Author Archives: blognobody

About blognobody

Interested in the world around me and the development of knowledge.

This Is How Your Fear and Outrage Are Being Sold for Profit

Capitalising on our tendency to notice the bad before the good.  https://medium.com/the-mission/the-enemy-in-our-feeds-e86511488de

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How Skeptics Can Break the Cycle of False Beliefs – Scientific American

…we must openly endorse the rights of gays and atheists to be treated equally under the law and why “coming out” helps to break the spiral of silence. Knowledge and communication,  https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-skeptics-break-the-cycle-of-false-beliefs/

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The neuroscience of inequality: does poverty show up in children’s brains?

Low-income children performed moderately to significantly worse than their middle-class peers https://www.theguardian.com/inequality/2017/jul/13/neuroscience-inequality-does-poverty-show-up-in-childrens-brains

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Why mythbusting fails: A guide to influencing education with science

“By building on their respective knowledge bases, and treating each other with mutual respect, we can foster the scientific profession of teaching.” What we can learn from science teachers. Continue reading

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Australian Cardinal and Aide to Pope Is Charged With Sexual Assault 

Now we understand why Pell didn’t want to come back. Now we understand why Pell was so defensive of his actions in protecting pedophiles. https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/06/28/world/australia/cardinal-george-pell-charged-sexual-abuse.html?smprod=nytcore-iphone&smid=nytcore-iphone-share&referer=https://t.co/omW5oyeGOK

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What do doctors say to ‘alternative therapists’ when a patient dies? Nothing. We never talk | Ranjana Srivastava

Every oncologist tells a tale of financial and psychological ruin, experienced by the family after the patient dies. Continue reading

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Australia’s Shame

Aboriginal deaths in custody remain unacceptably high 30 years after Royal Commission. Aboriginal imprisonment rate remains way above the national rate.  Australian hip hop artist Briggs, fronting A.B.Originals, released this clip today venting his frustration.  Hopefully the song and clip … Continue reading

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