Apparently, to be a successful “public intellectual” one of the requirements is that one must invent a catchy tag line. The tag line must have emotional appeal through a reference to some deeply held belief or social conditioning. An example… Read More ›
Month: August 2006
Magical thinking and wishful thinking are fraternal, if not identical, twins. Both are cognitive traps that our emotional selves stumble into. Both are characteristically childlike. While childlike behavior and mentation is adorable in small children, when adults do it, it… Read More ›
Free National Geographic Podcasts. Go have fun and perhaps waste some time. 🙂
This is getting curiouser and curiouser. First there was “free textbooks.” Now there is free energy. Scientific American: Irish tech firm throws down “free energy” gauntlet Perpetual motion machines of the first, second, and third kind? Not going to happen.
Scientific American podcasts. Free. Haven’t yet checked them out — so cannot say whether they are good or not.