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Comment: Thank God we have Gladwell's 2 cents (Score 1) 423

by Zlotnick (#44226917) Attached to: Malcolm Gladwell On Culture and Airplane Crashes

Now he can tell us why we should turn back regulation on smoking and give big banks even more money.

http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2012/06/malcolm-gladwell-unmasked-a-look-into-the-life-work-of-americas-most-successful-propagandist.html

And what a crock -- that Koreans would crash a plane because of a respect of hierarchy. This is just racist. Sorry, I take that back. It's just stupid.

Comment: Re:GATTACA (Score 1) 643

by Zlotnick (#43898433) Attached to: SCOTUS Says DNA Collection Permissible After Arrest

The police have 48 hours to charge you with a crime after your arrest.

You can be charged with resisting arrest, but you can't be arrested for resisting arrest (you're already under arrest).

Besides, arresting officers don't make the charges -- especially before/during arrest. They need to poke around in your stuff to find (or plant) drugs or something else that will stick, or hang you with your own words in the interrogation.

Comment: Re:Onion (Score 1) 111

by Zlotnick (#39296625) Attached to: The Tech Behind James Cameron's Trench-Bound Submarine

Because then you wouldn't have had the scene where the audience gets to see the whales transported to the tanks.

To which you might say -- why didn't they just use shields to hold the water/whale solution in place?

To which I say that's not a very interesting time-travelly solution, and smacks of the "reverse the polarity and run it through the deflector beam" panacea.

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+ - Humans are Nicer Than We Think->

Submitted by derekmead
derekmead (2466858) writes "While everyone’s always waxing like Lord Tennyson about nature being “red in tooth and claw,” neuroscience and psychology are quietly telling us that we may be innately nicer than we think. Sure, we’re not cuddly little bunny rabbits, but many lines of evidence over the past few decades have pointed toward some distinctly physical underpinning of basic morality and aversion to violence, implying that humans (and probably many other animals to) have a strong built-in “try-not-to-punch-that-dude” mechanism.

A recent study published in the journal Emotion, by psychologists Fiery Cushman, Allison Gaffey, Kurt Gray, and Wendy Mendes, provides some further evidence for the link, as the authors put it, “between the body and moral decision-making processes.”"

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