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Politicians fail America

Monday, September 29th, 2008 Posted in Politics, Psychology | No Comments »

BBC News reports that the tough government plan for bailing out the US banking sector has been rejected by a vote in Congress. Shares fell across the board by an average of well over 5% - a colossal fall in ...

Sheldrake on Psychics

Monday, September 22nd, 2008 Posted in Paranormal, Psychology | No Comments »

I stumbled across this video of Rupert Sheldrake, renowned researcher into the paranormal, talking about how terrible it is that mainstream science ignores claims of psychic powers.  He seems to be advocating the Brian Josephson-style position that these things are ...


Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008 Posted in Artificial Intelligence, Psychology | No Comments »

Every time I try to write some software to deal with language, I'm always amazed by how difficult it is. Humans rarely appreciate exactly how complex our language skills really are.  For example, today I had to write code to ...


Sunday, July 20th, 2008 Posted in Psychology | No Comments »

I went to see Wall-E yesterday and, without spoiling it, it was great. Seriously, go and see it.  I'm still from the generation who count polygons in computer animation, so it's obviously all rather jaw-dropping.  I think the most amazing ...

Confirmation Bias

Thursday, July 3rd, 2008 Posted in Psychology | No Comments »

I don't think anyone will disagree if I say that humans are imperfect creatures. Sure, we have some truly amazing abilities: our exquisitely tuned senses, our talent for analytical thought and our faculty for arts and emotions. But we also ...