Fairness is a liberal virtue rooted in instinctive aversion to cheating and inequality, but then filtered through prefrontal cognition. Since the spread of Enlightenment values fairness has grown in importance as a virtue, especially for liberals with stronger prefrontal cortices and weaker amygdalas. Fairness finds less support among conservatives for whom respect for authority, ingroup loyalty and disgust/sanctity are more neurologically salient. What impact do social policy and individual practices have on the influence of fairness and cognitive biases?
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|When holidaymakers swarm like antsStuff.co.nzShe says ever since the Rugby World Cup in 2011 and the recent sealing of the only road into the settlement, there’s been a huge rise in ants, and "we’d rather they weren’t here". Namely: freedom campers, motorhome drivers, and tourists renting Otama’s …
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http://ift.tt/eA8V8J Enjoy this week’s stories! ROBOTS: Will Robots Be Able to Help Us Die? Graham Templeton | Motherboard "From robo-assisted suicide to commercial drone use in urban areas, robots will create new… read more
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It is not often that you are obliged to proclaim a much-loved international genius wrong, but in the alarming prediction made recently regarding Artificial Intelligence and the future of humankind, I believe Professor Stephen Hawking is. Well to be precise, being a theoretical physicist — in an echo of Schrödinger’s cat, famously both dead and alive at the same time — I believe the Professor is both wrong and right at the same time.
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|Offense falls short as Ants lose on roadFort Wayne Journal GazetteThe Mad Ants scored their fewest amount of points since opening night and lost 88-79 on Friday night at Canton, Ohio. It was a rare night in which Andre Emmett didn’t lead the Mad Ants in scoring – he had 18 points on 6-of-17 shooting – as rookie C.J …
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