Monthly Archives: January 2015

Educate Thyself

Voltaire on why one should educate oneself: “Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities.” This seems to be relevant in our days as we see presumably good people turning bad as they believe the absurdities … Continue reading

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Risk Aversion vs Uncertain Outcomes

Risk aversion is a concept in economics of how people behave when they are exposed to uncertain outcomes. The concept of being risk averse is defined as the propensity to prefer an offer with an expected lower but more certain … Continue reading

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Brain Power

I once wondered if one could lose weight by thinking harder, but it seems like the energy consumption in the brain is not a simple matter of greater mental effort sapping more of the body’s available energy. Even though a more … Continue reading

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Evolution is Just a Theory

From the book ‘Science Tales: Lies, Hoaxes and Scams’, Darryl Cunningham takes on common challenges to evolution, debunking them point by point (see the whole chapter on evolution vs theory here: ). It probably won’t change the minds of someone who … Continue reading

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