Painless ways to drop extra pounds you’ve acquired.
The basic puzzle is this:
- If reason is so useful, why do human beings seem to be the only animals to possess it? Surely, a lion who had excellent reasoning abilities would catch more gazelles? Yet human beings seem to be alone in the ability to reason about things.
- If reason is so powerful, why are we so bad at it? Why do we have tons of cognitive biases? Reasoned thinking is supposed to be good, but we seem to use it fairly little as a species.
Many people have linked to this recent op-ed in The NY Times by Harvard Law professor Ryan Doerfler and Yale Law professor Samuel Moyn. John Hinderaker of Powerline discusses the piece here, as well, and he calls it “literally one of the stupidest things I have ever read.”
Could primordial black holes from the beginning of time explain ‘dark matter’, the mysterious missing mass in the Universe?
I have written about Patricia Highsmith before:
The Quest for the “Blank Claveringi”
I wonder if the book/movie will talk about her love of snails.
‘It’s really remarkable that we can see details on Jupiter together with its rings, tiny satellites, and even galaxies in one image.’
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