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The Right User's Manual? Learning to Live with Uncertainty

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Nassim Taleb, The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable.
Random House (2007).

Reviewed by Anne Dalke, Bryn Mawr College Department of English.

Fellow Traveling with Richard Rorty

 

Paths to Story Telling as Life:
Fellow Traveling with Richard Rorty

Paul Grobstein
2 July 2007

(comments welcome, go to end;
see also Rorty, Non-Foundationalism and Story Telling: A Conversation)

"Right" and "Wrong" in Science

"Right" and "Wrong" in Science (and Elsewhere?):
A Conversation
28 June 2007

Reality, Virtuality, and Education

Between Reality and the Virtual:
Education in the 21st Century

Paul Grobstein

24 June 2007

(notes for a talk in the summer institute on Virtual Thinking) 

 

Acknowledging the virtual in "reality"

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Childhood Origins of Adult Resistance to Science

Childhood Origins of Adult Resistance to Science
Paul Bloom and Deena Skolnick Weisberg
Science 316: 996-997, 2007 (18 May)
(excerpts for discussion)

 

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Welcome to Brain Stories

Curious about the brain? About behavior and experiences/feelings, your own and other people's? There's lots on Serendip to help you think about such things, and to encourage you to develop new understandings and new questions about them, including a whole section on Brain and Behavior and another on Mental Health. And, of course, there are new observations being made all of the time, reported in professional journals, newspapers, magazines, books, and on the web.

Brain Stories calls attention to recent findings that seem particularly interesting from Serendip's perspective and provides forum for discussion of them. Your thoughts on these are not only welcome but are an important part of helping everyone, including research scientists, make sense of what we are discovering and have yet to discover about the brain. Like all Serendip forums, this is a place not for conclusions but rather for thoughts in progress, a place to find ideas that might be helpful to you in developing your own stories about the brain and to leave ideas that might be helpful to others in developing theirs.

Web Papers for Evolution and Literature

ashiThe Change of the Simple
azambettiThe Final Mass Extinction
azambettiTimeless Stories
azambettiCultural Relativism and Alternative Unions
azambettiSynoptic Evolution
cevansEvolution of Intent
cevansEvolutionists vs. Creationists
cevansIntention in Science
Christina CunnaneBirthing Process Forces Cultural Evolution in Humans
Christina CunnaneRecapitulation: Evidence For or Against Evolution?
Christina Cunnane Literary Evolution in a Biblical Perspective
Christina CunnaneEvolution of Thought Through Topic Variation
CTCracks in the “Crack”: the Limits of Humanity
CTTranslating between Species
danYellTraining Aunt
danYellEvolution of Belief
danYellSubjectivity and evolution
danYellAspirant Evolution
EB Ver HoeveTo Be Significant
EB Ver HoeveExploring Moral Clarity via Control Theory
EB Ver HoeveEscaping from the Sea: Transforming the Written Word
ekornOn Cloning
ekornFact or Fiction
ekornSurvival of the Consumed
ekornThe Different Sides of Emily
Elise NiemeyerRandomness versus Intent: the Lure of Security in Darwinian Evolution and Intelligent Design
Elise NiemeyerStory-making and “The Crack”
Elise NiemeyerEndings as Mirrors of Evolutionary Growth in Literature: Howards End and On Beauty
Elise NiemeyerExtending Biological Evolution as a Metaphor for Cultural Development
evanstiegelContemporary Evolution of Racial Mindset
evanstiegelThe Evolution of Racial Understand over Time
evanstiegelEvolution in the Classroom
fortunesfoolAquinas and Evolution
fortunesfoolCinderella and Evolution
fortunesfoolThe Incredible Storytelling of Creationists
hayley reedA Discovery of New Words & Worlds: Language's Direct Impact on Evolution
hayley reedAn Odyssey of Self Awareness: Considering the Conscious & Unconscious
hayley reedTranslating Reality
hayley reedEvolving without a Plan
I.W.The Perpetual Motion of Evoultion
I.W.Finding a Path in the Absence of Truth
I.W.“And She Aches Just Like a Woman”
J ShafaghFinal Class Summary and Evaluation
J ShafaghThe Evolution of Thought Affecting Biological Evolution
J ShafaghDynamic Homes: Representing Comfort in "Home," "Howard's End" and "The Fall of the House of Usher."
J ShafaghSpoken Word Performance: Understanding Reality
J ShafaghEvolution And Creationism In The Educational System
Jenn DodwellDarwinian Evolution: To What Extent Does it Apply to Man?
Julia SmithThe N-Word: Past Meaning and Contemporary Questions
Julia SmithEvolution and Creationism: Separate Similar Searches
Julia SmithOn Beauty: Joseph Chaikin, the Open Theater, and Postmodern American Theater
Julia SmithThe Evolution of the Modern American Lesbian Community
kaleigh19Intertextuality and Literary Evolution
kaleigh19Why Teleology?
Katherine RedfordUniversal Morality and the Attempt to Affect Evolution
Katherine RedfordMathematics and Being Less Wrong
Katherine RedfordLiterary Evolution as a Window into Social Evolution
kginsWhere's the Emotion? The Forgotten/Left Out of Biological Basic Needs
kginsEvolving from a Classroom
kginsThoughts on Thoughtlessness
Kristin JenkinsLost in Translation
Kristin JenkinsMind Wide Open - A Book Review
Kristin JenkinsThe Future of Human Evolution
Kristin JenkinsThe Story of Race and the Classification of People: Generative or Not?
LFIs man tampering with evolution?
llimFemales in the 16th and 21st Century: Gender Perception in Literature
llimEvolution as a Religion
llimTrial and Error: Humans as Evolutionary Mistakes
LSEvolution of Sex in Literature
LSIn Evolution We Trust
LSWestern Society: Do We Control Natural Selection?
LSE True Hollywood Stories: The Three Little Pigs
Mariellyssa WenkCulture, Characters and Evolution
Mariellyssa WenkLooking At Dennett's Meaning of Meaning of life
Mariellyssa WenkEvolution: Not Inevitable After All?
marquisedemerteuilFirst EvoLit Paper, Specifying the Self in Smith and Mayr
marquisedemerteuilTheories of Cultural Evolution in an 18th Century French Novel
marquisedemerteuilFinal Paper! Intentionality and Authorship in Barthes, Foucault and Smith
marquisedemerteuilIs Zadie Smith's "Fail Better" a compelling way to view literature?
marquisedemerteuilEvolution of the Author/Subject in Sophie Calle's Exquisite Pain
PriyadarshiniInteresting Article - Chimps making Weapons (At least the female chimps)
PriyadarshiniCan Evolution Evolve?
rebeccafarberHuman impact on evolution
rebeccafarberThe subconscious and conscious adaptation and evolution of literary stories
rebeccafarberThe evolution of humor and how it impacts evolution
SarahMalayaSniezekEvolution and Intelligent Design in High Schools
SarahMalayaSniezekThe Evolution of Morality: A Skyhook versus Crane Approach
SarahMalayaSniezekHow Groups Work: A Study of Group Dynamics and its Possible Negative Implications
SarahMalayaSniezekBuilding Diversity: When a Diverse Student Body isn’t Enough
ShannonGenius Loci: Connecting People, One Story at a Time
ShannonYou Want Concrete? Hire a Construction Worker!
ShannonNew Stories of the Evolution of Science through the Media
ShannonInquiring Success through Stories: "Curiouser & Curiouser"
ShannonWhat Evolution Is...
tbarryfiguTrial, Error, and Polymorphism
tbarryfiguWe Refuse To Be Each Other
tbarryfiguBeyond Beauty and Beasts
ttruongEmpathy and Social Failure
ttruongUniversals, Particulars, and Defining a Species
Tu-Anh VuA Reductionist Viewpoint on Evolution
Tu-Anh VuViewing the Story of the Development of the Periodic Table as “Getting it Less Wrong”
Tu-Anh VuThe Evolutionary Basis of Sleep
Tu-Anh VuDarwinian Evolution in On Beauty

 

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