Sunday, October 25, 2015

Thomas Sowell: On Politicians' Words

10/25/15. Politicians want to win, not necessarily tell us the truth. Words such as "fair share" and "equality," make for emotional arousal, especially when these words are not defined.

Ask a divorce lawyer to define "fair share" for a couple getting divorced after 40 years of marriage.

http://jewishworldreview.com/cols/sowell102115.php3

Terry Gross and the Art of Opening Up

Interview with Gloria Steinem

Monday, October 12, 2015

The Behavioral Science Scandal

10/12/15. Many behavioral science studies have not been replicated. What does that say about behavioral science?


http://www.weeklystandard.com/articles/making-it-all_1042807.html?page=1

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Will You Ever Be Able to Upload Your Brain?

10/11/15. Life and death.

"...I certainly have my own fears of annihilation. But I also know that I had no existence for the 13.8 billion years that the universe existed before my birth, and I expect the same will be true after my death. The universe is not about me or any other individual; we came and we go as part of a much larger process. More and more I am content with this awareness. We all find our own solutions to the problem death poses. For the foreseeable future, bringing your mind back to life will not be one of them."

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/11/opinion/sunday/will-you-ever-be-able-to-upload-your-brain.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fscience&action=click&contentCollection=science&region=stream&module=stream_unit&version=latest&contentPlacement=3&pgtype=sectionfront&_r=0

Some Guidelines to the Evaluation and Diagnosis of Children and Adolescents with Psychological Disorders

Saturday, October 10, 2015