Nov 10, 2017

Weekend Reads - 171110

This week we look at the classic Trolley Problem and why it turns us into sociopaths rather than proving any useful information about morality. Also NaNoWriMo or National Novel Writing Month is in full swing, have you started on your novel yet?

When it's time to relax this weekend, grab your favourite beverage and relax by reading the following articles.

It turns us into horrible people, and discourages us from examining the structural factors that determine our choices…

For weeks, I’ve seen writers online talking about this day, preparing for this day, hopeful for this day. It is the day that many new writers — those who may find it difficult to find the time to write or the focus or the wherewithal — are allowed to dream hard and work hard and keyboard hard to write a novel in one month. Fueled by coffee and newly-gathered Halloween candy, writers all over the world have been putting down words day. It is an exciting thing.

China’s massive new library has such a sleek and futuristic design that it looks like it came straight out of the works of science fiction.

Amazon has spoken openly about wanting to find its own Game of Thrones, and it appears it may start mining arguably the most famous fantasy series ever written to try and compete, Lord of the Rings. (I don’t necessarily agree with the writer but he has some interesting points)” -Wolf

Earth is most fortunate to have vast webs of magnetic fields surrounding it. Without them, much of our atmosphere would have been gradually torn away by powerful solar winds long ago, making it unlikely that anything like us would be here.

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