gominokouhai + natureoftruth   11

I'm a Scientist, and I Don't Believe in Facts | Scientific American
Poorly expressed, but a fair enough point. As it stands, though, this simply feeds the trolls. Someone needs to point out that the nature of the scientific method is no excuse for bloviating about evolution or climate change.
science  opinion  natureoftruth 
december 2016 by gominokouhai
The Science of Pranayama
Here's a book by Sri Swami Sivananda (publication date 1935), citing the Bhagavad Gita (publication date unclear but c. 5th--2nd century BCE), expressing the same idea.
health  science  books  natureoftruth  wellness  woo 
december 2016 by gominokouhai
The Terrible, Mysterious Disease That Haunted the Age of Exploration
"...the way the disease colored the experience of exploration during the Age of Sail, shifting social relationships and affecting perceptions"
books  science  sailing  history  natureoftruth  health 
december 2016 by gominokouhai
Technology and the death of civilisation | Medium
"what is more likely to bring about the death of civilisation, children using smartphones[... or...] adults who are too quick to make assumptions?"
zeitgeisty  I_would_have_got_away_with_it_too_if_it_weren't_for_you_meddling_millennials  tech  art  socialnetworking  natureoftruth 
june 2016 by gominokouhai
miss_s_b | Lying Politicians and Common Knowledge
Good stuff here from the Yorksher Gob. Some good commentary below the fold, too.
natureoftruth  politics  lies 
june 2016 by gominokouhai
Hast Thou Slain the Jabberwock? | North of Reality
The otherwise unexplained "-y" in the title explains everything. The poem is related to, or of, the Jabberwock; it is Jabberwockesque. The text itself is the eternal Jabberwock, unsnickersnackable: it will always be here, ready to come around again with jaws that bite and claws that catch at a new beamish boy, forever, whenever he opens the book.
natureoftruth  literature  silly  writing 
march 2016 by gominokouhai
BPS Research Digest: Why is it so hard to persuade people with facts?
Tl;dr because feels. Cognitive dissonance: causing turkeys to vote for christmas since the invention of free will.
natureoftruth  psychology 
february 2016 by gominokouhai

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