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Mar 30, 15

Stanford’s Robert Sapolsky Demystifies Depression. It’s biological, not mental.

Mar 30, 15

#Cfp: International #Transdisciplinarity Conference 2015 «#Sustainability and #Health»
8-10 September 2015, Basel

Mar 30, 15

Advances in #transdisciplinarity: New publication w/ contribution by @jes_iass et al

  • It sees itself as a training ground for problem-solving for graduate students that "fosters creative confidence and pushes them beyond the boundaries of traditional academic disciplines." Whereas design schools elsewhere emphasize the design of products, Stanford’s uses what the local culture calls "design thinking": "to equip our students with a methodology for producing reliably innovative results in any field."
Mar 29, 15

RT @krother1304: Rawls' veil of ignorance explained in a very easy way. #philosophy #politics #justice

  • hese nations do well by most measures of innovation, such as research and development spending and the number of high-tech companies as a share of all public companies. Yet all three countries fare surprisingly poorly in the OECD test rankings.
  • Too much confidence runs the risk of self-delusion, but the trait is an essential ingredient for entrepreneurship.
  • But technical chops are just one ingredient needed for innovation and economic success. America overcomes its disadvantage — a less-technically-trained workforce — with other advantages such as creativity, critical thinking and an optimistic outlook.

  • discover and understand the design of the human mind
  • the structure of the human mind
  • a way of thinking about psychology

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Mar 17, 15

Confirmation that @NKUNorseWBB are the #1 seed in the East Region of the WBI Tournament

Mar 17, 15

Moral decisions can be manipulated by eye tracking technology, study finds

Mar 17, 15

Moral decisions can be manipulated by eye tracking technology, study finds

Mar 16, 15

Self and Consciousness in Neuroscience, Meditation and Philosophy by Evan Thompson. Constructivist Foundations 10(2)

Mar 16, 15

Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences: Social behavior, edited by @mollycrockett and @amycuddy

  • it has connections to brain areas that perform higher functions, like using language, reading maps and planning.
  • it takes clumsy actions or functions and makes them more refined.
  • a great listener, but not introspective.

  • no matter how far you travel on the number line you will always encounter a prime, as Euclid proved in 300 B.C.

  • The beauty of pi, in part, is that it puts infinity within reach.
  • This tension between order and randomness is one of the most tantalizing aspects of pi.
  • Pi is inescapable because cycles are the temporal cousins of circles; they are to time as circles are to space.

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Mar 13, 15

For a clear and forthright critique of Chomsky on linguistics, see C. Behme,

  • the good has rightly  been declared to be that at which all things aim.
  • there is some end of the things we do, which we desire  for its own sake
  • the good and the chief good

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  • the VAERS database in order to torture the data to make it confess a “link” between aluminum adjuvants in vaccines and acetaminophen and—you guessed it!—autism.

  • Anthony Samsel and Stephanie Seneff, blaming glyphosate, the compound in the herbicide Roundup, for virtually all the ills that can befall us.
  • exogenous semiotic entropy: the disruption of homeostasis by environmental toxins.
  • inhibits CYP enzymes

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