Saturn and Titan

from Wired Science photo of the day. Saturn and Titan A giant of a moon appears before a giant of a planet undergoing seasonal changes in this natural color view of Titan and Saturn from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft. Titan, Saturn’s largest moon, measures 3,200 miles, or 5,150 kilometers, across and is larger than the planet […]

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Hardwired Principles?

Fascinating little snippet from Wired Science. The fundamental origin of our dearest beliefs is a centuries-old philosophical question: Do they reflect, as Kant claimed, deep and pure principles? Or, per Jeremy Bentham, are they elegantly rationalized cost-benefit analyses?   Neuroscientist Greg Berns of Emory University put this question to the test in a brain scanner. […]

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