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Philosophy & Science / Cognitive Bias Cheat Sheet
« on: November 29, 2017, 05:01:39 pm »
Cognitive bias cheat sheet - Because thinking is hard.

A must read for all Bakker fans, though Bakker himself seems to have firmly moved onto his philosophic Heuristic Neglect Theory.

Philosophy & Science / Games Based on Neuroscience Research
« on: November 29, 2017, 04:59:31 pm »
Heard of this one while I was listening to John Medina on Aging Well: Neurospace

There are a number of labs working on this kind of thing - not that the games are all that fun but compared to other "brain training," there's at least some scientific rigour to them.

Oh, and BrainHQ developed under the tutelage of Merzenich! Great stuff, I should really renew my subscription.

General Misc. / Lore Podcast
« on: November 24, 2017, 02:12:34 pm »

Lore is ... about true life scary stories. Our fears have roots. Lore exposes the darker side of history, exploring the creatures, people, and places of our wildest nightmares.

Because sometimes the truth is more frightening than fiction.

Philosophy & Science / Philosophers On The Art of Morally Troubling Artists
« on: November 24, 2017, 02:04:20 pm »
Philosophers On The Art of Morally Troubling Artists - six philosophers and one comedian tackle the title theme.

General Misc. / The Joe Rogan Experience
« on: November 21, 2017, 03:14:05 pm »
Great episode with mycologist Paul Stamets.

General Misc. / BEHIND YOU
« on: November 21, 2017, 03:12:11 pm »

Literature / Autonomous by Annalee Newitz
« on: November 18, 2017, 07:22:46 pm »
Read the first four chapters free!

I've been looking forward to seeing I would be intrigued by this title for a long time, given her previous work at io9 (reminds me I've also been meaning to pick up Scatter, Adapt, and Remember for time too).

World Scientistsí Warning to Humanity: A Second Notice

I believe it is free to read or download.

Philosophy & Science / Economic Mobility in the United States
« on: November 18, 2017, 07:18:39 pm »
Economic Mobility In The United States

Social mobility is something we've talked about at length for years here. This paper suggests that parent's income can partially predicts a child's economic mobility.

Philosophy & Science / Do Elephants Have Souls?
« on: November 18, 2017, 07:16:58 pm »

General Misc. / The Author Stories Podcast
« on: November 18, 2017, 07:15:28 pm »
Came across this one with Joe Abercrombie, who is always fun to listen to. There is a huge backlog though so plenty of other interviews to look up!

What Happens If China Makes First Contact? - with commentary by Liu Cixin, the author of The Three-Body Problem.

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