Pragma Synesi – interesting bits

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

The Bugs in Our Mindware

A must read. (Read the original to get the benefit of the pictures.)

The Bugs in Our Mindware

Many obstacles lie on the path to rational thought.

Richard E. Nisbett | January 28, 2016 | Nautilus
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Who will make a good father?

Highlights two successful but opposite evolutionary strategies for parental care.

Changes in a man’s testosterone level show the kind of parent he will be

Dec 12th 2015 | Economist

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Young men are natural fanatics

This fits in with the demographic forecasting where countries with large young populations (as many in the middle east are) are deemed more likely to be involved in uprisings / revolutions / wars.  Shouldn’t we be teaching this to all the children so they know what their hormones are doing to their brains?

What every dictator knows: young men are natural fanatics

Joe Herbert (Edited by Ed Lake) | 01 February, 2016| Aeon
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