Friday, 16 December 2016

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Glossary of Sexual and Romantic Orientation

Asexual Spectrum

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/19/asexual-spectrum_n_3428710.html

http://www.matthewsplace.com/voice/asexual-and-aromantic-vocabulary/

Sunday, 25 September 2016

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Déjà vu

Most of us have had that funny feeling that you have experienced something before, but can't quite place it.

Until now, scientists have been in the dark about the strange phenomenon known as déjà vu, meaning "already seen" in French, but new evidence suggests that not experiencing it could be a sign of health problems.

Researcher Akira O'Connor, from the University of St Andrews, UK, has been exploring the concept of deja vu, and believes it's a way of the brain checking that its memories are correct.

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/health/news/article.cfm?c_id=204&objectid=11696493&ref=rss

cf: https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20127011.400-deja-vu-where-fact-meets-fantasy?full=true

Saturday, 2 July 2016

Voter's politics and his personality

There is a strong relationship between a voter's politics and his personality, according to new research from the University of Toronto.

Researchers at UofT have shown that the psychological concern for compassion and equality is associated with a liberal mindset, while the concern for order and respect of social norms is associated with a conservative mindset.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/06/100609111312.htm

This is too simple and very questionable.

Friday, 17 June 2016

Monday, 13 June 2016

Brownsville - Three Angels

"Now I’ve always been the kind of person that doesn’t like to trespass
but sometimes you just find yourself over the line
Oh if there’s an original thought out there, I could use it right now"

Comment; I don't see any independent thought out there in society, just repeating the same mistakes over and over again.

"Three angels up above the street
Each one playing a horn
Dressed in green robes with wings that stick out"
"The whole earth in progressions seems to pass by
But does anyone hear the music they play ?
Does anyone even try ?"

Saturday, 26 March 2016

Brief Discussion on Inductive/Deductive Profiling

Profiles constructed by the FBI profilers, most private profilers, clinical psychologists, criminologists, and the police routinely draw inferences about, for example, serial murderers and their behaviors based solely on work experience, gut feelings, and the motivation of the offender. This form of deductive profiling is where the profiler assumes one or more facts as self-evident about a crime or offender and then, following work experience and hunches, arrives at other facts commonly called conclusions. Hence, the FBI profiles are deductive rather than inductive. However, some argue that the FBI profiling method is inductive. Broadly, the argument put forth for the FBI method being inductive is, since the FBI relies on data collected from interviews with serial murderers, as a foundation for developing their profiles, then their reasoning must be inductive. The basis for this argument is flawed, because the data collected by the FBI has never been empirically analyzed, or has it been properly organized in a systematic manner so that profilers could refer to it in future. Rather, the information has been passed down over the years based on memories of past experiences and inferences gleaned from the interviews in order to arrive at conclusions about a particular case. To be sure, deductive reasoning is from the general (passed down information) to the specific (case).

http://www.drmauricegodwin.com/inductiveprofiling.html

John Stuart Mill established a distinction between deductive logic, in which we extrapolate from general principles, and inductive logic, in which we draw conclusions from specific cases. Mill maintained that inductive logic is the true basis of knowledge.

Cross reference: http://soredragon.blogspot.co.uk/search?q=inductive