The Revisionist Narrative of the North Carolina Museum of History, Raleigh – The Everywhereist. Late last year, Rand and I visited Raleigh, North Carolina, and after reading glowing online reviews for it, I spent an afternoon at the North Carolina Museum of History. I was appalled by it. I’ve heard of revisionist historians, of people who claim the Civil War was about something other than slavery, but I figured they lurked in shadowy corners and hid their true intentions, the way cartoon villains did.
I didn’t think they would openly proclaim their ignorance and bigotry proudly. I certainly didn’t think they’d be curating museums. There is more to the history of North Carolina than I will discuss today – it was one of the original 13 colonies; it was home to the lost colony of Roanoke; it was a participant in the genocide of indigenous peoples that happened under President Jackson’s Trail of Tears. I am focusing exclusively on slavery in this post because that’s the chapter of the state’s history that the museum focuses extensively upon. Also, George Washington was an asshole.
Wow. What's the best, most effective way to take notes? If it feels like you forget new information almost as quickly as you hear it, even if you write it down, that’s because we tend to lose almost 40% of new information within the first 24 hours of first reading or hearing it. If we take notes effectively, however, we can retain and retrieve almost 100% of the information we receive. Learning how to retain information The most effective note-taking skills involve active rather than passive learning.
Active learning places the responsibility for learning on the learner. They must also be thinking about the thinking (metacognition) involved in engaging with the material. Studies have found note taking is most effective when notes are organised and transformed in some way or when a teacher gives examples of good notes. Students often tell teachers they have excellent memories and don’t need to take notes because they can easily recall information.
What are the most effective ways to take notes? There are four stages to good note taking: Umberto Eco’s Antilibrary: Why Unread Books Are More Valuable to Our Lives than Read Ones. By Maria Popova How to become an “antischolar” in a culture that treats knowledge as “an ornament that allows us to rise in the pecking order.” “It is our knowledge — the things we are sure of — that makes the world go wrong and keeps us from seeing and learning,” Lincoln Steffens wrote in his beautiful 1925 essay. Piercingly true as this may be, we’ve known at least since Plato’s famous Allegory of the Cave that “most people are not just comfortable in their ignorance, but hostile to anyone who points it out.”. Although science is driven by “thoroughly conscious ignorance” and the spiritual path paved with admonitions against the illusion of thorough understanding, we cling to our knowledge — our incomplete, imperfect, infinitesimal-in-absolute-terms knowledge — like we cling to life itself.
And yet the contour of what we know is a mere silhouette cast by the infinite light of the unknown against the screen of the knowable. HT Bobulate Donating = Loving Share on Tumblr. Work and Pleasure: Theodor Adorno on the Psychology of “Gadgeteering” and How the Cult of Efficiency Limits Our Happiness. By Maria Popova “One is forced to have fun in order to be well adjusted or at least appear so to others because only well-adjusted people are accepted as normal and are likely to be successful.” Few thinkers have advanced our understanding of the machinery we call popular culture more than the great German sociologist, philosopher, musicologist, and media critic Theodor Adorno (September 11, 1903–August 6, 1969). In the 1950s, Adorno embarked upon a rather unusual project: He began analyzing the horoscopes published in the Los Angeles Times as an inquiry into “the nature and motivations of some large-scale social phenomena involving irrational elements … fused with what may be dubbed pseudo-rationality.”
From these investigations, eventually published as The Stars Down to Earth and Other Essays on the Irrational in Culture (public library), sprang expansive and enduring insight into many of the myths that bedevil modern culture and still limit our lives on a daily basis. Adorno writes: Donald Hall on Growing Old and Our Cultural Attitude Toward the Elderly. “For old people,” Ursula K. Le Guin wrote in contemplating aging and the substance of our personhood, “beauty doesn’t come free with the hormones, the way it does for the young… It has to do with who the person is.” Life, Meghan Daum has written, “is mostly an exercise in being something other than what we used to be while remaining fundamentally — and sometimes maddeningly — who we are.” And yet the great tragedy of our culture of appearances is that people seem to disappear from our scope of curiosity as they grow old. Animated by our unconscious social biases, despite our best intentions, we lose interest in “who the person is” and render the elderly invisible, denying them the dignity of being seen for the immutable parts of the human spirit that remain, in Maya Angelou’s unforgettable words, “innocent and shy as magnolias.”
The felt interiority of that disconnect is what poet Donald Hall (b. In a sentiment that calls to mind C.S. The day Joe Rogan discovered the real Stefan Molyneux. Hey there! Pull up a chair. Today’s Quickie! Is a fun little story about boring old stuff like ethics and character. It starts, as usual, with the men we know as Stefan Molyneux. Men?
Yes, that’s correct. You see, for several years now, Stefan Molyneux has been living a double life. And then there is the other Stefan Molyneux. And as long as he can find venues that know only the fun Molyneux (and not the Molyneux who may-or-may-not be a destructive cult leader), a splendid time is guaranteed for all. Lately, one of those venues has been the Joe Rogan show. Rogan is the perfect interviewer for Molyneux. So, Molyneux no doubt hoped for another robust, freewheeling interview where he would hold forth with equal authority on things he knows a lot about and things he doesn’t. Problem was, the interview would turn out to be the capper for a very bad day. Stefan and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day [Ed.
Out in the real world, the worst possible thing was happening. Rogan knew it all. Stefan Molyneux. Stefan Molyneux. Stefan Molyneux (born 1966) is an Irish-Canadian political activist, amateur philosopher and and YouTube personality. Since 2005, he is the host of Freedomain Radio, a bastardization of FDR's initials podcast where he discusses philosophy, libertarianism, anarcho-capitalism, atheism, science and relationships.
He also regularly writes for right-wing libertarian websites and has (self)published several books. Molyneux has a group of very ardent fans, even though he is only questionably an ancap at this point, and is hated by a large portion of them: He defends cops, is a "racial realist", says weird red pill things about women, and is a hawk on mideast relations. He has declared himself "the savior of philosophy" and styles himself as a New Socrates, but doesn't actually make much of an effort to engage any scholarly literature on issues of philosophy. But he wears polo shirts, and so reputable people continue to speak with him.  Family relationships. Worldmapper: The world as you've never seen it before.
The Hyperloop is about to be built - in Europe. The Hyperloop could become the next big thing in transportation. It’s a train-like tube-based transportation system which can move at extremely high speeds of up to 760 miles per hour – 1220 km/h. Hyperloop concept. Note the solar panels on top. Photo by Edit1306. Currently, it would take some six hours to travel from Košice, Slovakia, to Vienna. Even a direct flight would still take you a bit over one hour. With the Hyperloop, it could take only 43 minutes. The Hyperloop was first proposed by entrepreneur Elon Musk, who designed a conceptual route from the Los Angeles region to the San Francisco Bay Area, paralleling the Interstate 5 corridor for most of its length. Concept art of Hyperloop inner works. HTT CEO Dirk Ahlborn announced that his company has reached an agreement with the Slovakian government.
“Hyperloop in Europe would cut distances substantially and network cities in unprecedented ways. But we shouldn’t get excited just yet. Werner Erhard and the est Training. "The real purpose of est was to create space for people to participate in life – to experience true space and freedom in life. " -Werner Erhard "The way est happened was very simple. I had this transformational experience. I had a transformation. "Fundamentally, the est training is an occasion in which participants have an experience, uniquely their own, in a situation which enables and encourages them to do that fully and responsibly. "The training is about the experience of love, the ability to love and the ability to experience being loved, not the concept or story of it - and it is about the experience of happiness, and the ability to be happy and share happiness, not the concept, story or symbols of it.
The truth is not found in a different set of circumstances. New Sun Magazine, by Eliezer Sobel, December 1978 "We can discover another possibility: living in a way, now, moment to moment, that makes a difference to life. A Way To Transformation, by Werner Erhard, 1984 What is est? Psychological Manipulation Resources. What is Psychological Manipulation? Psychological Manipulation is a type of influence that attempts to change the behavior or perception of others through underhanded, deceptive and abusive techniques. This advances the interests of the manipulator, generally at the victim's expense, in methods that may be considered abusive, devious, deceptive, and exploitative. In order to be successful, the art of manipulation involves two things - concealing aggressive or subversive intentions and behaviors while knowing the psychological vulnerabilities of the victim well enough to know what will be the most effective psychological weapons or tactics to be used against them.
This is most often accomplished through covert-aggression or carefully veiled aggression - which may be so subtle that it's not easily detected. Psychological Manipulators know what they want and fight hard to get it. Why Do People Manipulate? How Do Manipulators Manipulate? Vulnerabilities Exploited By Manipulators: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Has the internet killed local music scenes? Once upon a time, sounds were attached to places. Rock'n'roll travelled the Atlantic and docked at Liverpool, giving birth to Merseybeat. Manchester married raving and rock music, and spawned Madchester. Grunge formed under Seattle's gloomy skies and then took over the world. The local scene – the notion of several bands and musicians from the same area appropriating a similar style of records – would begin with friends listening to the same music and forming bands that would play in the same clubs, before record labels, DJs and writers would take note, at which point a city's bands would find themselves the centre of worldwide attention.
These local genres weren't always as definitive as legend would have it: many of them appeared by accident before being written into history. The idea of the local scene has always been an attractive prospect, playing on tribal mentalities and a very human desire for order. Crucial to this process has been the slow death of physical music. Merseybeat. Why Does Facebook Censor the Word “Tsu”? A Social Network that Returns 90 Percent of Advertising Dollars to the People: Send Me an Invitation, Please! By Ivan Ulchur-Rota Translated from GKillCity Magazine At this point, it’s hard to imagine. Mark Zuckerberg’s giant has rapidly established itself as the social network bigwig.
Facebook has bought its competitors like Instagram and by incorporating chat and video messaging has distinguished itself from platforms like Twitter or Linkedin. The network has constructed an empire through advertisements that accompany the content generated by its users. Ivan Ulchur-Rota met Sebastian Sobczak, CEO of Tsu, at the Narco News 15th Anniversary Celebration earlier this month in New York City. When Al Giordano—founder and publisher of Narco News and the School of Authentic Journalism in Mexico—moved to Tsu, he had already been frustrated with Facebook since December 2012. Tsu is not playing Zuckerberg’s game.
The effort to disenfranchise Tsu reveals that its potential has been recognized. Vintage Anti-Suffrage Postcards - Sociological Images. A while back, David Dismore posted about his archive of suffragist postcards, which appeared in the early 1900s as part of the campaign for women’s right to vote. The postcards got the messages of the movement across in short, clear, and often humorous ways. Those opposed to women’s suffrage also used postcards to get their message out to the public. The Palczewski Postcard Archive at the University of Northern Iowa, sent to us by Katrin, has a number of great examples that illustrate the frames used to present women’s full political participation as threatening. For instance, a 12-card series produced by Dunston-Weiler Lithographic Company presented suffrage as upending the gender order by masculinizing women and feminizing men. In an effort to win her own rights, then, women make their families suffer — a message complete with visuals that don’t seem out of place among stock images of crying babies and their working mothers today, as Katrin pointed out:
"On Truth and Lies in a Non-moral Sense" / F. Nietzsche. Friedrich Nietzsche On Truth and Lies in a Nonmoral Sense Once upon a time, in some out of the way corner of that universe which is dispersed into numberless twinkling solar systems, there was a star upon which clever beasts invented knowing. That was the most arrogant and mendacious minute of "world history," but nevertheless, it was only a minute.
After nature had drawn a few breaths, the star cooled and congealed, and the clever beasts had to die. _One might invent such a fable, and yet he still would not have adequately illustrated how miserable, how shadowy and transient, how aimless and arbitrary the human intellect looks within nature. There were eternities during which it did not exist. And when it is all over with the human intellect, nothing will have happened. For this intellect has no additional mission which would lead it beyond human life. Rather, it is human, and only its possessor and begetter takes it so solemnly-as though the world's axis turned within it.
The Upside of Pessimism. The theory of defensive pessimism suggests that imagining—and planning for—worst-case scenarios can be more effective than trying to think positively. I have pretty low expectations for this article. Oh sure, I spent a lot of time on it, and I personally think it’s a great read. But I’m kind of worried that you will hate it. Worse yet, I’m afraid you’ll hate me for writing it. You might take to Twitter and call me a featherbrained, elitist millennial. And then I’ll cry into my kombucha-flavored macaron. Or even worse, you might not read it at all. Or at least, that’s how I would start out thinking if I were prone to defensive pessimism, a phenomenon in which people imagine worst-case scenarios in order to manage their anxiety. This type of negativity might sound like apostasy by American standards. I recently spoke with Norem, a pioneer of the defensive pessimism theory. Olga Khazan: What is defensive pessimism?
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