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Frenemies raise your blood pressure

Anti-social network: Health risks of love-hate friends Healthy long term relationships, such as marriages, prosper then the ratio of valida…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

0 Nov 20

Discounting Slowly Manifesting Threats

Human psychology discounts slowly manifesting threats to the point of insanity. Tom Engelhardt compares our reactions to the two kinds of W…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

1 Nov 10
Reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

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

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
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

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
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

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

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. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5FzMblXU4M&list=S

Started by Dyslexic's DOG

0 Oct 25, 2013

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