Researchers found a psychological link between conspiracy theories and creationism
Ask a three-year-old why they think it’s raining, and she may say “because the flowers are thirsty”. Her brother might also tell you that trees have leaves to provide shade for people and animals. These are instances of teleological thinking, the idea that things came into being and exist for a purpose. Teleological explanations for natural phenomena are rejected by scientists because these explanations appeal to intentions. But trees do not grow leaves and rain clouds do not drop water with an outcome in mind. It rains because of physics. And those physics would apply equally if there were no… This story continues at The Next Web
Intudo Ventures explained how the upcoming General Election will affect their investment strategy in Indonesia –or not Venture capital (VC) firm Intudo Ventures today announced that it has closed a US$50 million fund for Indonesia-only early stage startups. The new fund followed the firm’s debut fund of US$20 million, which it had closed in February […]
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Prosecutors have brought charges against a former Air Force officer for allegedly spying for Iran, the Justice Department confirmed Wednesday. Monica Witt, a former Air Force counter-intelligence officer, is accused of defecting to Iran in 2013, after leaving the military in 2008 after more than a decade’s service and later working as a defense contractor. […]