that will help gain greater wisdom and knowledge about the universe, mankind and so on.

Nothing religious, and don't link to articles that are complete hogwash without any evidence to back it up.

Put the link underneath a title and a very brief explanation of its contents.

I'll start.

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Guns, Germs and Steel
(documentary)

Explains why mostly Eurasian civilizations, overall, conquered others. Also a nice history of human civilization. You should read the book too(probably better).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgnmT-Y_rGQ
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Logical Fallacies

A list of well known logical fallacies.

http://www.nizkor.org/features/fallacies/
05-22-2009 10:57 PM
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Not a website, but basic to advanced notes on Intelligence, Knowledge and Philosophy.

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The Stanford Prison Experiment

The results of this experiment is insane. The subjects went nuts.

Wikipedia Wrote:The Stanford prison experiment was a study of the psychological effects of becoming a prisoner or prison guard.

http://www.prisonexp.org/ (website, with slideshow)

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid ... 8379129606 (video documentary)

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SETI @ Home
Quote:What is SETI@home?
SETI@home is a scientific experiment that uses Internet-connected computers in the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI). You can participate by running a free program that downloads and analyzes radio telescope data.

http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/

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Michio Kaku On Aliens On Physics

Well known physicist Michio Kaku talks about the possibility of ETs,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kw8dcb8i ... re=related

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Some good texts?

Republic by Plato

One of Plato's great dialogues, discusses the nature of justice, its relation to the state, and more.
http://classics.mit.edu/Plato/republic.html

For a New Liberty: The Libertarian Manifesto by Murray N. Rothbard
One of the greatest anarcho-capitalist thinkers, Mr. Rothbard discusses the forementioned philosophy in this book.
http://mises.org/rothbard/newlibertywhole.asp

The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
Capitalism. Love it or hate it, this early look on the economy is a must read to understand our current economic system.
http://www.bibliomania.com/2/1/65/112/frameset.html

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Good stuff, keep going

Technological Singularity
Quote:The Singularity is the technological creation of smarter-than-human intelligence.

http://computer.howstuffworks.com/techn ... larity.htm
http://www-rohan.sdsu.edu/faculty/vinge ... arity.html

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The Internet Encyclopedia Of Philosophy

Quote:The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy is a non-profit organization run by the editors.

http://www.iep.utm.edu/

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The Drake Equation
Quote:Is there a way to estimate the number of technologically advanced civilizations that might exist in our Galaxy? While working at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Green Bank, West Virginia, Dr. Frank Drake conceived a means to mathematically estimate the number of worlds that might harbor beings with technology sufficient to communicate across the vast gulfs of interstellar space. The Drake Equation, as it came to be known, was formulated in 1961 and is generally accepted by the scientific community.


http://www.setileague.org/general/drake.htm

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Science and the Original Star Wars Trilogy

The physics of star wars

http://www.apeculture.com/movies/swscience.htm

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Dunbar's Number
Quote:In 1993, Dr. Robin I. M. Dunbar, an evolutionary psychologist then at the Human Evolutionary Biology Research Group of the University College London anthropology department, was studying the behavioral ecology of primates, the relationship of primates to their environment.

Quote:Dunbar noticed a given species always formed groups no larger than a certain size, and a member of that group always had about the same number of grooming partners.

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/article ... ars-Number

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Plato's Republic is good in some areas, but it should be noted that it contains some text used to justify the anti-youth rights movement.

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Ned Wright's Cosmology Tutorial

Quote:Cosmology is the study of the origin, current state, and future of our Universe. This field has been revolutionized by many discoveries made during the past century. My cosmology tutorial is an attempt to summarize these discoveries

http://www.astro.ucla.edu/~wright/cosmo_01.htm

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The Physics Behind Traffic Jams

Explains how traffic jams work.

http://www.smartmotorist.com/traffic-an ... -jams.html

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Stickified. Good stuff here. Yes

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Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Lots of good articles

http://plato.stanford.edu/contents.html

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Philosophy Pages

Quote:This site offers helpful information for students of the Western philosophical tradition.

http://www.philosophypages.com/

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History of Philosophy

History of philosophy

http://www.friesian.com/history.htm

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We need to bring this back.
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Yes, I agree.

Anything that ever happened or will... one condition, it has to be amazing.

I gave her wings but she don't wanna fly no more.

I'm sittin' on the dock of the bay
Watching the tide roll away
Ooo, I'm just sittin' on the dock of the bay
Wastin' time
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Black Holes, Speed Of Light, ETC

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_hole

It is Wikipedia and all, but very informative.
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Guns Germs and Steel is a very good book. I bought it about two years ago I think, well worth it.
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Project Gutenberg - a list of free online classics. There's a list of categories.

Ultimately, it's about answering any question that pops into your head.

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One thing (among many others) school couldn't teach you.

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stupid article
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Like that site. Got free books. I like free.

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