Inaya Bhimani (Charles Best)

Research Round 3 Cycle 3 - Will human civilization ever come to an end and if so what will be the cause of it?

In this round of research I looked at how artificial intelligence may one day be the end of humanity. I also looked into other potential causes that I find for the extinction of humans. So what is Artificial Intelligence? -artificial intelligence = “software built to learn or problem solve - processes typically performed in the human brain” -Digital assistants, i.e. Alexa, Siri, are powered by artificial intelligence -there are forms of AI that can write songs/create visual art -artificial...Read More...

Research Round 2 - Cycle 3 - Will human civilization ever come to an end and if so what will be the cause of it?

In this round of research I will focus on the possibility of climate change and the environment being a cause for the extinction of humans (as well as other species). -so many possible dangers related to climate change -string of days in winter of 2017 were 60-70 degrees warmer than normal -not just as simple as rising sea levels, though that is definitely an issue -many issues come with climate change -melting permafrost is also an issue -permafrost didn’t used to be a major concern for...Read More...

Research Round 1 - Cycle 3 - Will human civilization ever come to an end and if so what will be the cause of it?

My inquiry question for this cycle is “Will human civilization ever come to an end and if so what will be the cause of it?” In this round of research I will look at if it is likely that we will go extinct based on patterns since we were first on earth, and different potential causes. There was a time we almost went extinct -studies say there was a time we were down to about just one thousand reproductive adults -one study claims “40 breeding pairs” -unknown for sure how low our population...Read More...
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Cycle 3 Project Plan

My inquiry question for this cycle is “Will human civilization ever come to an end and if so what will be the cause of it?” I chose this topic because I have always wondered about the effects of what we are doing today on future generations, and if we continue going the way we are, will we go extinct? This is my plan for my research: Round 1 In my first round of research I will look at if it is likely that we will go extinct based on patterns since we were first on earth, and different...Read More...
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Metamorphosis Cycle 2

My inquiry question was Why do miracles happen and how do they bend the rules of science? How it has changed my thinking Before beginning this cycle, my knowledge of miracles was not very extensive. I believed that miracles happened at random times and were unexplainable. I saw miracles as simply divine intervention. However, through my research I discovered that miracles can be looked at from many different perspectives, and there are several different definitions. I found out that many...Read More...
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Research Round 4 - Cycle 2 - Why do miracles happen, and how do they bend the rules of science?

In this round of research, I will be looking at atheist point of view on miracles compared to those who are religious! -atheists are people who do not believe in the existence of God (or gods) -if a miracle is defined by “divine intervention”, as in an act of God, Atheists would not believe in them -however, if the definition of miracle is adapted, or looked at with a different perspective, there could be a different situation -the definition of “miracle” where it is simply something that...Read More...
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Research Round 3 - Cycle 2 - Why do miracles happen, and how do they bend the rules of science?

In this round of research, I will be focusing on the scientific aspects of miracles, such as how they can be explained and what some scientists may think. Also, I'm posting every two weeks now! 3 Miracles performed by Moses explained by science: The Parting of the Red Sea -It is believed that former Israelite slaves were trapped between the Egyptian army and the Red Sea. Moses was believed to have parted the sea, and the Israelites were able to cross the dry land with the Egyptians in...Read More...
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Cycle 2 - Research Round 2-Why do miracles happen, and is it possible for them to bend the rules of science?

In this round of research, I looked at examples of miracles that have happened to people, as well as how they bend the rules of science. The story of Annabel Beam -the movie Miracles From Heaven is based on her story - at the age of four, Annabel constantly had a swollen stomach, difficulty eating, and intense pain in her stomach -after seeing many doctors, she was diagnosed with several conditions including lactose intolerance and reflux -at the age of five, Annabel had a full-intestinal...Read More...
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Metamorphosis-Will humans ever come into contact with aliens or travel to another galaxy, and if so, how would it impact humankind?

My inquiry question was will humans ever come into contact with aliens or travel to another galaxy, and if so, how would it impact humankind? When people think about outer space and aliens, it is often a mind-blowing concept. The idea that aliens exist may be frightening to some and intriguing to others. Personally, I have always found space to be interesting, and have always wondered what new discoveries the future may hold. Through my research, I discovered that due to the massive size of...Read More...
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Research Round 1 - Cycle 2 - Why do miracles happen, and is it possible for them to bend the rules of science?

In this round of research, I will be looking at what miracles are and how science, religion, and humanity looks at them and defines them, as well as some examples. What is a miracle? -Oxford dictionary defines it as An extraordinary and welcome event that is not explicable by natural or scientific laws and is therefore attributed to a divine agency. -true “miracles” violate a law of nature, though the word is often used casually -an example of this is the Archimedean Law: “a floating body...Read More...
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Will humans ever come into contact with aliens or travel to another galaxy, and if so, how would it impact humankind?-Research Round 5 (final)

From my previous cycle, I never posted my final round of research! In this round of research, I looked at current technology and progress towards intergalactic travel: -To fly to the seven earth-sized planets (discussed in earlier rounds of research) orbiting around the star TRAPPIST-1 would not be an easy task -it is 39 light-years away/229 trillion miles/369 trillion kilometres -travelling at the speed of light, it would take 39 years to reach -with our current technology, this is...Read More...
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Inquiry Question #2: Why do miracles happen, and is it possible for them to bend the rules of science? Project Plan

My inquiry question is why do miracles happen, and is it possible for them to bend the rules of science? To start off, in my first round of research, I will be looking at what miracles are and how science, religion, and humanity looks at them and defines them. ( https://infidels.org/library/m...drange/miracles.html ) In my second round of research, I will look at some examples of miracles that have happened to people, and their personal experiences, as well as theories behind what happened (...Read More...
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Research Round 4-Will humans ever come into contact with aliens, or travel to another galaxy, and if so how will it impact humankind?

For this round of research, I will be wrapping up with some entertainment/media that portray aliens and the universe, such as TV shows, movies, and books. Though these are completely fiction, they are interesting to look at and still contain some interesting theories! Galaxies/Universe Interstellar – Movie In this movie, Earth has reached a point where the environment is threatening humanity’s survival-basically, humans have finally polluted the Earth too much to live on. At a NASA space...Read More...
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Will humans ever come into contact with aliens or travel to another galaxy, and if so, how would it impact humankind?-Research Round 3

If humans came into contact with aliens, how would it impact humankind? Many scientists strongly believe that it is a question of “when” and not “if” -one reason for this is because of the speed of new discorveries -for example, planets outside our solar system: in 2000, scientists knew of 50 “exoplanets”. By 2013, they knew of 850, located in over 800 “planetary systems”. David Weintraub, professor of astronomy, says that number may reach 1 million by 2040 -of the exoplanets discovered so...Read More...
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Research Round 2-Will humans ever come into contact with aliens or travel to other galaxies, and if so how will it impact humankind?

In this round of research, I will be looking at alien life! Planets in the solar system that may sustain life -NASA’s Kepler and K2 telescope looking for potentially habitable worlds -examination of nearer, brighter stars could lead to the discovery of an Earth-sized sustainable planets -James Webb may find an “outsized” version of our planet - in mid 2020s, he Wide-Field Infrared Survey Telescope could “zero in on distant planet’s reflected light” -goal: to detect signs of oxygen, water...Read More...
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Research Round 1 - Inquiry Question: Will humans ever come into contact with aliens or travel to another galaxy, if they exist, and how will it impact humankind?

For my first round of research, I will be investigating the universe in general (size, measurements, experiments, etc.) as well as the galaxies we know of. Lastly, I will look at if and how it would be possible to travel to another galaxy. The Universe http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20160610-it-took-centuries-but-we-now-know-the-size-of-the-universe Our galaxy -the Milky Way, approx. 100,000 to 150,000 light years across (1 light year = 9.5 trillion km) -and that’s just one galaxy in the...Read More...
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Inquiry Project Project Plan-Will humans ever come into contact with aliens or travel to another galaxy, if they exist, and how will it impact humankind?

This is my Project Plan for my inquiry question, which is "Will humans ever come into contact with aliens or travel to another galaxy, if they exist, and how will it impact humankind?" This is something that has interested me for a long time as I find space very intriguing. I have so many questions about space, and this narrows it down into a “researchable” topic. In my first round of research, I am planning to collect information about the universe (size, galaxies, information we already...Read More...
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