2013 December 10 - Seyferts Sextet. Discover the cosmos!
Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 2013 December 10 Seyfert's Sextet Image Credit: Hubble Legacy Archive, NASA, ESA; Processing: Judy Schmidt Explanation: What will survive this battle of the galaxies? Known as Seyfert's Sextet, this intriguing group of galaxies lies in the head portion of the split constellation of the Snake (Serpens).
An ego defence mechanism becomes pathological only when its persistent use leads to maladaptive behaviour such that the physical or mental health of the individual is adversely affected. The purpose of ego defence mechanisms is to protect the mind/self/ego from anxiety and/or social sanctions and/or to provide a refuge from a situation with which one cannot currently cope. One resource used to evaluate these mechanisms is the Defense Style Questionnaire (DSQ-40). Structural model: Id, ego, and superego Freud believed that conflicts between these two structures resulted in conflicts associated with psychosexual stages.
Death. Professor Shelly Kagan, Clark Professor of Philosophy Description There is one thing I can be sure of: I am going to die.
But what am I to make of that fact? This course will examine a number of issues that arise once we begin to reflect on our mortality. Texts Plato, Phaedo John Perry, A Dialogue on Personal Identity and Immortality Leo Tolstoy, The Death of Ivan Ilych Course Packet: Barnes, Julian. Brandt, Richard. Edwards, Paul. Feldman, Fred. Hume, David. Kaufmann, Walter. Kaufmann, Walter. Martin, Robert. Montaigne, Michel de. Sir Ken Robinson. List of cognitive biases.
Cognitive biases are tendencies to think in certain ways that can lead to systematic deviations from a "standard of rationality" or good judgment, and are often studied in psychology and behavioral economics. There are also controversies as to whether some of these biases count as useless, irrational or whether they result in useful attitudes or behavior. For example, when getting to know others, people tend to ask leading questions which seem biased towards confirming their assumptions about the person.
This kind of confirmation bias has been argued to be an example of social skill: a way to establish a connection with the other person. The research on these biases overwhelmingly involves human subjects. However, some of the findings have appeared in non-human animals as well. Decision-making, belief, and behavioral biases Many of these biases affect belief formation, business and economic decisions, and human behavior in general. Social biases See also Notes Your Age on Other Worlds. Looking at the numbers above, you'll immediately notice that you are different ages on the different planets.
This brings up the question of how we define the time intervals we measure. What is a day? What is a year? The earth is in motion. Actually, several different motions all at once. The top-like rotation of the earth on its axis is how we define the day. The revolution of the earth around the sun is how we define the year. We all learn in grade school that the planets move at differing rates around the sun. Virtual Body. Eyes on the Solar System: Intro. XVIVO. The Future of Science 2021: A Multiverse of Exploration.
For the last year, my colleagues and I at Institute for the Future have been researching the future of science to identify big areas of science we think will have a transformative impact over the next decade. We read a lot of papers, conducted interviews, hosted an Open Science unconference, held an expert workshop with researchers from UC Berkeley, Stanford, MIT, UC Davis, SETI, and private industry, and spent many weeks synthesizing what we learned. The result is this map, titled "A Multiverse of Exploration: The Future of Science 2021. " You can click the image to see it larger or download the PDF (front and back) here. Marina Gorbis, Ariel Waldman, and I wrote it. Ariel, Jean Hagan, and Karin Lubeck made it beautiful. The map focuses on six big stories of science that will play out over the next decade: Decrypting the Brain, Hacking Space, Massively Multiplayer Data, Sea the Future, Strange Matter, and Engineered Evolution.
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