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Economics students call for shakeup of the way their subject is taught - students from 19 countries argue economics courses failing wider society by ignoring need to address 21st-century issues : BasicIncome. d8ecc07e906127bf0fd4623504b7eca8.jpg (1312×863) FistFullOLoightnin comments on People of reddit, what lie have you told a kid just to mess with them? Rosemary85 comments on As a historian, do you edit Wikipedia? How are the quality of articles on Wikipedia for your field of history? TroyDowling comments on Two batteries and a piece of copper wire = motor. /u/Just_Like_You explains "Ego Death" like a boss : bestof.

Saigonsquare comments on I get more pussy than u ever will. Hobby Lobby and contraception: How conservative evangelicals went from not caring about abortion and birth control to being obsessed with them. Photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images In its challenge to the “contraception mandate” of the Affordable Care Act, Hobby Lobby claims that certain forms of birth control—Plan B, “ella,” and IUDs—induce abortion and therefore go against the owners’ religious beliefs.

Hobby Lobby and contraception: How conservative evangelicals went from not caring about abortion and birth control to being obsessed with them.

The government’s response is that none of these contraceptives ends a pregnancy. Rather, they prevent implantation in the uterine lining. As an Australian I have grown up with universal health care and see it as a necessity in a western democracy. Im curious, why is it Americans are against "Obama Care" or universal health care for all? : AskReddit. Where Good Grows - Recycle. WGG Use Terms.

Where Good Grows - Recycle

My Russian wife was trying to say "tape measure" : funny. Philosophy of mathematics. The philosophy of mathematics is the branch of philosophy that studies the philosophical assumptions, foundations, and implications of mathematics.

Philosophy of mathematics

The aim of the philosophy of mathematics is to provide an account of the nature and methodology of mathematics and to understand the place of mathematics in people's lives. The logical and structural nature of mathematics itself makes this study both broad and unique among its philosophical counterparts. The terms philosophy of mathematics and mathematical philosophy are frequently used as synonyms.[1] The latter, however, may be used to refer to several other areas of study.

One refers to a project of formalizing a philosophical subject matter, say, aesthetics, ethics, logic, metaphysics, or theology, in a purportedly more exact and rigorous form, as for example the labors of scholastic theologians, or the systematic aims of Leibniz and Spinoza. Sex-ed teachers of reddit, what is the craziest misconception you have cleared up? : AskReddit.

Might Is Right. Might Is Right, or The Survival of the Fittest, is a book by pseudonymous author Ragnar Redbeard.

Might Is Right

First published in 1890, it heavily advocates amorality, and psychological hedonism. Sokal affair. The resultant academic and public quarrels concerned the scholarly merit of humanistic commentary about the physical sciences; the influence of postmodern philosophy on social disciplines in general; academic ethics, including whether Sokal was wrong to deceive the editors and readers of Social Text; and whether the journal had exercised appropriate intellectual rigor before publishing the pseudoscientific article.

Background[edit] In an interview on the NPR program All Things Considered, Sokal said he was inspired to submit the hoax article after reading Higher Superstition (1994), by Paul R. Gross and Norman Levitt. In their book, Gross and Levitt said that an anti-intellectual trend had swept university liberal arts departments (especially English departments), causing them to become dominated by a "trendy" branch of postmodernist deconstructionism. The article[edit] Content of the article[edit] Moreover, the article's footnotes conflate academic terms with sociopolitical rhetoric, e.g.

Chardi Kala. Chardi Kala is an important expression used in Sikhism for a mind frame that a Sikh has to accept and practice.

Chardi Kala

It loosely means a “positive, buoyant and optimistic” attitude to life and the future. Always be in "high spirits", "ever progressive", "always cheerful", etc are some other terms used to describe this phrase. A Humorous Anecdote : philosophy.


Graham's_Hierarchy_of_Disagreement.jpg (679×516) Xipietotec comments on On trauma and the task of /r/lostgeneration. The_Old_Gentleman comments on Anarcho-"Capitalism," as described by a mutualist's comment in /r/anarcho-capitalism. Thoughts? Who said it: Lady Gaga or Andy Warhol? Andy Warhol once said that in the future, we’d all be famous for 15 minutes – but then, the man that popularized Pop art never met pop provocateur Lady Gaga, who’s coming up on five years in the pop culture spotlight.

Who said it: Lady Gaga or Andy Warhol?

It’s no secret that the singer takes many cues from Warhol (and is openly a huge fan of his); nowhere is this admiration more on display than her fourth album, titled ARTPOP. Gaga has said of the title, “For ARTPOP, I instantly had an initial cosmetic experience with words, so I spent some time reflecting on exactly what it is that I wanted to say. When I’m thinking about the title for an album, I think about the marketing, I think about the cultural implication of the words, what the words mean.

How the words will change the meaning after the music has been put out as well as the visuals. I spent some time and I kept seeing those two words, “art” and “pop,” put together in a reverse way, instead of Pop Art, which is the way I had always seen it. This Recently Married Man Just Realized Marriage Is Not For Him. This is Seth Adam Smith and his wife, Kim.

This Recently Married Man Just Realized Marriage Is Not For Him

They've been married a year and a half, and Seth just realized: marriage is not for him. [/caption] He realized it's MUCH more than that. Why Are Things Creepy? Syncretism. Syncretism /ˈsɪŋkrətɪzəm/ is the combining of different, often seemingly contradictory beliefs, while melding practices of various schools of thought.


Syncretism involves the merger and analogizing of several originally discrete traditions, especially in the theology and mythology of religion, thus asserting an underlying unity and allowing for an inclusive approach to other faiths. Syncretism also occurs commonly in expressions of arts and culture (known as eclecticism) as well as politics (syncretic politics). Nomenclature, orthography, and etymology[edit] The Oxford English Dictionary first attests the word syncretism in English in 1618.


Carpe diem. Translation[edit] Carpe is the second-person singular present active imperative of carpō, "pick or pluck," used by Ovid to mean "enjoy, seize, use, make use of".[1] Diem is the accusative case of the noun "dies", that means "day".

Carpe diem

A more literal translation of "Carpe diem" would thus be "enjoy the day" or "pluck the day [as it is ripe]"—i.e. to enjoy the moment; however, in its modern-day usage, the "diem" usually gets abstracted as "opportunity. " History[edit] Source[edit] Ten Thousand. 10 incredible TED talks that will make you more productive. As an experiment, last week I watched 70 hours of TED talks; short, 18-minute talks given by leaders in the fields of Technology, Entertainment, and Design.

10 incredible TED talks that will make you more productive

A lot of the talks had to do with productivity, and I’ve sifted through all of the boring ones to find the 10 best! SucculentStanley comments on Here's why /r/atheism has seen such a backlash from the hivemind, and why so many people - redditors included - still don't get "why we're upset" Ghost in the machine. Gilbert Ryle[edit] Gilbert Ryle (1900–76) was a philosopher who lectured at Oxford and made important contributions to the philosophy of mind and to "ordinary language philosophy". His most important writings include Philosophical Arguments (1945), The Concept of Mind (1949), Dilemmas (1954), Plato's Progress (1966), and On Thinking (1979).

Ryle's The Concept of Mind (1949) is a critique of the notion that the mind is distinct from the body, and a rejection of the theory that mental states are separable from physical states. Take a Look At These Fascinating Happiness-Related Word Clouds. A thoughtful reader sent me the link to Michael Kelley’s piece, “Scientists Used Facebook for the Largest Ever Study of Language and Personality, about a fascinating study done by University of Pennsylvania researchers, “Personality, Gender, and Age in the Language of Social Media.” They used 700 million words, phrases, and topic instances taken from Facebook, from 75,000 volunteers, to analyze linguistic patterns. This might not sound fascinating, but looking at the word clouds generated by this study is riveting.

They generated word clouds that track the traits of introversion and extroversion, neuroticism and emotional stability, gender, and age. It’s quite funny to compare the word clouds generated by 13-18 year old, 19-22 year olds, 23-29 year olds, and 30-65 year olds (I didn’t notice an explanation of why they picked these particular age groupings). Hanlon's razor. Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity. This particular form is attributed to a Robert J. Hanlon. Pfk505 comments on Worst type of 'feminist' Veylis comments on One of the best racial images i've ever seen.

OrBingo comments on One of the best racial images i've ever seen. AsABlackMan comments on Worst type of 'feminist' Restorative justice. Restorative justice (also sometimes called reparative justice)[1] is an approach to justice that focuses on the needs of the victims and the offenders, as well as the involved community, instead of satisfying abstract legal principles or punishing the offender. Victims take an active role in the process, while offenders are encouraged to take responsibility for their actions, "to repair the harm they've done—by apologizing, returning stolen money, or community service".[2] Restorative justice involves both victim and offender and focuses on their personal needs. In addition, it provides help for the offender in order to avoid future offences.

It is based on a theory of justice that considers crime and wrongdoing to be an offence against an individual or community, rather than the state.[3] Restorative justice that fosters dialogue between victim and offender shows the highest rates of victim satisfaction and offender accountability.[4] Definition[edit] The Meditations by Marcus Aurelius. Cognitive distortions. My Booky Wook. Ender's Gam. "On Killing" is a great book. Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal. <map name="admap71632" id="admap71632"><area href=" shape="rect" coords="0,0,728,90" title="" alt="" target="_blank" /></map><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" style="width:728px;border-style:none;background-color:#ffffff;"><tr><td><img src=" style="width:728px;height:90px;border-style:none;" usemap="#admap71632" alt="" /></td></tr><tr><td style="background-color:#ffffff;" colspan="1"><center><a style="font-size:10px;color:#0000ff;text-decoration:none;line-height:1.2;font-weight:bold;font-family:Tahoma, verdana,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;text-transform: none;letter-spacing:normal;text-shadow:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:normal;" href=" target="_blank">Ads by Project Wonderful!

A Message To Women From A Man: You Are Not “CrazyMagic (paranormal) Magic or sorcery is an attempt to understand, experience and influence the world using rituals, symbols, actions, gestures and language.[1][2][3][4] Modern Western magicians generally state magic's primary purpose to be personal spiritual growth.[5] Modern theories of magic may see it as the result of a universal sympathy where some act can produce a result somewhere else, or as a collaboration with spirits who cause the effect.[6]

Neoplatonism. Gnosticism. Anthroposophy. Anthroposophy, a philosophy founded by Rudolf Steiner, postulates the existence of an objective, intellectually comprehensible spiritual world accessible to direct experience through inner development. I think that cases of female-on-male rape are an incredible minority of overall rapes. And those who wish us to reconnoiter our thinking on rape as a more gender-neutral crime are misguided, and merely arguing their own political agenda. CMV. : changemyvi. Thou shalt not commit logical fallacies.

The world simplified. Who Said It: SpongeBob Or Nietzsche. How to Memorize a Deck of Cards with Dominic O'Brien. Alternative Sleep Cycles: You Don’t Really Need 6-8 Hours! Most people only think that there is one way to sleep: Go to sleep at night for 6-8 hours, wake up in the morning, stay awake for 16-18 hours and then repeat.

Actually, that is called a monophasic sleep cycle, which is only 1 of 5 major sleep cycles that have been used successfully throughout history. The other 4 are considered polyphasic sleep cycles due to the multiple number of naps they require each day.


The Objectless Office. wD0Ro.jpg (450×344) How Japanese Kids Learn To Multiply. The more important difference between mathematics education in Japan and mathematics education in (say) the United States is how hard the problems are and the encouragement to pupils in Japan to try to figure things out for themselves. I put instructional methodologies to the test by teaching supplemental mathematics courses to elementary-age pupils willing to take on a prealgebra-level course at that age. My pupils' families come from multiple countries in Asia, Europe, Africa, and the Caribbean Islands. The 12 cognitive biases that prevent you from being rational. Fact and theory. INTERVIEW: STEPHEN COLBERT. Rape culture. Examples of behaviors commonly associated with rape culture include victim blaming, sexual objectification, and trivializing rape. Architecture.

Brunelleschi, in the building of the dome of Florence Cathedral in the early 15th-century, not only transformed the building and the city, but also the role and status of the architect.[1][2] Romantic realism. History of Religion. Polyculturalism. Utopia. Guide to Fall Festivals and Halloween Fun : Macaroni Kid. Top Ten Lists - Merriam-Webster Online. Cognitive dissoance. Lexicography. Pascal's wager. Pascal's Wager. SCHOPENHAUERS 38 STRATAGEMS, OR 38 WAYS TO WIN AN ARGUMENT - StumbleUpon. Framing effect (psychology) Gemini Sign - Zodiac Sign Gemini Personality Information.

Framing (social sciences) 8 Lies It's Surprisingly Easy to Tell as a Health Reporter. Clear Mind Meditation Techniques. What Is NLP? Clairvius Narcisse. Voltaire. Structuring Scripts, Performances, Plays and Videos.

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Addiction or Self Medication? 6 Shocking Ways TV Rewires Your Brain. Management. Dan Barber's foie gras parable. Today's Date. Bellwether. 5 Places With Good Jobs And Cheap Housing. Michael Pollan gives a plant's-eye view. Thought on thinking. 188 by Joe Eisma. Sucker Punch (film) Recursion.