Archive for July, 2011

Sex, Lies and Data Mining

2011/07/31

“Ogas and Gaddam purport to have discovered in this data — with the aid of sex research, evolutionary psychology and comments posted on pornography hubs and other Web sites — “the finite set of sexual cues” (analogous to the five different taste cues our tongues can discern) hard-wired into our neural circuitry that “activate our desire software.”

Their breakdown is simple. Men like pornography. Women like romance novels. (…)”

in http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/31/books/review/a-billion-wicked-thoughts-by-ogi-ogas-and-sai-gaddam-book-review.html?_r=1&nl=todaysheadlines&emc=tha26

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How Khan Academy Is Changing the Rules of Education

2011/07/19

in http://www.wired.com/magazine/2011/07/ff_khan/all/1

Scientific Process Rage

2011/07/12

 

in http://electroncafe.wordpress.com/2011/05/04/scientific-process-rage/

Can Creativity Be Taught?

2011/07/06

“First, traditional teaching methodologies like reading, lecturing, testing, and memorization are worse than useless.  ”

“(…) becoming creative is an unlearningrather than a learning process”

“Make friends with frustration; if you are not occasionally frustrated, even angered, by a teacher or learning environment that seems bent on nothing more than highlighting your limitations, you are probably wasting your time.”

in http://blogs.forbes.com/augustturak/2011/05/22/can-creativity-be-taught/