Saturday, September 11, 2010
Thursday, September 9, 2010
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Nearly two centuries ago, the Jewish poet Heinrich Heine wrote, "Those who begin by burning books will end by burning people."
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
When Outside the Box Isn't Outside Enough: Pseudo-Creativity and the Brain's Love of Washington DC Politics
That is, the brain's reality of information processing, especially when we are hard pressed for creative solutions to perplexing problems, like the urgency for economic revival. And believe it or not, being an Independent does not make any difference either. We are all susceptible to illusions around our decision making, no matter the party designation. So what follows is an exploration of the limitations of creative brainstorming that lies outside party politics and has the brain laughing that it has effectively diverted the attention off to the warring parties.
Beware. What is about to follow has nothing to do with being a Republican or a Democrat and yet has everything to do with the reality of Washington D.C. and the world as we know it.Read more at www.huffingtonpost.com
Monday, September 6, 2010
Sunday, September 5, 2010
Written by Pat Jordan, a contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine. I liked the style, research, and take on the story.
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Which was the beginning of the William Shatner character. Shatner said: “Then that character was foisted on me by people like yourself in the press. It’s your fault!” Shatner complained that he never recognizes himself in any articles written about him. I said that’s because he gives writers the wrong answers. We riffed, playing the egomaniacal writer and the clueless actor. I asked him a long convoluted question. He put on an innocent expression and said, “I just act because I like it.” Wrong answer, I said. He looked chastised and said: “Really? What should I say?” I told him. He said, “Let’s try again.” He repeated verbatim what I told him, then added, “Better?”