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.

Society (Animals)

A look at the impact octopuses have had on society in different eras based on the human imagination.

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.

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.

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.

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