Tagged: Education

That ‘Useless’ Liberal Arts Degree Has Become Tech’s Hottest Ticket – Forbes

Stop thinking of Silicon Valley as an engineer’s paradise. There’s far more work for liberal arts majors — who know how to sell and humanize.

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Philosophers (and Welders) React to Marco Rubio’s Debate Comments

Philosophers say the discipline prepares them for a range of useful career choices, while welders say their skill is always in demand and touches most parts of the economy.

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More Universities Move To Include Gender-Neutral Pronouns : NPR

More colleges are expanding gender options for transgender and non-binary students. One leader in LGBTQ student life at Harvard discusses the update to the college’s applications.

Source: More Universities Move To Include Gender-Neutral Pronouns : NPR

Will Scientists Ever Solve the Mystery of Consciousness?

We still have no idea how the brain produces conscious awareness. In this excellent short video produced by The Economist, various experts are called upon to explain the “hard problem” that is consciousness, and how scientists might solve this profound mystery.

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Philosophy via Facebook? Why not?

via- LATimes

Philosophy via Facebook? Why not? Academic philosophers tend to have a narrow view of what is valuable philosophical work. Hiring, tenure, promotion and prestige depend mainly on one’s ability to produce journal articles in a particular theoretical, abstract style, mostly in reaction to a small group of canonical and 20th century figures, for a small readership of specialists. We should broaden our vision.

 

Yoga classes are secular, says US court – The Times of India

via The Times of India

WASHINGTON: Attempts by yoga opponents in California to twist the ancient Indian practice to present it as religious indoctrination has again been rejected by a US Court.

”We conclude that the program is secular… (and) does not have the primary effect of advancing or inhibiting religion, and does not excessively entangle the school district in religion,” the appeals court said in its ruling on Friday.