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On wikileaks – information is not knowledge…

from “Wikileaks: Power and the Network” by Alison Caddick (Arena 109) As the world moves into what seems to be a political phase of response to the GFC, where labour parties are delegitimised as mere clones of neo-liberal conservative parties … Continue reading

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The Creativity Trade-off

This is really quite interesting… Recently, Rex Jung and his group found that creativity as measured by divergent thinking and creative activity in 10 domains was associated with changes in cortical thickness. The changes were not all-or-none or clustered in … Continue reading

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Smart versus Clever

“What I no longer have any use for is the kind of ego-bound sniping that so often goes on in debates and online comments. Nothing wrong with an occasional snarky repartee especially when funny. But hostile exchange does not usually … Continue reading

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Too smart for our own good

“So convenient a thing is it to be a rational creature, since it enables us to find or make a reason for everything one has a mind to.” Ben Franklin As De Bono says, it’s the intelligent people who have … Continue reading

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The banality of trademarks(TM)

From Johnnie Moore’s splendidly semi-splenetic “Learning is not a package“ Anything to do with learning that bears a ™ tends to put me in a critical frame of mind for starters. I find it hard to associate the joy of … Continue reading

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Inflated intelligence…

I’m most of the way through this rather good book about intelligence versus rationality. Broad theorists inflate the concept of intelligence. By inflation I mean putting into the term more than what the IQ tests measure. One very strong tendency … Continue reading

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