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  • You Know More Than You Know

    By Jonah Lehrer, Wired October 12, 2010 There’s a fascinating new paper in Psychological Science by the Dutch psychologist Ap Dijksterhuis on the virtues of unconscious thought when it comes to predicting the outcome of soccer matches. It turns out that the conscious brain – that rational voice in your...
     Posted by: Anna Gomberg
  • Can People Become Experts without the Experience?

    By Charles Q. Choi "The dozen students and scientists spread over an area called Furnace Creek looked like cyborgs in floppy hats scrabbling over the boulders. Before hammering chips off rocks, they inspected them with magnifying lenses held up next to eyeglasses sporting miniature cameras and infrared...
     Posted by: A. J. Stasic
  • Animal Communication Helps Reveal Roots of Language

    ByMichael Balter "Language leaves no traces in the archaeological record, and many researchers have been doubtful about how much animal communication could reveal about the unique features of human communication. That began to change in the 1990s, when linguists, evolutionary biologists, psychologists...
     Posted by: A. J. Stasic
  • Carol Dweck's Attitude: It's Not About How Smart You Are

    By David Glenn from The Chronicle of Higher Education "That's one tiny way in which Dweck's theories might change higher education. But she also has grander hopes. Colleges could improve their students' learning, she says, if they relentlessly encouraged them to think about their mental...
     Posted by: Cait
  • Picking Our Brains: Nine Neural Frontiers

    From NewScientist. "The human brain is the most astoundingly complex structure in the known universe. Yet we are starting to unravel some of its mysteries, thanks to advances in brain imaging, genetics, stem cell research and more. We explore the latest findings from the hottest topics in neuroscience...
     Posted by: Cait
  • New Study: Some Sciences Really Are Better Than Others

    By David Berreby from Big Think. "If you want to rile up a biologist and have no pointed stick handy, try this: Tell her that chemistry or physics are "harder," more fundamentally "sciencey" sciences than hers. "You can't use the standards of one science to judge another...
     Posted by: Cait
  • Wisdom: An Endangered Natural Resource

    By Lama Surya Das from The Huffington Post . "Wisdom is an endangered natural resource today in our Over-Information Age, where knowledge is rising and genuine sagacity increasingly rare. If we wish to become wiser and more sane, we'd do well exploit and develop our own innate natural resources...
     Posted by: Cait
  • Science and the Inescapability of Metaphysics

    By Robert A. Delfino from The Global Spiral. " The last three centuries have witnessed the great rise of the empirical sciences, such as physics and biology. Indeed, who can deny the extraordinary achievements of science? The technology that we rely on everyday and the life-saving medical procedures...
     Posted by: Cait
  • How to turn knowledge into wisdom

    By Alice Landry | Examiner "Knowledge is information that you've been exposed to and integrated into your mind as something you know and are aware of. Once you've been presented with something new and learn about it, at what point does that knowledge translate into wisdom? True wisdom is...
     Posted by: A. J. Stasic
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PUBLICATIONS
  • What's Wrong with Science and Technology Studies? What Needs to Be Done to Put It Right?, (2015)

    After a sketch of the optimism and high aspirations of History and Philosophy of Science when I first joined the field in the mid 1960s, I go on to describe the disastrous impact of "the strong programme" and social constructivism in history and sociology of science. Despite Alan Sokal's...
    (My publication) Posted by: NickMaxwell
  • Unlocking the Quest for Artificial Wisdom as Integration of Artificial Intelligence with Desire (2015)

    ARTIFICIAL WISDOM Abstract Wisdom = Knowledge + Desire. Desire = Need - Knowledge of Self - Unbiased Reasoning. Wisdom is the process of dynamic correlations among knowledge quanta (KQ), and desire quanta to generate new knowledge, and desire quanta, that in turn generates new propositions as priori...
    (My publication) Posted by: aloke1968
  • The Rise of the Wisdom Worker (2015)

    The Beginning of the Decline of the “Knowledge Worker” The term “knowledge worker” was first coined in 1959, and although definitions vary even to this day, it generally has come to mean those who think for a living and employ “knowledge as their capital.” Conventional wisdom has it that the knowledge...
    (My publication) Posted by: Mark_Ridinger
  • Can Scientific Method Help Us Create a Wiser World? (2015)

    Nicholas Maxwell (2015) Two great problems of learning confront humanity: (1) learning about the universe, and about ourselves as a part of the universe, and (2) learning how to make progress towards as good a world as possible. We solved the first problem when we created modern science in the 17 th...
    (My publication) Posted by: NickMaxwell
  • How Humanity Might Avoid Devastation (2015)

    We face grave global problems. One might think universities are doing all they can to help solve these problems. But universities, in successfully pursuing scientific knowledge and technological know-how in a way that is dissociated from a more fundamental concern with problems of living, have actually...
    (My publication) Posted by: NickMaxwell
  • Exploring the practical wisdom of mētis for management learning (2014)

    Abstract: This article investigates the nature of practical wisdom in organizational life through the notion of mētis, which we interpret as situated resourcefulness. Drawing on Greek mythology, we explore the nature of mētis and discuss its mythological characteristics in relation to a contemporary...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: brendah
  • Knowing and Not Knowing – What is Possible? (2014)

    Knowing and Not Knowing – What is Possible? ‘Human thinking can only imagine reality, just as a portrait represents a person. And as a portrait is not “the person” it represents, likewise any theory is not “the reality” it describes. We then must humbly recognize that our minds’ coherence and logic do...
    (My publication) Posted by: rodger ricketts
  • Actuality and Reality in the Buddha's Teachings (2014)

    Actuality and Reality in the Buddha's Teachings I was surfing the net and came across an image of two sign posts, each pointing in an opposite direction; one direction pointed to Reality and the other, Truth. This demarcation was surprising because often Truth, or Actuality, and Reality are understood...
    (My publication) Posted by: rodger ricketts
  • Management wisdom in perspective: Are you virtuous enough to succeed in volatile times? (2014)

    This paper presents findings from a grounded research project investigating the question, what is the relationship between wisdom and management decision making? In one of the first empirical studies investigating wisdom and management, thirty-seven New Zealand managers and executives were interviewed...
    (My publication) Posted by: Shahrokhsa
  • My New Book The Buddha's Teachings: Seeing without Illusion - revised/expanded ed (2013)

    My new book incorporates the writings of contemporary Buddhist scholar, psychologists, cognitive scientists and physicists to provide a fascinating and authoritative framework for the interpretation of the Buddha's teachings. In this revised and expanded edition, the Eightfold Path and the practice...
    (My publication) Posted by: rodger ricketts
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