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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

Musings

...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

Books

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

Anti-intellectualism

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

Science

Agnotology

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

Bureaucracy

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

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