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ACAking #teachthecontroversy. Io9 - We come from the future. Campus Rape and the Emergency: It’s Always an Excuse for Authoritarianism. ‘Congratulations, Mr.

Campus Rape and the Emergency: It’s Always an Excuse for Authoritarianism

Women in media #teachthecontroversy. #humansneednotapply #teachthecontroversy. Sony Hack #teachthecontroversy. Immigration #teachthecontroversy. A Stunning Change. Today the Synod of Bishops issued a document that represents a stunning change in the way that the Catholic church speaks about the LBGT community.

A Stunning Change

Gamergate #teachthecontroversy

Ferguson. Huffington Post And The View From Bogustan: Standing Behind Blatantly False Claims Isn't Journalism. Over the last week, we've been debunking a bizarre "series" of stories over at Huffington Post, which is claiming to be about "the history of email" but is not.

Huffington Post And The View From Bogustan: Standing Behind Blatantly False Claims Isn't Journalism

It's about a guy, Shiva Ayyadurai, who may have written an implementation of email in the late 1970s, but which was clearly well after email was in widespread use. Ayyadurai's actual program (and as far as I can tell, he has not released any screenshots of what the program actually looked like) may have worked well for the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) where he wrote it as a 14-year-old, but it contributed nothing to the future of email. Beyond email existing in various forms long before that, nothing that happened later in the email space appears to have happened because of Ayyadurai's program. Huffington Post And The View From Bogustan: Standing Behind Blatantly False Claims Isn't Journalism.

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Why Do People Persist in Believing Things That Just Aren't True? Last month, Brendan Nyhan, a professor of political science at Dartmouth, published the results of a study that he and a team of pediatricians and political scientists had been working on for three years.

Why Do People Persist in Believing Things That Just Aren't True?

They had followed a group of almost two thousand parents, all of whom had at least one child under the age of seventeen, to test a simple relationship: Could various pro-vaccination campaigns change parental attitudes toward vaccines? Each household received one of four messages: a leaflet from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stating that there had been no evidence linking the measles, mumps, and rubella (M.M.R.) vaccine and autism; a leaflet from the Vaccine Information Statement on the dangers of the diseases that the M.M.R. vaccine prevents; photographs of children who had suffered from the diseases; and a dramatic story from a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about an infant who almost died of measles.

Right to be Forgotten #teachthecontroversy

Sterling #teachthecontroversy. Jdferries's blurblog. In 2000, the dot-com bubble burst, destroying $6.2 trillion in household wealth over the next two years.

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Five years later, the housing market crashed, and from 2007 to 2009, the value of real estate owned by U.S. households fell by nearly the same amount — $6 trillion. Despite seeing similar nominal dollar losses, the housing crash led to the Great Recession, while the dot-com crash led to a mild recession. Part of this difference can be seen in consumer spending. The housing crash killed retail spending, which collapsed 8 percent from 2007 to 2009, one of the largest two-year drops in recorded American history. The bursting of the tech bubble, on the other hand, had almost no effect at all; retail spending from 2000 to 2002 actually increased by 5 percent.

Then they came #teachthecontroversy

Jdferries's blurblog. In 2000, the dot-com bubble burst, destroying $6.2 trillion in household wealth over the next two years.

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Five years later, the housing market crashed, and from 2007 to 2009, the value of real estate owned by U.S. households fell by nearly the same amount — $6 trillion. Despite seeing similar nominal dollar losses, the housing crash led to the Great Recession, while the dot-com crash led to a mild recession. Part of this difference can be seen in consumer spending. The housing crash killed retail spending, which collapsed 8 percent from 2007 to 2009, one of the largest two-year drops in recorded American history. The bursting of the tech bubble, on the other hand, had almost no effect at all; retail spending from 2000 to 2002 actually increased by 5 percent.

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AnonymousApps #teachthecontroversy. The Pope takes on Internet trolls. By Daniel Burke, Belief Blog Co-editor (CNN) Careerist clergy.

The Pope takes on Internet trolls

The super rich. And now we can add another pelt to Pope Francis' collection: Internet trolls. In statement released on Thursday, the Pope said the Internet and social media are making people across the world "increasingly interdependent. " "The Internet, in particular, offers immense possibilities for encounter and solidarity," Francis said. At the same time, though, all those tweets and texts and comment streams can cause people to "lose our bearings," said the 77-year-old pontiff.

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Net Neutrality. The New Digital Divide: Privilege and Misinformation in Modern Media. Not everyone can afford to be blasé.

The New Digital Divide: Privilege and Misinformation in Modern Media

By Ryan Holiday 11/12/13 10:00am Share this: Abortion issues. Free speech #teachthecontroversy. Jdferries's blurblog. News hacking is the new glue sniffing by Laurie Penny Six months ago, Ruby Peeton was an A-star student.

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Copyright. Evolution #teachthecontroversy. Testing data. Young earth #teachthecontroversy. Climate change #teachthecontroversy. Gender Equality #teachthecontroversy. Teens Banned from Internet. The Tomb of the Unknown Document. Ken noted that prior restraint is unconstitutional, and yet Judge Neilson has restrained a citizen through an order.

The Tomb of the Unknown Document

Pew: 47% of US Facebook users, or about 30% of all Americans, get news from the social network. Given that Facebook is the world’s largest social network with over 1.15 billion users, it’s no surprise that many turn to the platform for news. In the US, about half of adult Facebook users, or 47 percent, get news from the social network. Facebook has over 128 million monthly active users in the US and more than 101 million daily active users in its home country. Extrapolating the previous figure, about 30 percent of the US population gets news from the social network. These latest figures come from a survey conducted August 21 to September 2 by the Pew Research Center in collaboration with the John S. and James L. Jdferries's blurblog. News hacking is the new glue sniffing by Laurie Penny Six months ago, Ruby Peeton was an A-star student.

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Learning styles & MI. Howard Gardner: ‘Multiple intelligences’ are not ‘learning styles’ The fields of psychology and education were revolutionized 30 years ago when the now world-renowned psychologist Howard Gardner published his 1983 book Frames of Mind: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences,” which detailed a new model of human intelligence that went beyond the traditional view that there was a single kind that could be measured by standardized tests. (You can read his account of how he came up with the theory here.) Gardner’s theory initially listed seven intelligences which work together: linguistic, logical-mathematical, musical, bodily-kinesthetic, spatial, interpersonal and intrapersonal; he later added an eighth, naturalist intelligence and says there may be a few more.

The theory became highly popular with K-12 educators around the world seeking ways to reach students who did not respond to traditional approaches, but over time, “multiple intelligences” somehow became synonymous with the concept of “learning styles.”

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Author Claims Copyright Over Interview He Gave 20 Years Ago. A bunch of folks have alerted me to this bizarre story of author Bill Bryson, known for his "humorous books on travel," along with his publisher Transworld (a division of Random House), who are apparently claiming that Bryson holds the copyright on an interview he gave 20 years ago to Mike Gerrard, who published it in the literary magazine Passport (where Gerrard was the publisher). Thinking people might be interested in that interview, Gerrard (smartly) dusted it off and republished it as a Kindle e-book (it sounds like a Kindle Single, but that's not made clear anywhere). Amazon has since taken the book down. This video is no longer available: The Day One Garry's Incident Incident. Nintendo Shuts Down Recreation Of Original Super Mario Bros. For No Reason Other Than It Can. Inside the Fox News lie machine: I fact-checked Sean Hannity on Obamacare. I happened to turn on the Hannity show on Fox News last Friday evening.

The Backfire Effect shows why you can't use facts to win an argument. Teaching the (non)Controversy Part I: A Marketplace, Corrupted. In celebration of passing 5,000 page views on my blog (THANK YOU SO MUCH), I thought I would change things up a little by mixing the typical rant up with a problem that I don't necessarily have an answer for yet. (Please note, I will be writing about "controversy" in this blog.

Sinead O’Connor’s Remarkable Open Letter To Miley Cyrus. Lavabit Founder Waged Privacy Fight as F.B.I. Pursued Snowden. The Back and Forth Over the Shutdown - Graphic. Open-Access Champion "Sets Free" NASA's Paywalled Mars Rover Research. NASA's Curiosity rover, spending your tax money in the name of cool science. Wait, did science publishing maverick Michael Eisen just borrow a tactic from the late internet whiz kid Aaron Swartz?

Jdferries's blurblog. Texas approves renaming slave trade as “Atlantic triangular trade” Texas approves renaming slave trade as “Atlantic triangular trade” Jdferries's blurblog. I'm Gen Y, and I'm Not a Special Snowflake. I'm Broke. This story first appeared on Gawker. A bunch of you people on Facebook and Twitter keep sharing a HuffPo stick-figure thing about how Gen Y is unhappy because they're unrealistic delusional ingrates. GYPSY=Generation Y Protagonists & Special Yuppies. A terrible acronym on several levels! Jdferries's blurblog. Cities are for strivers. The rapid gentrification of many large American cities represents a triumph and an opportunity for Republicans—a triumph because it was mainly Republican ideas (welfare reform, aggressive crime-fighting tactics, pro-growth policies) that set the trend in motion, and an opportunity because the wealthier and (frankly) whiter new residents are more likely to vote for the GOP.

Math Education: An Inconvenient Truth. Social Attitude Test. The Mako Mori Test: 'Pacific Rim' inspires a Bechdel Test alternative. Fans of feminist film, or any lovers of media with strong female characters, might have a hard time justifying why they love certain movies. Microsoft Comments On Xbox Rape Joke Controversy At E3. Microsoft has responded to accusations one of their game producers used a rape joke in a recent presentation at the Electronic Entertainment Expo. Our sister site, The Jane Dough, posted about initial situation earlier this week. New Published Study Verifies Andrew Wakefield’s Research on Autism – Again (MMR Vaccine Causes Autism) Courts quietly confirm MMR Vaccine causes Autism - Local Healthy Sustainability by I support Farmers Markets.

The truth about vaccinations: Your physician knows more than the University of Google « Violent metaphors. Update: Disney Defends Controversial Merida Makeover. DC Shocker: WB Licensing Ruins Super Best Friends Forever. The View: Daytime talk show hires anti-vaxxer Jenny McCarthy. Merida From 'Brave' Gets An Unnecessary Makeover, Sparks Change.org Petition (PHOTO) Watch This Religious Scholar Own Bigoted Fox Host in First 2 Minutes of Interview. US patent office throws out Apple's pinch-to-zoom claim against Samsung. Why millennials are leaving the church. Most Media Coverage Ignores Premium Drop, Focuses On GOP Effort To Undermine Obamacare.

McCarthy's controversial vaccine 'View'. Former Top NSA Lawyer Blames Civil Libertarians For 9/11, Says Hype About NSA May Lead To A Repeat. Pie Chart of the Day: Police Are Tracking You 24/7. BENDIS Reacts to Orson Scott Card Controversy. Parenting in a Post-Post Racial Society. The Zimmerman Verdict: Be Careful What You Wish For. From the Supreme Court to St. Paul: thoughts on the DOMA aftermath.

Newly Leaked NSA Slides On PRISM Add To Confusion, Rather Than Clear It Up. Media Hypocrisy: When DC Insiders Leak Gov't Talking Points About NSA, No One Has A Cow.