Monthly Archives: July 2018

Bias in Reporting = Bias in Thinking = Bias in Reporting

One of the reputable news sources I go to with regularity is The Conversation.  I recommend it. Today there is a post regarding research done on the reporting of mass shootings, and specifically on the characterization of the person doing … Continue reading

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A Brave and Startling Truth

My hope is that, as we continue to discover more and more about our place in the galaxy and universe, that this outward expansion of inquiry will be accompanied by an equally-deep introspection into who we are as people, and … Continue reading

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Killing Time

https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6427459251555438593 Thinking about this over coffee as well. I fear we may be falling further into a reductionist mode of thinking that killing perpetrators is an appropriate answer to violent crime. Jeffrey Fagan, professor of Law and Public Health at … Continue reading

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Game of Clones?

Having attended a serious games conference last week, I’m going to list my likes, concerns and suggestions for the folks working in the industry, and those who are seeking to buy games for learning.  Overall, I fear a game of … Continue reading

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Pre-Fascism in the US

The warning signs abound: Polarization of society; militarization of the police forces; nationalistic policies;  criminalization of minorities and immigrants;  melding of extremist religious views with political discourse and policy-making; the dismantling of social welfare programs.  The list probably goes on. … Continue reading

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