Monthly Archives: March 2009

Evil Robot Monkey

http://www.maryrobinettek…l-robot-monkey/ This Hugo nominated short story is so short that you can read the whole thing in 4 minutes flat. And I encourage you to do so Evil Robot Monkey by Mary Robinette Kowal Sliding his hands over the clay, … Continue reading

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understanding the unimaginable

a utterly bleak story that allows no straight-forward narrative escape from the indifferent callousness of the universe. very bad things happen for no good reason and some people have to live through that..

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Science suggests democracy is an illusion.

The BPS blog has a good summary of a study that found that what political candidates looks like could have a strong influence on whether they are elected. John Antonakis and Olaf Dalgas presented photos of pairs of competing candidates … Continue reading

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Science proves religion is a crutch…80.2009.02305.x Michael Inzlicht, Ian McGregor, Jacob B. Hirsh, Kyle Nash (2009) Neural Markers of Religious Conviction Psychological Science Many people derive peace of mind and purpose in life from their belief in God. For others, however, religion provides unsatisfying answers. … Continue reading

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