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Simulations Reveal How White Lies Glue Society Together And Black Lies Create Diversity | MIT Technology Review

Simulations Reveal How White Lies Glue Society Together And Black Lies Create Diversity | MIT Technology Review | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
Evolutionary biologists have long thought that lying ought to destroy societies. Now computational anthropologists have shown that nothing could be further from the truth.
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Iñiguez  reports that the greatest diversity occurs when there is a certain amount of deception. In that case, white lies strengthen ties while black lies weaken them and this tension allows diversity to flourish. “The results of our study suggest that not all lies are bad or necessarily socially destructive; in fact, it seems that some lies may even enhance the cohesion of the society as a whole and help to create links with other people,” say Iñiguez and co.

 
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Thinking machine: an interview with Daniel Dennett | Rationalist Association

Thinking machine: an interview with Daniel Dennett | Rationalist Association | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
With his new book Daniel Dennett provides both a valuable toolkit for good thinking, and a reminder that for him philosophy is a contact sport. Caspar Melville meets him
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from the article/book reviewer: "Every student, every thinking person, would benefit hugely from his avuncular advice on how to spot bad arguments, how to construct good ones and the difference between the two."

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Why Bill Nye Debated Creationist Ken Ham

Why Bill Nye Debated Creationist Ken Ham | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
How to watch the debate and why scientists are mad.
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