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Your wonderful face and what it tells the world

Was this the face that launched a thousand ships And burnt the topless towers of Illium? The above quote is from Christopher Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus, and it is about Helen of Troy, the quintessentially beautiful woman who started the Trojan War by changing partners. Her face, Marlowe says, launched a thousand ships. Facial recognition is … Continue reading

What Can One Person Do?

How is your day going? Good, I hope. I have this theory that if every day we do one little good thing, several billion good things will be done daily and that will actually change the world. This was a lot easier for me when I ran charities. The opportunities for doing a good thing … Continue reading

Humans: what we all have in common

Anthropologist Donald Brown wrote Human Universals, about the things all humans share, across different times and cultures. This brought down a mini schmidt-storm on his head from the anthropological community, which preferred cultural relativism, but cheers from the psychological community, which assumes all humans think pretty much alike. But why should humans sharing many innate … Continue reading