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.

Posted in Language

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

Posted in Politics, Science, Society Tagged with: ,

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/

Posted in Humor, Poetry, Programming Tagged with: ,