GENES FOR RACISTS

by Aaron Panofsky This article is part of the series Evil Infrastructures What happens when white supremacists take genetic ancestry tests (GAT)? One might think that they would avoid GAT, since genetics has decisively shown the common African ancestry of all people. Furthermore, emerging research on consumers of GAT suggests that white individuals seek them out to … Continue reading GENES FOR RACISTS

HOMO SAPIEN OR HOMO PROSPECTUS?

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/19/opinion/sunday/why-the-future-is-always-on-your-mind.html By MARTIN E. P. SELIGMAN and JOHN TIERNEY MAY 19, 2017 We are misnamed. We call ourselves Homo sapiens, the “wise man,” but that’s more of a boast than a description. What makes us wise? What sets us apart from other animals? Various answers have been proposed — language, tools, cooperation, culture, tasting bad … Continue reading HOMO SAPIEN OR HOMO PROSPECTUS?

WHY MEN DO NOT LIVE AS LONG AS WOMEN

http://aging.nautil.us/feature/189/why-men-dont-live-as-long-as-women?utm_source=digg&utm_medium=email by RICHARD G. BRIBIESCAS Years ago when I was conducting my doctoral research on the evolutionary history of men among a remote indigenous community of hunter-gatherers living in the forests of South America, I came across a man donning a well-worn baseball cap likely donated by missionaries. The cap read, “There are three stages to … Continue reading WHY MEN DO NOT LIVE AS LONG AS WOMEN

MEMORY IS OFTEN NOT ACCURATE

http://www.newyorker.com/science/maria-konnikova/idea-happened-memory-recollection?mbid=social_twitter&utm_source=digg&utm_medium=email YOU HAVE NO IDEA WHAT HAPPENED by Maria Konnikova, 2/4/15 R. T. first heard about the Challenger explosion as she and her roommate sat watching television in their Emory University dorm room. A news flash came across the screen, shocking them both. R. T., visibly upset, raced upstairs to tell another friend the news. Then she called … Continue reading MEMORY IS OFTEN NOT ACCURATE

WHEN DID WE START SEEING THE COLOR BLUE?

http://www.sciencealert.com/humans-couldn-t-even-see-the-colour-blue-until-modern-times-research-suggests by FIONA MACDONALD, 4 MAR 2015 Humans didn't even see the colour blue until modern times, research suggests   Earlier this year, we all had our minds torn apart by a dress that was clearly blue and black to some people, and 100 percent white and gold to others. But what's more mind-blowing is that there's actually evidence … Continue reading WHEN DID WE START SEEING THE COLOR BLUE?

THE DUMBING DOWN OF AMERICA

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/wired-success/201407/anti-intellectualism-and-the-dumbing-down-america   by Ray Williams   Anti-Intellectualism and the "Dumbing Down" of America There is a growing anti-intellectual dumbing down of our culture Posted Jul 07, 2014 There is a growing and disturbing trend of anti-intellectual elitism in American culture. It’s the dismissal of science, the arts, and humanities and their replacement by entertainment, self-righteousness, … Continue reading THE DUMBING DOWN OF AMERICA

How should Ancient One’s story end?

By Chip Colwell Guest Commentary The epic saga of the skeleton known as the Ancient One (by Native Americans) and Kennewick Man (by scientists) has taken a wild turn.   The story’s beginning is now near myth: In 1996, human remains were accidentally discovered along the Columbia River, near Kennewick, Wash. Scientists determined the remains … Continue reading How should Ancient One’s story end?

THE ENORMOUS POWER OF THE UNCONSCIOUS BRAIN

http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20160315-the-enormous-power-of-the-unconscious-brain?utm_source=pocket&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=pockethits   A lot of the things we do in everyday life don’t need to involve our conscious mind. In many cases, the more we use it, the less effective we become By Chris Baraniuk 16 March 2016 If you don’t think the act of stacking and shuffling a set of cups could boggle your … Continue reading THE ENORMOUS POWER OF THE UNCONSCIOUS BRAIN

$18,000 to stay in bed and smoke pot

http://healthcurecenter.com/nasa-will-pay-you-18000-usd-to-stay-in-bed-and-smoke-weed-for-70-straight-days/ NASA will pay you 18000 USD to stay in bed and smoke weed for 70 straight days Usually, at some point in the day (and for some of us, multiple points) many of us find ourselves wishing we could abandon our responsibilities to return back to our beds to live out the rest of … Continue reading $18,000 to stay in bed and smoke pot