The joy of admitting when you don’t know

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WHAT ABOUT LARA

Here’s something I learned recently: Nobody, and I mean nobody, knows what the fuck they’re doing. It’s lesson that has encouraged me to live a more honest and authentic life with loved ones and strangers alike.

I throw my hands in the air when I fuck up. I tell my boss when I feel like I feel like I’m about to fuck up. If somebody asks me a question I don’t know the answer to, I point them in the direction of somebody who can instead of fumbling around for some sort of reasonable response to make myself look all knowledgeable and superior and stuff.

I message my friends in the vicinity of their birthdays for the exact date they’ll be tallying another digit onto their age because I will forget. And, if I don’t know what the fuck you’re talking about, I am not going to pretend that…

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Advice Doesn’t Help Us Generate Knowledge

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Novel Learning

As you would expect, Michael Bungay Stanier’s book The Coaching Habit is all about how to be a more effective coach. Part of becoming a more effective coach involves understanding how the brain works so that you can understand how the people you coach are going to learn and react in certain situations. To help demonstrate the importance of knowing how the brain works, Bungay Stanier references Josh Davis and his colleagues from the NeuroLeeadership Institute and their model known as “AGES”. Specifically, Bungay Stanier focuses on the “G” from AGES.

G stands for Generation, and commenting on knowledge generation, Bungay Stanier writes, “Advice is overrated. I can tell you something, and it’s got a limited chance of making its way into your brain’s hippocampus, the region  that encodes memory. If I can ask you a question and you generate the answer yourself, the odds increase substantially.” What is important…

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Human Purpose That Unites All

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Entering The Force-Field

Question: What should be the meaning or purpose of life to an athiest?

Answer: The purpose of life is the same for an atheist and a religious person.

Neither atheism, nor religion – as we consider religion today – can help us in reaching our Human purpose in life, as both atheistic science and religious belief remains within the domain of the inherently self-serving, self-justifying, subjective Human nature.

In order to reach and fulfill our Human purpose we need to become similar to nature’s single operating, life-giving force, purposefully and methodically “clothing into” the “godly qualities” of selfless, altruistic, unconditional love and service of others.

Neither common science, nor blind belief, or any current spiritual practices can help us in this regard, as all searches within our present, artificial and false world built by and governed by the ego.

We need a true, objective, Natural (non-Human) scientific method…

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Citizen science : how ordinary people are changing the face of discovery

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Readers in the Mist

Have you ever wanted to contribute to scientific understanding, or participate in a community project that aims to generate scientific data? Then you just may be a Citizen Scientist in the making. Citizen science is “scientific work undertaken by members of the general public, often in collaboration with or under the direction of professional scientists and scientific institutions.” Unlike the gentleman scientist of days gone by, citizen scientists are part of a larger picture: collaborating with established science by monitoring, collecting, observing and reporting on large projects that would be inconceivable for an individual to accomplish.

Citizen science : how ordinary people are changing the face of discovery, by Caron Cooper, tells the fascinating story of this movement, from the 19th Century to the present, and just may inspire you to get involved yourself.

If you don’t need convincing, head over to the Australian Museum Centre for Citizen…

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The Library of Congress Web Archives

for our initial foray into the web archive analysis, we examined the metadata about the web objects as opposed to the web objects themselves. Our determination was that this approach would afford us a high-level view of the archive and a solid foundation from which to build out future analyses

https://blogs.loc.gov/thesignal/2019/01/the-library-of-congress-web-archives-dipping-a-toe-in-a-lake-of-data