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Read George Lakoff's 'Don't Think of An Elephant! Know Your Values and Frame the Debate' 10th Anniversary Edition

Stop whatever it is you’re doing, get a copy of the 10th anniversary edition of Don’t Think of an Elephant! by George Lakoff, clear your schedule, and read it. 306 more words

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Why March for Science?

The enormous role played by science — especially government-sponsored science — in our everyday lives is barely appreciated.

Start with modern medicine. We, the public, paid for it through the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and research universities where the medical researchers, surgeons, doctors and nurses were trained, and where tools like magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) developed. 499 more words


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Why science is not just important, but critical.

Att kollidera med patriarkatet: vad handlar reaktion i det blå, eller explosion som kommer till synes från ingenstans, om?

Levant skriver att män visar aggression utan att ha blivit provocerade, medan kvinnor behöver bli provocerade innan de reagerar aggressivt. Dvs kvinnans reaktion kommer inte utan provokation, inte ur det blå alltså. 2,666 more words

Metaphors We Live By

By George Lakoff and Mark Johnson

I read this book at the suggestion of two different computer science professors as I went through my grad school visits. 634 more words


The Weaponized Nonsense of George Lakoff

Sometimes you read a newspaper column that starts off so pointless and insipid you can’t tell whether it’s supposed to be a parody of bad writing, or the writer just wants to introduce a humorous idea but can’t find the right hook to hang it on. 1,429 more words


Hyacinths & biscuits

Synthesis results in innovation, imagination, surprise.

Carl Sandburg, in Good Morning, America (1928): among 37 other “definitions” of poetry, Sandburg wrote that poetry is “the synthesis of hyacinths and biscuits.” 125 more words


........“A Minority President: Why the Polls Failed, and What the Majority Can Do.”.....

“A Minority President: Why the Polls Failed, and What the Majority Can Do.”

George Lakoff didn’t start off in the world of politics. He was a founding father of cognitive linguistics, starting with his 1980 book, “Metaphors We Live By“ (co-authored with philosopher Mark Johnson). 4,517 more words