Read the full essay at Aeonhttps://aeon.co/ideas/how-much-can-we-afford-to-forget-if-we-train-machines-to-remember “As the internet grows ever more powerful and comprehensive, why bother to remember and retain information? If students can access the world’s knowledge on a smartphone, why should they be required to carry so much of it around in their heads?” Gene TracyChancellor professor of physics at William &…Read More
Choose you own philosophy adventure. Where will your chosen path lead you. From the Open University.Read More
I found this talk ages ago. I still remember it as funny, if not actually rude. While I thought he makes his point strongly, it may be a good point! Thought provoking.Read More
A collection; a library; a museum: of things I like, or find thought provoking. To make them easy for me to find if nothing else. The image is one I took in Stourhead, England, a beautiful National Trust property and landscaped garden. Everything you see is actually artificial, the lake, the hills, the planting. Though it is no…Read More
“Each week we feature an astronomer or planetary scientist that takes over the @astrotweeps account and tweets about their science, research, and interesting news in their field.”
It gives insights into the scientists work, and the something about the people themselves. Each week someone new.
Originally posted on Wander Woman Thea:
What do politics, sports, and religion have in common? Aside from being extremely lucrative career paths for men, they are totally taboo conversational topics and you never discuss them. Ever. Why do you think this is so? Because conversations about topics that tend to polarise people in a powerful…
Originally posted on Jeanne de Montbaston:
“And I’ll tell you another thing about the way women don’t Talk Proper …”Filippo Lippi, Man and Woman at a Casement. New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art. Recently, I’ve been thinking a lot about what it means to speak, as T. S. Eliot puts it, ‘in different voices’. We…
This lovely 3D image from the British Museum is on the fabulous online platform Sketchfab. The detail is sufficient to see the individual characters inscribed n the stone.
There are also lots of other images from the museum and elsewhere. They have the Lewis chess pieces, and various classical statues, all in huge detail. You can pan, rotate and zoom in: cue hours of happy exploration.
I have been watching David Attenborough for as long as I can remember. This clip recalls some of his earlier work, from long before I encountered him, as well as the more well-known pieces. Including the gorillas of course, and new to me, the baby (blind) rhinoceros. The lizard is Attenborough’s fan-throated lizard (Sitana attenboroughii),…Read More