Monthly Archives: Lipanj 2011

Znanstvena otkrića kapetana Scotta? Scientific American magazine

Scott had to choose between staking everything on the pole and persevering with his plan. He persevered. “The proper, as well as the wiser, course for us is to proceed exactly as though this had not happened,” Scott wrote in his diary about Amundsen’s challenge. He doubted that Amundsen’s sled dogs could manage a sprint of hundreds of miles over unknown terrain, but if they did, Scott could not hope to beat them anyway. From the standpoint of history, we can be grateful that he did not abandon research for the pole, because his trip yielded important contributions to science. But this faithfulness to science cost Scott and his team dearly.

Scientific American magazine.

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There Are More Boys Than Girls in China and India: Scientific American

There Are More Boys Than Girls in China and India: Scientific American.

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How Ultrasound Changed the Human Sex Ratio: Scientific American

How Ultrasound Changed the Human Sex Ratio: Scientific American.

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Instead of Student Loans, Investing in Futures – NYTimes.com

Instead of Student Loans, Investing in Futures – NYTimes.com.

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HOW, AND WHEN, TO MAKE A DECISION – More Intelligent Life

 

 

 

Nešto za moje heurističare…

HOW, AND WHEN, TO MAKE A DECISION.

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Variety is confusing in mate choice

Results showed that choosers made fewer proposals (positive dating decisions) at events in which the available dates showed greater variety across such attributes as age, height, occupation and education, and this effect was particularly strong when choosers were confronted with a larger number of opposite-sex speed daters.

Too much of a good thing? Variety is confusing in mate choice.

Još jedan članak na istu temu u koautorstvu Petera Todda: http://www.indiana.edu/~abcwest/pmwiki/pdf/lenton.ieee.2008.pdf

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Power and the Market | The Freeman | Ideas On Liberty

Libertarians look at situations where employees are unhappy yet don’t leave jobs (or where spouses are abused yet don’t leave their relationships) and often too quickly say, “Well, that’s their voluntary choice,” ignoring that the dynamics of the workplace or the family may involve exercises of power that lie outside the realms of politics or physical violence. Rather than ignore non-State forms of power, libertarians should readily acknowledge those realities but then use the items on our list of what the left overlooks to ask what the implications are.  First, the existence of “private” power does not necessarily make “public” power the appropriate solution.

Power and the Market | The Freeman | Ideas On Liberty.

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Michael Lind protiv Nialla Fergusona

Još jedan gadan napad na Fergusona. Valjda u nečemu ima pravo da ga svi (pa čak i inače ozbiljan Michael Lindt) napadaju.

Niall Ferguson and the brain-dead American right.

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Levittovo “načelo kćeri” u politici. Emotion, reason and policy: Thinking liberally about feeling | The Economist

Emotion, reason and policy: Thinking liberally about feeling | The Economist. A članak je polemika s Levittom:

http://www.freakonomics.com/2011/05/09/the-%E2%80%9Cdaughter-test%E2%80%9D-of-government-prohibitions-and-why-im-so-angry-about-the-u-s-internet-poker-crackdown/

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