Weekly round-up

Science Is Not Your Enemy – Steven Pinker, New Republic “We have the works of the great thinkers and their heirs, and we have scientific knowledge they could not have dreamed of. This is an extraordinary time for the understanding of the …
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Slow Ideas – Atul Gawande, New Yorker “Besides, neither penalties nor incentives achieve what we’re really after: a system and a culture where X is what people do, day in and day out, even when no one is watching. ‘You …
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The Price of Hypocrisy – Evgeny Morozov, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung  “This is the real tragedy of America’s “Internet freedom agenda”: it’s going to be the dissidents in China and Iran who will pay for the hypocrisy that drove it from …
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Weekly round-up

Repairing Bad Memories – Stephen S. Hall, Technology Review “The reconstitution of memory has enormous therapeutic potential. Administering drugs like propranolol within hours of a traumatic experience might modify or minimize the long-term emotional impact of the memory. But if that’s not …
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