Up Up Down Down Left Right Left Right B A START

Here’s a meme that came my way through Facebook (thanks Tiffany!): ¬†Go to Newsweek and press the following arrow keys in succession Up Up Down Down Left Right Left Right and then the letters B A and ENTER” (you know, like it’s still 1991 and you’re playing CONTRA on Nintendo and you want to be [Read More...]

“Reason As Memetic Immune Disorder”

Phil Goetz has one of the best blog posts I’ve ever read and it deserves to be read in its entirety. Here are the main points and a couple of key points of application to whet your appetite: You may have noticed that people who convert to religion after the age of 20 or so [Read More...]

The Evolutionary Advantages And Present Disadvantages Of Our Conformist Minds

John Wilkins has a good post on the value of our minds’ readinesses to defer to authorities from an evolutionary standpoint: The evolutionary justification for this is, of course the following: if evolution were a designer, trying to ensure that thinking beings learned and knew what they had to to survive, a cheaper rule than [Read More...]


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