Random Brain Waves Save Free Will? - http://dia.so/jk -
> A new paper adds to the perennial free will debate, by casting doubt on the famous Libet experiment.
> Back in 1983, neuroscientists led by Benjamin Libet found that, about two seconds before someone presses a button ‘of their own free will’, a negative electrical potential – dubbed the Readiness Potential (RP) – began to build up in the cortex. Their EEG study showed that the brain seemed to have ‘decided’ before the conscious mind did – bad news for free will.
> Since then, the meaning of the RP has been extensively debated. But the new study by Han-Gue Jo and colleagues of Freiburg makes a strong case that the “RP” is not really a ‘thing’ at all.
> They say that, in the two seconds before a button press, you see both negative and positive _changes, in roughly equal numbers. There are slightly more negative ones, so on average, there is a small negative “RP”, but _only on average.
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Sauropod Slideshow: How Big? How Tall? And How Did It Happen? | Brad Balukjian - http://dia.so/gB -
> The long-necked sauropod dinosaurs are perhaps the most culturally iconic prehistoric animals, appearing in everything from Flintstones cartoons to the Sinclair gas station logo. The first live dinosaur glimpsed by the paleontologists in Jurassic Park was a sauropod, just as the first animated dinosaur — Gertie (Winsor McCay’s classic Gertie the Dinosaur) — was a sauropod. Every parent knows Brontosaurus, and every kid knows that it’s now called Apatosaurus. Some of the most awe-inspiring skeletons at a natural history museum are the sauropods.
The Borgia World Map: 1410 - 1458
> The famous Borgia world map, extant in the Biblioteca Vaticana, is engraved on two copper plates riveted together to form a circle 63 cm in diameter, with color rubbed in the engraved channels (nielli). The parts, which in the impression appear black, were in the original filled up with a melted substance, for the most part brown, but where ship’s sails are represented, white, and for flames, red. Nothing is known about its origin except that it was purchased in Portugal by Cardinal Stefano Borgia in 1794. Like other medieval cartographic specimens, the Borgia map has a limited geographical interest; and like other maps from this era, it is a treasure trove of information regarding the historical significance of all areas of the known world.
Oh pero que p*ta sorpresa!, los ricos roban y engañan más que los pobres!, yo habría pensado que nos decían la verdad cuando decían que, después de todo, nosotros “tenemos necesidad”.