Tag Archives: xkcd

Beautiful orchid cartoon!

There’s a blog post title you don’t see that often… This – http://www.xkcd.com/1259/

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Camus meets the Terminator…

From here And there’s this too – https://dwighttowers.wordpress.com/2011/02/10/schwarzenegger-ends-term-as-governor-lowers-himself-into-molten-metal/

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Leading us all astray?

Thanks to the readers who have added very useful comments and links below my “How little we learn” post.  There’s more to come (including some recently published books on the topic), but this cartoon below from xkcd was in my … Continue reading

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Google Plus cartoon

This is hilarious. (original here)

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Any analogy must be an approximation…

more genius from xkcd.com…

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Storming Plato’s Cave!

I, along with a gazillion other people, love xkcd.

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Ayn Rand, Georges Perec and Star Wars

Which isn’t a title you see every day. An old joke, apparently, but a good ‘un. There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old’s life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish … Continue reading

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Cartoon: illusory superiority

“Sheeple” is the title of this brilliant cartoon from xkcd. Here’s the font of all reliable knowledge, wikipedia… Illusory superiority is a cognitive bias that causes people to overestimate their positive qualities and abilities and to underestimate their negative qualities, … Continue reading

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