Choosing Knowledge: The Crisis of Knowing How We Know – 4

Life is hard. There are winners and losers in real time. When competing for jobs, someone doesn't get hired. When applying for colleges and grad schools, someone doesn't get in. When vying for federal funding, someone loses out. When applying for mortgage loans, somebody doesn't qualify. When plays get submitted to theatres, some are produced, …

Brain, Free Choice, and the Limits of Knowing: The Crisis of Knowing How We Know – 1

In August 1966, I was seven years old heading into second grade. ┬áMy memory of the guy that went up into the tower at the University of Texas to kill a bunch of people is vague, but it's there. ┬áTurns out, according to David Eagleman's Atlantic Monthly article "The Brain on Trial", Charles Whitman knew …