Tag: modern civilization
Spreading bad ideas.
How ideas move through academia may depend on where those ideas come from – whether from big-name universities or less prestigious institutions – as much as their quality, a recent study from the University of Colorado Boulder suggests. The new research borrows a page from epidemiology, exploring how ideas might flow from university to university, […]
Sacred mountain. Unholy science.
A mountain which used to be sacred, is for many years now a place for science. Following a protracted legal battle and years long protests that left a state deeply divided, the Hawaii Supreme Court in November 2018 cleared the final legal hurdle for a $1.4 billion telescope project to resume construction atop the Big […]
Inherited strength & Arrogance in religion, science and elsewhere.
Nowadays we often talk about the arrogance of people in various fields. Arrogant scientists do things simply because they can do them, without thinking about the consequences. Arrogant priests are almost celebrating that they quit the church and “moved on”. Arrogant managers in companies behave unacceptably without any empathy for colleagues or customers. And the […]
Against ecology: How eco-friendly behavior can be harmful!
A new theory suggests that we think of our relationship with the environment like a social exchange, leading to the belief that ‘environmentally friendly’ behavior can compensate for ‘harmful’ behavior. And research reveals that thinking like this could have harmful effects on the environment after all. This is because we may believe that ecological behavior […]
HR (lost) wisdom: The toxic culture of ‘Perfectness’ (The Nimitz example)
Society today values being perfect. We seek perfect professionals. We seek perfect companions. We seek perfectness in anything we do. And sure… HR ‘lets go’ of people who are not perfect. The mottos of companies promote excellence and perfectness. Why seek anything else? Would anyone pay for failures? Not the perfect ones! I am sure […]
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