Cantaz commented on the post, University Of Chicago Tells Freshmen It Does Not Support ‘Trigger Warnings’ 2 days, 6 hours ago
University of Chicago, hip hip!!!
Cantaz commented on the post, The Psychiatric Question: Is It Fair to Analyze Donald Trump From Afar? 2 days, 6 hours ago
In my view, whether the drumpf is psychologically ‘normal’ or not isn’t the most pressing issue.
The real goal should be to thoroughly understand why and how his ‘message’ resonates so effectively within a large portion of the electorate.
Wouldn’t it be better not to even refer to this nonsense?
Citing articles like that may give causal readers the false impression that a long debunked idea may still have some empirical basis to support it.
Neuropsychology observes great complexity of substrate elements but needs to explain the seeming simplicity of our experiences.
A key adjective here is “seeming”.
Speaking a bit loosely, I guess the simplicity of many of our psychological experiences can be, at least in part, attributed (albeit not explained) to the their past…[Read more]
Ha ha ha ha!
I liked that.
actually, I was referring more to Bonnie2’s ‘seriously’ part of her comment rather than your comment (which I did perceive to be humorously intended).
Concerning Krauss (or nearly anybody else, for that matter) being a better choice than the drumpf, I could hardly agree with you more on that.
Careful on voicing your Pinker preference,…[Read more]
‘Krauss for POUS’, seriously.
Oh, please, no.
Let him do what he’s good at – doing science and write popular books on it.
To be a successful politician one needs a completely different set of ‘skills’…
I have a signed copy of the Bible, by the author…
I have a copy of the bible signed by the authors – about 150 of them, and most signatures look like an ‘X’…
What a coincidence! That’s the exact same random sample that I had in mind to choose too!
I can’t believe I didn’t get it when I read you first comment (#123)… my “theory of mind” module must have gone temporarily off line or something…
Dan(#121): …I do sense arrogance, however.
Academia overflows with arrogant people… as well as the corporate world, the “private sector”, the “public sector”, you name it…
Oh give him a break, he’s a Harvard Professor. You know about those Profs and their neckties…it’s a thing…
Point taken, Laurie, but let’s make a comparison with another university professor, chosen completely randomly… say, Richard Dawkins; his ties possibly have some artistic value, whereas looking at the one Pinker is wearing in that pi…[Read more]
Phil(#118): Its the hair…
Not just the hair, according to Dan:
Dan(#100): …and if it impresses me I will read the “smug, lizard-faced materialistic charlatan who smacks his lips every ten seconds.”
Incidentally, why pick on Pinker’s facial features?
He didn’t have any choice about that.
Concerning his choice of neckties, on the other hand…
An interesting story.
Is it possible that atheists might turn out to be one of the most diverse group of people ever to freely find common cultural grounds in the history of our species?
If only it were a bit easier for us to stick together…
How about using satellite imagery and AI to predict areas of exorbitant wealth across the world?
Among other things, this could help ensure that everybody pays their fair share of taxes.
Ooh, I know I’m opening a can of worms with this one…
Cantaz commented on the post, What Hillary Clinton Should Say about Islam and the “War on Terror” 1 week, 1 day ago
I think Dr. Harris’ real hope is that Mrs. Clinton (or, more likely, one of her advisors or speech writers) will read his piece and take some notice of it.
With people’s attention span shrinking to the vanishing point, no politician would ever give a speech with a sentence this long:
…This way of speaking has been guided by the belief that…
Cantaz commented on the post, Sausage Party Is a Shockingly Sophisticated Commentary on Organized Religion 1 week, 3 days ago
I watched the movie last night.
it is the funniest and cleverest of the cartoon movies I’ve watched in a long while.
I bet Stephen Hawking fell out of his chair laughing too!
…The power of the ‘immersion effect’ is incidentally demonstrated by the memetic spread of American expressions to Britain…
To me it seems that the incorporation of English terms into other languages has been so pervasive in recent decades that one can almost “see” a language change under one’s own very eyes.
My mother tongue is Ita…[Read more]
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