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Power Causes Brain Damage

Power Causes Brain Damage
But tornadoes, volcanoes, and tsunamis aren’t the only hubris-restraining forces out there. PepsiCo CEO and Chairman Indra Nooyi sometimes tells the story of the day she got the news of her appointment to the company’s board, in 2001. She arrived home percolating in her own sense of importance and vitality, when her mother asked whether, before she delivered her “great news,” she would go out and get some milk. Fuming, Nooyi went out and got it. “Leave that damn crown in the garage” was her mother’s advice when she returned. The point of the story, really, is that Nooyi tells it. For Winston Churchill, the person who filled that role was his wife, Clementine, who had the courage to write, “My Darling Winston. I asked Owen, who admits to a healthy predisposition to hubris himself, whether anything helps keep him tethered to reality, something that other truly powerful figures might emulate. We want to hear what you think about this article. Related:  Science DepartmentrevirescoET 3 - yksilö ja yhteisö

Gary Lyon Otto | Occam's Razor The Real Origins of the Religious Right One of the most durable myths in recent history is that the religious right, the coalition of conservative evangelicals and fundamentalists, emerged as a political movement in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling legalizing abortion. The tale goes something like this: Evangelicals, who had been politically quiescent for decades, were so morally outraged by Roe that they resolved to organize in order to overturn it. This myth of origins is oft repeated by the movement’s leaders. Some of these anti- Roe crusaders even went so far as to call themselves “new abolitionists,” invoking their antebellum predecessors who had fought to eradicate slavery. But the abortion myth quickly collapses under historical scrutiny. Today, evangelicals make up the backbone of the pro-life movement, but it hasn’t always been so. When the Roe decision was handed down, W. So what then were the real origins of the religious right? In Green v. The Green v. The IRS was not placated.

Vaihtoehtoisten totuuksien ajan syyllisiä on turha etsiä postmodernisteista – syylliset ovat paljon lähempänä - Päivän lehti 20.5.2017 - HS.fi Helsingissä marssittiin 22. huhtikuuta faktojen puolesta. Se kuulostaa oudolta. Mutta outoja ovat ajatkin. Kun poliitikot ja kansalaiset sanovat, että olennaista ei ole miten asiat ovat, vaan miten asiat koetaan, jonkun täytyy puhua totuuden puolesta. Euroopassa ja Yhdysvalloissa mietitään nyt, miksi totuudesta on tullut monivalintakysymys. Venäläis-brittiläinen toimittaja Peter Pomerantsev Pomerantsevin mukaan nämä 1900-luvun viimeisillä vuosikymmenillä vaikuttaneet hämärät ja vaikeaselkoiset älyköt ujuttivat ensin mediaan ja sitä kautta kaiken kansan mieliin myrkyllisen ajatuksen nimeltään relativismi. Relativismi väittää, ettei tosiasioita ole olemassakaan, on vain tulkintoja. Tiedemies ja tietokirjailija Daniel C. Syytökset ovat vääriä. Syytökset ovat viimeisin vaihe ajojahdissa, jossa postmodernisteja on syytetty milloin mistäkin. Mitä postmodernistit sanoivat ja mistä johtuu toistuva hyökkäys heitä vastaan? Mitä tämä tarkoittaa? Päinvastoin.

Metallic Stars Yield Planets Image credit: NASA A survey of stars in our neighbourhood has revealed those rich in metals, such as iron and titanium, are five times more likely to have planets orbiting them. The survey of 61 stars with planets and 693 stars without, revealed a distinct difference in the ‘metalicity’ of stars. Debra Fisher from the University of California, Berkley, says, “If you look at the metal-rich stars, 20 percent have planets. A comparison of 754 nearby stars like our sun – some with planets and some without – shows definitively that the more iron and other metals there are in a star, the greater the chance it has a companion planet. “Astronomers have been saying that only 5 percent of stars have planets, but that’s not a very precise assessment,” said Debra Fischer, a research astronomer at the University of California, Berkeley. Fischer will present details of the analysis by her and Valenti at 1:30 p.m. “This is the most unbiased survey of its kind,” Fischer emphasized.

Recognizing the Non-religious - Hardback - Lois Lee Recognizing the Non-religious Reimagining the Secular Lois Lee Reviews and Awards "This is, in many ways, an important book. Lee's work is part of a new wave of anthropological and sociological studies of secular, atheist, irreligious and non-religious formations. "This book is both innovative and insightful. "This is simply the most analytically sophisticated discussion of non-religion/secularity written to date. "This is a book that expertly binds the empirical and theoretical concerns of an under-researched set of groups in society and comes down in favor of a substantial understanding of the unreligious.

Mielikuvitus saa ihmiset auttamaan | Maailman Kuvalehti Miksi toiset auttavat ja toiset eivät? Selvitimme auttamisen motiiveja. Empatia, mielikuvitus ja rohkeus – nämä piirteet yhdistävät sosiaalipsykologi Klaus Helkaman mukaan ihmisiä, jotka ovat valmiita toimimaan muiden hyväksi. Moraaliajatteluun ja -arvoihin erikoistunut Helkama kertoo klassikkotutkimuksesta, jossa vertailtiin juutalaisia pelastaneita saksalaisia niihin maanmiehiinsä, jotka päättivät olla auttamatta. ”Yksi yhteinen piirre juutalaisia pelastaneilla ihmisillä oli empatia: he tunsivat myötätuntoa muitakin kuin oman ryhmänsä jäseniä kohtaan. Helkaman mukaan empatiaan tarvitaan aina mielikuvitusta. Toinen piirre, joka yhdistää muita auttavia ihmisiä, on Helkaman mukaan rohkeus. ”He eivät kuitenkaan tunne olevansa mitenkään erityisiä, vaan halu auttaa on luonnollinen osa heidän minuuttaan.” Itä-Suomen yliopiston sosiaalipedagogiikan lehtorin Sanna Ryynäsen mukaan positiivinen suuttumus on aktivismissa keskeinen voima. Mitkä ovat niitä asioita, joihin sopeudumme nyt hiljaa?

What are Stars Made Of? [/caption] Did you ever wonder what stars are made of? You might not be surprised to know that stars are made of the same stuff as the rest of the Universe: 73% hydrogen, 25% helium, and the last 2% is all the other elements. That’s it. After the Big Bang, 13.7 billion years ago, the entire Universe was a hot dense sphere. The Universe kept expanding and cooling down, and eventually the hydrogen and helium cooled down to the point that it could actually start collecting together with its mutual gravity. Stars have been forming since the Universe began. Stars everywhere are made of the same stuff: 3/4 hydrogen and 1/4 helium. We have written many articles about stars here on Universe Today. Want more information on stars? We have recorded several episodes of Astronomy Cast about stars. References:NASABluffton University By Fraser Cain - Fraser Cain is the publisher of Universe Today.

Why atheists are not as rational as some like to think Many atheists think that their atheism is the product of rational thinking. They use arguments such as “I don’t believe in God, I believe in science” to explain that evidence and logic, rather than supernatural belief and dogma, underpin their thinking. But just because you believe in evidence-based, scientific research – which is subject to strict checks and procedures – doesn’t mean that your mind works in the same way. When you ask atheists about why they became atheists (as I do for a living), they often point to eureka moments when they came to realise that religion simply doesn’t make sense. Oddly perhaps, many religious people actually take a similar view of atheism. The science of atheism The problem that any rational thinker needs to tackle, though, is that the science increasingly shows that atheists are no more rational than theists. This is perfectly rational in a sense, but children aren’t processing this on a cognitive level. Science versus beliefs

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