Pragma Synesi – interesting bits

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

7 Myths of Terrorism

Excellent article by Michael Shermer of Skeptic Magazine:

The Seven Myths of Terrorism

Michael Shermer | June 2016 | Skeptic

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June 17, 2016 Posted by | terrorism | , | Leave a comment

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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February 13, 2016 Posted by | behaviour, brain, decision making | , , , | Leave a comment

The origin of the word “terrorist”

From the New York Times:

Bush’s Dangerous Liaisons

Very interesting…

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October 29, 2007 Posted by | history, politics, terrorism | , , , , | 2 Comments