Pragma Synesi – interesting bits

Compendium of interesting bits I come across, with an occasional IMHO

How “probiotic epidemics” help wildlife—and us—survive

Pretty amazing how much we are dependent on a bunch of “low life”s.

When Evolution Is Infectious

How “probiotic epidemics” help wildlife—and us—survive

By Moises Velasquez-Manoff | October 1, 2015 | Nautilus Continue reading

October 2, 2015 Posted by | environment, evolution, genes, health | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

It’s ok to be irrational — as long as you know it

Would we make better decisions if we knew we are acting on the same decision-making principles as slime molds? The article below argues yes.

Yes, You’re Irrational, and Yes, That’s OK

By David Berreby | February 26, 2015 | Nautilus

The insight that will save you from being manipulated. Continue reading

October 2, 2015 Posted by | behaviour, decision making, economics, evolutionary psychology | , , , , | Leave a comment