Duck!

One of the “hobbies” I’ve had for some time is the monitoring of near earth asteroids. Yes, I submit it’s a weird activity. What is a near earth asteroid you ask? It’s an object that comes within 0.2 asternomical units of the planet earth. It can be expressed as...

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Think you're bias free? Not so fast, this codex represents the myriad cognitive biases we humans fall into routinely

What’s your Bias?

“Wait a minute” you say, “I’m not biased, I’m as objective as the day is long.” Sure, if you believe that you are displaying a mixture of the “better-than-average” and “transparency” biases, a couple the of dozens of possible cognitive biases. If you’re human, you are afflicted by these...

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The Language of Depression

Yesterday Mohammed Al-Mosaiwi published a summary of a scholarly study he undertook analyzing content and style of writings to determine if there could be some correlation between language and depression. The study (here’s a link to the scholarly work) showed that looking at frequency of usage of first-person pro-nouns,...

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New Web Home

After many years of blogging at Musings from the Coast, I took a hiatus and moved my publishing first to portfolio company Re.Vu and then to Twitter. Now seems a good time to stake out some new territory in the digital world and periodically add another voice to the...

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