Links for 8th April 2009

Fresh from the clogged tubes of teh intarwubs…

  1. False memories of sexual abuse

    "One serious problem appears to be that many people mistakenly believe that the false memory controversy is "yesterday's news". They are aware that there was a huge increase in such allegations back in the 1980s and 1990s. They may even be aware that many professionals and academics have reacted against such claims, most notably Elizabeth Loftus, whose pioneering work in this area has done more to increase our understanding of the true nature of false memories than any other scientist. But it is simply not the case that this is a dead issue." Sad. Freud's religion may be the worst of them all.

    Tagged with: psychologymemoriesabusepsychoanalysisfalse-memories

  2. Taleb’s Rules for a more resilient financial system

    "2: No socialisation of losses and privatisation of gains. Whatever may need to be bailed out should be nationalised; whatever does not need a bail-out should be free, small and risk-bearing. We have managed to combine the worst of capitalism and socialism. In France in the 1980s, the socialists took over the banks. In the US in the 2000s, the banks took over the government. This is surreal."

    Tagged with: economicsfinancecapitalismblack-swansocialismnew-southsea

  3. Breadcrumb Trail: WordPress Plugin

    "… gives you a new template tag called breadcrumb_trail() that you can place anywhere in your theme. Once that’s done, it’ll display a hierarchical menu of where the current visitor is on your site. It’s quite useful if you have more than a few pages or posts. It’s a navigational tool that outputs something like this: Browse: Home / Page / Sub-page."

    Tagged with: wordpresspluginbreadcrumbtrailwebdevnavigationaccessibility

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