The Situationist - Jon Hanson’s blog on Law & Mind Sciences. Think of this as the primordial soup that spawned, well, everything.
In their own words… “There is a dominant conception of the human animal as a rational, or at least reasonable, preference-driven chooser, whose behavior reflects preferences, moderated by information processing and will, but little else. Laws, policies, and the most influential legal theories are premised on that same conception. Social psychology and related fields have discovered countless ways in which that conception is wrong. “The situation” refers to causally significant features around us and within us that we do not notice or believe are relevant in explaining human behavior. “Situationism” is an approach that is deliberately attentive to the situation. It is informed by social science—particularly social psychology, social cognition, cognitive neuroscience and related fields—and the discoveries of market actors devoted to influencing consumer behavior—marketers, public relations experts, and the like. The Situationist is a forum for scholars, students, lawyers, policymakers, and interested citizens to examine, discuss, and debate the effect of situational forces – that is, non-salient factors around and within us – on law, policy, politics, policy theory, and our social, political, and economic institutions.”
Computational Legal Studies – in their own words: “The Computational Legal Studies Blog was founded on March 17, 2009. The CLS Blog is an attempt to disseminate legal or law related studies that employ a computational or complex systems component. We hope this venue will serve as a coordinating device for those interested in using such techniques to consider the development of legal systems and/or implementation of more reasoned public policy.”
Psychology in Action – a great resource for updates from our colleagues in the psychology community. (http://www.psychologyinaction.org/)
Climate Progress (From Joe Romm) – Probably the best resource on the web addressing climate science, climate and energy technology solutions and political news related to climate change. Thomas Friedman calls this web haunt “indispensable.” And Time magazine describes Romm as the “Web’s most influential climate-change blogger.”
Hacker News – honestly a great source of underground metaverse stuff.
The Last Question
Appropriately last, The Last Question, by Isaac Asimov. This is as good as it gets.