We tend to think of memories as perfect little time capsules-important records of past events that matter to us and made us who we are, as unchangeable as a dragonfly stuck in amber. Well, they’re anything but. I recently met with Julia Shaw, a criminal psychologist who specializes in the science of memory.
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Note: This story was co-authored with David Fitzgerald, author of ” Jesus: Mything in Action.” Before the European Enlightenment, virtually all New Testament experts assumed that handed-down stories about Jesus were first recorded by eye witnesses and were largely biographical. That is no longer the case.
Economics By Eric Beinhocker A new narrative for a complex age If 2008 was the year of the financial crash, 2016 was the year of the political crash. In that year we witnessed the collapse of the last of the four major economic-political ideologies that dominated the 20 th century: nationalism; Keynesian Pragmatism; socialism; and neoliberalism.
A version of this piece appeared on the Genetic Literacy Project in September of 2014. As I was at the Portland, OR March for Science today, I walked past a woman who had cornered me at a March Against Monsanto rally a few years back.
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With the March for Science quickly approaching this Saturday, there’s never been a better time to stand up for Science in Agriculture. Many people, particularly in urban areas, are not that familiar with how their food is produced, but they all have an opinion on how it should be produced.
In 1975, researchers at Stanford invited a group of undergraduates to take part in a study about suicide. They were presented with pairs of suicide notes. In each pair, one note had been composed by a random individual, the other by a person who had subsequently taken his own life.