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The Delusion of Illusion

Why do we believe what we believe? Is the way in which one person believes somehow better than another? Why do we believe things despite evidence to contradict that belief? I’ve always been a fan of the psychology and neuroscience behind the delusion, big or small. So I was intrigued…

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What type of Facebook User are you?

With the current kerfuffle about Facebook making us all huff and sigh, it seemed appropriate to delve a little deeper into who, as Facebook users, we are.  I see Facebook users and their friends to be not unlike Venn diagrams where, although I only have 161 friends, it’s quite amazing…

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The Adventure of Arthur’s Day.

The advent of Arthur’s Day is upon us again. Now in it’s third year, the celebration of Ireland’s most iconic drink and maker has become quite the festival. Events run from ticketed venues with known acts to “susprise guests” at several pubs, and every venue is currently sold out. Although it…

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SpongeBob in trouble after mental function test.

Man, oh man. When I saw the headline from this Wired article (SpongeBob Found to Impair Preschoolers’ Thinking — Should You Be Worried?), I almost cried with joy. At last, I thought, I can voice my deep dislike of the square yellow sponge  by jumping on someone else’s bandwagon. However,…

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The Corporate Hive Mind

It smells really good. Everything is kept very clean, and the light pours through the vast amounts of glass used in the architecture of the building. There are funky couches and little yellow ducks, or there are man sized chess pieces and slides and video games, or DJ turntables and…