A real scientist / humanist heading up the BHA who doesn’t necessarily see science as the be-all and end-all of humanism. Progress, BHA.
Entries from December 2012
1 December 14, 2012 at 11:10am by Psybertron
1 December 13, 2012 at 2:39pm by Psybertron
Interesting collection. Much of the predictable “singularity” stuff, starting with Ray Kurzweil, and going through all the apps and devices taking over our lives, but some good stuff in there. A few for me … The Shareholder Value Myth: How Putting Shareholders First Harms Investors, Corporations, and the Public — Lynn Stout The Social Conquest of […]
0 December 13, 2012 at 2:00pm by Psybertron
BBC R4′s In Our Time today, another fine example of something about which I knew nothing before the programme. The ancient Shahnameh or Persian Book of Kings – a single continuous poem of rhyming couplets, longer than the Odyssey and Iliad together – written by Ferdowski. Interesting after commenting on the Seven Pillars of Wisdom […]
0 December 11, 2012 at 11:52am by Psybertron
Interesting – I was in the habit of posting football (soccer) stories for their moral value – especially Chelski, as a morality tale all of its own, but also on football supporter forums where people’s “support” for events displays fascinating turns between loyalty and pure hatred.
1 December 10, 2012 at 11:48am by Psybertron
Interesting listening to the excellent BBC R4 documentary “Lawrence of Arabia – Man and Myth“ by Allan Little. I’m a long time fan of TEL as a humanist moral philosopher and poet, but amazing to hear that his opus Seven Pillars of Wisdom was regularly used by the Americans in Iraq, Gen Petraeus no less, […]
0 December 6, 2012 at 5:25pm by Psybertron
Saw the main (first) image in this set earlier and was intrigued how dense the light population of the Nile appears. I see in this collection the Nile is in fact now highlighted in a separate image. The relative intensity is amazing. [Comparing Seoul / S.Korea with N.Korea is also telling, and China with N.Korea too.]
0 December 6, 2012 at 3:28pm by Psybertron
Plausible analysis of why Angry Birds is an engaging user experience. No idea how “scientific” the fact gathering actually was or how the hypotheses / conclusions were actually tested – but plausible and interesting. Might be worth sharing on current project – using response (waiting) times to provide user with opportunity to enlarge their “schema” […]