Category Archives: psychology

The Wolf-Children of Midnapore

Physics was one of the first sciences which helped develop the modern “scientific method”. One of the processes in the scientific method involves controlling of variables during an experiment. Performing an experiment in this manner one can possibly find the … Continue reading

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Review of Annihilation: the novel and the movie

 .               Somewhere on my feeds, I came to know about a movie named Annihilation starring Natalie Portman. The review was good, and it mentioned that the movie was based on a book of the same name … Continue reading

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Review of I Am A Strange Loop by Douglas Hofstadter – Part 1

I recently finished I Am A Strange Loop by Douglas Hofstadter. The book is an introduction to the core ideas about self, self-reference, feedback loops and consciousness as  an emergent phenomena. The core question that is considered is What do … Continue reading

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Trump’s Trumpeting Triumph

Election of Donald Trump and Democracy I have two observations to make for the election of Donald Trump to the president’s office in he United States. First there is a certain sense of bewilderment in general public as well as … Continue reading

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Free Press and Democracy

A free press is an essential part of a democratic system. In a society like ours, with its stark inequalities, only a media free of government and corporate pressures can ensure that the voiceless are heard. What we are seeing … Continue reading

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The PhD Octopus

Thus, we at Harvard are proud of the number of candidates whom we reject, and of the inability of men who are not distingues in intellect to pass our tests. This is something the American philosopher and psychologist William James … Continue reading

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The Checkpoint

We choose between competing alternatives when we believe there is a difference that renders one preferable to the other. We pick between alternatives when we are indifferent to the distinctions between them. via The Checkpoint | Boston Review.

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A self referential post for others

This post is for those who are reading this :Post! When you read this post, you will know it is meant for you! You can fool all people for some time. You can fool some people for all the time. … Continue reading

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A Woman’s Snare…

They chatter with one man,Look at another with amorous gestures;And in their minds think of yet another,Who then is loved by a woman? From: Bhartrihari [7th Century] When you read these lines, the immediate thing that you want to do … Continue reading

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Humans as Fermions

Humans as Fermions * The Fermions   Fermions are one set of fundamental particles and the other one are  bosons. The distinguishing factor between bosons and fermions is  that the fermions have half integral spins, whereas the boson have  integral … Continue reading

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