Sentient Developments Brain Pickings A Warning to Leaders: Turbulence is not the Danger Flying into Port Elizabeth recently I was reminded why it is I hold to the wisdom, ‘the bigger the plane the better’! As we were tossed around by the not-so-clear-air turbulence in the small SAA Express plane, flying seemed so unnatural. Man was meant to walk the earth and had no business being found in a tin tube at 27 000’. During this shake-up (and down) I was reminded of one of Peter Ducker’s quotes – one that I repeat often and believe implicitly. Drucker was right. Yet so often I find that we ignore this insight and when the going gets tough it seems we become even more reliant on experience, past solutions and the battle cry is to work harder…something that often results in simply doing more and more of the ‘wrong thing’. This reliance on old logic is entrenched in business school curriculum and forms part of the very DNA of how we learn in such settings. Rather than be looking back for tomorrow’s solutions, we need to be looking forward. Best fasten that safety belt.
Science Wars What Scientists Know and How They Know It the status of scientific knowledge that began in ancient Greece, raged furiously among scientists, social scientists, and humanists during the 1990s, and has re-emerged in today's conflict between science and religion over issues such as evolution. Professor Steven L. Goldman, whose Teaching Company course on Science in the 20th Century was praised by customers as "a scholarly achievement of the highest order" and "excellent in every way," leads you on a quest for the nature of scientific reasoning in this intellectually pathbreaking lecture series, Science Wars: What Scientists Know and How They Know It. Those who have taken Professor Goldman's previous course, which is an intensive survey of the revolution in scientific knowledge from 1900 to 2000, may have wondered: if what counts as scientific knowledge can transform so dramatically within only 100 years, what exactly is scientific knowledge? Science Wars addresses this surprisingly difficult question. What Is Reality?
The year 2000 as envisioned in the year 1910 In 1910, French artist Villemard produced a series of illustrations depicting what life might be like in the year 2000. Yeah, he pretty much nailed it. See more here on Flickr Via Wirehead hedonism versus paradise-engineering Atelier d'histoire des sciences | CultureMath Coordonné par, Professeur de mathématiques et docteur en histoire des sciences - e-mail Document déposé le 23/05/11. Editeur: Eric Vandendriessche. Présentation du dossier Ressources 1. Présentation L’atelier d’histoire des sciences et des techniques, coordonné par Matthieu Husson, est un dispositif qui vise à regrouper les enseignants du secondaire intéressés par l’histoire des sciences autour d’un projet commun : se former en histoire des sciences en élaborant une offre pédagogique destinée aux élèves dans le domaine de l’histoire des sciences et des techniques. Au niveau d’un établissement, les enseignants intéressés, se regroupent, définissent des axes de travail et élaborent des offres pédagogiques concrètes. Le dossier de CultureMATH en rapport avec l'atelier d'histoire des sciences s'enrichira au fur et à mesure des actions organisées dans ce cadre. Ressources Trajectoires de la balistique La conférence ici mise en ligne est l'une des actions concrètes de cet atelier. Voir la Vidéo
Job interview? Avoid these 6 psychological "leaks" Chances are, you are woefully unprepared for that upcoming interview and you don't even know it. Talking points rehearsed? Check. Company and interviewer researched? Without knowing it, you communicate your deep psychological beliefs, attitudes and weaknesses every time you open your mouth. Dr. If you want to appear confident and project the right attitude, stop leaking negative psychological tells. 1. Example: "I worked hard for my previous employer for three years but still got laid off." Here the applicant is angry and frustrated that their efforts were not rewarded when they thought they should have been. 2. Example: "The last company I worked for went out of business. This statement is wrong on many levels, but what strikes me most is the focus and emphasis on the negative. Can you see the positive in an otherwise negative situation? 3. Example: "I wanted to go back and get my degree, but there was nothing I could do." Externally controlled beliefs sound like excuses. 4. 5. 6.
List of paradoxes This is a list of paradoxes, grouped thematically. The grouping is approximate, as paradoxes may fit into more than one category. Because of varying definitions of the term paradox, some of the following are not considered to be paradoxes by everyone. This list collects only scenarios that have been called a paradox by at least one source and have their own article. Although considered paradoxes, some of these are based on fallacious reasoning, or incomplete/faulty analysis. Logic Self-reference These paradoxes have in common a contradiction arising from self-reference. Barber paradox: A barber (who is a man) shaves all and only those men who do not shave themselves. Vagueness Ship of Theseus (a.k.a. Mathematics Statistics Probability Infinity and infinitesimals Geometry and topology The Banach–Tarski paradox: A ball can be decomposed and reassembled into two balls the same size as the original.