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Valère Novarina, en présence de l'auteur. LOS AGUIJONAZOS - LOS AGUIJONAZOS. Heba Amin Website. Texas textbook war: 'Slavery' or 'Atlantic triangular trade'? Thomas Jefferson out, Phyllis Schlafly in?

Texas textbook war: 'Slavery' or 'Atlantic triangular trade'?

Skip to next paragraph Subscribe Today to the Monitor Click Here for your FREE 30 DAYS ofThe Christian Science MonitorWeekly Digital Edition While the proposed changes to Texas social studies standards aren’t quite so simple (and contrary to some reports, Thomas Jefferson would still be part of the curriculum), the debate over the standards pushed by a conservative majority of the Texas Board of Education – which will be voted on this week – has resulted in a partisan uproar and generated interest far beyond the Lone Star State. Dia a dia, bit a bit… por Silvio Meira » internet e emburrecimento. The Planning Fallacy. MARCOS Y MARCOS. Delito de Opinião. Cerebros no lavados. Le Storytelling.com, un site Sébastien Durand Conseil. Herman Cain and the Hubris of Experts. The post I put up early Thursday morning on Herman Cain prompted its share of annoyed reactions from some of the journalists and analysts whose work I admire.

Herman Cain and the Hubris of Experts

This is to be expected, since the article was essentially a critique of expert judgment. It is, however, a fairly specific critique rather than a broad one. So let me restate its thesis more explicitly: Experts have a poor understanding of uncertainty. Usually, this manifests itself in the form of overconfidence: experts underestimate the likelihood that their predictions might be wrong.

Examples of this can be found in numerous fields. But political forecasts may be especially vulnerable to this. These are not semantic distinctions or errors around the margin — saying something has a 2 percent chance of occurring when really there is a 3 percent chance, or a 0.01 percent chance when really there is a 0.02 percent chance.

I could go on about this for pages and pages — and I will, in the book. But this is somewhat beside the point. LA « PASSIVITÉ DES GENS » NE DURE JAMAIS QU’UN CERTAIN TEMPS. Ce texte est un « article presslib’ » (*) J’ai beau rechercher l’origine de l’information selon laquelle la police de New York aurait récemment reçu 4,6 millions de dollars de la banque JP Morgan Chase, je ne trouve rien d’autre quant à la date à laquelle ce don aurait eu lieu que ce même mot « récemment », répété de dépêche en blog et de blog en dépêche.

LA « PASSIVITÉ DES GENS » NE DURE JAMAIS QU’UN CERTAIN TEMPS

Ce qui rend bien entendu l’information éminemment suspecte. Pourquoi le succès de cette « information » fausse ou exacte ? En raison de sa plausibilité dans le climat de polarisation politique qui caractérise aujourd’hui les États-Unis. On aura noté aussi dans la journée d’hier la montée en puissance des « indignés » new yorkais « Occupy Wall Street », dont le mouvement a essaimé désormais à l’échelle du pays tout entier. Pierre Carles - Site Officiel. Daniel Parente Blog. En attendant BlogExpérience… / Accueil. E.U.’s ‘Science, it’s a girl thing’ campaign sparks a backlash - BlogPost.

Posted at 11:54 AM ET, 06/22/2012 Jun 22, 2012 03:54 PM EDT TheWashingtonPost With a kitschy new video, the European Commission hopes to assure girls in Europe that scientific professions are feminine and fun.

E.U.’s ‘Science, it’s a girl thing’ campaign sparks a backlash - BlogPost

But while the message might have been admirable, some are cringing at the execution. The European Commission launched the “Science: it’s a girl thing” campaign Thursday with the goal of attracting more women to research professions. Opinions: Washington Post Opinion, Editorial, Op Ed, Politics Editorials. CapeTown/bloggers. Mment is free. Terrorists for the FBI Exclusive. The Guantánamo Docket. How riot rumours spread on Twitter. Transparenz in der Sommersession. Radio- und TV-Gesetz.

Transparenz in der Sommersession

Methadone and the politics of pain. Monday, April 30, 2012 - Page updated at 10:25 AM Photo by Mike Siegel / The Seattle Times Sara Taylor, mother of former King County 911 dispatcher Angeline Burrell, describes her daughter's battle with disabling chronic pain and her overdose death from methadone.

Methadone and the politics of pain

At left is Taylor's husband, Dale. Charles Passantino, who suffers from chronic pain, was cut off from his medicine as a result of a 2010 state law. Black in Latin America. NewBlackMan. Opinión elconfidencial.com. El Mundo que viene - Opinión - LaVanguardia.com. El Huffington Post: última hora, noticias y opinión en español. Enlaces del día - Blogs de Opinión de LaVanguardia.comEnlaces del día. News Blogs & Websites. Advice, like youth, probably just wasted on the young.

Inside every adult lurks a graduation speaker dying to get out, some world-weary pundit eager to pontificate on life to young people who'd rather be Rollerblading.

Advice, like youth, probably just wasted on the young

Most of us, alas, will never be invited to sow our words of wisdom among an audience of caps and gowns, but there's no reason we can't entertain ourselves by composing a Guide to Life for Graduates. I encourage anyone over 26 to try this and thank you for indulging my attempt.Ladies and gentlemen of the class of '97: Wear sunscreen. If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be it. The long-term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by scientists, whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable than my own meandering experience. Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth. Don't worry about the future. Temple Grandin: The world needs all kinds of minds.

Space Articles. Jonronson.com. Read This, Not That. El Huffington Post: última hora, noticias y opinión en español. Media & Tech. "La guerre civile numérique", de Paul Jorion (entretiens avec Régis Meyran) Blog de Paul Jorion. REGARDS SUR LE NUMERIQUE: Blog - Keith McSpurren : « Avant de créer CoveritLive, je n’avais jamais mis les pieds dans une rédaction » RSLNmag est édité par Microsoft et se consacre à l’analyse et au décryptage du monde numérique..

(visuel : page d'accueil de l'album Coveritlive.com, par Travelin' Librarian, licence CC) Une petite question, pour commencer.

REGARDS SUR LE NUMERIQUE: Blog - Keith McSpurren : « Avant de créer CoveritLive, je n’avais jamais mis les pieds dans une rédaction » RSLNmag est édité par Microsoft et se consacre à l’analyse et au décryptage du monde numérique..

Quel point commun y-a-t’il entre : les soirées électorales des régionales telles qu’elles ont été couvertes par Le Monde.fr ; le derby entre deux clubs de foot de la banlieue de Stockholm suivi par Aftonbladet, l’un des plus importants quotidiens suédois ; et, au hasard, le traitement en ligne du G20 londonien, au printemps dernier, par les journalistes de la chaîne d’info en continue britannique Sky News ?

Vous avez cliqué les liens précédents ? REGARDS SUR LE NUMERIQUE: Blog - « Mieux informer grâce au web, c'est … possible ! » RSLNmag est édité par Microsoft et se consacre à l’analyse et au décryptage du monde numérique.. (visuel : représentation des termes les plus fréquemment utilisés par nos experts, générée via wordle) L'info sous toutes les coutures … sauf une. Nous vous avons largement parlé ici, et dans un numéro papier (PDF) de RSLN, de l'info, et de sa révolution numérique.

Nous avions alors parlé modèles économiques, désintermédiation, et autres réseaux sociaux. The Digital Humanities and Interpretation. The question I posed at the conclusion of my last post was how do the technologies wielded by digital humanities practitioners either facilitate the work of the humanities, as it has been traditionally understood, or bring about an entirely new conception of what work in the humanities can and should be?

The Digital Humanities and Interpretation

I’m going to sneak up on that question by offering a piece of conventional (i.e., non-digital) literary analysis that deals, as the digital humanities do, with matters of statistical frequency and pattern. Halfway through “Areopagitica” (1644), his celebration of freedom of publication, John Milton observes that the Presbyterian ministers who once complained of being censored by Episcopalian bishops have now become censors themselves.

Indeed, he declares, when it comes to exercising a “tyranny over learning,” there is no difference between the two: “Bishops and Presbyters are the same to us both name and thing.” The answer is, proceed randomly or on a whim, and see what turns up. Settler colonial studies blog. Cajón de sastre, notas varias, entretenimientos y cavilaciones, artículos diversos y demás artilugios. Blogs – Zunguzungu. Strangers are not simply those who are not known in this dwelling, but those who are, in their very proximity, already recognized as not belonging, as being out of place.

Blogs – Zunguzungu

–Sara Ahmed, Strange Encounters. Quality Blogs... Butterflies and Wheels » Fighting fashionable nonsense. Mona Eltahawy. Notes from Behind the Blockade. Escolar.net. Op-Ed Columnist - The Broken Society. Articles and essays. Nearly 100 Fantastic Pieces of Journalism - Conor Friedersdorf - Entertainment. These must-reads are my personal picks for the best nonfiction of 2010 Awards season in journalism is almost over: David Brooks has long since handed out the Sidneys, the Pulitzer Prizes have been issued, and the National Magazine Award finalists find out who won next week.

Throughout 2010, I kept my own running list of exceptional nonfiction for the Best of Journalism newsletter I publish. The result is my third annual Best Of Journalism Awards - America's only nonfiction writing prize judged entirely by me. I couldn't read every worthy piece published last year. But everything that follows is worthy of wider attention. It was put together before I began my current gig at The Atlantic. The Art Of Storytelling. Dangers pour le journalisme. Política. Daily Returns.

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Blogueurs du Québec sur OverBlog. Columnists Syndicated Columnists, Business, Gossip, Advice, Humor & more at HeadlineSpot.com. Comment & Analysis - Columnists. News - Boston Globe - Boston Globe columnists. SF Gate Columnists. The Indian Express Columnists. The special Prevention of Atrocities Act court on Thursday convicted a Mumbai-based columnist for making casteist comments in an editorial article written for a Mumbai tabloid in 2006. Anish Trivedi, a writer and a columnist for Mid-Day, was sentenced to six months' imprisonment and slapped with a fine of Rs 25,000. The case pertains to an April 30, 2006 article in the tabloid in which Trivedi wrote about the "bad condition of government offices" and attributed this to the policy of reservation.

Trivedi's column entitled 'Children of a Lesser God' blamed caste-based reservations as a primary reason for the poor condition of government offices. While a case was registered with the Bhoiwada police station, the police also made the editors of the publication accused in the case. All accused were booked under several sections of the Scheduled Caste and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act. Mid Day on the Web - Columns.