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Bilder. 5001325_orig.jpg (JPEG Image, 1100x777 pixels) - Scaled (73%) Twelve Virtues of Rationality by Eliezer Yudkowsky. By Eliezer Yudkowsky The first virtue is curiosity.

Twelve Virtues of Rationality by Eliezer Yudkowsky

A burning itch to know is higher than a solemn vow to pursue truth. To feel the burning itch of curiosity requires both that you be ignorant, and that you desire to relinquish your ignorance. If in your heart you believe you already know, or if in your heart you do not wish to know, then your questioning will be purposeless and your skills without direction. 6 Questions That Will Make You Fee Peaceful and Complete. “The best place to find a helping hand is at the end of your own arm.”

6 Questions That Will Make You Fee Peaceful and Complete

~Swedish Proverb When I was in my mid-twenties an unhealthy relationship with an unhealthy guy sent me packing off to the corner of New Mexico to find myself. In a new age, self-discovery kind of world—a hubbub of a town filled with people in transition—I was graced to meet many powerful healers, gurus, shamans, and teachers. I became a workshop junkie. I went on Shamanic power journeys to spiritual centers around the world, chanted with Indian gurus, and became a certified yoga instructor and Reiki master. I got rolfed, (and got more intense body-work by thick-boned Maoris) and rebirthed with conscious breath work. The Online Learning Blog from Study2U. Supposedly browsing the internet requires more brain power than watching television.

The Online Learning Blog from Study2U

Although judging from some of the websites we’ve come across that assumption is cast into doubt. A Lesson on Forgiveness. The Buddha was sitting under a tree talking to his disciples when a man came and spit on his face.

A Lesson on Forgiveness

He wiped it off, and he asked the man, “What next? What do you want to say next?” The man was a little puzzled because he himself never expected that when you spit on somebody’s face, he will ask, “What next?” He had no such experience in his past. Mistakes Introverts Make. We are all so very wonderful and yet--I'm sorry, but it must be said--we are not perfect.

Mistakes Introverts Make

Mantra from the Dalai Lama. Buddhism and the Brain ? SEEDMAGAZINE.COM. Credit: Flickr user eschipul Over the last few decades many Buddhists and quite a few neuroscientists have examined Buddhism and neuroscience, with both groups reporting overlap.

Buddhism and the Brain ? SEEDMAGAZINE.COM

How Dumb Thinking Leads to "Uh Oh" Moments. Ever been wrong?

How Dumb Thinking Leads to "Uh Oh" Moments

Forced into damage control? Feel stupid after-the-fact? Here's quite possibly why. : A statement or claim that can be objectively verified or proven. Examples include "The date is March 7, 2011", "Barack Obama is the President of the United States of America", and "LisaMarie Luccioni needs morning expresso to function. " : Your observation plus your conclusion. . • You see a poorly dressed customer walk into your store and conclude they don't have money to spend. • You see a woman with a fuller figure wearing a billowing blouse. . • You see a college student normally attired in jeans enter the room sporting a business suit. . • You hear a voice over the fast-food intercom. Famous Buddhist Quotes & Sayings. Lucid Dreaming.

By lucid dreaming, you can gain complete control over the one place that no one will ever care about: your imagination.

Lucid Dreaming

Just The Facts Lucid dreaming is a scientifically proven phenomenon. While some get into lucid dreaming in order to treat chronic nightmares, or to experience all facets of the human experience, approximately 99.8% of people use it as a tool for cheap and interactive 3D porn. Slow Down ? Demotivators Blog. The Experience and Perception of Time. What is ‘the perception of time’?

The Experience and Perception of Time

The very expression ‘the perception of time’ invites objection. Insofar as time is something different from events, we do not perceive time as such, but changes or events in time. But, arguably, we do not perceive events only, but also their temporal relations. So, just as it is natural to say that we perceive spatial distances and other relations between objects (I see the dragonfly as hovering above the surface of the water), it seems natural to talk of perceiving one event following another (the thunderclap as following the flash of lightning), though even here there is a difficulty.

Steven Pinker on language and thought. 15 Styles of Distorted Thinking. 5 Psychological Experiments That Prove Humanity is Doomed. Cracked.com's new book is now on sale.

5 Psychological Experiments That Prove Humanity is Doomed

What follows is one of 22 classic articles that appear in the book, along with 18 new articles that you can't read anywhere else. The Egg. The Egg By: Andy Weir You were on your way home when you died. It was a car accident. Nothing particularly remarkable, but fatal nonetheless. You left behind a wife and two children. 10 More Common Faults in Human Thought. Humans This list is a follow up to Top 10 Common Faults in Human Thought. Thanks for everyone’s comments and feedback; you have inspired this second list! It is amazing that with all these biases, people are able to actually have a rational thought every now and then. There is no end to the mistakes we make when we process information, so here are 10 more common errors to be aware of.