But the information concerning what he was doing was not broadly available to his mind. That’s important, because he wasn’t able to control his behaviour in the light of all his beliefs. He responded automatically, without being able to ask himself whether he valued what he was doing.

A whole range of information which would normally have stopped him (screams, the sight of blood, his mother-in-law’s terrified face) couldn’t interact with the mechanisms causing his actions.

The Canadian court found Parks not guilty on the charge of murder (an acquittal later upheld by the Supreme Court). I think they were right to do so.

Neuroscience provides evidence that in the absence of consciousness, we can’t control our behaviour in the light of our values. And that’s a good reason to excuse us.

What does it mean when you unconsciously kill someone? 

Neuroethicist & co-guest @ the Neuroethics & Law Blog, Neil Levy writes about it.

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Allow yourself to be a beginner. No one starts off being excellent.

Wendy Flynn (via kvtes)

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allforhisgreaterglory:

psychoticpingouins:

48 years ago a girl said “oh fuck me” to her best friend while walking in the street, a guy who randomly passed by answered by “let me at least buy you dinner first”. I present to you my grandparents, in love since then and celebrating their 47 years of marriage today.

grandpa got game

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smilingforthecamera:

grimybear:

i know i give white people a lot of shit but u guys are really nice. like when the light turns green and there’s a white pedestrian that’s almost across the street u guys always do that jog thing. i know it’s kind of insignificant but i appreciate it white people. u and ur half jog thing.

i think about this post every time i do the half jog thing

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Don’t you think it’s better to be extremely happy for a short while, even if you lose it, than to be just okay for your whole life?

Audrey Niffenegger

The Time Traveler’s Wife

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gusmen:

“i don’t watch tv” proudly says a person who spend 8 hours a day in the internet

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People who say they don’t care what people think are usually desperate to have people think they don’t care what people think.

George Carlin (via 1nd2rd3st)

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The girl who threw the shovel would survive a horror movie, I want her on my team.

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