Weekend Thoughts - 11.19.16

Image  by  Xenboy , courtesy of  Creative Commons  licensing.

Image by Xenboy, courtesy of Creative Commons licensing.

Happy Saturday y'all! Below, I have rounded up some things for you to think about this weekend:

1. An analysis of the polls taken during the Democratic primary show that Bernie Sanders would have had a much better chance at beating Donald Trump than Hillary Clinton did. However, the media pundits wanted us to believe that Sanders was not fully-vetted while Clinton was. This article explains why both of those assumptions were incorrect.

2. A type of "calendar synesthesia" helps to explain how our minds deal with time. These synaesthetes are able to "see" images of calendars in their mind when they think about specific months, whether they have already passed or are in the future. The idea is that all of our minds are constructed in a way that allows us to map time in physical space.

3. For something comical, check out the reason why Disney owns the domain muppetfucker.com. It's a good one, I promise.

That's all for this week's edition of Weekend Thoughts. Until next week, keep thinking wilder.