A drum. Just out of Brighton, the Tasmanian Southern Midlands. June 2012.
As you know, the Internet is a wonderful place filled with the rich and varied treasures of the world holds (as well as a lot of very lonely people.) The following are some things that I've had a look at in the last week. I call this: a Compendium of Click-throughs for Monday Morning..
- A good overview of just how we might go about creating good schools.
- A fascinating look at disputed and false memories. How is it that you can start to believe someone else's memory is your own? And why is it so straightforward to give people memories of events they never actually experienced?
- Kate Beeton (of the Hark! A Vagrant webcomic fame) nails the culture of media commentary on female politicians.
- Where the Buffalo No Longer Roamed. The tale of how the wild west was won and where it got America.
- "Protracted depression is making life ever harder and disillusioning for those, and their children, trapped at the bottom—while making those at the top ever more robust about looking after themselves and their own". Born poor? Bad luck, you have won last prize in the lottery of life.
- To understand intelligence, maybe we should look not for what creates it, but for what destroys it. Fresh thinking and a great example of why scientists should blog...
- Hating Ms. Maisy: The Joy, Sorrow and Neurotic Rage of Reading to Your Children.