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Without culture, and the relative freedom it implies, society, even when perfect, is but a jungle. This is why any authentic creation is a gift to the future.           ~Albert Camus             … Continue reading

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What really motivates you?

 “Of course motivation is not permanent. But then, neither is bathing; but it is something you should do on a regular basis.”                                                                                                   … Continue reading

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Debate and/or Discourse?

A few weeks ago a discussion developed on the topic of evolution vs. creation but was quickly diverted to “what constitute a good debate”, since a debate about evolution vs. Creation was aired the previous night on CBC. Within that … Continue reading

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What you don’t know can hurt you: the role of prior applicable knowledge

When my son was just two years old he considered any shape with four sides to be a square and any shape that looks like an “O” was called a circle, he was not only confident of his answers, but … Continue reading

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Is shared intentionality reserved only for humans?

Shared intentionality, sometimes called ‘we’ intentionality, refers to collaborative interactions in which participants share psychological states with one another (Gilbert, 1989; Searle, 1995; Tuomela, 1995). The term also implies that the collaborators’ psychological processes are jointly directed at something and … Continue reading

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Who are we?

George Santayana is known for the famous saying, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it”, and above the Norlin Library at the University of Colorado is inscribed, “Who Knows only his own Generation remains always a child.” You see these … Continue reading

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What is learning, exactly?

Two weeks ago we discussed the concept of learning in our classes, and I was motivated to enquire about “Learning and its’ effect on the brain”, and especially, in relation to adult learning. We all can agree that learning constitutes … Continue reading

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