Just some freaking updates!

Those of you who read this regularly will be pleased that there have been some updates around the blog. I don’t mean updates in the sense that there have been new posts (though there have been lots). I mean updates in the sense the blog is now much more attractive looking!

Do you like the new design? I found a much nicer theme, and added a header.

Furthermore, I have added links to a Facebook, Twitter and the RSS feed for the blog. Facebook and Twitter are automatically updated with all of the new posts and whatnot, so you’ll never miss a bit. They are also the best way to get in touch with me about anything, or to submit any interesting articles that you found or wrote! 

Let me know what you think of all of this in the comments!

Love,

Max 

Problems with Neuropolitics

Nature has a great post about the latest fad in neurology:

After the likes of neuroaesthetics and neuromarketing, the newest of these fads seems to be neuropolitics. This is the idea that political viewpoints and standings are somehow tied to the fundamentals of human biology, and brain imaging techniques can provide a means through which we can figure out what parts of the brain are politically relevant.

Read here

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More about Sam Harris and Profiling

I have written about Sam Harris and his argument about the TSA profiling the travelers to be more tight with those who ‘look like terrorists’. The internet was outraged by what mr Harris has written.

Turns out that he is happy to be proved wrong, and so has provided with an opportunity for a rebuttal  on his website. The opposition is Bruce Schneier, who is a highly-respected expert on security who has written for The New York Times, The Economist, The Guardian, Forbes, Wired, Nature, The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, The Boston Globe, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Washington Post, and other major publications. (List of credentials from Sam Harris’ blog).

The post is excellent in its depth, and makes important observations about terrorists that Harris seems to not have considered in his original article.

Check out the article here 

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Introduction to Foucault

The Global Perambulator has a great introduction to Foucault on his blog. He is thorough and accessible in discussing the key concepts and ideas in the french thinkers thought. I highly suggest you check it out if you ever wanted a primer on this extremely important philosopher.

Go here to read it.