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Pythagorean Cup

What if happiness is contained inside a Pythagorean cup? Overflowing happiness would then simply drain away and empty the cup completely. This is why it is important to listen to Mr. 75 more words


...about Disrupted

Hey – so the other day I read Dan Lyons‘ Disrupted: My Misadventure in the Start-Up Bubble. I’d heard about it because of the whole kerfuffle, and then a colleague read it and brought it to the office, so I give it a whirl. 1,145 more words


Is Cramming for a Test a Form of Cheating?

How Can Some Math Students Learn So Little in 12 Years of Classes? This afternoon, my Fulbright colleague and math teacher Elizabeth Agro Radday and I were considering this question. 932 more words

IGNORANCE IS BLISS : Looking Into The Willful Ignorance Phenomenon

As a kid, I was ostracized for wanting to know more about the world. At least, this was the case when I lived in the province for most of my childhood. 1,246 more words


The Dunning-Kruger Effect

I have had several conversations lately that have left me in mind of a very famous graph. The conversations tended to be about things like anthropogenic climate change or evolution or how the universe began and the person I was talking to had ideas that were, shall we say, contrary to the scientific consensus. 896 more words



We have previously pointed out how accreditation is sold like a toiletry – gain *confidence* by paying money to UKAS and wasting lots more on unnecessary things that they might chance to inspect. 1,508 more words


The Dunning-Kruger Effect

So fascinated by people who are so sure of themselves, I decided to learn a bit more about them. It’s a known phenomena but it wasn’t until 1999 a study showed that the effect was real. 149 more words