The “Filter Bubble” that Makes us Biased


2706701983_dc3d66fb8a_b-worldtruth‘The danger is that it can polarise populations creating potentially harmful divisions in society.’

‘Much social research shows that people prefer to receive information that they agree with instead of information that challenges their beliefs. This problem is compounded when social networks recommend content based on what users already like and on what people similar to them also like.

‘This the filter bubble—being surrounded only by people you like and content that you agree with…’
filter bubble

Bertrand Russell’s 10 Commandments of Teaching
Everyone who makes contact with others is a teacher, whether the person likes it or not. We teach just by our actions alone. But teaching is a double-edged sword. What we teach could benefit others long after we’re dead. Or what we teach erroniously could damage eternally.

If you like satires and sarcasms, Russell is a great read

‘British philosopher, mathematician, historian, and social critic Bertrand Russell endures as one of the most intellectually diverse and influential thinkers in modern history, his philosophy of religion in particular having shaped the work of such modern atheism champions as Christopher Hitchens, Daniel Dennett, and Richard Dawkins.’

“Perhaps the essence of the Liberal outlook could be summed up in a new decalogue, not intended to replace the old one but only to supplement it. The Ten Commandments that, as a teacher, I should wish to promulgate, might be set forth as follows:…”
(I only included 3 of his commandments as teasers)
Do not feel absolutely certain of anything.
Do not think it worth while to proceed by concealing evidence, for the evidence is sure to come to light.
Never try to discourage thinking for you are sure to succeed.
see rest of commandments here

Automatic Geographical Placing Aids memory
Memories Are ‘Geotagged’ With Spatial Information
‘Using a video game in which people navigate through a virtual town delivering objects to specific locations, a team of neuroscientists from the University of Pennsylvania and Freiburg University has discovered how brain cells that encode spatial information form “geotags” for specific memories and are activated immediately before those memories are recalled.

‘Their work shows how spatial information is incorporated into memories and why remembering an experience can quickly bring to mind other events that happened in the same place.

“‘These findings provide the first direct neural evidence for the idea that the human memory system tags memories with information about where and when they were formed and that the act of recall involves the reinstatement of these tags,” said Michael Kahana, professor of psychology in Penn’s School of Arts and Sciences…’
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The History Of Medical Industry Corruption
How did the US medical industry get to where it is today?

First of all note that it’s called an “industry” and 90% of the focused talk about it takes place on financial news shows.

The “Health Care Industry” is considered a good investment, a growth market, but one talks about whether it’s helping people get healthier or sicker.

The same people who corrupted Congress, the news media, and academia, also had a conscious program to take over medicine.
Here’s the history of how they did it.
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