Pragma Synesi – interesting bits

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

The more you know someone, the more you dislike them

Combine that with our tendency to reveal more about ourselves digitally, and the implication is that digital connectedness brings conflict:

How tech created a global village — and put us at each other’s throats

By Nicholas Carr  | April 21, 2017 | Boston Globe

Welcome to the global village. It’s a nasty place.

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April 29, 2017 Posted by | anthropology, behaviour, psychology, sociology | , , , | 1 Comment

How to disagree (according to science)

Good, to the point advice.

How to Politely Disagree, According to Science

Michelle Kinder | Jan 27, 2017 | Time magazine

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February 7, 2017 Posted by | behaviour, psychology | , , , , , | Leave a comment

El Nino, Prince of War?

El Niño, a worldwide fluctuation in the climate, may provoke civil war as well as inclement weather.  From The Economist, August 27, 2011:

Climate science (I): Seasons of discontent

October 27, 2011 Posted by | economics, politics | , , , | Leave a comment