Iconoclasts Anonymous

Inane ravings of an irreverent slacker

Posts Tagged ‘Education’

Open for criticism

Posted by Jeff on September 10, 2009

A while back I posted the first draft of a paper I was writing on scientific credibility. I had promised to also post the final draft when I was finished but then I forgot and went on with my life. Well, for anyone who is interested, here is the final draft that I turned in. I’d very much apprectiate any comments or criticism on my approach and/or writing style. I’d love to hear from anyone who has something to say, so read it after the fold and hold nothing back.

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An update

Posted by Jeff on May 17, 2009

I’ve decided that come hell or high water I would update this blog today. The problem is that I don’t have a whole lot to talk about! I usually write on here when I’m pissed off or irritated over something I see going on in the world. Don’t get me wrong, there are plenty of things that bug me that I could talk about… There’s Oprah giving Jenny I-Like-To-Cause-The-Deaths-Of-Innocent-Children McCarthy her own TV show… There’s no end of conservative right-wing asshats saying and doing things that make me cringe for the human species… Hell, there is apparently some economic crisis going on right now. Who knew?? Read the rest of this entry »

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Science education needs help!

Posted by Jeff on August 7, 2008

I read this article the other day and had mixed feelings about it. It starts off great┬átalking about issues with science education in America and I even sort of agree that false self-confidence can be a bad thing. But not that bad… Then I read this post by Chad Orzel at Uncertain Principles. Some of his commentary on this article reflects some things I’ve been saying for years… Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by Jeff on July 27, 2008

I just came across this post on one of my new favorite blogs. Prof Orzel makes some pretty good point here, and honestly I’ve asked some of these questions myself. Read the rest of this entry »

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What would Newton do?? (May 2008)

Posted by Jeff on July 22, 2008

I love science. I find nature unbelievably beautiful and through the method of scientific inquiry, we get to learn more and more about how nature WORKS. And you know what? The more you know about it, the more beautiful it becomes! Ok, let’s do some examples.. Read the rest of this entry »

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Confused babies… (April 2008)

Posted by Jeff on July 22, 2008

I’ve noticed a particular mentality regarding child-rearing that I’m not sure I agree with. I used to date someone who was very religious, and the biggest issue we had (as far as that was concerned) was the thought of what to do if we ever had kids. I never really understood the issue, but I played along in the interest of not wanting to start a fight. This is not a blog about religion, though. Read the rest of this entry »

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