Profile

Cover photo
Karl B. Hille
545 followers|247,050 views
AboutPostsPhotosYouTube

Stream

Karl B. Hille

Shared publicly  - 
 
 
http://bit.ly/1dkadLe
You see yourself as part of some groups and not others, and you spend a lot of time defining outsiders. Social media confounds the issue. You are a public relations masterpiece. The clever tweets, the new thing you own, the new place you visited – they tell a story of who you want to be, who you ought to be. They satisfy something.

Is anyone clicking on all these links?
Is anyone smirking at this video?
Are my responses being scoured for grammatical infractions?

You ask these questions and others, even if they don’t rise to the surface.

You don social masks just like everyone. You seem rather confident in them, in their ability to communicate and conceal that which you want on display and that which you wish was not. Groups too don these masks.


Political parties establish platforms, companies give employees handbooks, countries write out constitutions, which signals to members when they are dealing with members of the in-group and help identify others as part of the out-group.


The peculiar thing though is that once you feel this, once you feel included in a human institution or ideology, you can’t help but see outsiders through a warped lens called the illusion of asymmetric insight.


You see your friends, your family, your coworkers and peers as semipermeable beings. You label them with ease. You see them as the artist, the grouch, the slacker and the overachiever. “They did what? Oh, that’s no surprise.” You believe you can put yourself in their shoes and predict their behavior in just about any situation. You believe every person not you is an open book. Of course, the research shows they believe the same thing about you.



The illusion of asymmetric insight makes it seem as though you know everyone else far better than they know you, and not only that, but you know them better than they know themselves.

_____________________
The Misconception: 
You celebrate diversity and respect others’ points of view.

The Truth:
You are driven to create and form groups and then believe others are wrong just because they are others.
_____________________
8 comments on original post
1
Add a comment...

Karl B. Hille

Shared publicly  - 
 
 
"Alex Landau, an African American man, was raised by his adoptive white parents to believe that skin color didn’t matter. But when Alex was pulled over by Denver police officers one night in 2009, he lost his belief in a color-blind world—and nearly lost his life. Alex tells his mother, Patsy Hathaway, what happened that night and how it affects him to this day."
4 comments on original post
1
Add a comment...

Karl B. Hille

Shared publicly  - 
 
You tell em Banksy:
View original post
1
Add a comment...

Karl B. Hille

Shared publicly  - 
 
 
A NASA camera on the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) satellite has returned its first view of the entire sunlit side of Earth from one million miles away.

This color image of Earth was taken by NASA’s Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC), a four megapixel CCD camera and telescope. The image was generated by combining three separate images to create a photographic-quality image. The camera takes a series of 10 images using different narrowband filters -- from ultraviolet to near infrared -- to produce a variety of science products. The red, green and blue channel images are used in these color images.

The image was taken July 6, 2015, showing North and Central America.

Learn more: http://go.nasa.gov/1Mkjppa
70 comments on original post
1
Add a comment...

Karl B. Hille

Shared publicly  - 
 
 
It doesn't loosen your muscles and it doesn't fix soreness. Really.
We stretch for lots of reasons: Because it feels good, because it’s part of our pre-workout routine, because a muscle is stiff and we think stretching will fix it. But most of what we know about stretching—and thus the ways we use it—are based on wishful thinking and outdated science. We’re stretching for all the wrong reasons.
View original post
1
Add a comment...
In their circles
1,073 people
Have them in circles
545 people
SURESH VERMA's profile photo
Miroslav Radomirović (Raki)'s profile photo
Mohit sharma's profile photo
Chance Powers's profile photo
Lee Dobryden's profile photo
Prasad Vs's profile photo
Amr Adel's profile photo
Hamza Meite's profile photo
Linda M.'s profile photo

Karl B. Hille

Shared publicly  - 
 
An appropriate Pile-on to the #Walter the Dentist story, I believe. 

I was going to time stamp the line that says "You'll be a dentist. You have a talent for causing things pain," but the song deliciously starts with a litany of animal abuse ending with "find a kitten and smash in its head."

#CecilTheLion
4
Add a comment...

Karl B. Hille

Shared publicly  - 
 
Cool. In case you need to find a place to camp on Ceres.
 
See dwarf planet Ceres like never before in new maps from our NASA Dawn Mission! A diverse topography can be seen on the surface, and official names have been determined for some of these craters and other features. Learn more: http://go.nasa.gov/1JONbfB #NASABeyond
17 comments on original post
1
Add a comment...

Karl B. Hille

Shared publicly  - 
 
Does clicking on the images in google search actually help?
Meet ISIS-chan. She's how nerds around the world are trying to silence violent ISIS terrorist propaganda.
View original post
1
Add a comment...

Karl B. Hille

Shared publicly  - 
 
For real?
 
Their buffoonery is almost unimaginable.
Maybe if he joins the NRA they'll forgive him?
13 comments on original post
1
Add a comment...

Karl B. Hille

Shared publicly  - 
 
Share to save. Save to share.
 
FALLACY REF is the best collection of memed logical fallacies in the history of memed logical fallacy collections.

I did some quick Google sleuthing and could not find the original source, but [EDIT] I have been told it is the creation of Glen Welch, to whom my sincerest thanks. (His originals can be found on Facebook, but please, be kind and don't break the internet if you visit his page!)

Now go. Share. Fill the internet with logic awareness. Future generations will thank you.

H/t to +Jane Skau​ for bringing this wonderfulness to my attention!

#logicalfallacies   #meme  
10 comments on original post
3
1
J Henry Phillips's profile photoEric Freitas (GotCub)'s profile photo
 
Those are rhetorical. Logic is not the same as rhetoric. 
Add a comment...
People
In their circles
1,073 people
Have them in circles
545 people
SURESH VERMA's profile photo
Miroslav Radomirović (Raki)'s profile photo
Mohit sharma's profile photo
Chance Powers's profile photo
Lee Dobryden's profile photo
Prasad Vs's profile photo
Amr Adel's profile photo
Hamza Meite's profile photo
Linda M.'s profile photo
Links
Story
Tagline
Passionate for news, facts, objective truth and the social web.