Logical Fallacies Beyond Wikipedia: 19 References You Can't Do Without February 19, 2008 | 200,905 views Share Wikipedia can serve as a great introduction to a subject, and connect you to other related ideas, people and places. Bartleby -- Famous quotes and full poetry texts Citizendium -- More “professional” Wikipedia, although usually not as detailed Answers.com -- Makes use of the information on Wikipedia and many other reference sites to become a one stop shop ePodunk -- Information about cities and places Encyclopedia Britannica -- An excellent source of information, and much more authoritative than Wikipedia. Scholarpedia -- A step up from both Wikipedia and Citizendium in terms of scholarly respectability; the articles are all written by experts with peer review JSTOR (limited access; talk to your school or library) -- All those stuffy journals around your professor’s office, and articles in your course packets Oxford English Dictionary (limited access; talk to your school or library) -- The definitive resource when it comes to the English language
Creationism Is Not Being Ignored On 'Cosmos' -- It's Actually The Focus By Betsy Phillips, Guest Contributor "Creationism Is Not Being Ignored On ‘Cosmos’ — It’s Actually The Focus" CREDIT: Frank Micelotta/Invision for FOX/AP Images Danny Faulkner, a “scientist” working for the same group that runs Kentucky’s creation museum was complaining last week that Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey doesn’t address creationism. From Mashable: Faulkner claimed the 13-episode series has a distinct “evolutionary bias,” and agreed with Mefferd’s concern that Cosmos doesn’t even present creationism as an alternative theory. This seems to be the prevailing sense on the other side as well. Actually, Tyson is deliberately and straightforwardly giving a whole lot of time to creationism. Another example: Why did Tyson spend so much time explaining the similarities and differences in how polar bears have evolved through natural selection vs. how dogs have changed in the time we’ve been breeding them for certain traits? Tyson isn’t ignoring creationism.
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What Is the Higgs? - Interactive Graphic Imagine never having seen a snowflake. Now prove one exists by probing the slush and mist of melting snow. You can’t see a Higgs boson, and no sensor can pick one out from the Higgs field that it forms. For 50 years, physicists have been building larger and more powerful accelerators to vaporize particles and sift through the debris. In the tunnels at CERN, protons are sped along a track to within a breath of the speed of light, then smashed together in a violent explosion. The protons annihilate each other, releasing a burst of energy. But Einstein tells us that mass is energy, and physics tells us that energy can’t be destroyed. An array of new particles pours from the fireball, energy spun back into tiny specks of mass. A machine surrounds and tracks the debris, bending charged particles as they plow through layers of sensors. Repeat this a million times, then tens of millions, before a second has passed. And keep going because you’re looking for something very rare. Once every few billion impacts,
Online Learning: A Bachelor's Level Computer Science Program Curriculum Introduction [Update: See also the follow-up post to this piece, An Intensive Bachelor's Level Computer Science Curriculum Program.] A few months back we took an in-depth look at MIT’s free online Introduction to Computer Science course, and laid out a self-study time table to complete the class within four months, along with a companion post providing learning benchmarks to chart your progress. In the present article, I'll step back and take a much more broad look at com-sci course offerings available for free on the internet, in order to answer a deceptively straightforward question: is it possible to complete the equivalent of a college bachelor’s degree in computer science through college and university courses that are freely available online? The former question is more difficult to answer than it may at first appear. Yet, this does not mean that all the necessary elements for such a curriculum are not freely accessible. Our hypothetical curriculum will simplify this model.
How to Explain Complex Ideas (Like Tech) to Those Who Don’t Understand Hacker Fundamentals: The Everyman's Guide to How Network Packets Are Routed Across the Web Hacker Fundamentals: The Everyman's Guide to How Network Packets Are Routed Across the Web In general, hacking and information security is not just one discipline, but a number of them, and today we will look into some of the networking concepts. In the last Hacker Fundamentals, we talked about the OSI model as well as a little on TCP/IP and the protocols that make up the suite. We already covered how your data travels the OSI model, layer by layer, and talks with other machines on your local network. Much of the 'talking' on a local network are broadcasts. No routers were hurt in the writing of this article. A Tale of Two Packets: Internal If you remember correctly, an IP address has two components, the network section and the host section. Let's say you wanted to send data to another computer on your local network at home. The first thing that gets done is the computer looks at the address on the packet being sent. A Tale of Two Packets: External Route Me Baby! In Closing See Also
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