Posts tagged progressive thinking

Posted 1 year ago

I love this!!!

iamlittlei:

gjmueller:

Journal of Emerging Investigators

A new peer reviewed open access journal for middle and high school students!

The Journal of Emerging Investigators is an open-access journal that publishes original research written by middle and high school students in biological and physical science.  JEI provides students, under the guidance of a teacher or advisor, the opportunity to submit and gain feedback on original research and to publish their findings in a peer-reviewed scientific journal. Because grade-school students often lack access to formal research institutions, we expect that the work submitted by students may come from classroom-based projects, science fair projects, or other forms of mentor-supervised research.

My kids are writing their science fair papers in this journal’s format next year. And I’m planning on using articles from it as teaching tools.
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What Orwell feared were those who would ban books. What Huxley feared was that there would be no reason to ban a book, for there would be no one who wanted to read one. Orwell feared those who would deprive us of information. Huxley feared those who would give us so much that we would be reduced to passivity and egoism. Orwell feared that the truth would be concealed from us. Huxley feared the truth would be drowned in a sea of irrelevance. Orwell feared we would become a captive culture. Huxley feared we would become a trivial culture, preoccupied with some equivalent of the feelies, the orgy porgy, and the centrifugal bumblepuppy. In 1984, Huxley added, people are controlled by inflicting pain. In Brave New World, they are controlled by inflicting pleasure. In short, Orwell feared that what we hate will ruin us. Huxley feared that what we love will ruin us.
Neil Postman-“Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business” (via freins)

(Source: moontravelers)

Posted 1 year ago

explore-blog:

Ray Bradbury’s fulfilled predictions, in an infographic. Ray was a wise man.

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For a century, doctors have waged war against bacteria, using antibiotics as their weapons. But that relationship is changing as scientists become more familiar with the 100 trillion microbes that call us home — collectively known as the microbiome. “I would like to lose the language of warfare,” said Julie Segre, a senior investigator at the National Human Genome Research Institute. “It does a disservice to all the bacteria that have co-evolved with us and are maintaining the health of our bodies.”
Posted 1 year ago

You once described the inventor’s life as “one of failure.” How so?

I made 5,127 prototypes of my vacuum before I got it right. There were 5,126 failures. But I learned from each one. That’s how I came up with a solution. So I don’t mind failure. I’ve always thought that schoolchildren should be marked by the number of failures they’ve had. The child who tries strange things and experiences lots of failures to get there is probably more creative.

Not all failures lead to solutions, though. How do you fail constructively?

We’re taught to do things the right way. But if you want to discover something that other people haven’t, you need to do things the wrong way. Initiate a failure by doing something that’s very silly, unthinkable, naughty, dangerous. Watching why that fails can take you on a completely different path. It’s exciting, actually. To me, solving problems is a bit like a drug. You’re on it, and you can’t get off. I spent seven years on our washing machine [which has two drums, instead of one].

Sir James Dyson on invention and failure, corroborating the creativity isn’t a Eureka! moment so much as persistent iteration and trasformation

Also see other famous creators on the fear of failure.

(via explore-blog)

Posted 1 year ago

cognitivedissonance:

think-progress:

On this day in 1873: Susan B Anthony was fined $100 for voting. She said, “I shall never pay a dollar of your unjust penalty”

Spine of steel…

Posted 1 year ago
explore-blog:

Wisdom from Dr. Seuss, a fine visual addition to these timeless Seuss-isms on life.
(↬ curiosity counts)

explore-blog:

Wisdom from Dr. Seuss, a fine visual addition to these timeless Seuss-isms on life.

( curiosity counts)