Monthly Archives: February 2010

3/3 Taboos Discussion

Our next discussion meeting at Camden County College is Wednesday, March 3rd, at 2:00 p.m. in Madison 111. We’ll be talking about taboos (such as incest, cannibalism, polygamy… all the stuff we’re not supposed to talk about). As usual, there will be free pizza and soda for all.

There’s a Facebook Event for the discussion.  All are welcome to attend (invite your friends!). Directions to CCC are available here. A campus map is below; Madison is building 5.

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The Grapes of Fallibilism

BEN: “I’m promoting a culture of skepticism. That’s what I’m doing. Hey, just take a look at what you believe and what you think about stuff, and stab it in the throat. And if it lives, we’re good.”

AARON: “Stabbing it in the throat… you had me until then.”

BEN: “I’m kind of an all-or-nothing guy.”

AARON: “Yeah! ‘Go big or go home. No fear.’  I think you can always be wrong. Always. You never ever know. Like I act like I know all the time, but if you have a good solid point, I will listen to you and I might change my mind because of it. I think more people need to do that. More people need to realize that, even though you may be totally committed to this idea or ideology, and you might have so much invested in it, you can always be wrong. You don’t know 100% anything…”

-Ben Parsons and Aaron Mason, episode 66 of The Grapes of Rad

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2/10 Social Networking Discussion

UPDATE: This meeting has been postponed due to the weather. We’ll be rescheduling it soon.

Our next discussion meeting at Camden County College is Wednesday, February 10th, at 1:00 in Madison 111. We’ll be talking about the impact of social networking on our lives and education. As usual, there will be free pizza and soda for all.

All are welcome to attend. Directions to CCC are available here. A campus map is below; Madison is building 5.

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Learn How to Think

“And I’m a big believer that the most important thing that a kid can learn in school is how to learn and how to think. If Malia and Sasha, my two daughters, are asking questions, know how to poke holes in an argument, know how to make an argument themselves, know how to evaluate a complicated bunch of data, then I figure that they’re going to be okay regardless of the career path that they’re in. And I think that that requires more than just rote learning — although it certainly requires good habits and discipline in school — it also requires that in the classroom they’re getting the kind of creative teaching that’s so important.”

Barack Obama, YouTube Interview

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