Articles

Doom Crew 20

Dr. Jones

  1. "Social media, but not video games, linked to depression in teens, according to Montreal study"
    • TL;DR: Video games do not cause depression
  2. The Provocations of Camille Paglia
    • TL;DR: The maverick critic and scholar has championed great art, defended free speech, and offered groundbreaking analysis of popular culture.
  3. Umberto Eco Makes a List of the 14 Common Features of Fascism
    • TL;DR: “These features," writes the novelist and semiotician, "cannot be organized into a system; many of them contradict each other, and are also typical of other kinds of despotism or fanaticism. But it is enough that one of them be present to allow fascism to coagulate around it.”
  4. Eternal Fascism
    • TL;DR: 14 Ways of Looking at a Blackshirt
  5. Girl power has lifted up women but failed men
    • TL;DR: Men still must be the Breadwinners, and grrl power did nothing to alleviate that.
  6. Eros at play: Why the ancient erotic poems of Sappho are far more stimulating than modern pornography
    • TL;DR: Eroticism vs pornography
  7. Life on alien worlds could be more diverse than on Earth
    • TL;DR: Identifies bio-signatures which will help narrow down ewhich planets may have advanced life forms.
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Kristina H.

  1. How Iowa Flattened Literature
    • TL;DR: Are MFAs necessary for success in literature?
  2. Is Our Love of Built Worlds in Fiction Making Us too Passive and Disengaged? (Video)
    • TL;DR: Ready-made worlds make us lazier readers.
  3. How to Say (Almost) Anything In a Hundred-Word Language
    • TL;DR: Complicated is not always better.
  4. Against Worldbuilding
    • TL;DR: Try "worldconjuring": hint at the world rather than worrying about every little facet.
  5. Enacting Culture in Gaming (A Case Study).
    • TL;DR: A kid uses his cultural knowledge to inerpret games and vice versa.
  6. The Importance of Circumlocution in the Spanish Classroom
    • TL;DR: Talking around the word will help you get to the thoughts you need, even if you don't know the word.
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Amira M.

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Ann B.

  1. Why the Smartest People Can Make the Dumbest Mistakes
    • TL;DR: Intelligence does not correlate with critical thinking
  2. Sex Robots Increase the Potential for Gender-Based Violence
    • TL;DR: Sex robots "might" contribute to sexual perversion
  3. Impurity Culture: Learning to Support Reproductive Rights When your Religion Doesn't
    • TL;DR: Explains the impurity culture that promotes "sex ed for the real world".
  4. The Rise and Fall of the Pop Star Purity Ring
    • TL;DR: Addresses "abstinence" purity rings publicly promoted by Disney teen stars.
  5. Nobody Wants to Date a Whore
    • TL;DR: Language and concepts in christian dating books that promote rape culture.
  6. Purity Culture Myths and Why They Are False Promises
    • TL;DR: A Christian's perspective on the myths and false promises taught in purity culture.
  7. Evangelical Writer Who Influenced Purity Culture Announces Separation From Wife
    • TL;DR: Joshua Harris, an influential authot in the purity culture movement, announces a divorce from his wife.
  8. What Young Women Need to Belive About Their Own Sexual Pleasure
    • TL;DR: Explores the empowerment of young girls to engage in and enjoy sex. (The "orgasm gap".)
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Caitlin C.

  1. A Quest For the Holy Grail: "American Cosmic" By D.W. Pasulka
    • TL;DR: Contemporary Arguments on UFOs
  2. The 25 Works of Art That Define Contemporary Art
    • TL;DR: How art defines age.
  3. Does Poetry Have Street Cred?
    • TL;DR: Is poetry losing credibility and relevence?
  4. In Praise of the Semicolon, a Most Maligned Punctuation Mark
    • TL;DR: S...is for semicolon.
  5. U.S. Air Force Issues Warns UFO Enthusiasts Against Storming Area 51
    • TL;DR: The government issues a warning on behalf of Area 51 enthusiasts.
  6. Reader, I Googled It
    • TL;DR: A books purpose.
  7. How Much Sleep Do You Need?
    • TL;DR:Ctching enough Zzz's.
  8. Believe in Soulmates? You're More Likely to 'Ghost' Romantic Partners
    • TL;DR: Romantic sorts ghost more often.
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Courtney C.

  1. To Imagine Our Own Extinction Is To Be Able to Answer To It
    • TL;DR: Humanity Is Inevitable
  2. Why Synthetic Chemicals Seem more Toxic Than Natural Ones
    • TL;DR: Synthetic vs. Natural Chemicals
  3. What's At The Bottom of the Ocean, and How We're getting There
    • TL;DR: Ocean Depths in a Titanium Submarine
  4. Darren Brown: Mentalism, Mind-Reading, and the Art of Getting Inside Your Head (Video)
    • TL;DR: Psycological suggestion and mentalism.
  5. United By Feelings
    • TL;DR: Humans and mammals shared emotions.
  6. Juliet Brophy: How a New Species of Ancestors is Changing Our Theory of Human Evolution (Video)
    • TL;DR: Homo naledi.
  7. Now You See It
    • TL;DR: Aligning experience with expectations.
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Dill R.

  1. On the Absolute, the Sublime, and Ecstatic Truth
    • TL;DR: How we frame something changes the truth
  2. Meinong's Jungle
    • TL;DR: You can have meaningful thought about imaginary objects
  3. The Church of the Latter-Day Dudes
    • TL;DR: Preaching about not preaching.
  4. Like a Pebble In Your Shoe
    • TL;DR: Do we like or dislike to be provoked?
  5. The Future of Masculinity
    • TL;DR: Societal expectations limit the human emotional experience.
  6. Internet Memes As An Art
    • TL;DR: Memes are a new way of conveying ideas.
  7. Against Presentism
    • TL;DR: The past should not be viewed with a modern morality lense.
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Gabby M.

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  2. Why the Power of Cute is Colonizing Our World
    • TL;DR: Cuteness reduces boundaries between media for children an adults with a sense of novelty and nostalgia.
  3. The Hypersane Are Among Us, If Only We Are Prepared to Look
    • TL;DR: Hypersanity is an enlightened state achieved through extensive meditation and what is basically a psychotic break, with the final resolve being that of a higher state of consciousness.
  4. Many Vegetative Patients Are Actually 'Covertly Conscious'
    • TL;DR: Covert conscious patients are aware of their surroundings and can recover faster.
  5. The Biggest Problem in AI? Machines Have No Common Sense
    • TL;DR: AI doesn’t have common sense because of the difference in correlation and causation and many robots operate on correlation alone.
  6. Does Science Diminish Wonder or Augment It?
    • TL;DR: Scientific knowledge either eliminates the "magic" in occurences of redirects the curiosity to the scientific processes.
  7. Who Every 'Avengers' Character Is in 'Game of Thrones'
    • TL;DR: One of the primary ways people will gain interest in media is when they find they can compare and find familiarity in media in which they have previously been socialized.
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James B.

  1. On Facebook, the Dead Will Eventually Outnumber the Living. What Does That Mean for Our Histories?
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  2. We Love Dogs So Much, We Changed Their Brains Forever
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  3. Cyberspace When You're Dead
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  4. How To Cope Under Pressure, According to Society
    • TL;DR: Stress mindsets can lead to positive or negative impacts.
  5. Millenials and the Rise of Tiny Homes
    • TL;DR: The concept of a smaller environmental footprint is on the rise.
  6. Will Robots Free People From Slavery?
    • TL;DR: Robotic automation may one day make the slavery economically inefficient.
  7. Ignoring How You Feel In a Relationship COuld Come With A Physical Cost
    • TL;DR: Silencing true feeling can lead to increased health problems including heart attacks.
  8. Ancient Mummy Hearts May Be the Secret to Understanding a 21st Century Killer
    • TL;DR: Diets from ancient Egyptians may lead to advancements in modern medicine.
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Justin B.

  1. How to Detect Fake Photos
    • TL;DR: Cameras can be decieving.
  2. What If We Stopped Pretending?
    • TL;DR: Better prepare for the apocolypse, because it's closer than ever.
  3. The Real-Life Neuroscience Behind Zombies
    • TL;DR: Reasons behind zombies.
  4. Dystopian Fiction Makes People More Willing to Justify Political Violence
    • TL;DR: Human actions based on movies.
  5. Life Does Not Equal Alive
    • TL;DR: Trusting intuition.
  6. The Handmaid's Tale: Closer to Reality Than You Might Think
    • TL;DR: Real Issues Arriving in The Handmaid's Tale.
  7. The End of Us
    • TL;DR: How we came to be in existence.
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Kimberly W.

  1. Animals do have memories, and can help us crack Alzheimer’s
    • TL;DR: Isolating episodic memories in rats helps us study Alzheimer's
  2. A Good Trip
    • TL;DR: Modern drugs have bypassed perception of drugs in sci-fi.
  3. How Ambient Music Can Help Heal the Trauma of the MCU
    • TL;DR: Music is emerging as a powerful therapeutic medium for those in the ICU
  4. Could the Brain Produce Its Own Psychedelic Compound?
    • TL;DR: DMT could be produced in brain and body in enough quantity to enable a natural psychedelic.
  5. New Psychedelics Research is On a Knife-Edge of Meaning
    • TL;DR: Drugs do not provide access to sacred reality, but catalyses stories and perceptions already programmed into our minds
  6. Why Forests and Rivers are the most Potent Health Tonic Around
    • TL;DR: Spending time outdoors in true nature eenhances physical and mental well-being.
  7. There is No Shame Wworse Then Poor Teeth in a Rich World
    • TL;DR: Poor people are judged as not taking care of their teeth, even if they do brush and floss regularly, because they cannot afford the treatments of those that can.
  8. Has Progress in Science and Technology Come to a Halt?
    • TL;DR: Reaching a technological plateau has helped the world become generally better overall.
  9. Is Acting Hazardous on the Risks of Immersing Oneself in a Role?
    • TL;DR: Actors can lose themselves in their role.
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Matt H.

  1. The Mandalorian unmasked: ‘We did things no Star Wars fan has ever seen’
    • TL;DR: A dystopian Star Wars after the Fall of the Jedi
  2. Even Internet Trolls Get the Blues, Unfortunately for Us
    • TL;DR: The Dark Tetrad, not Triad (Loneliness)
  3. The Sith, Nietzsche, and the Nature of Reality
    • TL;DR: Sith ideology connected to established theories and philosophies
  4. Elon Musk unveils Neuralink’s plans for brain-reading ‘threads’ and a robot to insert them
    • TL;DR: Current brain-machine interface research
  5. Society is built on abstraction
    • TL;DR:"When someone who has only educated themselves on this abstracted layer of knowledge begins to make assertions without knowing the inner workings, the spread of ignorance can arise. "
  6. There Is Solid Evidence We’re All Living In A Simulation
    • TL;DR: "plenty of physicists, philosophers and other academic researchers ... believe [our reality] may closely resemble a very sophisticated version of The Sims.
  7. AI Trained on Old Scientific Papers Makes Discoveries Humans Missed
    • TL;DR: AI as an answer to Wilson's Consilience
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Olivia B.

  1. Why We All Need to Practice Emotional First Aid
    • TL;DR: Practice emotional hygiene.
  2. AIs Should Have The Same Ethical Protections as Animals
    • TL;DR: Much less discussed is the ethical risk we pose to the AIs, through our possible mistreatment of them.
  3. On Shared False Memories: What Lies Behind the Mandela Effect
    • TL;DR: The Mandela effect be justified through parallel universes.
  4. Is Acting Hazardous on the Risks of Immersing Oneself in a Role?
    • TL;DR: Acting has a big impact on an actor's well-being.
  5. What Will Humans Look Like in 100 Years?
    • TL;DR: Humans need to evolve through prosthetics or altering genes to survive.
  6. Do We Really Own Our Bodies?
    • TL;DR: As long as you are alive you do not own your body.
  7. Our Universe Is Too Vast For Even The Most Imaginative Sci-Fi
    • TL;DR: Most sci-fi films are human-like because our minds cannot comprehend the vastness of the univers.
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Ollie M.

  1. How the Cold War Led the CIA to Promote Human Capitol
    • TL;DR: Human Capitol only works sometimes
  2. Contrapoint: Men (Video)
    • TL;DR: Toxic masculinity: how do we switch the narrative?
  3. Why Speaking to Yourself in The Third Person Makes You Wiser
    • TL;DR: Illesium, the act of speaking in third person, can cause and increase in wisdom and empathy.
  4. Art by Algorithm
    • TL;DR: An increasinly perfect average is taking away our ability to judge art.
  5. How Can We Help the Hikikomori to Leave Their Rooms?
    • TL;DR: Hikikomori is a disorder similar to agoraphobia most common in Japan.
  6. Paging Big BrotherL In Amazon's Bookstore, Orwell Gets a Rewrite
    • TL;DR: Historical literature is being rewritten with an agenda.
  7. The PewDiePipeline: How Edgy Humor Leads To Violence
    • TL;DR: Edgy humor can and does lead to acts off domestic terrorism.
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Payton B.

  1. Socially Adaptie Minds
    • TL;DR: Humans tend to sabotage the good things for ourself and ignore the unwise or bad choices we make.
  2. Even Internet Trolls Get the Blues, Unfortunately for Us
    • TL;DR: Explains the correlation between loneliness and aggression, and names loneliness as the fouth leg of the dark tetrad.
  3. A Feeling For Fiction
    • TL;DR: Explains the pros and cons of the emotional attachment we develop for characters in film and literature.
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  5. Review: Godzilla: King of Monsters' Kaiju Shine, Humans Remain Tedious
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  6. Age of Anxiety: Why Fear and Doom-Mongering Are Back in Fashion
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  7. Confused About Successful Jerks? Get to Know the Dark Triad
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  8. Can You Feel Two Emotions at Once
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  9. On Immanuel Kant's Hydraulic Model of Moral Education
    • TL;DR: Shame can motivate society to reach a higher ethical and moral standard.
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Sam W.

  1. Microchips Implanted in Obese People’s Brains Electroshock Them When They Think About Food
    • TL;DR: Microchip testing for morbid obesity?
  2. Grieving Cat Owner Drops $35,000 to Create China's First Clone Kitten
    • TL;DR: Garlic is Irreplaceable
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