I was reading a book recently, Disciple of the Dog, and one sentence jumped out at me: “… you remember only what confirms your assumptions.” I did a couple of searches and came across a fascinating article in Wikipedia entitled “Confirmation bias”. It explains much of what is behind the quote. … Continue reading →
For some reason flatulence is intrinsically funny. It’s just methane gas, but kids wet themselves laughing about it, the internet’s full of jokes about it and comedians make a living from it. The Roman Emperor Elagabulus used a whoopee cushion to amuse his guests at his dinner parties, and they’ve sold … Continue reading →
While I was reading some articles on climate change this morning, the phrase “climate refugee” popped into my head. At first I thought it might be an original idea. But Google proved me wrong again.