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Nov. 28, 2014 9:28 am
I collect stories of scientific discovery. I stumbled upon the story of Hedy Lamarr. This story is probably better known in the US? But for those who have not come across the name before, Hedy Lamarr was a Hollywood actress. She starred in leading roles opposite Spencer Tracy, Clark Gable and James Stewart. But she was also the co-inventor and patent holder, with composer George Antheil, of...  Read More
Nov. 28, 2014 3:47 am
Search Google by typing “coined global village” and you will find a seemingly endless multitude of publications claiming both the term and concept of 'global village' is the invention of the media guru Marshall McLuhan. For example: West and Turner . Global Village Myth Myth – American media and communications expert guru, Marshall McLuhan, coined the phrase ‘global village’ in 1962. ...  Read More
Nov. 28, 2014 1:02 am
Influenced by bible and Socrates. Pedagogy was found like a blue bucket with a gold star found on a beach. 1. Breathsonings are necessary, defined as human judgment of a noun, for example oxygen is judged necessary for life. o Verify breathsoning with the other, in the self/other pair. o Idea of giving a reason for a breathsoning. o Where breathsonings are a judgment following an event, the...  Read More
Nov. 27, 2014 8:27 am
This is a blog post written to help poor credulous Darwinists become proper scholars All credulous Darwin and Wallace worshippers, who think you are justified in believing yourself too busy to read a new 600 page book that 100 per cent disproves your Darwinist mythology that Darwin and Wallace independently discovered the theory of ‘natural selection’ ( Sutton 2014 ) - because you erroneously...  Read More
Nov. 26, 2014 2:40 pm
In the conventional economics view, the U.S. economy is a static entity, changing principally only in size (growing in normal times and contracting during recessions). But in reality,our economy is a constantly evolving organism . The U.S. economy of 2014 is different, not just larger, than the economy of 2013. Understanding that we are dealing with an evolutionary rather than static economy has...  Read More
Nov. 26, 2014 2:16 pm
I have often written about the need of civic engagement and on it's failure to bring people together to solve problems. What we have experienced is the bias of constructed logical arguments that have expressed the mythology of a people as a narrative that express the incoherent ideals, modes of life and the state of our civilization. These well orchestrated dualist beliefs of "I know not what"...  Read More
Nov. 26, 2014 12:27 pm
Last week I talked about how people are thinking too small when they think about the Internet of Things. When we truly consider the ramifications of connecting a vast array of data-gathering sensors, devices, and machines together, what’s important to realize is that information will be translated into action at a rate that we have never seen before. We are closing in on a world with...  Read More
Nov. 25, 2014 11:19 pm
I was on vacation the last few weeks. And judging from the number of vacation messages from people on this newsletter list, so were many of you. Hope you had a restorative experience if you have already taken time off, (See below for who I met on my vacation.) And if yours is still to come, I hope you are planning to get away for a vacation or maybe a stress free staycation. With summer...  Read More
Nov. 25, 2014 11:09 pm
If it’s so darn hard to be a parent and a CEO, why doesn't Indra Nooyi resign from PepsiCo ? Nooyi, who receives high marks as a CEO, fell several notches in my estimation as a leader who apparently doesn’t realize the impact her words will have on younger women’s aspirations. And don’t even talk to me about Anne-Marie Slaughter, who firestarted the debate with her incendiary article that got...  Read More
Nov. 25, 2014 11:00 pm
Consumer products ads have jumped on the girls and women's empowerment bandwagon. Is this commercialization of women's equality a good thing? On the positive side, when a company like Pantene bases an entire shampoo ad campaign on exposing sexism and starts a hashtag telling women to #ShineStrong, you know something big has shifted in the culture. Pantene’s wildly successful first commercial ...  Read More
Nov. 25, 2014 10:43 pm
After a whirlwind year of creating an organization, hosting an amazing launch , and being overwhelmed with gratitude for the scores of organizations and individuals who have supported our cause, donated to it, and who want to align with Take The Lead's mission and programs , we've been taking stock. Asking ourselves what works and what not so much. What are the highest leverage activities...  Read More
Nov. 25, 2014 8:19 pm
I've never been to a professional hockey game nor wanted to. I stay far away from sports bars. But I do resonate with hockey legend Wayne Gretzky whose pithy leadership advice is, "Don't skate to where the hockey puck is. Skate to where the hockey puck is going." I love the direction the hockey puck is going for women in sports. That’s why why I’m excited about Take The Lead's upcoming...  Read More
Nov. 25, 2014 5:47 pm
What if racism's not the real issue with Ferguson? Every so often the scab of racism is peeled off society to reveal the ugly sore hiding underneath. If you've had a conversation with me, you know that I strongly believe that classism is the new racism. In all honesty, I think that applies even here in this situation. Mike Brown, had he been a well off, affluent black kid would in no way have...  Read More
Nov. 25, 2014 5:22 pm
My impetus in writing is - in part - with deference to a paraphrased Socratic dictum: 'Everyone seeks the good, unfortunately, they know not what is good...' and that of George Orwell: “We have now sunk to a depth at which re-statement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men.” Consequentially, I discuss ideas, principles and concepts by which us humans ought (ought's pertaining to...  Read More
Nov. 25, 2014 9:03 am
President Obama is undertaking an “Executive Action” dramatically reducing deportations. The phrase, and concept of, Executive Action has a very creepy connotation. It implies extralegal action. It was used by the CIA as a euphemism for assassination. The current Executive Action is called by its adversaries “amnesty.” In fact, it represents a temporary reprieve rather than a pardon, more likely...  Read More
Nov. 25, 2014 8:33 am
You would not be reading this if open source software did not exist. Without open source standards, the Internet would not exist. This article would not exist. Those of you whose parents met on Match.com would not exist. All of you should be thankful for open source software. Now, as the world has changed, open source software’s principles of openness, transparency and meritocracy have become...  Read More
Nov. 25, 2014 2:53 am
Thinking about what a 21st century university should be doing Vice Chancellor (Q) : " What is, fundamentally, the most important thing a 21st century university should do? " Answer : "Teach the underlying principle of the 17th century motto of the Royal Society: Nullius in Verba (on the word alone of no one)." A good place to begin VC  Read More
Nov. 25, 2014 1:41 am
In the wake of President Obama’s executive action last week providing temporary relief from deportation for undocumented immigrants, the New York Times had a front-page story on Sunday about how California has lived with immigration turmoil for decades. Indeed, with fully one-third of the nation’s unauthorized immigrants, even though the state’s border with Mexico is only 125 miles long, we in...  Read More
Nov. 24, 2014 6:41 am
Accidentally Inevitable: The Ten Point Plan to the Super University of the Near Future. This is how it got REALLY-KICK-started and we can all see where it will end. The question is: who cares? Take the following ingredients: (1) Insist a good university education is a valuable asset for anyone who can obtain it. (2) Get the government behind that idea. (3) Massively subsidise universities...  Read More
Nov. 23, 2014 9:12 pm
I am 100% for Cosby the man and 100% against Cosby if he is a rapist. How can I be both totally for and against him? Here’s why: everyone has a background, but not everyone’s background is memorialized. Plus, Cosby as a man if also a rapist is one sign of our times we must change, starting with we men but the women must change a few things, too. Gay or straight, nearly all men from the time we...  Read More
Nov. 23, 2014 12:00 pm
This blurb has been plundered, in no small part from Ralph Steadman . Charles Darwin is no paragon of science in this story. There is no place for respectability on a creaking wooden ship manned by a 'gentleman of science', hell bent on becoming an immortal great thinker in science, by plundering the unique discovery and ideas of another , placing him only once removed from the villainous...  Read More
Nov. 22, 2014 12:13 pm
X – The X-Marks the Spot Myth Myth - According to Rees, N. (1996) Cassell’s Dictionary of Word and Phrase origins, at page 271: ‘The actual phrase ‘x marks the spot’ appears to have originated from Chicago newspapers in the early days of gangsterism.’ Fact – The phrase was used in an earlier context and appears to have emerged as a term in scientific papers. It was a phrase later used...  Read More
Nov. 21, 2014 10:41 am
When people talk about “the next big thing,” they’re never thinking big enough. It’s not a lack of imagination; it’s a lack of observation. I’ve maintained that the future is always within sight, and you don’t need to imagine what’s already there. Case in point: The buzz surrounding the Internet of Things. What’s the buzz? The Internet of Things revolves around increased machine-to-machine...  Read More
Nov. 21, 2014 8:38 am
Nov. 21, 2014 4:48 am
To find out, please click on the image to read the dis-confirmatory evidence for the existence of a science miracle. Or else, please click here to visit the KindleBooks source to read the same.  Read More
Nov. 20, 2014 10:37 pm
Burnt Caramel Sauce By Slade Grove Yield: About 3 cups 14 oz Pure Cane Sugar 9 oz Heavy Whipping Cream, warmed 5 oz Light Corn Syrup 5 oz Unsalted Butter, at room temp 1 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract Put the sugar in a medium heavy-bottomed pot. Place over medium heat and cook, stirring occasionally with a wooden or silicon spatula, until the sugar melts. Continue to cook, without stirring,...  Read More
Nov. 20, 2014 5:52 pm
Enclosed are a few prattled thoughts regarding virtue ; absent is a general definition; we will not here unveil, or attempt to unveil - with deference to Plato - the being i.e., the essence of virtue. A more general treatment is forthcoming as time permits... 1.) Virtue, and morality, presuppose an ontology 1 and a hierarchy of being which if denied/rejected render both virtue and morality...  Read More
Nov. 20, 2014 2:35 pm
I'd like to share a brief video of Conway Hall https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HphOWh8pfRY … Where this year I gave the very last in a long-line of historic Sunday Lectures for The Ethical Society. On 27 July I spoke about my Thinker Media Book , which uniquely reveals all the newly discovered evidence of Darwin's great science fraud. You can read the paper I gave in 'The Ethical Record....  Read More
Nov. 20, 2014 7:55 am
As a criminologist, have surprised myself of late with my own growing interest in natural science issues. It happened because I was quite recently alerted to the issue of science fraud by my own stumbled-upon discovery of new and independently verifiable evidence, which adds considerable new weight to the old argument that Darwin and Wallace committed the world's greatest science fraud by...  Read More

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