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Types Of Intelligence

In 1983 psychologist Howard Gardener wrote a book describing multiple types of intelligence.  Before then, ability in mathematics and language qualified for intelligence, but other abilities did not. If you click on the image at the top of this post, … Continue reading

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Pitch Drop Experiment

It has taken me a long time to get around to this post, but that’s all right. It’s not as if the story is going to go cold. Or any colder, anyway. It might be two years since the last … Continue reading

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The Spread of Ignorance

I often post on the dangers of ignorance and fallacious reasoning. You can see some examples here, here and here. Science has learned a great deal about our tendencies when it comes to how we perceive reality, and has even … Continue reading

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Growing the Commons

Thanks to Cat Johnson at Shareable for making me aware of this. Ryan Merkely, CEO of Creative Commons, has written a series of blog posts about sharing and growing the commons. As you know, if you’ve followed my blog, Creative … Continue reading

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15 Answers to Creationist Nonsense – Scientific American

This article is over ten years old, but it is still apropos.  Creationists are still using the same empty arguments, and this article still neuters them.  I know I have repeatedly had to endure these quibbles, put forward with such … Continue reading

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The Faith Pyramid – The Reason Stick

I’ve referred to The Reason Stick before, and it has hit the spot again. Believing in vile nonsense requires a bit of effort. Before you can believe in something utterly ridiculous and hateful, you need to first believe in something … Continue reading

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Mandatory Labels on Food Containing DNA

Just over 80% of Americans surveyed would agree with a government policy for mandatory labels on food containing DNA. That is almost the same as it is for mandatory labels on food produced using genetic engineering, which is just over … Continue reading

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Bound by Law

“A documentary is being filmed. A cell phone rings, playing the “Rocky” theme song. The filmmaker is told she must pay $10,000 to clear the rights to the song. Can this be true?” The Center for the Study of the … Continue reading

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Justice

Do you like philosophy? Have you ever wished you could sit in on a lecture at Harvard University? Thanks to the Internet and Professor Michael Sandel, you can enjoy both. His lecture series, Justice, was recorded in a great lecture … Continue reading

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Copyright Education

In California, USA, they’re letting the copyright industry draft educational policy. An article on Wired and another on opensource.com will give you all the details, so I’ll just do a summary here. Copyright education is how the industry looks at … Continue reading

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