Five Things #68 / by Ross Farley

Every Wednesday I share five things I've liked and think you might like too. Here are this week’s Five Things…

  1. Prepare to have your mind blown! I love a good optical illusion and this is one of the best I've seen.

  2. An interesting and thought provoking article on The War on Reason.

  3. If you spend much time on the internet, you'll have probably noticed that on huge swathes of it civil debate appears to be a thing of the past. This Brain Pickings article on How to Criticize with Kindness might come in handy. — "let your aim be to come at truth, not to conquer your opponent. So you never shall be at a loss in losing the argument, and gaining a new discovery.”

  4. Socrates would like a quick word: Philosophy Infomercial.

  5. This week's music recommendation is actually a podcast about a piece of music. In this week's episode of Song Exploder, Annie Clark (aka St.Vincent) breaks down her song New York. (A warning, it contains some explicit language!) 

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ps. I'm taking a week off next week as I'll be on holiday. But fear not, Five Things will return the following week!