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Sorcery

An article this morning describes an increase in mob killings of sorcerers in Cambodia.

The article is interesting, and grisly, because it provides some insights into this behavior as well as insights into Cambodian society. 249 more words

Cultural Norms

Capital/capitol

Capital, Capitol — It’s all Good!

What was the last capital idea you had?

Hi Laurie,

My most recent capital idea is expressed in my latest blog on Chaos: 352 more words

Laurie's Blog

State-Specific

There’s an important factor in learning and practicing that I’d like to bring to your attention. The scientific description is called state-specific learning. What that means is the content of what gets learned will be tied to the literal circumstance where you learn it. 622 more words

Thinking Skills

Truth versus getting something done

Truth is the first casualty of war. It is also very commonly the pre-casualty of getting something done.

Feel bad? Throw a tantrum. Makes no difference if your reasons are right. 557 more words

Functional Interpersonal Meta Linguistics (FIML)

That story on sex differences in the brain, line by line

So, let’s take it from the top:

Men’s and women’s brains really are different.

No they’re not. This study did not look at anybody’s brains, nor did it compare the brains of one sex to those of the other.

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Psychology

The hard iguana problem.

Hi. Sam here.

Sam the iguana? Remember? No? Yes? What? You iguanaist or something?

My private secretary writes this for me because iguanas can’t spell so well. 1,229 more words

Reality

The better I became at English, the more my brain suppressed the Russian inside of me

Leaving Saint Petersburg for Moscow recently, I needed to determine whether our train tickets were for an assigned seat in a specific car, or if it was open seating. 1,965 more words