ATLANTA — Shocking as it may seem, U.S. government doctors once thought it was fine to experiment on disabled people and prison inmates. Such experiments included giving hepatitis to mental patients in Connecticut, squirting a pandemic flu virus up the noses of prisoners in Maryland, and injecting cancer cells into chronically ill people at a New York hospital. više…
Monthly Archives: Veljača 2011
Živimo u frivolnoj epohi. Ein Gespräch mit dem Philosophen Peter Sloterdijk über die Finanzmarktkrise.
As budgets shrink and tuitions rise, a recent report from the National Center for Education Statistics shows how public, private and for-profit institutions are spending their money. Check out the expense breakdown of four year public institutions in 2009, and compare it with that of two- and less-than-two year institutions. See how private colleges and universities spend their money here.
early in the 21st century, we are losing our understanding and appreciation of immigration as an integral part of the American Dream. Why have immigration issues become so politically radioactive? The real and growing security risks to our nation and the economic competition we face, particularly from emerging economies, color our perception. Yet, despite the incendiary rhetoric about immigration, it has always been true — and is still true — that the benefits of immigration significantly outweigh the risks. For just one example, with an aging population, we face the prospect of a labor force that is too small. Immigrants can help
How To Waste A $200 Million Federal Grant In Ten Years, Eric Falkenstein, Business Insider. I oni znaju.
By Wray Herbert Border Bias and Our Perception of Risk: Scientific American. Our mental maps of risk and safety rely too heavily on imaginary boundaries.
Ljudi doživljavaju imaginarne (političke) granice na zemljopisnim kartama kao zaštitu (recimo od radioaktivnosti).
Unnatural: the Heretical Idea of Making People By Philip Ball Reviewed by John Gray – 10 February 2011 New Statesman – Unnatural: the Heretical Idea of Making People. Nakon mreža i katedrale u Chartresu, nova knjiga Philipa Balla – o kloniranju, a recenzira je politolog John Gray. Ballov tekst o strahu od kloniranja iz New Scientista vidi ovdje.
“What do we learn when we diagnose genius?” By Stefany Anne Golberg – The Smart Set: The Doctors and the Divine – February 15, 2011.
Kako dijagnosticirati genija? (Uglavnom o Chopinu i George Sand, ali potom i o umjetničkim halucinacijama).
Nastavak istraživanja heuristika neurološkim sredstvima…