Monday, November 22, 2004

Today's Links

And got said let there be LED light!

50,000 hour lifetime, 2-3 more efficient, cooler temperature, and expensive!

Wow, this is kinda cool

Fun with street boxes

I wonder how much these current hybrids can be souped up. Could be a new industry of after-market parts.

Electric car @ 240MPH!

5 killed over a good hiding spot

Seems like we are learning a lot about ourselves these days....

"Everything that evolves is a modified version of something else that already evolved," said Greene. "If you can trace the evolutionary history of the structures involved in a certain kind of thinking then perhaps you can make the case that the thinking in question is shaped by the creature's evolutionary history."

This kind of thinking is what led Dr. Andreas Bartels, now at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Tubingen, Germany, to propose (on the basis of fMRI work) that romantic love evolved from maternal love.

Similarly, Dr. Val Curtis of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine published work earlier this year showing that our sense of disgust has evolved to protect us from disease. That sense of hygiene, said Greene, might be the basis for so-called higher senses, such as moral feelings.

Greene is currently working on this idea. "For example," he said, "we might describe the behavior of someone who takes bribes as disgusting. I think that's more than a simple, learned metaphor.",1286,65775,00.html

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