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Can Animal Behavior Help Us Understand Empathy and Dehumanization?

Can Animal Behavior Help Us Understand Empathy and Dehumanization?
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Blind men and an elephant The story of the blind men and an elephant originated in the Indian subcontinent from where it has widely diffused. It has been used to illustrate a range of truths and fallacies; broadly, the parable implies that one's subjective experience can be true, but that such experience is inherently limited by its failure to account for other truths or a totality of truth. At various times the parable has provided insight into the relativism, opaqueness or inexpressible nature of truth, the behavior of experts in fields where there is a deficit or inaccessibility of information, the need for communication, and respect for different perspectives. It is a parable that has crossed between many religious traditions and is part of Jain, Buddhist, Sufi and Hindu lore. The blind men and the elephant (wall relief in Northeast Thailand) The story[edit] In various versions of the tale, a group of blind men (or men in the dark) touch an elephant to learn what it is like. Jain[edit] A king explains to them:

Google is building 180 satellites to spread internet access worldwide : worldnews Finding Your Work Sweet Spot: Genuine Interest, Skills & Opportunity There are two types of work in this world. The first is the laborious kind, which I call “work with obligation.” It’s work that we do because of a contractual obligation. The second – very different – type of work that we do is “work with intention.” When we are working with intention, we toil away endlessly – often through the wee hours of the morning – on projects we care about deeply. Over the years, I have met many creative leaders and entrepreneurs that have made an impact in their respective industries. The same thinking applies to successful creative projects. 1. What fascinates you? While money is important, the drive toward remarkable achievements comes from a deeper place. Attempting greatness without a genuine interest in the field is like running a marathon after fasting. Attempting greatness without a genuine interest in the field is like running a marathon after fasting. 2. What are your skills and natural gifts? 3.

The Heinz Dilemma Might Reveal That Morality Is Meaningless I don't know where you get the idea that morality is chaos. Morality has become increasingly logical over the millennia as people have become more sophisticated. Kohlberg was comparing moral logic to the cognitive development that Piaget studied. I think part of it may have been that if you want to teach moral logic logically, you need to know what level of logic people are at. He also found that people are attracted to the logic one or two levels above the level they understand. Preliterate societies never went above Kohlberg's stages 1 and 2 (based on my reading of a lot of early texts, e.g. The other thing is if you are dealing with a group that are authoritarian and focussed on law and order, and you try to push them into universal human rights, they may not realize that is what you are doing and think you are trying to push them back into the anarchy they are trying to get out of.

Emergence In philosophy, systems theory, science, and art, emergence is a process whereby larger entities, patterns, and regularities arise through interactions among smaller or simpler entities that themselves do not exhibit such properties. Emergence is central in theories of integrative levels and of complex systems. For instance, the phenomenon life as studied in biology is commonly perceived as an emergent property of interacting molecules as studied in chemistry, whose phenomena reflect interactions among elementary particles, modeled in particle physics, that at such higher mass—via substantial conglomeration—exhibit motion as modeled in gravitational physics. Neurobiological phenomena are often presumed to suffice as the underlying basis of psychological phenomena, whereby economic phenomena are in turn presumed to principally emerge. In philosophy, emergence typically refers to emergentism. In philosophy[edit] Main article: Emergentism Definitions[edit] Strong and weak emergence[edit]

Your Space Battles Shaped The Stories In The New EVE Online Comic Book I wouldn't say its 'every mmo ever', as Eve isn't like every MMO ever. It's not World of Warcraft or its army of themepark clones. I'd warrant the comments likely stem from a place of good humor. That and the fact that on its face, Eve on the on the day-to-day (outside of the grand spectacle of fleet/roving gang/gate-camping combat) can be really, really, really excruciatingly boring. Boring like 'filing your taxes' boring. Gameplay largely consists of rare (yet incredibly epic) moments of 'this is totally batshit crazy, I'm stoked to be alive!' Eve could best be described as a extremely harsh game of economics where you can.. you know... occasionally murder some poor hapless stranger in the most humiliating way possible then rob their corpse. SExpand It's not spreadsheets for every player, but all those ships, all the ammo, all the modules fitted to the ships, and even the fuel used to propel them into the battle has to be manufactured.

Myths about the Future that Could Ruin Your Life @FunkyJAU Because they're both the dreams of people who believe the status of society is basically a wrong, and eventually the day is gonna come that we'll get our just desserts. For some heaven, for others Siberia or the firing squads. We're just so happy in our sinfulness/decadence, well, we don't care. On both sides it's kind of like "the world is evil, I'm right, one of these days they're gonna understand how right I was". What about the covert Marxist take over of the modern media? (of course, Fox News is the exception to this!) Those aren't Marxists, those are doom peddlers. and Fox News is no exception.

Cognitive Dissonance Understanding this experiment sheds a brilliant light on the dark world of our inner motivations. The ground-breaking social psychological experiment of Festinger and Carlsmith (1959) provides a central insight into the stories we tell ourselves about why we think and behave the way we do. The experiment is filled with ingenious deception so the best way to understand it is to imagine you are taking part. So sit back, relax and travel back. The time is 1959 and you are an undergraduate student at Stanford University… As part of your course you agree to take part in an experiment on ‘measures of performance’. Little do you know, the experiment will actually become a classic in social psychology. The set-up Once in the lab you are told the experiment is about how your expectations affect the actual experience of a task. Perhaps you wonder why you’re being told all this, but nevertheless it makes it seem a bit more exciting now that you know some of the mechanics behind the experiment.

Here's how city life is actually affecting your health My apologies in advance for this somewhat long-winded, meandering, and less-than-polished response. In short, my point is that while spatial awareness is good for research, empty categories like rural and urban seem too deterministic and simplistic, given the ways that we arrive at the division. How exactly do you define rural and urban? And the researchers? What do we make of the fact that cities and countrysides are intimately connected by trade and labor, among other linkages? And the health of cities, relative to countrysides, needs historical context, too. We need to think about institutional arrangements, i.e.