It’s well known and well covered. It’s called the Backfire Effect. In short, when a person is presented with facts which contradict their beliefs, the person will dig in their heels and disregard the facts.
— Read on m.slashdot.org/story/385448
“What really interested me is the way smart contracts work, nobody could get into the middle,” Snowden said. “The most important part of this space is it allows us to recapture some of our liberty that we’ve lost over the last 15 years. Liberty is freedom from permission.”
DeFi at the core
Last month, a Singapore investor bought a digital artwork for $69 million. Since the art does not have a physical form, it cannot appear in a usual museum.
Scheffer and colleagues suspect slowly accumulating social tensions – like wealth inequality, racial injustice, and general unrest – wore away at social cohesion until all it took was a bit more pressure from another drought to tip them over the edge. This appears to have happened to the Pueblo peoples around 700, 900, and 1140 CE.
— Read on www.sciencealert.com/over-and-over-again-rising-social-tension-preceded-collapses-of-pueblo-societies/amp
Nobody expects some of these facts.
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As cryptocurrencies move further into the mainstream, it’s likely that governments and other regulators will turn their attention to the industry’s carbon footprint. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, however.
Mike Colyer, CEO of Foundry, a blockchain financing provider, believes that cryptomining can support the global transition to renewable energy. More specifically, he believes that clustering cryptomining facilities near renewable energy projects can mitigate a common issue: an oversupply of electricity.
— Read on www.visualcapitalist.com/visualizing-the-power-consumption-of-bitcoin-mining/
The experiment found, unexpectedly, that a very high proportion of subjects would fully obey the instructions, albeit reluctantly. Milgram first described his research in a 1963 article in the Journal of Abnormal and Social Psychology and later discussed his findings in greater depth in his 1974 book, Obedience to Authority: An Experimental View.
— Read on en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milgram_experiment
The constellation Orion is visible throughout the world and is one of the most obvious examples.
While the ancient Greeks saw a determined hunter in the face of a charging bull, with club and shield in hand, in the Southern Hemisphere, a much more ancient group of Aboriginal Australians known as the Wiradjuri see their ancestral creator Baiame, wielding a shield and boomerang.
— Read on www.sciencealert.com/there-s-something-fundamentally-human-in-the-constellations-of-ancient-cultures/amp
Chemical memory in plants affects chances of offspring survival. (2020). Warwick.Ac.Uk. https://warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/pressreleases/chemical_memory_in