100 Diagrams That Changed the World Since the dawn of recorded history, we’ve been using visual depictions to map the Earth, order the heavens, make sense of time, dissect the human body, organize the natural world, perform music, and even concretize abstract concepts like consciousness and love. 100 Diagrams That Changed the World (public library) by investigative journalist and documentarian Scott Christianson chronicles the history of our evolving understanding of the world through humanity’s most groundbreaking sketches, illustrations, and drawings, ranging from cave paintings to The Rosetta Stone to Moses Harris’s color wheel to Tim Berners-Lee’s flowchart for a “mesh” information management system, the original blueprint for the world wide web. It appears that no great diagram is solely authored by its creator. Most of those described here were the culmination of centuries of accumulated knowledge. Most arose from collaboration (and oftentimes in competition) with others. Christianson offers a definition:
33 ways to speak better English – without taking classes If you’re reading this, I imagine you want to speak better English and communicate in a more confident and competent way. When we communicate effectively we are able to express our ideas and opinions, share experiences, and build relationships with others. When we struggle to express ourselves, we feel unvalued and insecure. As human beings, we want to participate in group discussions and have an impact on the society around us. In the modern world, we communicate across borders. English is the closest thing we have to an international language. living with ford spark plug blow out problem - F150online Forums This is a thread I am starting to have a collection of ideas on what to do if you have a spark plug blow out and preventive methods. If you have had a blow out please list the particulars in one of the many threads below:Blown Plugs, damaged cylinder head Spark Plug Blowout in 5.4 Triton Engine Please only post in this thread if you have something to add about what to do about this problem. (we already know FoMoCo sucks) If you have blown a plug I'm sure your very angry and if you read the threads above, there are many others that feel the same way you do.
The mind-bending science behind the backwards bicycle Here's a universal truth we can all depend on: everyone who's been given the opportunity to learn how to ride a bike knows how to do it. Sure, some of us might struggle to get back into the swing of things if we haven't touched a bike for 30 years or so, but the knowledge is still there. So what happens when you tweak a bicycle ever so slightly, but in a way that forces the rider's brain to completely adjust not only what it knows about riding a bike, but also how it understands the action? As Destin explains in the latest episode of Smarter Every Day above, knowledge does not always equal understanding, and in the case of riding a bike, we know how to do it, but we don't exactly understand it. He demonstrates this by showing how a slightly adjusted bike can completely destroy his brain, and that of anyone else who tries it, simply because when you turn its handlebar to the right, the wheel now goes to the left, and when you turn the handlebar to the left, the wheel now goes right.
The Music of the Spheres, or the Metaphysics of Music by Robert Kelly “[In] sound itself, there is a readiness to be ordered by the spirit and this is seen at its most sublime in music.” —Max Picard Despite the popular Romantic conception of creative artists as inspired madmen, composers are not idiots savants, distilling their musical inspiration from the ether. Rather, in their creative work they respond and give voice to certain metaphysical vi- sions. Most composers speak explicitly in philosophical terms about the nature of the reality that they try to reflect. When the forms of musical expression change radically, it is always because the underlying metaphysical grasp of reality has changed as well.
10 People Share The Mistakes That Cost Them A Job Offer When it comes to fear-inducing situations, job interviews are right up there with public speaking and first dates. In fact, a recent survey of 1,000 job seekers found that 92% of people feel interview anxiety, citing doubt over their qualifications, whether they’d be able to answer questions correctly—and even if they’d make it to the meeting on time. Frankly, this stat should come as no surprise. After all, you’re trying to build rapport with strangers in an unfamiliar place, you’re being put on the spot—and there’s a lot at stake from this one encounter. But in order to really rock that interview, you’ve got to push the fear aside and boost your confidence.
Brain Archives We already know that meditation is a great stress-reliever. But is one type better than another? Researchers are finally starting to find out. A team of researchers at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, the University of Oslo and the University of Sydney seek to learn what exactly happens to the brain during meditation. […] Read More Do you believe that washing your hands in hot water is better for you than washing them in room temperature?
Why Nerds are Unpopular February 2003 When we were in junior high school, my friend Rich and I made a map of the school lunch tables according to popularity. This was easy to do, because kids only ate lunch with others of about the same popularity. We graded them from A to E. A tables were full of football players and cheerleaders and so on.
Unit Plan: Teaching the Nature of Science The First Days Try to open the course with some sort of dramatic "grabber". This will get their attention, and instantly impress your students that this is not just another "ho-hum" course. (In fact, you should try to do SOMETHING off the wall, dramatic, unusual or unexpected EVERY DAY, so that your students will look forward to being there, everyday, with great anticipation). Two different scenarios are suggested here. Philographics — Genis Carreras Philographics Philographics is a series of posters that explain big ideas in simple shapes. They are the result of combining the world of philosophy with graphic design. You can get the entire set of 95 designs as a book or a selection of them as posters. Cart - 0 items
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