Dave Winer interviews George Lakoff. Thanks to Matt at WordPress. It’s a worthwhile listen. Informal and rambling, but some good stuff about the (deliberate) psychology of associating ideas with words when describing candidate and party positions in the current US Presidential campaigning. (Framing and Parent / Child & Strict-father / Nurturing theories.)
Entries from February 2008
0 February 28, 2008 at 5:36pm by Psybertron
22 February 27, 2008 at 9:39pm by Psybertron
“Expelled” is a movie in the pipeline (due for release in April at the last count) that purports not so much to “debunk” evolution (or Darwinism as they refer to it, like any good Victorian might) in favour of ID / Creationism, but to claim a mass institutional conspiracy preventing debate on alternatives, not just […]
0 February 27, 2008 at 4:50pm by Psybertron
The kind of science reporting that drives me spare, but some interesting content about evolutionary possibilities …. science experts say that shit could happen, Brits too
0 February 27, 2008 at 4:44pm by Psybertron
When your world is largely virtual, can your values be sufficiently real ?
0 February 27, 2008 at 4:42pm by Psybertron
News story picking up on article in Neuropsychology, about quick thinking and coordination of left-handers. All grist to the left / right brain story.
0 February 27, 2008 at 4:40pm by Psybertron
Even older piece blogged by the BBC’s Nick Robinson late last year. Journalist meets terrorist, and changes the world.
0 February 27, 2008 at 4:35pm by Psybertron
Old question, some new thoughts. Are leaders born or created ? Leadership innate or learned ?
0 February 27, 2008 at 4:12pm by Psybertron
As you may have spotted, I’m catching up on a backlog of old links. Love this collection of images of food, that thoroughly confuse the perpective of scale, and I have a general interest in how fractals play in the world.
0 February 27, 2008 at 4:00pm by Psybertron
Interesting metaphor. When analysing (separating) things that are entangled (interconnected in a complex way), rather than focussing on one component at a time and separating it out – let a bit of “air” into the (holes in the) whole problem.
0 February 27, 2008 at 3:18pm by Psybertron
Interesting, if light-hearted Beeb magazine article here from Valentine’s Day. Some good anecdotal examples of a well worn adage – decision rationality is action irrationality (and vice-versa). Aside – “There’s no-one so easy to rob of their culture as those who don’t know they’ve got one.” – quote from today’s “Thinking Allowed” on the subject […]
0 February 27, 2008 at 1:58pm by Psybertron
Not seen “No Country for Old Men” yet, but saw “There Will be Blood” last week and “Michael Clayton” last night. “There Will be Blood” – interesting documentary of cynical exploitation and life-threatening risks in pioneering oil industry. As well as the two great characters – Daniel Day-Lewis and the young preacher (is he his […]
0 February 26, 2008 at 9:01pm by Psybertron
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0 February 26, 2008 at 9:43am by Psybertron
Noticed that this mammoth web database of living things has just gone live, and see that the project was initiated by none other than E.O.Wilson
2 February 25, 2008 at 10:20pm by Psybertron
Still highly distracted from main blogging subjects at the moment, and a month since I’ve blogged at all - my biggest hiatus ever ? Well – as a result of obtaining a guitar and having a go at playing again; there I said it – I’ve been seeking out sheet music, tabs and lyrics to some […]