- Capitalism is Dead. Long Live Transhumanism. –
- Withnail And I Script – transcript from the screenplay and/or Richard E. Grant movie –
- BBC News – World’s Fair: Isaac Asimov’s predictions 50 years on –
- Empathic people are natural targets for sociopaths – protect yourself — Science of the Spirit — Sott.net – The empathy trap: therapists and counselors almost by definition are empathic, to facilitate clients' recovery – but this quality can mean those carers are targets for sociopaths, aided by what Dr Jane & Tim McGregor call "apaths". The first UK article on this cruel sport shows how to identify and thus avoid it.
People targeted by a sociopath often respond with self-deprecating comments like "I was stupid", "what was I thinking" of "I should've listened to my gut instinct". But being involved with a sociopath is like being brainwashed. The sociopath's superficial charm is usually the means by which s/he conditions people.
On initial contact, a sociopath will often test other people's empathy, so questions geared towards discovering if you are highly empathic or not should ring alarm bells. People with a highly empathic disposition are often targeted. Those with lower levels of empathy are often passed over, though they can be drawn in and used by sociopaths as part of their cruel entertainment.
- The War on Reason – Paul Bloom – The Atlantic – Scientists and philosophers argue that human beings are little more than puppets of their biochemistry. Here's why they're wrong.
- The Hollow Tower of South Africa | Vocativ – The new life of Ponte tower in Hillbrow.
- Butterfly – your everyday terminal in your web browser –
- OCW Bookshelf | Open Matters – MIT OpenCourseWare shares the course materials from classes taught on the MIT campus. In most cases, this takes the form of course documents such as syllabi, lecture notes, assignments and exams.
Occasionally, however, we come across textbooks we can share openly. This page provides an index of textbooks (and textbook-like course notes) that can be found throughout the OCW site.