Photos that changed the world: + Matching the new sidepane pic, some facts about kissing: In a 2007 study published in the journal Evolutionary Psychology, a team of researchers led by psychologist Susan Hughes examined gender differences in kissing among college students and the evolutionary foundations for those differences. What they found indicates that kissing…Details
He is only a journalist, but still, there are a few good points in there (and some totally stupid ones): + The downside to being bilingual: Bilinguals’ virtually doubled processing load could lead to general difficulty producing all word forms or to difficulty only in specific conditions. In Experiment 1, bilinguals and monolinguals completed diaries…Details
Semi-relevant things: The more questions you get right at FreeRice, the more rice is donated to the poor. I could only get to level 49 of 60. It’s so hard! (In tribute to Glib Beck’s ignorance, I am creating a “social justice” tag for this link…) The American Papist has what he calls game-changing news…Details
So here is some Friedman…
It isn’t popular, but I LOVE this argument:
Here he is breaking down the social responsibility of companies to glean profits from their business.
Also – John Cleese on extremism:
Dean Kamen is a badass inventor: + How Many People Have Ever Lived On Earth? Year Population Births per 1,000 Births Between Benchmarks 50,000 B.C. 2 – – 8000 B.C. 5,000,000 80 1,137,789,769 1 A.D. 300,000,000 80 46,025,332,354 1200 450,000,000 60 26,591,343,000 1650 500,000,000 60 12,782,002,453 1750 795,000,000 50 3,171,931,513 1850 1,265,000,000 40 4,046,240,009 1900…Details