About:Jessica DiBacco presents the Science of nature as art, and, with seven books at seven leve...
Jessica DiBacco presents the Science of nature as art, and, with seven books at seven leve...View More
Description: A new friend came over today and met my brother.
I've got lots of friends but could always use another.
But then, of course, my brother took serious offense,
when this new kid wouldn't stop joking at his expense.
"You could'a laughed along," I said after the boy left.
"What, and devalue myself for his little joke-fest?"
"Oh, you have a value? Like someone's gonna buy!"
"I know I'm one-of-one and that's a very low supply.
See, I value myself, where you seek validation.
Your friends control your worth and your belie f formation.
So much of what you do is done automatically.
You would act different if you processed things mentally."
I said, "at least my friends don't tell me I'm a robot"!
He said, "hold on, just listen because I'm really not".
Most people use automatic thoughts call heuristics.
There is actual research on this and statistics.
People seek rewards, they seek other's admiration,
they're easily influenced, and seek conformation."
"There are things with inherent valued called intrinsic.
Other things are just valuable when many think.
For example, take the most popular sneaker brands,
people will pay whatever a company demands.
The reward is to be admired and impress your friends."
To prove I was listening, I said, "or your girlfriends".
He rolled his eyes and said, "those are extrinsic rewards.
I won't trap myself longing for things I can't afford.
Pursuing more can lead you in the wrong direction,
like Jack, buying magic beans with all his possessions. "
"Like tulips were once worth 100,000 dollars,
not the flower, the bulb, like an onion but smaller.
In the 1630's, Holland went tulip crazy!
At the time, tulips were rare, not an average daisy.
People didn't buy them to plant, they bought them to sell.
They sold their lives for one bulb, they watched the bubble swell,
but soon, more bulbs were introduced and the market fell.
Some people sold before the burst, if they could foretell.
To those blindly seeking profit, it seemed abrupt. 1
Most of those left holding tulip bulbs became bankrupt."
"Did that really happen?" I asked very suspicious.
"It did, perfect example of social influence.
The bulbs never held any intrinsic value,
but be sure, there are many things in this world that do.
Things like precious metals, diamonds, even you and me.
Value increases the more rare a commodity."
"Aren't diamonds and jewelry just like expensive sneakers?"
"No, they're valuable for their inherent features.
Diamonds2 , the hardest thing on earth, make the best saw blades.
Platinum, gold, silver, metals in the precious grade,
are inert and resist corrosive destruction.
They're also the best for electrical conduction."
"How does that make us valuable, we're not metal?"
"Because no one has the same genes, it's fundamental.
We're all one-of-a-kind with a purpose to fulfill.
Who can count how many times in life you'll be useful!
Demand starts when useful things are in low quantity.
These are principles of a solid economy.
Knowing the demand will always exceed the supply,
is a good indication the value will stay high.4
Seeing your own rarity and the value you hold,
will make you realize that you are worth your weight in gold."
Description: What is the Science behind humor? Can Science make you a better comedian?
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At dinner, my brother's been making everyone laugh.
He was never close to this funny, not even half.
He's supposed to be the smart one, when did this all start?
The family comedian has always been my part.
"What do you think you're doing?", I demanded to know.
"Practicing my humor, results are starting to show."
"Results! Is this just one of your experiments?"
"Science shows humor has predictable elements.
It's a powerful social tool and eases tension.
Funny people are seen as smart and gain affection.
Laughter is ancient and has many social aspects.
When others laugh, it creates a consensus effect.
Jokes can't be too realistically gross or vile.
I can teach you a few things to improve your style."
"Will you?" I said sarcastically. "Thank you for caring!"
"Of course," he said unbothered. "Science is for sharing.
A 200 year old theory by Schopenhauer,
is still a very accurate method for humor.
You want shock to arise out of the predictable.
That briefest moment of confusion is pivotal.
Listeners must recalibrate their perception.
Laughter then results from resolving this confusion. "
"When trying to be funny, there's rules to keep in mind.
The most important is the timing of the punchline.
The funniest jokes are presented like a story,
but one that is brief, arriving at the joke shortly.
Words and sounds are funnier when they are uncommon,
and words with "k” are the funniest, use them often.
The subject's well researched and these techniques are proven.
Humor is vital and universally human.”
Description: Animals have instincts, intelligences, and learned behaviors. If you know the appropriate ways to train an animal, you can even teach a fish tricks!
Since I signed up late for summer camp, Science was all they had.
It was an hour class, so I hoped it wouldn't be too bad,
But the Scientific Method? I have heard that all before.
The teacher said it's for an experiment she had in store.
We learned animals have different forms of intelligencies.
They also have different instincts and innate abilities.
We compared the size and wrinkles of a couple mammals' brains;
those are clues about the intelligence level it contains.
We'd be learning to teach an animal a trick she explained.
She taught us about conditioning, how animals are trained.
The quickest and most positive route is using a reward.
Not the punishments and lack of privileges we've all endured.
She told us every group would have their own fish to train.
We had to learn what fish could do and what motivate s their brain.
We designed an experiment we could do in an hour.
We would need a small hoop and fish rewards that would inspire.
The goal was our fish would swim through the hoop to the other side,
but the fish didn’t like the reward like we hypothesized.
Next we tested what color paper attracted and repelled.
The fish swam through three times, reacting to colors we held.
Description: "Differences in Time",Poetic Empiricist's longest book, begins with the formation of the solar system, details Earth’s history, sequences through the unfolding of diverse life, and explores what it is to be human. It covers a vast array of various science topics, history, and psychology; it even touches on death, consciousness and the soul. (50+ min)
Description: (Epilogue to "Differences in Time") An electric signal is sent as thoughts transpire, this measureable impulse is how thought sparks fire. Thoughts are powerful as energy makes them a thing. What you send out determines what the return will bring. Whether we’re believers of nothing, God, or Science, we’re participants in the universal conscious.
Description: In this world of illusion, everything can be made to seem opposite, conflicting. It causes confusion in those who are made to choose between things they can see are equally valid and valuable. Are Science and God opposed? Are the religions really that different? What is the reality of the whole picture in a larger frame?
Pulling from my own Poetic Empiricist books, "Differences in Time" and "Thought Sparks Fire", as well as various inspirational sources, Live 3D delineates the peaceful unity that exists among all things.
Description: Here we have a box, just like a compound, this box weighs no less than whatever is inside of it. If you know the weight of all the things inside the box, you know how much it weighs. The reactants in a chemical reaction will form a product and this compound or compounds will have a weight equal to the reactants. In the same way, we figure out the weight of a compound by adding the weight of its atoms. Once we establish a weight for a compound, we can use it for rate calculations. For example, if we know one unit of a product weighs 500g, then 2,000g would be 4 units. If we wanted to know how much 75 units weighs, it would be 75 * 500g which is 37,500g.