MY PREVIOUS column was predicated on Karl Popper's question: "How can we so organise political institutions that bad or incompetent rulers can be prevented from doing too much damage?" The question was not answered, for the column sought mainly to ... Sowetan, 1 month ago
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- Hueiyen Lanpao Editorial :: February 27, 2015 - Science philosopher Karl Popper once commented that people can interpret history with an eye to those problems of power politics and that one can interpret the history of power politics from the ...E Pao, 1 month ago
8:51 am On Tuesday Ill be speaking at a debate in University College London (UCL) Ill be arguing that it is. One of the other people on the panel is UCL neuroscientist Sam Schwarzkopf, who on his (alter ego) Devil's Neuroscientist blog (DNS) ...Discover Magazine, 1 month ago
The benefits of science and its progeny technology are less obvious now than in the past. Our grandparents witnessed the end to life-threatening diseases like polio, TB and measles, they welcomed electricity into their homes and tractors onto ...Stuff.co.nz, 1 day ago
Madness in Civilisation: a Cultural History of Insanity from the Bible to Freud, from the Madhouse to Modern Medicine Andrew Scull Thames & Hudson, 448pp, £28 Around the start of the 20th century, mentally ill people were being described as ...New Statesman, 4 days ago
Submitted by Ralph Benko via The Cobden Centre blog , Paul Krugman, a few years ago, wrote at length to extol the magnum opus of science fiction grandmaster, Isaac Asimov, the Foundation Trilogy . Prof. Krugman's reflections thereon are of keen ...Zero Hedge, 1 week ago The Science Fictional Foundation Under Paul Krugman, Part One Modern Ghana, 2 weeks ago
This is a slightly odd point to come out of a discussion of Dani Rodrik's work on economic development in poor countries but still a fair one I think. Which is that the conclusion of what he's saying is that such economies should be following free ...Forbes.com, 1 week ago
Clem Sunter The renowned German mathematician, Carl Gauss, invented the bell-shaped curve in the 19th Century, which is at the centre of statistics. It pictorially implies that the highest probability for any future event is the average of past ...News24, 1 week ago
How many times have you seen smart people completely ignore compelling evidence that contradicts a deeply held thought or belief? In this post, educator and author Alfie Kohn ( www.alfiekohn.org ) looks at how this dynamic affects the debate about ...Washington Post, 1 week ago Evidence? We Don't Need No Stinkin' Evidence! Huffington Post, 1 week ago Strauss: Evidence? We don't need no stinkin evidence! Washington Post, 1 week ago
April 08 --Marked with white paint and rock piles, the Appalachian Trail is one of the longest continuous footpaths in the world. It spans from Springer Mountain in Georgia to Mount Katahdin in Maine , and each year attracts thousands of hikers. ...4 Traders, 1 week ago
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