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How “god” evolved « EvoAnth

Sunday, August 26, 2012
Category: Behavior

From evoanth.wordpress.com

Anthropologists have managed to identify certain factors which seem to be associated with the rise of complex religious beliefs (such as the “high” god). Notably, social and economic complexity. For example, animal sacrifice and altars in the Near East are consistently preceded by groups acquiring surplus food (and the economic and social changes associated with such an acquisition).

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Experiments in airborne BASIC—”buzzing” computer code over FM radio Ars Technica

Sunday, August 26, 2012
Category: Technology

From arstechnica.com

Encouraged by a series of rough tries, Lehtonen and his team decided to go for the gold on August 21, 1985 with a short bit of code broadcast as part of YLE′s "Radio Rex" technology magazine. The script calculated how many years, months, and days elapsed between two dates supplied by the user.

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