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Sunday, September 2, 2012

Sunday Thinkery

Today's post is strictly things to think about. We don't take time to just think anymore and it's a mission of mine to encourage thought. It's rewarding to take your wits for a walk. So I've mined the Big Think site and dug up some nuggets.

Who wants to live forever?
http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2012/08/when-im-164-how-can-bioscience-push-the-limits-of-lifespan/261814/

Rich people don't need people
http://medicalxpress.com/news/2012-08-affluent-people-chaos.html

Studying intertube junkies
http://www.businessinsider.com/internet-addiction-gene-discovered-2012-8

The vastness of space
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/08/120829144518.htm

Rogue pigs as green trash disposal
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/egypts-garbage-crisis-bedevils-morsi/2012/08/26/6fdfad1e-ec6a-11e1-866f-60a00f604425_story_1.html

Reinventing currency when there's no $
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390443404004577577352038273664.html

How can it be lost when it can't be found?
http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn22205-location-of-the-mind-remains-a-mystery.html

Insight into insights
http://bigthink.com/think-tank/eureka-the-neuroscience-of-creativity-insight?page=all

An economic Bill of Rights?
http://www.fastcoexist.com/1680286/a-new-economic-bill-of-rights-to-create-national-happiness

2 comments:

The Elephant's Child said...

There is sufficient here to ponder for a long, long time. Just a little trawl was educational. Megathanks.

Austan said...

EC- I think I'm going with this format, the thinkery bits on Sunday, and scatter the news and nonsense thru the weekdays. Once a week is enough to crowd one's mind, no?