“Theory is when you understand everything, but nothing works.”
“Practice is when everything works, but nobody understands why.”
“At this station, theory and practice are united, so nothing works and nobody understands why.”
"They found a strong link between utilitarian answers to moral dilemmas (push the fat guy off the bridge) and personalities that were psychopathic, Machiavellian or tended to view life as meaningless."
4. Eurozone timeline. What could possibly go wrong?
Juncker: Of course. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.
SPIEGEL: Apparently you don't take it very seriously. More than two weeks ago, you denied a
A lot of studies have used patents as a proxy for innovation. In a lot of ways that makes sense, because the basic idea of patents is to give the inventor intellectual property for an invention.
Prediction markets are useful. They give us a way to determine what the market is pricing in about any number of events. With the 2012 campaign starting, it will be one of the easiest ways for a casual observer to avoid the noise and see who people think is actually going to win. Intrade is pricing in a victory for the democrats in 2012 at 60%, and for Republicans at 38%. They are also pricing in a 1.5% chance of another party winning, which considering which party is more likely to fracture may partially explain why the chances for Republicans are so low.