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December 19, 2014

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8:48 AM | Sony hacked again, how come?
North Korea hacked Sony, “Un” threw a wobbly over a comedy film that lampoons him. Sheeyit, he is sooo insecure. But, the real question we should be asking is why did this vast technological empire, Sony, I mean not North Korea, leave its systems so vulnerable to attack after the last time it was hacked […]Related Posts:Twitter was hacked, change your passwordInformation security awareness at workeHarmony hacked, change your passwordHow to waste US government […]

December 18, 2014

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9:39 PM | Why are unfalsifiable beliefs so attractive?
Recently, Dr. John Wentworth, professor of physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, argued that regardless of future advances, science will likely never discover whether the supernatural exists. He said,”almost always, our research raises more questions than it answers, therefore the question of God’s existence just isn’t scientifically testable.” If you are religious, how does [Read More...]
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9:39 PM | Why are unfalsifiable beliefs so attractive?
Recently, Dr. John Wentworth, professor of physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, argued that regardless of future advances, science will likely never discover whether the supernatural exists. He said,”almost always, our research raises more questions than it answers, therefore the question of God’s existence just isn’t scientifically testable.” If you are religious, how does [Read More...]
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1:34 PM | Influence.ME now supports sampling weights
Influence.ME is an R package that helps detecting influential cases in multilevel regression models. It has been around for a while now, and recent changes in lme4 broke the functionality of using influence.ME with sampling weights. Thanks to a kind contribution of some code by user Jennifer Bufford, influence.ME now should work with multilevel models… Continue Reading

December 17, 2014

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1:16 PM | Video of John Boik, Houston Oasis: Creating a More Egalitarian Society
John Boik’s talk at Houston Oasis, December 7, 2014 is available on YouTube. The title is “Creating a More Egalitarian Society: An Introduction to Economic Direct Democracy.” A general overview Continue Reading → The post Video of John Boik, Houston Oasis: Creating a More Egalitarian Society appeared first on Principled Societies Project.

December 12, 2014

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8:52 AM | Billions upon billions
“Billions upon billion”…to “quote” the late, great Carl Sagan. Of course, he meant lots of 1 000 000 000. But, the billion ain’t what it used to be as a child of the 60s dragged up in Britland, a billion used to mean a million, million, so that was a lot more. A thousand million […]Related Posts:World IPv6 launchSix serious signs you are tech-addictedNetflix self-destruction and resurrectionChange your LinkedIn password nowmy1login – making the […]

December 08, 2014

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9:27 PM | Can religion reduce crime?
Studying links between religious belief and crime is notoriously difficult. On a crude level, people in prisons in the USA are more likely to be religious than the general population. Of course, there are any number of confounding factors that could be at play here. So you need to look over time to have any [Read More...]
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9:27 PM | Can religion reduce crime?
Studying links between religious belief and crime is notoriously difficult. On a crude level, people in prisons in the USA are more likely to be religious than the general population. Of course, there are any number of confounding factors that could be at play here. So you need to look over time to have any [Read More...]

December 04, 2014

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7:27 PM | Protected: New Campaign (draft)
There is no excerpt because this is a protected post. The post Protected: New Campaign (draft) appeared first on Principled Societies Project.

December 01, 2014

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3:06 PM | Wanderers
Wanderers - a short film by Erik Wernquist from Erik Wernquist on Vimeo.
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2:19 PM | Futuro inteligente | eBlog
Futuro inteligente | eBlog

November 26, 2014

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9:37 PM | When you think about spirits, do you see ghosts?
Humans are finely honed for spotting intentional agents in our environment. Meaning that if you hear a rustling, or see a branch move, you’re instantly on the alert in case it is another person (this effect is has a name: ‘hyperactive agency detection’). You can see why evolution would have favoured that. Better safe than [Read More...]

van Elk, M., Rutjens, B., van der Pligt, J. & van Harreveld, F. (2014). Priming of supernatural agent concepts and agency detection, Religion, Brain & Behavior, 1-30. DOI: 10.1080/2153599X.2014.933444

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9:37 PM | When you think about spirits, do you see ghosts?
Humans are finely honed for spotting intentional agents in our environment. Meaning that if you hear a rustling, or see a branch move, you’re instantly on the alert in case it is another person (this effect is has a name: ‘hyperactive agency detection’). You can see why evolution would have favoured that. Better safe than [Read More...]

van Elk, M., Rutjens, B., van der Pligt, J. & van Harreveld, F. (2014). Priming of supernatural agent concepts and agency detection, Religion, Brain & Behavior, 1-30. DOI: 10.1080/2153599X.2014.933444

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November 25, 2014

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1:44 PM | No Activation without Reconciliation?
I am very pleased to announce that I received research funding for a project titled “No Activation without Reconciliation?”. This project will be my main focus in the whole of 2015. From the proposal: This research proposal seeks to complement the strong micro-econometric tradition in evaluating out- comes of active labour market programs (ALMP) with… Continue Reading
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