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  • Spotlight on Science Diplomacy

    by Lorna Casselton and James Wilsdon for Seed Magazine "Last week, top scientists from more than 100 countries gathered in London for one of the biggest scientific meetings of the year: the InterAcademy Panel. Hosted by the Royal Society as part of its 350th anniversary celebrations, the Panel brings...
     Posted by: nick stock
  • From Baby Scientists to a Science of Social Learning

    By Andrew Meltzoff | Science News " What does the science of learning tell us about the nature of intelligence? People sometimes think of intelligence as a reflection of individual problem-solving skills. But we’re increasingly realizing that humans have special brain and cognitive mechanisms for...
     Posted by: A. J. Stasic
  • Why cops should trust the wisdom of the crowds

    By Michael Bond "The protests that took place on the streets of London on the eve of the G20 summit in April lived up to many people's expectations. Around 2000 protestors turned up, and were heavily marshalled by police. There was a bit of trouble, but the police tactics - specifically, the...
     Posted by: A. J. Stasic
  • It's the Media, Not Juveniles, Who Are Delinquent: A Panic About Names

    Defining Wisdom grantee John Pfaff critiques a recent paper entitled " First Names and Crime: Does Unpopularity Spell Trouble? ," written by two economists at Shippensburg University, David Karlist and Daniel Lee, in the Huffington Post. The article claims that there is a relationship between...
     Posted by: wattawa
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  • The Evolution of Human Wisdom (2017)

    Abstract: This volume addresses key questions about the puzzle of human origins by focusing on a topic that is largely unexplored thus far, namely, the evolution of human wisdom. How can we best understand the human capacity for wisdom, where did it come from, and how did it emerge? It explores lines...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Teaching for Wisdom in Public Schools to Promote Personal Giftedness (2009)

    Description: Schools must educate students not merely to become knowledgeable about disciplines that concern the external world (like history or geography) but also to pursue a responsible and happy life. This is a personal discipline or an art unto itself, and those that are gifted at it can be called...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: brendah
  • From Knowledge to Wisdom: The Need for an Academic Revolution (2007)

    Abstract: At present the basic intellectual aim of academic inquiry is to improve knowledge. Much of the structure, the whole character, of academic inquiry, in universities all over the world, is shaped by the adoption of this as the basic intellectual aim. But, judged from the standpoint of making...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Can the world learn wisdom? (2007)

    The crisis of our times is that we have science without wisdom. This is the crisis behind all the others. Population growth, the terrifyingly lethal character of modern war and terrorism, immense differences of wealth across the globe, annihilation of indigenous people, cultures and languages, impending...
    (My publication) Posted by: NickMaxwell
  • Is Science Neurotic? (2004)

    In this book it is argued that science suffers from a damaging but rarely noticed methodological disease, called here rationalistic neurosis. Science fails to acknowledge explicitly problematic assumptions having to do with metaphysics, values and politics. These assumptions are repressed, with damaging...
    (My publication) Posted by: NickMaxwell
  • From knowledge to wisdom: guiding choices in scientific research (1984)

    This article argues for the need to put into practice a profound and comprehensive intellectual revolution, affecting to a greater or lesser extent all branches of scientific and technological research, scholarship and education. This intellectual revolution differs, however, from the now familiar kind...
    (My publication) Posted by: NickMaxwell
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