- Is Homeopathy A Sham? : 13.7: Cosmos And Culture : NPR Interesting to find this. In a lecture earlier this week (link to come) on the "Limits of Reflective Practice" I speculated that this generally inoccuous but over-rated approach to professional practice survives--like homeopathy--as a "meme", not because it does what it sets out to do, but because of side-effects valued by its proponents. Perhaps it is a matter of selective attention (a la Invisible Gorilla) that I seem to have picked up three alternative medicine pieces this week:.
- Diluting the scientific method: Ars looks at homeopathy : An earlier link on the "memory of water" (18 March) has mysteriously disappeared... Thanks to David S for noticing and suggesting this sounder counterbalance.
- Evidence-based medicine v alternative therapies: moving beyond virulence: And in the same area, a counter-blast which deserves to be entertained, at least.
- It's 'not' history - Research - University of Cambridge The history of negation
- Body Language - Lapham’s Quarterly More precisely, cultural variations in gesturing.
- Barack Obama and sign language: ASL, that is.
PhD Resources:Thanks to a correspondent for pointing me in this direction--looks interesting.
- Robbers' Cave Experiment: A Week with the Boys Not quite as famous (or notorious) as Milgram's obedience experiments, or Zimbardo's prison, or Asch on conformity, the Robber's Cave study of creating conflict and co-operation is nonetheless a classic which could not be replicated today (Sherif et al., 1961). Well, not in an academic setting, but of course "reality" TV operates on different rules...
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ROFL: Which brand of ball point pen is best for an emergency airway
puncture? | Discoblog | Discover Magazine Just in case you need to know... (The site isn't serious, but the studies are.)
Kwiatek — Web & interaction designer + developer Just stir up the screen and see what happens...
Zen: Videos to help you rethink education, learning, and school Nothing particularly new, but a useful compilation to have access to nonetheless (US-centric, of course)
End of Pax Papyra and the Fall of Big Paper - Forbes
I always like takes on the less obvious impact of technologies, promoting sideways looks.