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How Our Beliefs Limit Us

Last Friday, my wife and I ventured into downtown. You could tell it was game night.  People were clad in their orange and blue on the LRT, in the streets and in the restaurants.   304 more words

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Understanding our World

Back in December, I bought myself 365 Smartest Things Ever Said! Page-A-Day Calendar 2017. This is the first year that I use such a calendar; and since I love quotes, I thought this would be a great way to get introduced to new writers, thinkers, and philosophers. 358 more words


Gene-Modified Ants Shed Light on How Societies Are Organized

This from the New York Times (H/T Shannon Selin)

“Our ultimate goal is to have a fundamental understanding of how a complex biological system works,” Dr.

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a storie of complexitie

It is a storie too. I am thus and so, but not thus and so. And we tell it to ourselves. And other people tell it for us. 658 more words

Dreaming the future

We all want a better world, and we seemingly make progress, with more technology and less prejudice. Yet ideals and utopias are strangely difficult to imagine, let alone achieve. 21 more words


Models as ‘interested amateurs’

Community member post by Pete Barbrook-Johnson

How can we improve the often poor interaction and lack of genuine discussions between policy makers, experts, and those affected by policy? 843 more words


Solution focused social science

A recent article by Duncan Watts in Nature prompted me to structure some thoughts that I had about the challenges in creating and predicting changes in society. 827 more words