posted on Sep, 10 2016 @ 02:56 PM
a reply to: boncho
Someone else has posted about the research, but I'll post again:
articles.courant.com - Aquariums Can Help Ease
Urban ecologist Alan Beck, psychiatrist Aaron Katcher and biologist Erika Freidmann knew that research had shown that petting a
dog or cat lowered stress, and they wanted to see if interactions with other animals produced similar results. They selected fish because they are
such common pets. The American Pet Products Manufacturers Association (APPMA) reports that fish ownership in the U.S. is the highest it's been in a
decade, with 14.7 million households owning more than 148 million fish.
For the rest of your OP, it's out there. Really out there. Who can really know. We probably can't know anymore than we can predict the future. We may
sometimes be right, but the odds are against us being right.
Some say this book's depiction of the future was close to right:
en.wikipedia.org - Paris in the Twentieth Century...
But on the whole, predictions are not easy because things we don't predict start interacting and producing other things which're even harder to
predict. It's this interaction between thigns which makes it ~impossible.
This is why the future is so interesting--and why ET's are so interesting. They're both so impossible to foresee. It's a mystery. A challenge!
Granted, it's a challenge with few results. It's entertainment. It's wonderment.
ATS is what's because some of its topics can't be answered fully or are mysteries hidden inside riddles. Most of us here indulge it. The other big
reason--I think--is because many of us distrust authority. No matter how many times we see the picture of Oswald with the rifle or are presented with
the evidence he fled away from the assassination and shot an officer and so on, we'll nitpick it until we find fault or unanswerables--just so that we
can reject authority. The unanswerables, instead of being a draw, are a necessity to continue the rejection.
edit on 9/10/2016 by jonnywhite
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