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Threatened by extinction?

Threatened by extinction?


Is Google making us stupid?

What the Internet is doing to our brains.

Broadcasting and seriousness

In October, the highest paid presenter on british television and a comic famous for his obscenities, used a BBC Radio 2 show they were both on to make a phone call to a famous, but ageing actor, on the air. He was not in: they decided to speak to his answer phone.

More media, less reading

With the expansion of Internet journalism, coherence and a sense of the whole have been lost. Openness and an interest in reading serious newspapers decrease when newspapers are absorbed and reshaped on-line.

In praise of folly

Stupidity is not an unusual quality among scientists and intellectuals. However, the perception that there is no objective reality has helped to increase narrow-mindedness even more.