18 MAR 2012 by ideonexus

 Ignorance Begets Confidence

Ignorance Begets Confidence > Additional Support/Evidence > Dunning–Kruger effect
Darwin said it, Dunning-Kruger proved it.
29 JUN 2011 by ideonexus

 How Society Invents Syndroms

The Invention of \"Insufficient Milk Syndrom\" > Similarity > Social Norms and Psychological Disorders
As cultural norms change, medical science creates new disorders with which to diagnose people. Two examples given here are "Insufficient Milk Syndrom" in mothers during the invention of bottle-feeding and "Social Anxiety Disorder" in an age when extroversion is valued.
21 MAR 2011 by ideonexus

 Religious Differences

The Narcissism of Minor Differences > Example/Illustration > Minor Religious Differences and Heresay
Emo Philip's clever joke echoing Sigmund Freud's "Narcissism of Minor Differences" observation.
23 JAN 2011 by ideonexus

 Perspectives on Online Attention

Attention is the Fundamental Literacy > Comparison > Smaller Fragments of Information Command Attention
Kevin Kelly and Howard Rheingold discuss managing their attention spans in the online world.