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Hey Boys, Hey Girls, Here We Grow!
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Post No.: 0560   Furrywisepuppy says:   As far as we can currently tell, there seem to be no fundamental neurological or structural differences between the brains of newborn boys and girls, thus some people contest whether gender identities are … Read More

Question Even the Numbers
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Post No.: 0559   Furrywisepuppy says:   We usually think that qualitative information is always subjective or vague (e.g. ‘the dog smells like a rower’s armpit’) whilst quantitative information, involving numbers, is always objective or definite (e.g. ‘the dog measures … Read More

Treating Each Individual as an Individual
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Post No.: 0558   Fluffystealthkitten says:   Furrywisepuppy has covered a lot about the problem of racism already, such as in Post No.: 0516, but I want to share what I think too because clearly more still needs to be … Read More

Grief and Coping with Loss
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Post No.: 0557   Furrywisepuppy says:   The purported 5 states of grief are denial/isolation, anger, bargaining/regret, depression and acceptance – but this is only a rough guide and isn’t the same for everybody. Not everyone goes through these steps … Read More

But the Question is, is it Art?
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Post No.: 0556   Furrywisepuppy says:   What is art? Well Marcel Duchamp was arguably the first to blatantly demonstrate that it’s contextual – stick a urinal in an art gallery setting and suddenly it’s considered art(!) Some, though, will … Read More

Appearance and Sexual Attraction
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Post No.: 0555   Fluffystealthkitten says:   We tend to see that, as the basic necessities become easier to secure within a country, as the environment and life becomes less tough – people gradually dedicate more time towards their own … Read More

The Pernicious Nature of Pre-Trial Publicity
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Post No.: 0554   Furrywisepuppy says:   If someone puts up, on social media, a picture of a random stranger with the caption ‘rapist’ and a short story about what he/she allegedly did – too many people who come across … Read More

Anorexia, Bulimia and Binge Eating Disorders
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Post No.: 0553   Furrywisepuppy says:   Some quirky eating rituals are normal, such as the order you choose to eat the food on your plate. Well really, the immediate culture decides what rituals are considered ‘normal’, such as eating … Read More

The Ascendancy of Algorithms
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Post No.: 0552   Furrywisepuppy says:   When it comes to making predictions, algorithms – at least decent ones, that have been trained with sufficiently accurate and complete datasets if machine learning – beat or do no worse than the … Read More

The Evolution from Religious to Secular Institutions
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Post No.: 0551   Furrywisepuppy says:   The belief in an afterlife can provide one with existential security and a sense of immortality, which is comforting. But afterlives can serve a double-duty – you could go to heaven… but you … Read More

Autonomous Vehicles and the Trolley Problem
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Post No.: 0550   Furrywisepuppy says:   With ever-advancing technologies, the fleshy human meatbag will increasingly become the limiting factor. For example, vehicles could potentially drive at much higher average speeds on the roads safely… as long as every single … Read More

How We Come to Our Decisions
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Post No.: 0549   Furrywisepuppy says:   During decision conflicts, different cognitive networks are competing with each other – for example, reason versus emotion, satisfying our present versus our future desires, reading the word or the colour of the word … Read More

Canine and Feline Breeds and Traits
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Post No.: 0548   Fluffystealthkitten says:   Oh my God we’re back again!   Furrywisepuppy says:   Brothers, sisters, everybody sing.   …Erm wait, what are we doing?   Fluffystealthkitten says:   We’ve got another dog and cat post, that’s … Read More

The Need for Pioneering Investment in an Economy
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Post No.: 0547   Fluffystealthkitten says:   Urbanisation and land rights were explored in Post No.: 0487 in this multi-post analysis on how countries tend to economically develop. Here we’ll continue to examine industrialisation a little further, with a focus … Read More

Let’s Perform Some Random Acts of Kindness!
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Post No.: 0546   Furrywisepuppy says:   For most people, kindness feels intrinsically rewarding because kindness is evolutionarily necessary in order to help raise children. It’s a key part of reciprocal altruism, as well as sexual selection i.e. kindness is … Read More

Sometimes You Need to Delegate
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Post No.: 0545   Furrywisepuppy says:   For some of us, we can too frequently behave like stressed-out, over-worked ‘control freaks’ when we’d be better off if we had the boldness to delegate some tasks to others. This might mean … Read More

Conservative Neophobia and Liberal Neophilia
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Post No.: 0544   Fluffystealthkitten says:   In many situations, there’s a tension between wanting to protect one’s own individual interests and cooperating or sharing for the greater good, such as wanting to pay less in taxes but understanding that … Read More

The Flaws of the Traditional Job Interview Process
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Post No.: 0543   Furrywisepuppy says:   Since most people are biased in thinking they’re great judges of character and honesty – job interviewers think that if they just spend a few minutes with someone, they can predict exactly what … Read More

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