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Perceiving Reality and Evolution

Donald D Hoffman a professor of cognitive science argues that the premise that those organisms that can sense the world as it really is are inherently more likely to endure is false. Contrarily he argues that those organisms that adapt to sense only … Continue reading

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‘Let the dataset change your mindset’

I revisited David McCandless’ excellent TED talk today. As is standard, the second or third viewing always reveal more and provides a deeper understanding – such was the case today. This talk links with a recent post around the digitisation … Continue reading

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David Bohm reflects on Scientific knowledge, perception and truth

“Theories do not give final true knowledge, they give a way of looking at something. The very word “theoria” in Greek means “theatre” so it is the theatre of the mind which gives insight into the thing. Science is primarily … Continue reading

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The science behind beauty and attraction

Is there a universal measure of beauty? How do we define beauty? Does the idea of human beauty change over time and differ from culture to culture? If so why? To what extent are notions of what beauty is determined … Continue reading

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Do problems exist if we can’t see them?

This interesting article dwells on a particularly modern human condition. That is that the global impact of our use of technology, consumer behaviours and decisions is beyond our sensory perception and so we do not really know what they are. … Continue reading

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ASAP Science does it again!

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Wine Tasting: Expert skill or self-delusion?

Experiments have shown that people can’t tell expensive from very cheap wine. Now one US winemaker claims that even experts can’t judge wine accurately. What’s the science behind the taste? Read more in this Guardian article … here

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