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The Problem - Heterodox Academy. The Problem Our commitment to heterodoxy within the academy has taken shape as a response to the rise of orthodoxy within scholarly culture — when people fear shame, ostracism, or any other form of social or professional retaliation for questioning or challenging a commonly held idea.

The Problem - Heterodox Academy

We believe that the best way to prevent orthodoxy from taking root within the academy is by fostering three key principles: open inquiry, viewpoint diversity, and constructive disagreement. The Solution We see the university as a place of collaborative truth seeking, where diverse scholars and students approach problems and questions from different points of view in pursuit of knowledge, discovery, growth, innovation, and the exposure of falsehoods. eSkeptic » August 14, 2020. Download the 10-page issue in PDF for free!

eSkeptic » August 14, 2020

The New York Times — Bari Weiss. Quilliam – Promoting Pluralism & Inspiring Change. The Paradox of Self-Consciousness. One of the central questions I'm asking myself is how to fit the human being into our current understanding of both natural scientific fact and the social and general mental and interpretative facts unearthed by the humanities and social sciences.

The Paradox of Self-Consciousness

Where do we locate the human being and what we know about ourselves from humanistic, historically oriented research vis-à-vis contemporary technology, the digital sphere, cutting-edge research in physics, neuroscience, etc.? Fakenews. Machine Learning @Scale 2017 recap. Last week we hosted Machine Learning @Scale, bringing together data scientists, engineers, and researchers to discuss the range of technical challenges in large-scale applied machine learning solutions.

Machine Learning @Scale 2017 recap

More than 300 attendees gathered in Manhattan's Metropolitan West to hear from engineering leaders at Bloomberg, Clarifai, Facebook, Google, Instagram, LinkedIn, and ZocDoc, who all shared diverse approaches to building machine learning systems used by millions if not billions of people. For a recap of the conference and the presentations, check out the videos below. If you're interested in joining the next event, visit the @Scale website or join the @Scale community. Psycho-spiritual Detoxification: Thoughts and Observations. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck. In my life, I have given a fuck about many people and many things. About. +972 Magazine is a blog-based web magazine that is jointly owned by a group of journalists, bloggers and photographers whose goal is to provide fresh, original, on-the-ground reporting and analysis of events in Israel and Palestine.


Our collective is committed to human rights and freedom of information, and we oppose the occupation. However, +972 Magazine does not represent any organization, political party or specific agenda. We see +972 as a platform for our bloggers to share analysis, reports, ideas, images and videos on their channels. Each blogger owns his or her channel and has full rights over its contents (unless otherwise stated). Why the British said no to Europe. Why the British said no to Europe 25 June 2016 The majority vote by Britons to leave the European Union was an act of raw democracy.

Why the British said no to Europe

We Do Not Inherit the Earth from Our Ancestors; We Borrow It from Our Children. Amish Saying?

We Do Not Inherit the Earth from Our Ancestors; We Borrow It from Our Children

Ralph Waldo Emerson? Native American Proverb? Professor Michael Dougan on the EU Referendum. Time Banks. Time Banks This briefing sets out a radical, but practical prescription for community time banks, that can not only release enormous human resources to tackle deep-rooted social problems, but also provide practical and effective solutions for a range of public policy problems.

Time Banks

July 24, 2001 // Written by: David Boyle. Building Self-Esteem and Motivating Children. Vico, Giambattista. Giambattista Vico is often credited with the invention of the philosophy of history.

Vico, Giambattista

Specifically, he was the first to take seriously the possibility that people had fundamentally different schema of thought in different historical eras. Thus, Vico became the first to chart a course of history that depended on the way the structure of thought changed over time. To illustrate the difference between modern thought and ancient thought, Vico developed a remarkable theory of the imagination. This theory led to an account of myth based on ritual and imitation that would resemble some twentieth century anthropological theories. Galleries - NASA Solar System Exploration. Top 10 best Chilean phrases for the young traveler to know. A source of national pride is the language, which is very different from traditional Spanish.

Top 10 best Chilean phrases for the young traveler to know

Chileans do a good job of setting themselves apart from the rest of South America. The Intercept. The 20 Most Influential Personal Style Bloggers Right Now - Fashionista. Personal style bloggers sometimes get a bad rap -- caricatured as pretty, brainless girls who dress up for their camera-wielding boyfriends and post their results to a WordPress blog. But over the past decade, these independent publishers have become a real force in the fashion industry -- not just snapping up front row seats at fashion shows, but landing major campaigns and collaborations with brands, becoming regular guests on TV shows like "Today" and "America's Next Top Model," and turning their blogs into multimillion-dollar businesses. Some have become household names. Kurzgesagt. Minion language - do you speak it? - Wordtree. By Caroline Godwin With all the hype about Despicable Me 2, I decided to explore the Minion language and find out how French director Pierre Coffin went about creating the Minion lingo.

In Despicable Me 1 and 2, Coffin does the voices for most of the Minions, both in English and in many other languages where he did the dubbing. When creating the language, he purposely went with a gibberish approach for comedy purpose. The Good Country Party. 5 Questions Guaranteed To Help You Know Yourself Better. When Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project spoke at World Domination Summit this past summer, she said that the key to happiness is to be more of who we are.

In order to know who we are, she suggests that we ask ourselves a few key questions. Try writing down your answers to the following questions. Instagram is Great for Marketers, But Probably Not for Long - CMO Today. Marketers using social media might want to direct more of their efforts to Instagram. The photo-centric service is currently more brand-friendly than other major social networks, according to Forrester Research.

A new report by the market research firm, titled “Use Instagram Now,” found consumers are currently much more inclined to like, share, and comment on brands’ posts on Instagram than they are on FacebookFB +0.83% and TwitterTWTR -10.29%. In fact posts by brands generate an average of 58 times more engagement per follower on Instagram than they do on Facebook, and 120 times more than on Twitter, the report said. Instagram delivers high interaction rates with brand content for three main reasons, Forrester says. Why doctors are treating allergies with parasitic worms. Qualcomm demos Snapdragon chip with bullet time rig of 130 HTC One phones.

Radioactive Bluefin Tuna Caught Off California Coast. Every bluefin tuna tested in the waters off California has shown to be contaminated with radiation that originated in Fukushima. Should Fukushima's radioactive water be dumped at sea? - environment - 23 August 2013. JAPAN'S beleaguered Fukushima Daiichi nuclear facility made headlines again this week, when some 305 tonnes of radioactive water leaked from a storage tank at the complex.

This prompted Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority to upgrade the situation from 1 to 3 – a "serious incident" on the 8-point International Nuclear Event Scale. The crisis reopened questions about how to deal with the flood of radioactive water accumulating at Fukushima. The Scale of the Universe 2. Dan Pallotta: The way we think about charity is dead wrong.