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Jewish children learn very early on about numbers and their properties It’s commonly accepted that Jews do well in math and science because there’s such a strong emphasis on learning within their tradition, as well as amongst Jewish families in general. But can good study habits and parental prompting account for the incredibly disproportionate share of awards (Nobel and others) that have been garnered by Jewish mathematicians and scientists? Why would a people making up such a small percentage (~0.25%) of the global population earn 25%, or more, of the world’s top prizes in economics, physics, mathematics and medicine? To delve a little deeper into why this might be, we will explore how the structure of the religion may play a crucial role in embedding complex social, mathematical and dimensional associations into the Jewish psyche in very subtle ways. Why Jews are Good at Math | Why Jews are Good at Math |
www.gingell.com - a website dedicated to anything and everything Gingell The National Archives released the 1940 US Census to the public on 2nd April 2012, after a mandatory 72-year waiting period. We have added the names of every Gingell to the family tree. Can you help identify some of the names listed? www.gingell.com - a website dedicated to anything and everything Gingell
The promise of a four hour workweek magically righting all wrongs in your life, is a lie. Not only is it highly implausible, but if you ever do achieve a four hour work week, you’ll probably want to get rid of it. Why is the Four Hour Workweek (4HWW for short) a lie? Well, there’s two reasons. Number one, it’s come to the attention of quite a few people that Tim Ferriss really defines “work” as something you don’t want to do. Mandatory, unpleasant, tedious, repetitive tasks that you’d rather defer or delegate to someone else. The Lie of The Four Hour Work Week. The Lie of The Four Hour Work Week.
Podcast: The New Man - Beyond the Macho Jerk and the New Age Wimp Podcast: The New Man - Beyond the Macho Jerk and the New Age Wimp In Part two of our discussion with Dr. sandor Gardos, we take a deeper look into everybody's favorite topic...sex. Unfortunately, the sex life of most men is not where it could be. We're not talking about how to pick up women here, we're talking about something deeper. What is behind our sex drive and what is our sexual energy really? Men tend to look at sexual energy as frustration, something to be fixed,,,and as soon as posible. Men train themselves at a young age to relive sexual energy as fast as possible, not cultivating and using sexual energy to invigorate our lives.
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Smarthistory: a multimedia web-book about art and art history Are you an art historian, archaeologist or conservator? Look at a Trello Board of most needed content and "claim" an essay to write! If something important is missing, let us know. Contact us to be added to the Trello Board: beth[at }khanacademy.org or steven[at ]khanacademy.org. We anticipate more than two million visitors from around the globe for the fall 2013 semester. Let's make sure strong, global art history content is freely available to students everywhere! Smarthistory: a multimedia web-book about art and art history
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Covering God, Life and Progressive Culture Covering God, Life and Progressive Culture Controversial conservative commenter and outspoken Christian Dinesh D’Souza has been indicted on charges of breaking some election finance laws—specifically, reimbursing donors so that they could donate more than the $5,000 cap mandated by law. Although his attorneys insist he didn't know he was breaking the law—“He and the candidate have been friends since their college days, and at most, this was an act of misguided friendship by D’Souza," said Benjamin Braffman—he's been arraigned by the District Court of Manhattan. D'Souza has made a name for himself with fiery opinions regarding President Barack Obama, including his book, The Roots of Obama's Rage and his documentary, 2016: Obama's America ... Discuss
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Does ideology trump facts? Studies say it often does Does ideology trump facts? Studies say it often does We like to think that people will be well informed before making important decisions, such as who to vote for, but the truth is that's not always the case. Being uninformed is one thing, but having a population that's actively misinformed presents problems when it comes to participating in the national debate, or the democratic process. If the findings of some political scientists are right, attempting to correct misinformation might do nothing more than reinforce the false belief. This sort of misinformation isn't hypothetical; in 2003 a study found that viewers of Fox News were significantly more misinformed about the Iraq war, with far greater percentages of viewers erroneously believing that Iraq possessed WMDs or that there was a credible link between the 9/11 attack and Saddam Hussein than those who got their news from other outlets like NPR and PBS. This has led to the rise of websites like FactCheck and SourceWatch.
Seed: The Shape of Music Zaha Hadid/Swarovski Crystal Palace Collection Roughly 2,500 years ago, Pythagoras observed that objects, such as the anvils he purportedly studied, produced harmonious sounds while vibrating at frequencies in simple whole-number ratios. More complex ratios gave rise to more dissonant sounds, which indicated that human beings were unconsciously sensitive to mathematical relationships inherent in nature. By showing that the world could be described mathematically, Pythagoras not only provided an important inspiration for physics, but he also discovered a particular affinity between mathematics and music—one that Gottfried Leibniz was to invoke centuries later when he described music as the “unknowing exercise of our mathematical faculties.” For a thousand years, Western musicians have endeavored to satisfy two fundamental constraints in their compositions. The first is that melodies should, in general, move by short distances. Seed: The Shape of Music
What You'll Wish You'd Known January 2005 (I wrote this talk for a high school. I never actually gave it, because the school authorities vetoed the plan to invite me.) When I said I was speaking at a high school, my friends were curious. What will you say to high school students? So I asked them, what do you wish someone had told you in high school?
Jannica Heinström Department of Social and Political Sciences/Information Studies Åbo Akademi University Tavastgatan 13 FIN-20500 Åbo Finland Abstract This article emphasize the importance of considering psychological mechanisms for a thorough understanding of users of information services. Five personality dimensions and their influence on information behaviour
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How Thinking Goes Wrong How Thinking Goes WrongTwenty-five Fallacies That Lead Us to Believe Weird Thingsby Michael Shermerfrom his 1997 book "Why People Believe Weird Things"(used by kind permission of the author; all rights reserved) In 1994 NBC began airing a New Age program called The Other Side that explored claims of the paranormal, various mysteries and miracles, and assorted "weird" things. I appeared numerous times as the token skeptic -- the "other side" of The Other Side, if you will.