Month: March 2015

Perception of Blue is a Recent Skill

No one could see the color blue until modern times. I’ve always suspected that our language affects how we see the world, and this is a great example.

Our beliefs resist new facts

Mother Jones has a really interesting article on how our beliefs block new information: Pre-existing beliefs, far more than new facts, skew our thoughts. Feelings arise before conscious thoughts and color them. Confirmation bias gives more weight to facts that

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Encode your IP as a haiku

How eccentric and cool: http://gabrielmartin.net/projects/hipku/ There’s also a Python port:¬†http://pyhipku.lord63.com/

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