- Received wisdom | Prospect Magazine
Is the Flynn effect (rising IQs) going into reverse?
- Cheese made with "gecko technology" Swiss humour!
- Friday Weird Science: The Urinal Problem , and
The Social Psychology of Flatulence Two pieces worthy of nomination for an IgNobel prize from Neurotic Physiology. Incidentally, didn't Goffman write about the first issue in Relations in Public; microstudies of the public order (1971)? If not, he should have done.
- Want superconductivity? Add red wine. Yet another use for a wonderful substance! From Boing Boing.
- Ballet dancers in super slow motion; self-explanatory
- How to Write Like a Scientist. Badly
- Daniel Kahneman: "A Short Course in Thinking about Thinking" An Edge Master Class by the author of the recent Thinking; Fast and Slow. A good taster for the book.
- Rhetological Fallacies Probably appropriate for 1 April--but there's much more to this than that: an "infographic" of rhetorical and logical fallacies.
- Science on the Rampage by Freeman Dyson from The New York Review of Books
- Robert Frost recites "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" from Open Culture.
- Quality Teaching: We're Looking in the Wrong Places This is US-centric and school-based, but exposes the delusional obsession with blaming teachers as individuals for poor student performance, and of course the fallacies behind Ofsted teaching grades, and here, disputing whether their view of "outstanding" teaching makes contact with reality...
- Risky biscuits from Prospect Magazine: it's a hoary old topic but still interesting.
31 March 2012
Items to share: 31 March
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