For many decades, the enlightened part of humanity used to think that science was the way prosperity. And it was true (at least for industrially developed countries) – labor productivity grew tremendously fast, infectious diseases were put under control, traveling long distances became more affordable. But nowadays bureaucracy and the sick ambitions of covetous pseudo-scientists have detrimental effects on scientific research – big money is spent on dubious research whereas crucial problems remain unsolved. Let’s see some of the most advertised scientific frauds of our time.
Not long ago, the world watched at genetic engineering technologies with hope – the hope to avoid famine for the growing population of the Earth. Recently, we are witnessing a mass hysteria about the possible dangers of using GMO foods, in other words foods produced with the help of genetic engineering. As usually, the threat is not where the public is looking for it. Let’s see what this social bias is all about.
The term personality is very often mentioned in popular psychology. However, many people use this term too fancifully. In order to explore yourself better, you should have a better understanding of personality according to natural sciences (and philosophy, of course).
Everyday our mind is bombarded with all kinds information. Very often we fail to cope with all this information overload and become easy to manipulate. To prevent ourselves from this, we should explore how our cognitive system works in order to have a more insightful outlook for the processes in our minds.
What exactly is our cognitive system?
The cognitive system is a mental system that is comprised by the sensory system, the thoughts, and by the imagination. The components of the cognitive system are interrelated in a complex manner in order to provide our complete mental picture of the world.
The cognitive system is a hierarchical structure, the components of which are organized this way: sensation → perception → thinking → imagination.