Reader View · ~14 min read · 2021-10-29 · Imagination isn’t just a spillover from our problem-solving prowess. It might be the core of what human brains evolved to do · Shared by 543, including Kevin Mitchell, Esther Schindler, Ceferino Díaz, Leslie Wolk, Marylin Delgado (@firstname.lastname@example.org), Dj Mckenzie, Jason Silva, Mwaniki Gachoki, Dr. Marigo Raftopoulos, Thomas Power, 🧠 Larry G. Maguire
Unlike vision or memory, after all, imagination doesn’t seem to be a cognitive attribute that’s widely distributed in the natural world.
Reader View · ~12 min read · From 2020 · By conquering young minds, the writing of J R R Tolkien and C S Lewis worked to recapture a world that was swiftly ebbing away · Shared by 85, including Jane, Mathew Ingram, Rasmus Kleis Nielsen (is offline), Esther Schindler, Alexandra Wong, Helen De Cruz
Reader View · ~18 min read · From 2016 · Your brain does not process information, retrieve knowledge or store memories. In short: your brain is not a computer · Shared by 1430, including Mara Averick, Daniel Boos, Antonio Vieira Santos - #SPS_Live, Data Science Renee, Ricky Yean, Howard Getson, Nir Eyal, hiten.eth, Klaus Eck, Chris Messina, Matthias Sala, John Hagel, Ron McIntyre, Andreas Staub, Gideonro, Jonathon Moore, Werner Vogels, Todd Henry, Thomas Power, worms cited
Reader View · ~14 min read · 2021-06-10 · For 97 per cent of human history, all people had about the same power and access to goods. How did inequality ratchet up? · Shared by 415, including Simon C, Massimo Pigliucci, Helen De Cruz, Jason Silva, Liam Bright, Patricia Churchland, Alejandro Dominguez, Ceferino Díaz, ExApologist, Rick Powell, Tactical Tech, Marylin Delgado (@email@example.com), Mark Bradley, Anita Leirfall
Our particular species of humans has been around for about 300,000 years and, best as we can tell, for about 290,000 of those years we lived materially poorer but much more equal lives.
Reader View · ~12 min read · Aug 4th · In all its baroque and sometimes cruelly overbred forms, the dog is a paramount symbol of both human hopes and foibles · Shared by 395, including 🧠 Larry G. Maguire, @firstname.lastname@example.org, Colin Wright
As a rising middle class started to focus on their own family trees, creating an ‘elite’ from new money, so dogs started to be classified too.
Reader View · ~12 min read · May 5th · In a tight spot, you’d probably intuit that a human life outweighs an animal’s. There are good arguments why that’s wrong · Shared by 221, including Anita Leirfall, Simon C, Keith Wilson · @email@example.com, Tactical Tech, 🧠 Larry G. Maguire
Xenotransplantation involves using nonhuman animals as sources of organs for humans.
Reader View · ~12 min read · Sep 22nd · The neuroscientific picture of addiction overlooks the psychological and social factors that make cravings so hard to resist · Shared by 860, including 🧠 Larry G. Maguire, Anita Leirfall, Miguel Angel Escotet, Nir Eyal, Nigel Warburton 🇺🇦 #FreeUkraine
Reader View · ~11 min read · Jan 14th · The horse is a prey animal, the human a predator. Our shared trust and athleticism is a neurobiological miracle · Shared by 261, including @firstname.lastname@example.org, 🧠 Larry G. Maguire, Dr. Marigo Raftopoulos
Instead, we hold ourselves to the higher standard of motivating horses to cooperate freely with us in achieving the goals of elite sports as well as mundane chores
Reader View · ~13 min read · 2021-11-19 · Dream-hacking techniques can help us create, heal and have fun. They could also become tools of commercial manipulation · Shared by 742, including David Nagel, Bas Grasmayer, Miguel Angel Escotet, Paul Ford, 🧠 Larry G. Maguire, sarcastic_f
Since sleep loss is known to increase risk-taking behaviour, one might expect to be hit with targeted ads for online gambling.
Reader View · ~14 min read · 2021-12-23 · Major disruptions in world history follow a clear pattern. What can upheavals of the past tell us about our own future? · Shared by 688, including Marylin Delgado (@email@example.com), 🧠 Larry G. Maguire, Ines Bieler, Tactical Tech, Jason Silva
Ideological change is crucial for major societal change, such as that pursued by Lenin, because societies promote ideologies that support their way of doing business