5 Interesting Links for 06-02-2017

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Faults (Geology)

A case made for the possibility that before the tectonic plates were formed, Earth had a solid surface.
http://www.space.com/35859-earth-once-had-solid-outer-shell.html

Society (Animals)

A look at the impact octopuses have had on society in different eras based on the human imagination.
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-35705504

Research (Medicine)

Especially with health care being reorganized as it is now, it’s critical to recognize the built-in bias that risks patients so it can be addressed.
http://www.marieclaire.com/health-fitness/a26741/doctors-treat-women-like-men/

Innovations (Technology)

Elon Musk is working on a brain to computer link in part to reconfigure the relationship of human to AI in the future. It has interesting applications in the near future for certain diseases/disabilities as well.
http://www.businessinsider.com/elon-musk-neuralink-connect-brains-computer-neural-lace-2017-3

Folklore (Culture)

While the author admits this has many aspects of a rant, it offers a clear look at how a Eurocentric vision wipes out the complexity of non-European narratives. There is much more going on in the movie Ran for example than just a retelling of one of Shakespeare’s plays. Sometimes this vision suppresses whole stories or interprets them in such a way to twist the meaning completely around, so understanding the effects of this bias and being aware enough to recognize them is crucial.
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/foxyfolklorist/why-folklorists-hate-joseph-campbells-work/

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