Category Archives: Science

Academia

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First of all… Do you know how effing depressing this is for a wannabe academic? TENURED PROFS? Making an average of $86,000 per year? Looks like I’m taking up football. Second of all… Hmm… A Facebook for academics. Kind of like… the old facebook?

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Women are neurologically inferior!

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FemaleScienceProfessor is commenting on a really depressing article by yet another sexist academic on the apparently unfair behaviour of Title IX and other diversity mandates in the States. It is a trend that is starting to really piss me off. First Larry Summers, then John Tierney, and now Peter Wood are flying the it’s-not-discrimination,-women-are-weaker-and-that’s-why-they-aren’t-in-our-fields banner. […]

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Wonder Twin Powers Activate! Form of… Thesis!

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So I’m workin’ on the ol’ thesis. I’m citing a paper about working memory, theory of mind and humour and I just now paid attention to the non-primary authors in the study. The surnames are Uekermann, Channon, Winkel, Schlebusch and Daum. The Schlebusch is what got me. Such good ol’-fashioned German names. Schlebusch! Anyhoo, my […]

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The four sides to the education debate

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There are four types of people fighting about education. They are: Teachers. Most of them know what they’re talking about, because they’re the ones on the front line. They can be divided into dumb teachers and smart teachers. The dumb teachers are the reason for the debate. The smart teachers aren’t paid enough. Administrators, principals, […]

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Direct Instruction: Yay or Nay?

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Direct Instruction (DI) was developed by behaviourists Siegfried (Zig) Engelmann and Wesley Becker in 1967. DI does not address individual differences in children; it focuses on communicating concepts clearly enough for any and every child to understand. The DI method begins with letter sounds and then words; words are practiced many times before they are […]

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In My Language

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In My Language is a video by Amanda Baggs, an autistic and disability rights activist. I took a look at it because I thought it might interest a woman in my Attention seminar (she works with autistic people and autism comes up often in our conversations), but I think it would be interesting for anyone […]

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Calling All Web Comics

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I am doing my honours thesis on comics. Which is pretty much the coolest thing ever. I need stimuli for my study, which means that I have to come up with a funny comic that’s not too popular (so the Far Side is out, even though it would be perfect and there are so many […]

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