I think it’s really difficult to say, but I bet on neuroscience.
We can, but it’s not economical.
I didn’t read it yet, but I want to. The fact that he’s psychologist and that he was awarded with the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for his work in psychology, is something that makes Daniel Kahneman a hero for me.
I like about blogging that it fosters my laziness so that I don’t need to go out to interact with someone…
Extrasensory perception (or ESP) is (is supposed to be) the reception of information not gained through the physical senses but sensed directly with the mind. So, supporters of ESP conceive the mind (and its faculties) as not only separated, but indipendent from the brain and in general the body. I find this idea absurd per se, but many researchers in the field of parapsychology (a pseudoscience that “studies” paranormal psychic phenomena) have explored ESP.
Notably in 2011, the renowned Journal of Personality and Social Psychology published a study that claimed to have found statistically significant results supporting the existence of procognition and premonition.
Aside from proving once again that editors can be idiots, the fact that a study like this exists and can be published should be a warning sign for researchers in the field of psychology: with proper motivation we can find statistically significant results about anything.
Anyway, to be brief (I should get ready to go to work), I don’t think extrasensory perception exists, and I don’t think it could exist either, because we live in a Universe with some rules, and ESP supporters claim things like: “effects occurring before the causal stimulus” (precognition/premonition). This simply can’t happen.
Another (I suppose is another) follower sent me an email some days ago asking if I could comment it, but I didn’t have time. Later today I’ll try to post something, I promise.
I’ve browsed that site sometimes, it’s fun indeed.
I’ve tried Google Analytics for some times, for what I can understand it works well, but I don’t really see the point of knowing how many people hit this blog per day.
I’ve tried Klout too, in fact I’ve checked my email a minute ago and there was this notification: “Klout believes you are influential in Conferences.”
Conferences? I don’t think it works that well.
And by the way, I don’t think the number of followers is a good indicator either.
Right now there are about 32000 people following this blog. I don’t know how many visitors per month this blog have.
How do you measure fame? I’d say scipsy is a moderately popular blog on Tumblr if you look just to its niche: science. But “outside” I doubt that you could call this blog famous.
Maybe. Personally I’d like to see more original posts, but as you noted Tumblr is mostly a “sharing-what-I-find-interesting" kind of thing. This doesn’t mean that it’s impossible to start interesting discussions, but it’s not easy. Well, to be fair it’s not easy in traditional blog platforms like wordpress either. I guess mostly depends on your ability to generate interesting content (and interest in them).