True False Confessions

Would you admit guilt for something you didn’t do, just because someone accused you? What if they told you they had video? In a recently published Applied Cognitive Psychology study, working with a large group of people, all of whom had done nothing wrong, 100% admitted guilt when told there was video evidence of them stealing – or were…
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230?

Have you heard the big buzz about the awesome new Volt EREV scheduled to come out next year? Chances are if you’ve heard about it, it hasn’t been with a positive spin. I’ve heard about it on NPR, where its not-yet-EPA-verified 230 miles per gallon claims were questioned, and on a few marketing sites critiquing the…
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This Monty Python skit

This Monty Python skit on the Argument Clinic somehow reminds me of projects being implemented regardless of the input, advice or opposition of those they affect. Seeing this – well, it puts a whole different emphasis on the importance of change management. Or maybe it’s just a profession only a lawyer could love… (Source: http://www.youtube.com/)…
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Mind Control?

Vaughan at Mind Hacks has a new post reminiscent of your favorite sci-fi films. Indeed, many world governments are now ordering weapons systems incorporating artificial intelligence.  Maybe you don’t get the blue screen of death quite as often as I do, but this gives it a whole new meaning. In South Africa a software problem with a robot canon carried…
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