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Consensus reality

Consensus reality
Consensus reality[1][2] is that which is generally agreed to be reality, based on a consensus view. The difficulty with the question stems from the concern that human beings do not in fact fully understand or agree upon the nature of knowledge or ontology, and therefore it is not possible to be certain beyond doubt what is real.[3][4] Accordingly, this line of logic concludes, we cannot in fact be sure beyond doubt about the nature of reality. We can, however, seek to obtain some form of consensus, with others, of what is real. Throughout history this has also raised a social question: "What shall we make of those who do not agree with consensus realities of others, or of the society they live in?" General discussion[edit] Consensus reality may be understood by studying socially constructed reality, a subject within the sociology of knowledge. However, realities may also differ amongst a population of those who believe in the same "particular God". Objectivists[edit] Idealists[edit] Related:  docs

Live Life, Not Projects I first encountered the concept of arrival fallacies in Gretchen Rubin’s book The Happiness Project. Which goes to show that you should occasionally attempt to learn from people who are very unlike yourself (Greg Rader has a nice post about this from a few months ago). If you’ve been following my writing for any length of time, you probably know by now that I am deeply suspicious of the very idea of happiness, and its pursuit. The Rubins of the world rarely get on my radar. An arrival fallacy in the sense of Rubin is any pattern of thinking that fits the template, I’ll be happy when ______ (Rubin credits Tal Ben-Shahar’s book Happier, which I haven’t read, for the concept). The idea generalizes beyond happiness to any sort of goal-driven behavior. Let’s make up a list of examples of each type, for reference, before trying to understand arrival fallacies more deeply. Examples Type A (Happiness Fallacies) Type B (Readiness Fallacies) Type C (Enlightenment Fallacies)

Polymaps On the mental catwalk The researcher believes that what we think of as normal could end up on what he calls ”the mental catwalk”. (Photo: Colourbox) In Norway, the diagnostic manual for mental disorders (ICD-10) is strongly influenced by the DSM system developed by the American Psychiatric Association. When psychiatrists redefine what is normal and abnormal this is not contained in a closed session, but holds wider cultural significance. "We are in the process of turning the disease into the norm and where the normal becomes the exception. Biological power diagnosis Just like the super models on the catwalk we risk seeing the normal as an aberration and it becomes something that lies beyond what’s humanly achievable, the philosophy professor suggests. In practise this may imply that more people deviate from the norm and that more people will want to submit to medical treatment simply to approach some semblance of normality. Only slightly less abnormal Not fit for normal life A strong identity

Mode d'emploi à destination des porteurs de projet Mode d'intervention général de l'organisme Les porteurs de projet doivent commencer par s'assurer qu'ils s'adressent aux organismes qui financent des projets qui leurs sont externes. Il faut en effet distinguer : Les fondations et fonds de dotation de financement : ces organismes se consacrent au financement de projets qui leur sont extérieurs (portés par des associations, des personnes physiques, des institutions diverses…). Ces organismes sont parfois désignés sous l'appellation "fondation distributive" ou "fonds de dotation distributif". Les fondations et fonds de dotation opérateurs : ces organismes mettent eux-même en oeuvre des actions via des équipes salariées (gestion d’un musée, d’une maison de retraite, d’un hôpital, mise en œuvre d’un cycle de conférences, d’éditions etc.). Sur le nombre total de fondations actives, l’activité de distribution des fonds domine largement le champ. Principaux types d'aide Aides collectives ou individuelles Aides collectives pour les organismes

Nature Has A Formula That Tells Us When It's Time To Die : Krulwich Wonders... Editor's Note: Robert has added a postscript to this post. Scroll down or click here to read it. We wax, we wane. It's the dance of life. Every living thing is a pulse. We quicken, then we fade. Below the pulse, which you see here, elegantly captured by Shanghai photographer/designer Yunfan Tan, is a life/death cycle, a pattern that shows up in the teeniest of plants, (phytoplankton, algae, moss), also in the bigger plants, (shrubs, bushes, little trees) — and even in the biggest, the needle bearing giant sequoias. Everything alive will eventually die, we know that, but now we can read the pattern and see death coming. Life is short for small creatures, longer in big ones. A 2007 paper checked 700 different kinds of plants, and almost every time they applied the formula, it correctly predicted lifespan. It's hard to believe that creatures as different as jellyfish and cheetahs, daisies and bats, are governed by the same mathematical logic, but size seems to predict lifespan.

Le Guide de la curation (7) - Les perspectives 01net le 24/03/11 à 13h00 Le sujet de la curation n’a pas fini de faire parler de lui. Entre les intéressés, les enthousiastes, les sceptiques, les agacés, les discours s’entrechoquent. Parmi les pistes d’évolution de la curation, on mentionne souvent le web sémantique. Comme le souligne Nicolas Cynober, « le web sémantique se nourrit de contenus édités humainement et les données liées s’enrichissent par des éditions externes ». Tous curators ? Dominique Cardon, sociologue au laboratoire des usages chez Orange Labs, s’interroge sur les enjeux de la curation : « Tous éditeurs ? 01netPro. Dominique Cardon. La curation s’appuie sur des pratiques de relais de liens via Twitter ou Facebook. Peut-on donc dire que des curators dont la démarche est professionnelle co-existeront avec d'autres dont l'approche est personnelle ? En quelque sorte, oui. Selon vous, le concept de la curation est déjà démodé ? Il n’existe pas. Comment voyez-vous le futur de la curation ? Merci Dominique. Vincent Barberot.

Why You Shouldn't Have Sex for Your Health | Postcards from Žižek What's the Big Idea? Hey, did you know that sex improves your self-esteem? It's also linked to increased bladder control, reduced depression, fewer colds, pain-relief from the rush of oxytocin that precedes orgasm, better teeth (seminal plasma contains zinc; who knew?) Today we're advised to orgasm guiltlessly and often, because sex is not just good, it's good for you. "Who cares?" What's the Significance? "What is the model of today’s hedonism? It's obscene, for Žižek, because of the way it transforms pleasure and/or love into an opportunity for self-improvement. "The only true hedonists, I think, are today, two kinds: drug users and cigarette smokers. Žižek's take? Video edited and produced by Jonathan Fowler and Elizabeth Rodd.

Introduction What is Arduino? Arduino is a tool for making computers that can sense and control more of the physical world than your desktop computer. It's an open-source physical computing platform based on a simple microcontroller board, and a development environment for writing software for the board. Arduino can be used to develop interactive objects, taking inputs from a variety of switches or sensors, and controlling a variety of lights, motors, and other physical outputs. Arduino projects can be stand-alone, or they can communicate with software running on your computer (e.g. Flash, Processing, MaxMSP.) The Arduino programming language is an implementation of Wiring, a similar physical computing platform, which is based on the Processing multimedia programming environment. Why Arduino? There are many other microcontrollers and microcontroller platforms available for physical computing. Inexpensive - Arduino boards are relatively inexpensive compared to other microcontroller platforms.

The Matrix: What Is Bullet Time? [disinfo ed.'s note: this original essay was first published by disinformation on February 12, 2001. Some links may have changed.] Neo: Right now, we’re inside a computer program? What if reality was false and your nightmares were true? Thomas Anderson begins examining these questions. If this is true, Anderson must inevitably question his identity and purpose. This essay’s primary function is to examine an “intersection” processed from developing a creative “animation” between Deleuzo-Guattarin concepts and the film The Matrix (1999). The Matrix (1999) is structured by questions of multiplicity, time as the multiplicity of the eternal return, and subject as the kind of multiplicity that one finds suspended over the fracture of time. Repetition is the power of the rhythmic idea that produces differences/intensities/disparities as its own excess. The idea is repetition, Intensity produced by varying its metric. Morpheus: Have you ever had a dream, Neo, that you were so sure was real?

Esprit et cerveau Esprit et cerveau (Grand dictionnaire de philosophie, Larousse, 2003) Pierre Jacob I. Neurosciences et ontologie En 1848, en Nouvelle-Angleterre, lors d'un tragique accident du travail, un chef de chantier du nom de Phineas Gage est victime d'une lésion cérébrale dans les lobes frontaux. En cette fin du xxè siècle, personne ne peut raisonnablement douter que l'intelligence humaine (ou l'esprit humain) dépend du cerveau ou du système nerveux central des membres de l'espèce humaine. Un moniste matérialiste suppose que tous les phénomènes chimiques, biologiques, psychologiques, linguistiques, culturels et sociologiques sont des phénomènes physiques qui obéissent aux lois fondamentales de la physique. II. En philosophie et en sciences cognitives, à la suite de Frantz Brentano, le mot "intentionnalité" sert à désigner la capacité d'un esprit humain à construire des représentations mentales et non mentales de son environnement. III.

Exclusive Excerpt: Paul Levy: ‘Dispelling Wetiko: Breaking the Curse of Evil’ Check out our interview with Paul Levy here. “Under A Collective Spell” An excerpt from Dispelling Wetiko: Breaking the Curse of Evil by Paul Levy, published by North Atlantic Books, copyright © 2013 by Paul Levy. Reprinted by permission of publisher. When the wetiko virus takes over a system, whether it be a person’s psyche, a group of people, or a nation, it institutionalizes its own “perception management” system in order to limit, manipulate, and control its subjects’ viewpoint so as to maintain the wetikoized ideology. Once the wetiko-media “captivates” our attention, it captures a part of our self-reflective, discriminative awareness, thereby restricting the range of our conscious awareness, which is the signature of a master hypnotist. If we become too fascinated by, absorbed in, or reactive to the current play of the body politic as it performs in the national and world theater, it is as if we have fallen for a magician’s deception. Buy Dispelling Wetiko.

Richard Dawkins talks atheism, proof and science Penn students, Philadelphia residents and even one brave soul who flew in from Atlanta, Ga. crowded into Irvine Auditorium last night to hear a polarizing figure speak. Richard Dawkins — evolutionary biologist and former Oxford University professor — addressed a crowd of about 1,500 with a lecture titled “Proof, Science and Skepticism” for the Philomathean Society’s Annual Oration, in celebration of the group’s 200th anniversary. In honor of Dawkins’ contributions to his field, he was awarded the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology’s Wilton Krogman Award. He is the fourth recipient of this award, joining the ranks of such distinguished researchers as Donald Johanson, who discovered the 3.2 million year-old hominid fossil “Lucy.” Dawkins’ oration, however, focused primarily on a chapter of his new book, “The Magic of Reality: How We Know What’s Really True,” titled “Why Bad Things Happen.” “The universe isn’t out to get you,” Dawkins said. “Dr.

Manifesto RearmamentThese grand and fatal movements toward death: the grandeur of the mass Makes pity a fool, the tearing pity For the atoms of the mass, the persons, the victims, makes it seem monstrous To admire the tragic beauty they build. It is beautiful as a river flowing or a slowly gathering Glacier on a high mountain rock-face, Bound to plow down a forest, or as frost in November, The gold and flaming death-dance for leaves, Or a girl in the night of her spent maidenhood, bleeding and kissing. I would burn my right hand in a slow fire To change the future … I should do foolishly. The beauty of modern Man is not in the persons but in the Disastrous rhythm, the heavy and mobile masses, the dance of the Dream-led masses down the dark mountain.Robinson Jeffers, 1935 The end of the human race will be that it will eventually die of civilisation.Ralph Waldo Emerson Those who witness extreme social collapse at first hand seldom describe any deep revelation about the truths of human existence.

Critères de Bradford-Hill Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. Les critères de Bradford Hill, aussi connus sous le nom de critères de Hill pour la causalité, sont un groupe de conditions minimales pour fournir une preuve adéquate d'une relation causale entre deux évènements. Ils ont été établis par l'épidémiologiste anglais Sir Bradford Hill (1897-1991) en 1965[1]. Une simple corrélation n'est pas synonyme de causalité. La liste des critères est : Force de l'association (risque relatif ou Odds ratio) ;Cohérence (répétition des observations dans différentes populations) ;Spécificité (une cause produit un effet) ;Relation temporelle (temporalité). Débat en épidémiologie moderne[modifier | modifier le code] Les critères de Hill sont toujours largement acceptés dans l'épidémiologie moderne. Notes et références[modifier | modifier le code]