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NORWAY OPEN PRISONS

Norway Proves That Treating Prison Inmates As Human Beings Actually Works. “Treat people like dirt, and they will be dirt. Treat them like human beings, and they will act like human beings.” Read Complete Story (PDF)

August 9th, 2016|Research|Comments Off on NORWAY OPEN PRISONS

THE POWER OF ALTRUISM

Western society is built on the assumption that people are fundamentally selfish. Machiavelli and Hobbes gave us influential philosophies built on human selfishness. Sigmund Freud gave us a psychology of selfishness. Children, he wrote, “are completely egoistic; they feel their needs intensely and strive ruthlessly to satisfy them.” more

August 8th, 2016|Research|Comments Off on THE POWER OF ALTRUISM

HOW DOGS SNIFF OUT DIABETES

For years, assistance dogs have been used to detect low blood sugar levels in their diabetic owners and warn of an impending hypoglycemia attack. Scientists have finally figured out how dogs are able to accomplish this feat—an insight that could lead to new medical sensors. Dogs don’t so much see the world as they do [...]

June 28th, 2016|Research|Comments Off on HOW DOGS SNIFF OUT DIABETES

WILCZEK DISCUSSES UNIFICATION OF THE STANDARD MODEL OF PARTICLES

This is an article about physics and the mind, looking ahead 100 years. This was a paper from a talk celebrating the 250th year anniversary of Brown University. Frank Wilczek discusses unification of the standard model of particles (fermions) and forces (bosons) with Einstein's general theory of relativity dealing with gravity. Then he prophecizes about [...]

April 5th, 2016|Publications, Research|0 Comments