Thursday, August 12, 2010

Monday, August 09, 2010

Reason Has Nothing To Do With Reality

"We like to believe that the gift of human reason lets us think like scientists, so that our conscious thoughts lead us closer to the truth. But here’s the paradox: all that reasoning and confabulation can often lead us astray, so that we end up knowing less about what jams/cars/jelly beans we actually prefer. So here’s my new metaphor for human reason: our rational faculty isn’t a scientist – it’s a talk radio host."

(via Jonah Lehrer's We Are All Talk Radio Hosts, now at Wired Science)

Sunday, August 01, 2010

"Renn, wenn du kannst" im Kino

Go and check out "Renn, wenn du kannst" (Run, if you can) in the movies - a great new young intelligent funny political entertaining German movie by Dietrich Br├╝ggemann.