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"Every system that we build will surprise us with new kinds of flaws until those machines become clever enough to conceal their faults from us."
-Cognitive scientist Marvin Minsky
It’s the day after Thanksgiving, and soon enough Christmas trees, menorahs, Kwanzaa candelabras and nativity scenes will be dotting public buildings and squares in cities and towns across the United States. In Brooklyn, the orthodox Jewish group known as Chabad will erect “the world’s largest ...
Banks and credit unions have found a new way to lure customers: for each deposit made, enter them in a lottery that pays out cash prizes.
The works of abstract expressionist painter Jackson Pollock are providing physicists with insight into the working of non-Newtonian fluid dynamics more than a half-century after the artists death.
Black Friday is a symbol of American over-consumption and classist judgement. It's a good thing that retailers want to do away with the event.
We often can’t rely on ourselves to act rationally (or prudently). We know this, but influential social science models have a bad habit of ignoring it. We evolved to frequently act without “deciding.” We are habit-formers and habit-farmers.
"I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual. It is surprising how contented one can be with nothing definite - only a sense of existence."
This may come as a shock to some Americans, but the Thanksgiving we celebrate on the 4th Thursday of November isn't the only holiday of its kind in the world.
There is a tiny, miniscule, itsy-bitsy minority of American families of which every member of the group enjoys a contentious debate at the Thanksgiving table. Chances are that your family isn't one of them, so instead of being a loudmouth try to talk about more neutral subjects.