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Europe’s Economy Is Collapsing

Saturday, November 27th, 2010

Europe’s economy is collapsing.  There’s been too much spending and too much borrowing.  We’re next in line if we can’t get our budgets balanced. The debt crisis in Europe escalated sharply Friday as investors dumped Spanish and Portuguese bonds in panicked selling, substantially heightening the prospect that one or both countries may need to join […]

A Darwinian Theory Of Beauty

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

This is a TED talk with Dr. Denis Dutton discussing how we evolved our sense of beauty.   What I’ve always found fascinating about sexual selection is that it can lead to selection pressures toward higher intelligence, increased motor skills, and other more highly developed sensory organs.  In humans, it likely gave us wit, humor, our […]

The Puzzle Of Suicide

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

Suicide is a strange issue if you really sit down and think about it.  Why would human beings evolve to, at times, desire suicide?  What possible benefit could that confer upon our species?  If we’re survival machines concerned with reproducing and replicating ourselves, what purpose does suicide have? Well, I’ve had a lot of free […]

Symphony Of Science: A Wave Of Reason

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

You guys all know I’m a huge fan of the Symphony of Science videos.  A new one just came out and it features Bertrand Russell, so you definitely need to check it out! Here are the lyrics. Russell: When you are studying any matter Or considering any philosophy Ask yourself only: what are the facts, […]

Using Evolutionary Psychology To Breakdown Pop Music

Friday, November 19th, 2010

I’d like to take some time and break down a pop song using evolutionary psychology.  Let’s use a song by Justin Bieber as an example.  Let’s try to get into the heads of listeners and learn why this sort of music is so popular. I just need somebody to love I, I don’t need too […]

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