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Enhancing Virtues: Intelligence (Part 3): Pharmaceutical Cognitive Enhancement

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There are limits to our ability to enhance intelligence, and the intellectual virtues, through social reform and lifestyle changes. For thousands of years we have used stimulants like caffeine, coca, qat and nicotine to boost attention. 29 more words

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Actually: You ARE the Customer, Not the Product

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Don’t believe the hype. You’re the customer, whether you pay directly or by seeing ads. Tell me if you’ve heard this one before: “On the internet, if you’re not paying for something, then you’re not the customer. 16 more words

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A message about the power of free expression

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In celebration of Banned Books Week 2014, the California Library Association Intellectual Freedom Committee invited authors to share their thoughts on banned books. Ramez Naam shares his thoughts about the global brain, the value of free expression in our democracy, and the attraction of reading books that people want to ban. 37 more words

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Secrets of the Mind: Can Science Explain Consciousness? (34 min)

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Roger Penrose, Iain McGilchrist, Nicholas Humphrey talk about if consciousness can be explained on iai.tv.

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Roger Penrose  is an English mathematical physicist, mathematician and philosopher of science. 373 more words

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‘Soft’ Robots From MIT and Harvard Open Up Possibilities for New Class of Bots

http://ift.tt/eA8V8J The science of soft robotics is making big leaps as teams from MIT and Harvard have recently shown off new prototypes, hoping to challenge the way people imagine the future of robotics. 28 more words

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The Winding Path - 090

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2014-09-12 09:14

Dabba McDoo - “True ‘church’ exists in one’s mind, not in a brick and mortar building constantly praising a self-centered God that, apparently, disapproves of just about everything.

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The Winding Path - 089

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2014-09-02 10:43

Pofarmer –  “Humanity is, indeed, natural. However, humans can think, and feel, and ponder, and act and react with one another.

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