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Limits of science

In the religion of modernity, science is the wisdom about the absolute truths. The scientific method is the tool or technique that is employed to ascertain claims about reality which are modeled as theories. 263 more words

Mini Episode 4 - The Ship Is Out Of Danger Mr. Nimoy

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Farewell Leonard Nimoy, you will be missed. You brought an appreciation of logic and rationality into our young lives, and for that, we can’t thank you enough. 24 more words

Podcast

"Big Data is the new Phrenology"

From mathbabe: Big Data is the new phrenology.

Excerpt:

Here’s the thing. What we’ve got is a new kind of awful pseudo-science, which replaces measurements of skulls with big data.

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Rationality

I Write Sins not Tragedies -Panic! At the Disco.

“I Write Sins Not Tragedies”

Oh,
Well imagine,
As I’m pacing the pews in a church corridor,
And I can’t help but to hear,
No, I can’t help but to hear an exchanging of words: 300 more words

The Bands

Is behavioral economics just trendy?

Q & A With Richard Thaler On What It Really Means To Be A “Nudge”

Nudge is one of the most important and influential books on behavioral science and public policy I’ve ever read. 122 more words

Behavioral Economics

First Impressions, Second Chances

When you first meet someone, you form an impression of them in 500ms. I’ve noticed a similar phenomenon with ideas, places, food, etc. These first impressions are accurate enough for most things, but sometimes you find out That Person Who You Thought Didn’t Like You Because They Said That Vaguely Mean Thing Once is otherwise your best friend. 1,073 more words

Introspection

The rise of short-termism

The Attention-Deficit-Disorder Economy

I was going to finish up this post earlier, but I got diverted on the Internet. First, there were those amazing videos of people snow-diving in Boston. 116 more words

Behavioral Economics