Monthly Archives: May 2012

What’s Your Emotional Style, And How Attentive Are You To Emotions?

An interesting new book: __________ And a nice contrast of emotional styles:

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What do Harvard, MIT, Coursera, and Udacity Have in Common?

Answer: ambitions for offering massively open online courses. MOOCS. That’s what they’re calling them. This is really great news, and certainly puts on display the Internet’s power for good [New York Times]: Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on Wednesday announced a … Continue reading

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Where’s the Literary Slate?

At Dissent, Morris Dickstein worries about whether literary book culture will survive the Internet, and says the following about blogs: [I]t’s striking that there are twenty successful political blogs for each effective literary blog. With all due respect to Critical … Continue reading

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Paul Ryan Betrays His Mother: Ayn Rand Is an Atheist and “I reject her philosophy”

And Paul Ryan claims that his lifelong love of Ayn Rand is an “urban legend.” Except it isn’t. A tape of his talk to the Atlas Society, from 2005, has surfaced, and here’s some of what he said: “I just … Continue reading

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Ayn Rand Would Have Hated This

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People Are A Bit Stupid, Aren’t They?

I’m trying to get my head around two facts. The first one is the phenomenal horsepower underlying the human brain: The human brain contains roughly 100 billion neurons. Each of these neurons seems capable of making around 1,000 connections, representing about 1,000 … Continue reading

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