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The Ebola Fear Learning Curve

Nancy Shute puts American Ebola over-reaction into context. Over-reaction is a place to start, a teachable moment. Why It's OK To Worry Abo…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

0 Oct 30, 2014

Insomnia of the exponential function

3:45 AM, still no sleep again. Mathematics keeps me bleary-eyed and wired. image source ... the form of denial now practiced by Western go…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

2 Oct 26, 2014
Reply by Luara

Ironic Negativity Bias

Conservatives are more attuned to threats in their environment than liberals. But it makes them blind to the greatest threat, Climate Desta…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

0 Jul 30, 2014

The Death Wish Generation

Climate Change and systemic corruption are impacting will to live among the young, expressed through the pose of eroticized death. Perhaps…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

2 Jul 7, 2014
Reply by Joan Denoo

Do people reason by quantum rules

In "quantum question equality", quantum rules predict with great accuracy the effect of switching question order in surveys. ... what is ca…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

0 Jun 17, 2014

Fractured attention, consumerism, and blindness

Naomi Klein delves into the psychological depths of late consumer culture, how fossil fuel culture molds our identities, our fractured atte…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

0 Apr 23, 2014

Immediate benefits of self-affirmation

Some of us cope with chronic stress, and performing under pressure just makes it worse. A new study suggests that a brief self-affirmation…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

1 Oct 25, 2013
Reply by Dyslexic's DOG

JREF Lectures on Critical Thinking, entitled "How To Think About Dubious Claims".

I like this series of lectures by Ray Hyman for the James Randi Education Foundation.

Started by Dyslexic's DOG

0 Oct 25, 2013

The Dark Tetrad

You may have heard of the Dark Triad psychopathy narcissism, and Machiavellianism. Serial Killers are often described with these traits.…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

2 Oct 14, 2013
Reply by Luara

Sam Harris discusses Lying

As I wrote in the introduction to Lying, Ronald A. Howard was one of my favorite professors in college, and his courses on ethics, social s…

Started by Steph S.

0 Apr 22, 2013



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