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Rhyming Historical Destruction
Studying history objectively is impossible. Everybody has filters and biases. It’s widely known that people who study history bring their unconscious biases with them. It’s kind of like how we choose to read from certain news sources that validate our confirmation bias.
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8 hours ago by williger
Impending Cannibal Apocalypse
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2 days ago by williger
Cult of Sacred Geometry
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5 days ago by williger
How Two Academics Are Trying to Break the Outrage Cycle | Vanity Fair
Given the Illuminati-like nature of Helena, America in One Room might seem like a post-Trump civility prayer cooked up by power elites who worship at the altar of high centrism. But Deliberative Polling has been used 108 times in 28 different countries since 1994 to foster healthier political dialogue. Fishkin and Diamond, both Helena members, have conducted Deliberative Polls in societies far more riven by racial and ethnic divides—places like Northern Ireland, Uganda, and Bulgaria. In Northern Ireland, in 2007, a representative group of Protestants and Catholics convened for a Deliberative Poll in the town of Omagh on the subject of school integration. After the poll ended, the percentage of attendees believing Protestants were “open to reason” increased from 36% to 52% and the percentage believing Catholics were “open to reason” jumped from 40% to 56%, according to a Financial Times story at the time. That same year, more than 200 Bulgarians met in Sofia to participate in a Deliberative Poll on how to improve the lives of the country’s impoverished Roma population. When the meetings finished and participants were surveyed again, those who thought “the Roma should live in separate Roma neighborhoods” dropped from 43% to 21%. Bulgarians who said “Roma schools should be closed and all the children should be transported by buses to their new school” went from 42% to 66%.
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6 days ago by gsanders
The Implicit Honesty Premium: Why Honest Advice Is More Persuasive than Highly Informed Advice by Uriel Haran, Shaul Shalvi :: SSRN
The effect persisted when we controlled for, and disclosed, the actual accuracy of the advice; it persisted when participants’ own evaluations of the quality of the advice, as well as their desire to receive it, were equally high under both types of suspicion
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6 days ago by CTredesign
Magic Mind Control
via Pocket - Magic Mind Control - Added October 09, 2019 at 09:07AM
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7 days ago by williger
Thought Cancellation Pattern
One of the more interesting ideas that happened between the early and high middle ages was the idea of scholasticism. Before, they only had monasticism. Which meant focusing only on one set of ideas.
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10 days ago by williger
Invisible People In Your Brain
via Pocket - Invisible People In Your Brain - Added October 05, 2019 at 08:56AM
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11 days ago by williger
Trading Fear For Money
I saw this really messed up horror movie the other night. It was about this guy who was an insane killer, that pretty much lived inside of a hallucination. It started out with this guy jogging down some country road.
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12 days ago by williger
Frequency Death Resonance
There’s a beach about an hour north of San Diego called The Wedge. It’s called The Wedge because of how the waves form. The beach is right next to an artificial jetty. The waves come in at about a 45 degree angle.
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16 days ago by williger
The Art of People
What does it take to win success and influence? Some people think that in today’s hyper-competitive world, it’s the tough, take-no-prisoners type who comes out on top. But in reality, argues New York Times bestselling author Dave Kerpen, it’s actually those with the best people skills who win the day.

Here, through 53 easy-to-execute tips, you’ll learn to master the 11 People Skills that will get you more of what you want in life. For example, you’ll learn:

The single most important question you can ever ask to win attention in a meeting
The one simple key to networking that nobody talks about
How to remain top of mind for thousands of people, everyday
How to blow off the right people
And why, when in doubt, buy him a Bonsai
The Art of People shows how to charm and win over anyone to be more successful in and outside of work.
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17 days ago by istemi
Hallucination Instinct
During the early middle ages in Europe, life was very chaotic. One reason was that for about 300 years, the Vikings had a short term, lighting attack based, military superiority. They had these thin boats that didn’t need a lot of depth. They could sail up rivers, deep into Europe.
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18 days ago by williger

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