The Weird Wide Web 28 Jun 2007 05:51 pm
These are my links for June 18th through June 28th:
- Brides Against Breast Cancer – Because, really, what the hell am I going to do with that wedding dress?
- The Unreliability of Naive Introspection – Eric Schwitzgebel – “We are prone to gross error, even in favorable circumstances of extended reflection, about our own ongoing conscious experience, our current phenomenology. Even in this apparently privileged domain, our self-knowledge is faulty and untrustworthy.”
- ‘Tis the Season (for the last of the big summer BBQs and family reunions) | Gristmill: The environmental news blog – Lemon Ice Cream with Warm Blackberry Sauce. Yes, please.
- At Home Depot, How Green Is That Chainsaw? – New York Times – “Green, after all, has become the new ‘new and improved,’ a label so widely used that many environmental groups, while lauding the heightened interest of consumers, now dismiss many of the efforts as greenwash.”
- Dendle et al., Complications of Bikini Wax – “Extensive pubic hair removal is now common among young adults… However, the infectious risks of these practices, particularly among immunosuppressed individuals, are often underappreciated.” NSFW, life-threatening infection, horrible details, ick, gah.
- How children lost the right to roam in four generations | the Daily Mail – Whereas great-grandpa George walked six miles to go fishing when he was eight, little Edward isn’t allowed to go more than 300 yards from home without supervision.
- The Moral Obligation to be Intelligent revisited – Part I [The Situationist] – “First the bad news. There are known and established limits on the human ability to introspect and know… The bounds on rationality, the very ones that keep us from being smart, also keep us from being good.”
- “The Moral Obligation To Be Intelligent,” by John Erskine – “The disposition to consider intelligence a peril is an old Anglo-Saxon inheritance… [It is assumed that] the mind and heart are rival buckets in the well of truth, inexorably balanced — full mind, starved heart — stout heart, weak head.”