Daily Archives: September 17, 2017

Regret ‘improves children’s decision-making’…

Date: September 17, 2017

01) Regret ‘improves children’s decision-making’

02) Do Children Who Experience Regret Make Better Decisions? A Developmental Study of the Behavioral Consequences of Regret

“A study has found regret plays a “crucial role in helping children to make better decisions”.

The research involved 326 Northern Ireland schoolchildren.

This study is entitled: Do children who experience regret make better decisions? A developmental study of the behavioural consequences of regret.

‘Much-maligned emotion’

It found that by the age of six, only some children are able to experience regret, but those who do learn to make better decisions.”

Waking Up With Sam Harris – Friend & Foe with Maajid Nawaz…

Date: September 17, 2017

01) Waking Up With Sam Harris – Friend & Foe with Maajid Nawaz

“In this episode of the Waking Up podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Maajid Nawaz about the Southern Poverty Law Center, Robert Spencer, Keith Ellison, moderate Muslims, Shadi Hamids notion of Islamic exceptionalism, the migrant crisis in Europe, foreign interventions, Trump, Putin, Obamas legacy, and other topics.

Maajid Nawaz is a counter-extremist, author, columnist, broadcaster and Founding Chairman of Quilliam a globally active organization focusing on matters of integration, citizenship & identity, religious freedom, immigration, extremism, and terrorism. Maajids work is informed by years spent in his youth as a leadership member of a global Islamist group, and his gradual transformation towards liberal democratic values. Having served four years as an Amnesty International adopted prisoner of conscience in Egypt, Maajid is now a leading critic of Islamism, while remaining a secular liberal Muslim.

Maajid is an Honorary Associate of the UKs National Secular Society, a weekly columnist for the Daily Beast, a monthly columnist for the liberal UK paper the Jewish News and LBC radios weekend afternoon radio host. He also provides occasional columns for the London Times, the New York Times and Wall Street Journal, among others. Maajid was the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary candidate in Londons Hampstead & Kilburn for the May 2015 British General Election.

A British-Pakistani born in Essex, Maajid speaks English, Arabic, and Urdu, holds a BA (Hons) from SOAS in Arabic and Law and an MSc in Political Theory from the London School of Economics (LSE).

Maajid relates his life story in his first book, Radical. He co-authored his second book, Islam and the Future of Tolerance, with Sam Harris.”

Bernie Sanders Destroys Trump Over Healthcare Tweet…

Date: September 17, 2017

01) Bernie Sanders Destroys Trump Over Healthcare Tweet

“Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) fired back at President Trump for slamming his Medicare for all health-care bill as a curse,saying the bill was exactly what we should be doing.

No Mr. President, providing health care to every man, woman and child as a right is not a curse, it’s exactly what we should be doing, Sanders tweeted. What is a curse is your support for throwing 23 million off health insurance. That’s the curse and we won’t allow you to get away with it.


State Supreme Court Ruling Means Washington Teens Who Sext Could End Up Felons…


Date: September 17, 2017

01) Washington Kids Face Prison Over Dick Pics

02) State Supreme Court Ruling Means Washington Teens Who Sext Could End Up Felons

“In a ruling issued today, the Washington State Supreme Court has upheld the conviction of a 17-year-old who sent a dick pic. The court found that state law allows him to be convicted for distributing child porn, even when the photo he sent was of himself.

In an amicus brief to the Supreme Court, the ACLU of Washington, Columbia Legal Services, TeamChild, and the Juvenile Law Center argued that upholding the teen’s conviction is a “strained and erroneous interpretation” of child porn laws that “would jeopardize thousands of minors across the state by criminalizing increasingly common and normative adolescent behavior.”

The decision also “conflicts with what advances in adolescent behavioral and neuroscience research inform us: that such a punitive approach to behavior modification in juveniles is not effective in preventing future offenses.”

Thanks, Enochian.

A look at how the laws continue to spin out of control, and be used to inhumane ends in the war on sex.

It’s worth reading…as there is a bit of decent sense expressed…Not nearly enough as this world needs, but enough to acknowledge.

The individual case, itself, may have been prosecuted justly…provided his previous behavior [and conviction] is any indication, of a predatory nature in his motives.

I agree, that sexually harassing people is a justified way to get yourself into trouble…

…That type of behavior going on in society, is a large part of why so many sexual minorities are treated so badly…It’s part of why we are in the circumstances we find ourselves in.

Isn’t it “lovely”, that we MAPs bare the burden of blame, for things we don’t even do ourselves?


The Science of the Soul: with Dr. Julien Musolino (TTA Podcast 341)…


Date: September 17, 2017

01) The Science of the Soul: with Dr. Julien Musolino (TTA Podcast 341)

“If humans possessed a soul, could that soul somehow be observed and measured scientifically? Can science properly speak for/against the claim that supernatural forces influence our minds, actions and behaviors? Is there a “Science of the Soul?”

Join us for a conversation with Dr. Julien Musolino, a cognitive scientist who holds a dual appointment in the Psychology Department and the Center for Cognitive Science at Rutgers University. Musolino is author of the book, “The Soul Fallacy,” which dissects the “soul beyond science” claims so often promoted by religion and religious apologists.

WEBSITE: http://julienmusolino.com/

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