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    1. I had a discussion today about the ethics of cloning your pets. It's a thing you can currently pay (a lot) of money for, but I don't really see much discussion about it, even though it's absurdly...

      I had a discussion today about the ethics of cloning your pets. It's a thing you can currently pay (a lot) of money for, but I don't really see much discussion about it, even though it's absurdly sci-fi and a little crazy to me that it's a real business.

      So what are your thoughts? Is it ethical? Is it a bit weird? Is it perfectly healthy?

      17 votes
    2. What is satisfying about a good dream? Why do we like getting lost in a story? ...What Is it about these experiences that makes us want them? My working thought is that we want the experience of...

      What is satisfying about a good dream? Why do we like getting lost in a story?
      ...What Is it about these experiences that makes us want them?

      My working thought is that we want the experience of "losing ourselves"; like dreaming at night, a book or tv show, or a game or activity. But what is the nature of this experience that appeals to us? Is there a sensory based gratification stimulation that occurs in the brain while dreaming? Or is dreaming a conscious experience that is a separate from the sensory experience?
      When dreaming or absorbed in a story, time is not part of your conscious experience because there is no awareness of the world of time/space. There is no anxiety from thoughts of past and future - just a fluid movement of connected thoughts.

      And this leads to the final and biggest question:
      Is there an aspect(s) of the conscious experience that we are not automatically aware of, or that our culture suppresses?

      8 votes
    3. This year I got very strange tomatoes on many of my plants, everyone I show this to(tomato farmers) say "I've never seen anything like this in my life!", I think breeding them does anyone have any...

      This year I got very strange tomatoes on many of my plants, everyone I show this to(tomato farmers) say "I've never seen anything like this in my life!", I think breeding them does anyone have any advice?

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      subject #1 https://imgur.com/gallery/hiJpgig #Subject shows sever mutations 5 tomatoes growing from stem green bean growing through subject.

      subject #6 https://imgur.com/gallery/W0zz6MF #Subject shows accelerated growth no truther notes.

      14 votes