Cognition

Common sense vs.hypocrisy

Be realistic about death penalty: PM - National Breaking News - Breaking News 24/7 - NEWS.com.au
"But I think we have to be a little bit realistic in suggesting that the Government should complain as loudly as a death sentence being carried out on Saddam Hussein as we did in relation to Nguyen [Australian citizen executed in Singapore] is a bit unrealistic," [Australian prime minister Howard] said.

"Call it hypocrisy if you like, I think call it just normal human common sense."

Authors and texts

Narnia's lion really is Jesus - Sunday Times - Times Online
AN unpublished letter from the novelist C S Lewis has provided conclusive proof of the Christian message in his Narnia children’s books.

In the letter [to be published in a new collection of Lewis' letters], sent to a child fan in 1961, Lewis writes: “The whole Narnian story is about Christ.â€?
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Identity and modularity

news @ nature.com - Mind trick 'whittles the waist' - Illusion helps scientists to spot brain regions that shape our body image.
Scientists have harnessed a perceptual trick known as the 'Pinocchio illusion' to help pinpoint the brain regions that control how we view our bodies. They made the discovery by scanning the brains of volunteers experiencing the illusion, which involved stimulating their wrist tendons to make them feel thinner.

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