October 12th, 2013

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всякая всячина (англ.)

  1. Should we stop believing Malcolm Gladwell?

    Why, yes, yes we should.

    (see also: The pseudo-profundity of Malcolm Gladwell)

  2. I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That) - what is the "that" that he won't do? A redditor explains.

  3. The Philosopher's Annual: a pick of 12 best articles in philosophy every year.

    "In analytic philosophy" would be more accurate.

  4. Psychologists deem Freud's psychoanalytic theories to be outdated, so why do literary scholars still use them?

    Some insightful remarks in the discussion, e.g. "The lingering importance of psychoanalysis: lots of little stuff, but the big one is talk therapy. The notion that using language might help a person to overcome a mental disease was just astonishingly weird, pre-Freud."

  5. @HardSciFiMovies - a very funny Twitter account.

    "A spider is irradiated by a particle accelerator at a science exhibit, and bites one of the students. The student is given a Band-Aid."

    "A scientist is trapped on an alien mothership with nothing but his Apple Powerbook. He is unable to connect to the alien computer system."

    "A scientist develops a revolutionary new compound capable of curing cancer, of one type, in about 50% of the early-stage patients."

  6. Virgins that are 40 years old or older, what is life like?

    One the more interesting recent AskReddits. Many stories, of different kinds, not only from >40 year olds.