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Elsewhere we examined several great tensions shaping the human condition: the role of nature versus nurture in shaping humans' social fates and the tensions between the needs of individuals' and the needs of their social systems. The relative importance of these tensions--and relative potency of one force versus the other--has produced great divides in social psychological theories. Another issue generating a major schism involves the workings of the human psyche, whether individuals' decision-makings are more-or-less rational (or, perhaps are determined by some universally uniform neural brain design) or whether they are shaped by uncontrollable sociocultural (external) or emotional (internal) forces. Here, the intent is to stress the socio-cultural component of consciousness and thought. The idea that "true" reality is never truly graspable by humans' sensory and cognitive equipment goes back at least to the works of Plato. Consider the social construction of sensory distinctions. Related:  Scienze sociali

Moscow Neutron Monitor This Web-page was supported by RFBR grant 03-07-90389. See also Russian Science Foundation RSCF. Meteo VKO DME RealTime DB for high resolution: (nmdb ), nmdb Viewer: Kiel or Moscow Mirror or Paris and DOC nmdb WEBcam SpaceWeather Real time cosmic ray data. Available cosmic ray data (see info). Data are also available by FTPAll Data for all Station are available by FTPNeutron Monitor StationLinks Drawings vs LSD, It’s Like a Graph but Better! | EPICr These drawings were done as part of a CIA experiment aimed at determining the effects of LSD on the human body. The drawings are incredibly fascinating, particularly due to the progression of style that occurs throughout the experiment. They administered 100ul of LSD to the artist and gave the artist free access to an activity box full of crayons. His subject was the medical assistant who administered the LSD. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Fin. I particularly enjoy how from minutes 150 – 155 his drawings become far worse, then all of a sudden he is amazing. What are your thoughts?

The Local-global Flip, Or, "the Lanier Effect" Here's a sampling: ... "The Apple idea is that instead of the personal computer model where people own their own information, and everybody can be a creator as well as a consumer, we're moving towards this iPad, iPhone model where it's not as adequate for media creation as the real media creation tools, and even though you can become a seller over the network, you have to pass through Apple's gate to accept what you do, and your chances of doing well are very small, and it's not a person to person thing, it's a business through a hub, through Apple to others, and it doesn't create a middle class, it creates a new kind of upper class. ... ... ... ... ... ... ...if you're adding to the network, do you expect anything back from it? Read on. JARON LANIER is a computer scientist, composer, and visual artist. Jaron Lanier's Edge Bio Page The Reality Club: Dougas Rushkoff [JARON LANIER:] One of the things I've been thinking about is how computation is a human-centric concept.

Why You Should Be Geeked About Data Column by VerticalResponse CEO/Founder Janine Popick, "Basement to Boardroom" April 23, 2012 We ran three marketing tests-with surprising results. Here's what our data revealed about the clicking habits of customers. For me, measurability is very important when it comes to marketing. I keep a close eye on how much money we're spending on our marketing efforts and make sure that we recoup our spend-and then some-in return. If the math isn't right, we adjust. To accomplish this, we do a ton of testing at my email marketing company, VerticalResponse. Here's a glimpse at three tests we've done with our own email marketing campaigns. "Download" Versus "Get" In this test we had an identical offer and message in the email, but we changed the text within the call-to-action (CTA) button. We originally assumed that the word "download" would receive fewer number of clicks, since it sounded more formal. Incentive or No Incentive? Version A: Version B: Placement of the Call-to-action

Things People Said: Courtroom Quotations The following quotations are taken from official court records across the nation, showing how funny and embarrassing it is that recorders operate at all times in courts of law, so that even the slightest inadvertence is preserved for posterity. Lawyer: "Was that the same nose you broke as a child?"Witness: "I only have one, you know." Lawyer: "Now, Mrs. Accused, Defending His Own Case: "Did you get a good look at my face when I took your purse?" The defendant was found guilty and sentenced to ten years in jail. Lawyer: "What is your date of birth?" Lawyer: "Can you tell us what was stolen from your house?" Lawyer: "What gear were you in at the moment of the impact?" Lawyer: "Can you describe what the person who attacked you looked like?" Lawyer: "This myasthenia gravis -- does it affect your memory at all?" Lawyer: "How old is your son, the one living with you?" Lawyer: "What was the first thing your husband said to you when he woke that morning?" Lawyer: "Sir, what is your IQ?" Lawyer: "Mr.

Agence Media Palestine | SOLIDARITE AVEC LA PALESTINE 20+ awesome travel jobs and how to get them 1. Freelance writer / photographer This may mean travel writer, but it doesn’t have to. Let’s say you were a banker; why not start submitting articles to finance mags and journals? If you do want to write about travel for a living, check out MatadorU, Matador’s online travel writing, photography, and filmmaking school. 2. These gigs easier to find in some countries than others, and requirements vary from a bachelor’s degree in any field to a master’s in education plus TESL certification. South and Central American countries want ESL teachers, but getting the visa is a bit tougher than it is in Asia. Recruiting companies such as Footprints can be extremely helpful if you’re looking for an ESL gig; another option is to hunt them down on forums like Dave’s ESL Cafe. 3. Who qualifies to be a travel nurse? The pay and benefits are great, assignments can be long or short-term, and in many cases, housing is provided. 4. 5. 6. Doesn’t matter how the economy’s doing; the military is always hiring.

New Creative Commons License Chooser Creative Commons is proud to announce the launch of our new license chooser tool. The license chooser has been completely redesigned for greater clarity and ease of use. While the original license chooser was successful at simplifying the act of selecting a license and applying it to one’s work, its linear workflow resembled a registration process. Furthermore, as the tool had been extended numerous times, its interface became more and more cluttered. From left to right: The original chooser’s selection page, the previous chooser’s results page, and the recently redesigned interactive license chooser.CC BY First and foremost, the license chooser is not a registration tool. The license chooser does not generate licenses. We’ve gotten a few questions about the “This is a Free Culture license” and “This is not a Free Culture license” messages on the chooser. Our license deed pages already contained information about whether the license was a Free Culture license or not.

EconomicDevelopment Editor's Intro A visionary leader in interpreting the workplace trends of tomorrow, Charles Grantham is co-founder of the Work Design Collaborative in Prescott, Ariz., where he develops emerging forms of work and commerce and manages an extensive applied research program focused on the emergence of the electronic workplace. Author of The Future of Work – The Promise of the New Digital Work Society (McGraw Hill, 2000), Grantham is recognized as an international expert on the design of information and organizational systems that support these new forms of work. Currently serving as chair of the Prescott Mayor's advisory committee on Economic Development, he focuses on the design of community-based business centers as a link between “talent” in non-metropolitan areas and the global Internet economy showcasing efforts of Prescott to become a magnet for talent. As a digital newspaper, we look forward to featuring more of his work on the digital workplace. Catherine J. Managing Editor

List of unsolved problems in philosophy This is a list of some of the major unsolved problems in philosophy. Clearly, unsolved philosophical problems exist in the lay sense (e.g. "What is the meaning of life?", "Where did we come from?" Aesthetics[edit] Essentialism[edit] In art, essentialism is the idea that each medium has its own particular strengths and weaknesses, contingent on its mode of communication. Art objects[edit] This problem originally arose from the practice rather than theory of art. While it is easy to dismiss these assertions, further investigation[who?] Epistemology[edit] Epistemological problems are concerned with the nature, scope and limitations of knowledge. Gettier problem[edit] In 1963, however, Edmund Gettier published an article in the periodical Analysis entitled "Is Justified True Belief Knowledge?" In response to Gettier's article, numerous philosophers have offered modified criteria for "knowledge." Infinite regression[edit] Molyneux problem[edit] Münchhausen trilemma[edit] Qualia[edit] Ethics[edit]

Beautycheck - Home Welcome to the 'beautycheck' homepage! If you take a look at the picture to the left, you will quite certainly think that this is a very beautiful face. But what makes you be so sure about that? Finding answers to why we regard one face as being more beautiful than another is actually not as easy as it seems. Nevertheless, at least in the case of the above photograph, it's not a big surprise that you think this is an attractive face. On this homepage, you will find plenty of information on a large research project on 'facial attractiveness' that has been carried out at the universities of Regensburg and Rostock in Germany. Find out about why some faces are more beautiful than others how scienctists help unravel the mystery of beauty and the dangerous relationship between a beautiful body and social power Contents: This study was rewarded a 2nd prize at The German Students Award (

The Creative Personality: Ten paradoxical traits of the The Creative Personality: Ten paradoxical traits of the creative personality By Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Of all human activities, creativity comes closest to providing the fulfillment we all hope to get in our lives. Call it full-blast living. Creativity is a central source of meaning in our lives. Most of the things that are interesting, important, and human are the result of creativity. What makes us different from apes--our language, values, artistic expression, scientific understanding, and technology--is the result of individual ingenuity that was recognized, rewarded, and transmitted through learning. When we're creative, we feel we are living more fully than during the rest of life. Perhaps only sex, sports, music, and religious ecstasy--even when these experiences remain fleeting and leave no trace--provide a profound sense of being part of an entity greater than ourselves. But creativity also leaves an outcome that adds to the richness and complexity of the future. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Baptiste Coulmont Your Social Influence and Why Marketers Care About It Michael Silberman leads the Digital Mobilisation Lab at Greenpeace, a global team that works with Greenpeace and its allies in 42 countries to envision, develop, and test "people-powered" strategies to win campaigns. Follow @silbatron. Tom is flying economy class from Hong Kong to San Francisco. Not more than a year ago, Tom started a popular Tumblr site to track and share ridiculous pictures of dogs wearing raincoats. Tom's not real, but his story could be. SEE ALSO: 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Klout From shopping rewards to Facebook “likes,” we all generate treasure troves of data for businesses and anyone else interested in our time or money. And this is just the beginning. 1. Like any good arms race, you can't afford not to collect available data on your users and supporters. Political campaigns in the U.S. have particularly obsessed over this type of data since the 2004 presidential election, when some entrepreneurial staffers on the George W. 2. 3.

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