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This is the first of three You Are Not So Smart episodes about the "backfire effect." In it, I interview a team of neuroscientists who put people in a brain scanner and then challenged their beliefs, some political and some not, with counter-evidence and then compared which brain regions lit up for which beliefs. The crazy takeaway was that for political beliefs, but not for others, people seemed to react as if their very bodies were being threatened by the challenging evidence. We dont treat all of our beliefs the same. If you learn that the Great Wall of China isnt the only man-made object visible from space, and that, in fact, it’s actually very difficult to see the Wall compared to other landmarks, you update your model of reality without much fuss. Some misconceptions we give up readily, replacing them with better information when alerted to our ignorance.
TechCrunch
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Scott Jordan never meant to make clothes. He was a lawyer by trade and wanted something he could wear to keep his Walkman from snagging on doorknobs. A few iterations later he invented the ScottEVest, a vest with loads of pockets and secret channels for headphones and other cables. Now, after over a decade in the business, he believes that while our clothing might seem more high tech the Read More
21stCenturyWire
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21stCenturyWire
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Scientific American - Evolution
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Using algorithms developed for human speech recognition, researchers decoded which bats in an experimental colony were arguing with each other, and what they were arguing about. Christopher... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
The Huffington Post
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For the two seasons of Brooke Knows Best , Glenn Douglas Packard encouraged Hulk Hogan’s baby girl to pursue her dreams of stardom. They were goals he knew well, having already conquered the dance world through his Emmy-nominated choreography. The multi-talented Packard says there was one long-time love, though, which took years to tackle. “I have always done lectures and talked about everybody always following their passions and doing what they love,” said Packard. “One of my passions happened to be horror and horror films.” For years, Packard’s love of scary movies took a backseat to other pursuits, namely dance. Told as a child he might never walk again, the Michigan native not only did, he became one of the entertainment industry’s most sought-after choreographers. By the time he landed the VH1 reality series gig as Brooke Hogan’s gay best friend and roommate, his resume was brimming with success.
The Corbett Report
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The Corbett Report
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Media Monarchy
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WhoWhatWhy
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Dorothy Kilgallen was one of the most powerful voices in America. She had a role on the popular TV show, “What’s My Line,” and she was a journalist who wrote an insightful gossip column. She especially loved covering high profile murder trials. In fact, she singlehandedly caused Sam Shepard's murder conviction to be overturned by the US Supreme Court. More important, she was excellent at investigating. She asked incisive — even dangerousquestions. This may have led to her death on November 8, 1965. Kilgallen jumped at the chance to cover the trial of Jack Ruby, the man who shot and killed alleged JFK assassin Lee Harvey Oswald in a Dallas police station. As the New York Post put it , covering that trial would put her on a path that ended with her body being foundsitting up in bed, naked under a blue bathrobe, with the makeup, false eyelashes and floral hair accessory” she had worn for her TV appearance the night before.
Social Media Examiner
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Open Culture
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They may have arrived on the scene in the 80s as one of the four horsemen of thrash metalkin to such cuddly acts as Anthrax, Megadeth, and Slayer—but believe or not, Metallica had some serious crossover appeal from the start. Granted, that appeal was limited to a small subset of punks and skaters who came to appreciate metal thanks to Metallica’s covers of horror-punks The Misfits on their 1987 Garage Days Revisited EP . Nonetheless, it showed that the band always had a sense of humor and an appreciation for other—albeit very closely-relatedgenres. Since then, Metallica has grown up, sometimes awkwardly. We watched them do it with the help of a therapist in the 2003 documentary Some Kind of Monster . We listened to their grown-up angst on that bummer of an album, St. Anger . That year, they also took on a fourth member, bassist Robert Trujillo, whose extra-genre affinities are broad and deep—from his love for Motown, funk, and the athletic fusion of Jaco Pastorius to his dabbling in flamenco .
Media Monarchy
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Mondoweiss
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We were watching. We saw that Daesh was growing in strength, and we thought Assad was threatened. We thought, however, we could probably manage, that Assad would then negotiate. Instead of negotiating, he got Putin to support him. The Syrian activists present wanted more US aid, but Kerry and an aide said more military aid was problematic. Right now we're putting an extraordinary amount of arms in, the secretary of state said. His aide said that arms are a double edged sword, because when you pump more weapons into a place like Syria, it doesn't end well for Syria. Because there's always someone willing to put in arms from the other side. Kerry spelled that out: The problem is that, you know, you get, quote, enforcers in there and then everybody ups the ante, right? Russia puts in more, Iran puts in more; Hezbollah is there more and Nusra is more; and Saudi Arabia and Turkey put all their surrogate money in, and you all are destroyed.
BoingBoing
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Brian from the Recommend if You Like podcast sez, "For episode 200 ( MP3 ), we sat down for a 90 minute interview with Mad Magazine's Al Jaffee, who, at the age of 95 holds the title of 'the longest working cartoonist in history.'" (more)
Open Culture
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They may have arrived on the scene in the 80s as one of the four horsemen of thrash metalkin to such cuddly acts as Anthrax, Megadeth, and Slayer—but believe or not, Metallica had some serious crossover appeal from the start. Granted, that appeal was limited to a small subset of punks and skaters who came to appreciate metal thanks to Metallica’s covers of horror-punks The Misfits on their 1987 Garage Days Revisited EP . Nonetheless, it showed that the band always had a sense of humor and an appreciation for other—albeit very closely-relatedgenres. Since then, Metallica has grown up, sometimes awkwardly. We watched them do it with the help of a therapist in the 2003 documentary Some Kind of Monster . We listened to their grown-up angst on that bummer of an album, St. Anger . That year, they also took on a fourth member, bassist Robert Trujillo, whose extra-genre affinities are broad and deep—from his love for Motown, funk, and the athletic fusion of Jaco Pastorius to his dabbling in flamenco .
The Huffington Post
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TechCrunch
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Roi Carthy has been a mover and a shaker in the Israeli tech scene for years. Most recently he joined as head of marketing for Shine, a smart ad blocker for mobile. This week on Technotopia we about the future of media, where revenue comes from, and the prospect of peace in the Middle East. It was a far-reaching conversation and one of my favorite chats. You can subscribe to Technotopia in Read More
The Event Chronicle
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Cort explains how this all went down in a simple manner that almost anyone can understand. http://media.blubrry.com/gnosticwarrior/p/content.blubrry.com/gnosticwarrior/Cort_Lidahl.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:37:39110.1MB) | Embed His Great Work aligns exactly with that of the Great Masonic Philosopher and 33 Degree Freemason, Manly P. Hall s Secret Destiny of America. A secret that Hall says was for setting up the ma­chinery for a Universal Brotherhood of nations and races. The mechanism for the accomplishment of this ideal was set in motion in the ancient temples of Greece, Egypt , and India. So brilliant was the plan and so well was it administrated that it has survived to our time, and it will continue to function until the great work is accomplished. Cort's specialty is using Geomantic Information Systems to examine the spatial relationships of ancient and modern monuments.
The Corbett Report
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Media Monarchy
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