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NEWS
  • 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
  • What Is Your Place In The World?

    By Dr. Judith Rich from The Huffington Post. "I just returned from the Wisdom 2.0 conference, held last weekend in Mountain View, CA at the Computer History Museum. Hoping to discover more about wisdom, I came away with a new understanding and appreciation for the amazing role technology is playing...
     Posted by: Cait
  • George Whitesides: Toward a Science of Simplicity

    By George Whitesides from TED "Simplicity: We know it when we see it -- but what is it, exactly? In this funny, philosophical talk, George Whitesides chisels out an answer." Watch the video .
     Posted by: Cait
  • Magical Trees

    By Diana Beresford-Kroeger from Seed. "Combine these two archetypes and you get an unusual hybrid organism, a self-described “renegade scientist.” Beresford-Kroeger, a native of Ireland, melds aboriginal healing, Western medicine, and botany in her lectures and writings about trees and sustainability...
     Posted by: Cait
  • Think Twice: How the Gut's "Second Brain" Influences Mood and Well-Being

    by Adam Hadhazy from Scientific American "As Olympians go for the gold in Vancouver, even the steeliest are likely to experience that familiar feeling of "butterflies" in the stomach. Underlying this sensation is an often-overlooked network of neurons lining our guts that is so extensive...
     Posted by: nick stock
  • The Seed Salon: Albert-László Barabási + James Fowler (video)

    "Barabási mathematically describes networks in the World Wide Web, the internet, the human body, and society at large. Fowler seeks to identify the social and biological links that define us as humans. In this video Salon, Barabási and Fowler discuss contagion and the Obama campaign, debate the...
     Posted by: nick stock
  • Abstract Thoughts? The Body Takes Them Literally

    by Natalie Angier in The New York Times "The theory of relativity showed us that time and space are intertwined. To which our smarty-pants body might well reply: Tell me something I didn’t already know, Einstein. Researchers at the University of Aberdeen found that when people were asked to engage...
     Posted by: nick stock
  • 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
  • You won't find consciousness in the brain

    by Ray Tallis from New Scientist "Most neuroscientists, philosophers of the mind and science journalists feel the time is near when we will be able to explain the mystery of human consciousness in terms of the activity of the brain. There is, however, a vocal minority of neurosceptics who contest...
     Posted by: nick stock
  • 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
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PUBLICATIONS
  • The Language of Human Character (2013)

    Book Description: Hardcover release date 22 April 2013. It is virtuous to be wise and wise to be virtuous. The Language of Human Character is a reference book, textbook and workbook in one. It contains "The Human Character Dictionary," a definitive record of the language of human character...
    (My publication) Posted by: HPLCCEO
  • Constructive Recollection THESIS (2013)

    We all live in the same world and we all have our trust, expectations, presumptions, predictions, beliefs and intentions. They might even be wrapped up in a theory or a model that we can try and value, intuit and realize or know and sense, in our own mind or interactively. Constructive recollection is...
    (My publication) Posted by: Ron C. de Weijze
  • Processing Criticism And Spontaneity (2013)

    If Social Constructionism does not prefer monistic Postmodernism over dualistic Modernism, it should include, next to living expressions and spontaneous gestures, criticism into its process model, occurring as independent confirmation and implying coordinated reflection between the knowing organism and...
    (My publication) Posted by: Ron C. de Weijze
  • The Language of Human Virtue (2012)

    Book Description: Hardcover release date: 20 December 2012. It is virtuous to be wise and wise to be virtuous. The Language of Human Virtue is a reference book, textbook and workbook in one. It contains "The Building Virtue Dictionary," a definitive record of the language of human virtue with...
    (My publication) Posted by: HPLCCEO
  • To Be Virtuous, Second Edition (2012)

    Book Description: Hardcover release date 12 December 2012. It is virtuous to be wise and wise to be virtuous. To Be Virtuous, Second Edition is a reference book, textbook and workbook in one. It contains "The Human Virtues Dictionary," a definitive record of 4,900 definitions representing the...
    (My publication) Posted by: HPLCCEO
  • Chiasmic Reflection And Confirmation (2012)

    Epistemological monism and ontological dualism, closely parallel philological Postmodernism and philosophical Modernism. As Social Constructionism seems to be a product of Postmodernism from which roots one of its founders, John Shotter now "backs away", "the edge" brings it closer...
    (My publication) Posted by: Ron C. de Weijze
  • The Menace of Science without Wisdom (2012)

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    (My publication) Posted by: NickMaxwell
  • Epistemic Beliefs and Achievement Motivation in Early Adolescence (2010)

    By Robert Ricco, Sara Schuyten Pierce and Connie Medinilla This study seeks to establish the relevance of middle school students’ naïve beliefs about knowledge and learning in science to their achievement motivation in this domain. A predominantly Hispanic and lower-income sample of 459 middle school...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: Cait
  • The Urgent Need for an Academic Revolution (2010)

    Humanity faces two great problems of learning: learning about the nature of the universe and about ourselves as a part of the universe, and learning how to make progress towards a good, civilized world. We solved the first problem when we created modern science in the 17th century, but we have not yet...
    (My publication) Posted by: NickMaxwell
  • The urgent need for an academic revolution: the rational pursuit of wisdom (2009)

    We are in a state of impending crisis. And the fault lies in part with academia. For two centuries or so, academia has been devoted to the pursuit of knowledge and technological know-how. This has enormously increased our power to act which has, in turn, brought us both all the great benefits of the...
    (My publication) Posted by: NickMaxwell
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