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Feb 13th, 2004, 01:02 PM
Paul Glimcher has a new book out titled Decisions, Uncertainty, and the Brain: the Science of Neuroeconomics. The title is deceptive, but it's an attempt at explaining cognition using tools from economic theory. Haven't read it yet (waiting for a paperback or a cheap advance copy at a used bookstore), but it sounds interesting.
Feb 13th, 2004, 08:58 PM
I'm picking up Zen: The Art of Motorcycle Maintenance this weekend. I might grab this one also.
The One and Only...
Feb 13th, 2004, 08:59 PM
I thought about explaining sexual relationships by comparing men and women to agents in a market working for revenue (with cost being the amount of time, money, etc) and ultimately profit. This should prove interesting.
Feb 16th, 2004, 12:21 PM
I'm sorry, it's hatrd for me to think of a stupider intellectual excercise than comparing economics to the actual functioning of the brain.
You want to compare it to the choices a person makes, fine, I thin that's stupid to, but everyone who's anchored to an ism insists on it so why not. It's no more absurd than the Marxist interpreation of Disney cartoons I once read.
But neuro functioning? Christ, why not compare it to real estate sales tactics, or erosion patterns?
Feb 16th, 2004, 02:38 PM
I am experiencing high demand for a girlfriend. In fact, I think my market could bear more than one. Vertical integration was a miserable failure for me (although I didn't go as far back as the baby industry), and I failed to diversify an effective value chain.
I am thinking that I should restrategize into something closer to a matrix hierarchy. Line managers would be able to focus more attention on specific details, rather than leaving me to deal with the whole industry.
Or, perhaps I should just outsource and let someone else supply me with females who will satisfy my needs and make me more reproductive. Errr, I mean, productive.
Pee Wee Herman
Feb 16th, 2004, 06:43 PM
Are you going to outsource your girlfriend needs to a personal ads service?
Feb 16th, 2004, 07:18 PM
You fucked up a great joke >:
Feb 17th, 2004, 09:23 AM
Yeah, a big 'thanks' for ruining the thread.
Feb 17th, 2004, 10:23 AM
ANOTHER ONE OF MY JOKES RUINED BY PEE WEE. >:
THAT'S TWO. >:
Feb 17th, 2004, 10:30 AM
It was a good joke too. I was totally set to copy it until people thought I came up with it first.
Feb 17th, 2004, 10:35 AM
Maybe Boogie can delete these last few posts so we can all be, ":lol @ Chimp"
Feb 17th, 2004, 10:52 AM
The moments passed chimp. Just dust yourself down and move on. You have to let go.
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