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The IMF abetted the European Union’s subversion of Greek democracy. A call on the IMF: Since July 2015, the IMF has called on European governments to forgive a significant chunk of the Greek government’s unrepayable debt.

The IMF abetted the European Union’s subversion of Greek democracy

Why doesn’t the IMF itself forgive the debt owed to it by Greece? The IMF, in concert with the European Union, repeatedly and arrogantly dismissed sound economic advice and norms. The result: the Greek economy has suffered lasting damage and, even more grievously, Greek citizens have lost their voice in charting their own country’s economic future. Since European authorities are busy rewriting history, the IMF must forgive Greek debt to show that someone is accountable to the people of Greece. In the latest Article IV report on Greece, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) begins its economic health check with this dramatic but, by now, depressingly familiar chart. Nine years have passed since Greece’s crisis began in October 2009. The real problem is with the word “exit.” Belief in God: Why People Believe, and Why They Don’t - Brett Mercier, Stephanie R. Kramer, Azim F. Shariff, 2018.

Evolutionary Psychology [The Human Condition] Why do we act the way that we do, so typically human?

Evolutionary Psychology [The Human Condition]

Without applying evolutionary theory there is no scientific way to say whether a behavior is adaptive (serves a purpose) or not (see Intentional Design.) Ordinary psychology is to evolutionary psychology as geography is to geology. Searching for Genius. The rise and fall and rise of logic. The history of logic should be of interest to anyone with aspirations to thinking that is correct, or at least reasonable.

The rise and fall and rise of logic

This story illustrates different approaches to intellectual enquiry and human cognition more generally. Reflecting on the history of logic forces us to reflect on what it means to be a reasonable cognitive agent, to think properly. Ad93d88b0158d449881e56749d5443b3ff80. Understanding Syria: From Pre-Civil War to Post-Assad. When French policies did not work and nationalism began to offer an alternate vision of political life, the French colonial administration fell back on violence.

Understanding Syria: From Pre-Civil War to Post-Assad

Indeed throughout the French period—in contrast to the relatively laissez-faire rule of the Ottoman Empire—violence was never far below the outward face of French rule. Psycoloquy 10(077): Maps of Meaning: the Architecture of Belief. Jordan B.

Psycoloquy 10(077): Maps of Meaning: the Architecture of Belief

Peterson (1999) Maps of Meaning: the Architecture of Belief. Psycoloquy: 10(077) Meaning Belief (1) Volume: 10 (next, prev) Issue: 077 (next, prev) Article: 1 (next prev first) Alternate versions: ASCII Summary. We may have finally unlocked the secrets of how our brains keep track of time. You may not even realise you're doing it, but every time you sing a song, play an instrument, swing a tennis racquet, or even have a conversation, your brain is keeping track of time.

We may have finally unlocked the secrets of how our brains keep track of time

It knows exactly when to hit the right note, or swing the bat to hit the ball, and knows from the rhythm of a person's voice when it's time to speak. UK and EU agree first stage of Brexit deal: this is the full agreement. Does physicalism entail monistic idealism: an experimentally testable conjecture. How Trigger Warnings Are Hurting Mental Health on Campus. Something strange is happening at America’s colleges and universities.

How Trigger Warnings Are Hurting Mental Health on Campus

A movement is arising, undirected and driven largely by students, to scrub campuses clean of words, ideas, and subjects that might cause discomfort or give offense. Last December, Jeannie Suk wrote in an online article for The New Yorker about law students asking her fellow professors at Harvard not to teach rape law—or, in one case, even use the word violate (as in “that violates the law”) lest it cause students distress. In February, Laura Kipnis, a professor at Northwestern University, wrote an essay in The Chronicle of Higher Education describing a new campus politics of sexual paranoia—and was then subjected to a long investigation after students who were offended by the article and by a tweet she’d sent filed Title IX complaints against her.

In June, a professor protecting himself with a pseudonym wrote an essay for Vox describing how gingerly he now has to teach. How Did We Get Here? The Thinking Cure. This is why cognitive behavioural therapy works so well. A few years ago, while attending a conference in Berlin, I went out one evening to catch up with a friend I hadn’t seen in years.

This is why cognitive behavioural therapy works so well

James lives in the United States and works in the field of psychology, but Berlin was the first time we’d been together in a good while. It was a beautiful evening and the city felt so alive, but James looked nervous. Science and metaphysics must work together to answer life's deepest questions. If philosophy is a tree, metaphysics and epistemology are its two main branches.

Science and metaphysics must work together to answer life's deepest questions

Epistemology asks how we can know about the world; metaphysics tries to figure out what the world is, at its most fundamental level. If our tree fell down in a forest and no one was around, the epistemologist would set about examining the quality of the evidence for what happened; meanwhile, the metaphysician would wonder if it made a sound.

Philosophers of science (like me) usually take the existence of things and events for granted. We do epistemology: we focus on knowledge, not the thing itself. This is why cognitive behavioural therapy works so well. How the discovery of extraterrestrial life would change morality. Suppose we woke up tomorrow to learn that extraterrestrial life had been discovered.

How the discovery of extraterrestrial life would change morality

What difference would that make? Set aside the extreme scenarios of popular fiction. The truth will probably be more mundane – not massive spaceships suddenly filling the sky but, instead, microorganisms found deep inside an ice-covered Moon, a non-random radio signal from a distant star system, or the ruins of a long-dead alien civilisation. What difference might those discoveries make? Would they strengthen or weaken our faith in God, or science, or humanity? In academic philosophy today, an interest in extraterrestrial life is regarded with some suspicion. Gender dysphoria is not one thing. By J. Michael Bailey, Ph.D and Ray Blanchard, Ph.D This is the second in a series of articles authored by Drs. Bailey and Blanchard; see here for their first piece. Gender Trouble: Gender Feminism and the Blank Slate - AREO. In 'Life 3.0,' Max Tegmark Explores a Robotic Utopia — or Dystopia.

There was a time, not that long ago, when I felt there was some hope of keeping up with developments in artificial intelligence. An article would appear in The New York Times or Scientific American, and I’d clip it out (yes, I’m old school) and tuck it in a file folder marked “AI.” From Neuroscience To AI: How Robots See. How vision operates is a complex task thehuman brain (and now “computer brains” have to take on). We take much of whatour brains do for granted. For instance, there is depth perception, object tracking, differences in lighting, edge detection, and many other features that our brains keep track of. Scanning the environment and localizing where we are in space is an undertaking that our brain is constantly doing. In some point in the past, researchers may have never thought it possible to create systems that can perform similar tasks to that of our own brains. Beauty and the beast: mechanisms of sexual selection in humans - Evolution and Human Behavior.

Why Sexual Selection Matters and Why Cordelia Fine is Wrong – Yeyo's Corner. Last week The Royal Society awarded the polemical writer Cordelia Fine their Science Book of the Year award for Testosterone Rex. The central thesis of the book is that behavioral differences between men and women are better explained by culture than by testosterone and that the theoretical framework that evolutionary scientists regard as the root cause of several of the robust cross-cultural sex differences we see, namely Bateman’s principle and sexual selection, have been largely debunked, at least when it comes to humans. Implications of a Culturally Evolved Self for Notions of Free Will. Introduction The modern practice of psychology has been described as ethnocentric exporting Euro-American values such as individuality and self-volition to indigenous cultures worldwide (Adair, 2006; Christopher and Hickinbottom, 2008).

Implications of a Culturally Evolved Self for Notions of Free Will. The Problems of “Privilege”: Lessons from the French Revolution. In recent years, ‘privilege’ has become an important concept in modern politics, academia, and popular culture. Biblical imaginings have warped our perception of Palestine. The year was 1858 when Josias Leslie Porter, an Irish Presbyterian minister, travelled all across Palestine.

Porter was making notes for one of the first modern travel guides to the country, to be published later that year by the London firm of John Murray. The John Murray guides, precursors to today’s well-known Blue Guides, were already famous. IN SEARCH OF THE COMMON GOOD. Untitled. CHARLES MURRAY American Enterprise Institute. Understanding Capitalism Part I: Capital and Society. Understanding Capitalism Part I: Capital and Society. History. Why Tool AIs Want to Be Agent AIs - Economic heresy: a personal viewpoint. Several months ago I was asked to give a talk to Leicester University Actuarial Society.

When the Revolution Came for Amy Cuddy - The New York Times. How Trigger Warnings Are Hurting Mental Health on Campus - The Atlantic. Where microaggressions really come from: A sociological account. Sarah Haider on Normalizing Dissent: A Conversation - Quillette. After a couple of false starts, Ex-Muslims of North America (EXMNA) finally kicked off its Normalizing Dissent Tour at the University of Colorado Boulder. CEIA Virtual Reality The Frontier of Peacemaking. Theories of Personality. Saul McLeod published 2014 What is this thing we call personality? APPROPRIATING CONFUSION. The Muslim Brotherhood in America. Two potentially Islamic State instruction manuals for muslims living in the Non muslim world – Vlad Tepes. Corbyn's plan to change your working week is the most socialist policy we’ve seen in decades.

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6 Ways To Make Sure Fear Isn't Making Your Choices For You. Roots of Unity, Scientific American Blog Network. There is no language instinct – Vyvyan Evans. Real Media: John Pilger on the ABC of Media Power « REALFARE. Anti-Intellectualism and the "Dumbing Down" of America. fMRI Data Reveals the Number of Parallel Processes Running in the Brain.

Untitled - 31822.pdf. The Epicurean revival. The Psychology of Getting Unstuck: How to Overcome the “OK Plateau” of Performance & Personal Growth. Understanding Mortality and the Life of the Ancestors in Rural Madagascar - Astuti - 2008 - Cognitive Science. It's time to shout stop on this war on the living world. Deceit and Self-Deception by Robert Trivers – review. New imaging method developed at Stanford reveals stunning details of brain connections. Ireland Submission to UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. Mind & morality - Peter DeScioli. Microsoft Word - BB0CA371.doc - human_nature_01.pdf. Wines of France - A guide to French wines. Moore's paradox. 9 Mind-Bending Epiphanies That Turned My World Upside-Down. Buying a kiln for jewellery making - a few guidelines.

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