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    We Learn Faster When Our Choices Aren't Forced / Influenced

    One of the most popular quotes by Peat states that "The attempt to steer a person can make it hard for them to move, because it inactivates their own guidance system". While he said it in the context of authoritarian systems designed to force/elicit specific actions from people, I have long...
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    Playfulness, Novelty, And Leisure Are Vital For Progress And True Knowledge

    About a year ago I made a post arguing that leisure, desire, playfulness and relaxation are vital for learning and knowledge. Leisure And Desire Required For Intelligence, Knowledge And Progress The study below now argues that unstructured play similar to the way children play is absolutely...
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    People With More Intellectual Humility Have Superior (general) Knowledge

    A really good study, which may suggest the arrogant "experts" running society are probably a lot less knowledgeable and wise then they would have us believe. The study is also potentially a corroboration of the Dunning-Kruger Effect. So, it looks like it is better to be surrounded by humble...
  4. haidut

    The Brain Is Not A Computer - Does Not Process/store Information, Memories, Knowledge

    A really great article that not only makes a major argument against the success of AI as implemented in digital computers, but also calls into question the mainstream approach to neuroscience. Even neuroscience currently views the brain as little more than "wetware" - a biological CPU...
  5. haidut

    Hobbies Trump Science

    ...at least when it comes to learning highly sophisticated, life-saving surgical skills, which in my opinion makes the thread title that much more valid. In fact, I would make the sweeping generalization that it applies to all science and that one of the reasons we are currently in a scientific...
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    Leisure And Desire Required For Intelligence, Knowledge And Progress

    As many of you know, back in the 1970s Peat established something called Blake College in Mexico. Its goal was to provide an environment for true learning, free form the the constraints and dogmatism of modern academia driven by commercial and political interests. In one of his articles, Peat...
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    Neanderthals Used Salicylic Acid And Antibiotics More Than 50,000 Years Ago

    So, these folks were not quite the "dumb cavemen" popular culture and TV "scientific" shows describe them as. I wonder if they discovered the beneficial effects of these substances themselves or acquired them from other ancient civilizations purported to have existed 80,000 - 100,000 years ago...
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