Nuance in approaches to accessing knowledge

Following today’s conversation about nuance and “no-easy” answers follows these three articles which all address the ways in which knowledge is accessed. What results is complicated but significant. Enjoy.

via Why Can’t I Put My Smartphone Down? Here’s The Science : Shots – Health News : NPR

Reading and how it is taught (incorrectly)

America’s Real Digital Divide

np: “Losing My Edge” LCD Soundsystem

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The intersection of ethics, science, and nature

Saw this yesterday and was greatly intrigued. It is easy to think that things will always be as they are now – some psychologists argue that is our default position. But in fact, nothing remains the same. So the question is, what to do about that? How to prepare for an ever-changing future?

Where those questions get really interesting is in the area of ethics. Here is one possible ethical response to an ever-changing future. And if you would like a more philosophical examination of this issue, then check out the pieces in your ToK Reader on pp. 303, 306, and 310.

And if you were looking for example ideas for your ToK Essay, you could do worse than this one

via No Children Because of Climate Change? Some People Are Considering It – The New York Times

Snow and whatnot

So, you got your snow days. I hope you all enjoyed them (I did – even reading EEs).

Some things  in our schedule will change but not much. You should still have the Fish essay read by Thurs and the next one on Mon. Unfortunately Prof Stell will not be joining us on Tues. We are trying to re-schedule that.

These next three days would be a good time to have the Vive Voca, if you haven’t already arranged it.

And to all the ladies I saw at the March on Sat – I’m damn proud of you for representing.

See you Thurs – enjoy.