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Comment Zodiac (Score 1) 215

I'm curious how this would apply to the Zodiac case. Oh wait, it doesn't:

* He used symbols in communication.
* Voice recognition didn't solve the case.
* DNA evidence didn't solve the case.
* Copycats functioned as noise, might've even given him credit.

Comment Re:In response to the "wasteofmoney" tag (Score 1) 106

The idea that research into human behavior will result in using that research to promote "better" behavior feels pretty optimistic. Perhaps I gravitate toward the negative, but in my experience, that's often enough not what happens with information.
Have a look toward the effects of Edward Bernays (a nephew of Freud) influence on American society...

"Everybody is talking about the weather but nobody does anything about it." -- Mark Twain