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Experiment zum Grundeinkommen
Tolle Sache diese Experimente mit anderer Leute Geld. Nach zwei Jahren Nichtstun ("Während der zwei Jahre lassen wir die Probanden komplett in Ruhe. Wenn wir sie regelmäßig befragen oder kontrollieren würden, würde das ihr Verhalten beeinflussen.") werden "geniale" und völlig "überraschende" Schlussfolgerungen gezogen ("Experten empfehlen bereits, Geld an Bedingungen zu knüpfen") oder aber gefordert, noch mehr Geld zu verbrennen.. äh...zu investieren.
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Teaching and Innovation
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Brennpunkt Schule: Machtlos gegen islamische Einflüsse?
"Während die Politik die Probleme als bedauerliche Einzelfälle herunterspielt, warnen immer mehr Lehrer vor einem Kollaps des Schulsystems. Viele fühlen sich machtlos und von der Schulbehörde im Stich gelassen. Doch kaum jemand wagt den Schritt an die Öffentlichkeit."
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Our Society Needs More Masculinity, Not Less
"26 out of the last 27 deadliest mass shooters were fatherless." - "boys who grow up in single-mother homes are twice as likely to commit crimes than those who grow up with a present dad".
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Visualization of Bible Cross-References
Chris Harrison | BibleViz
Chris Harrison | BibleViz
chrisharrison.net
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The Most Intolerant Wins: The Dictatorship of the Small Minority
(by Nassim Nicholas Taleb)
Let us conjecture that the formation of moral values in society doesn't come from the evolution of the consensus. No, it is the most intolerant person who imposes virtue on others precisely because of that intolerance. The same can apply to civil rights.
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Laptops Are Great. But Not During a Lecture or a Meeting.
Bad news for those who blindly believe in positive effects of more technology in classrooms: "Those who had used laptops had substantially worse understanding of the lecture"
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The Sexodus: The Men Giving Up On Women And Checking Out Of Society
http://www.breitbart.com/london/2014/12/04/the-sexodus-part-1-the-men-giving-up-on-women-and-checking-out-of-society/
Never before in history have relations between the sexes been so fraught with anxiety, animosity and misunderstanding. To radical feminists, who have been the driving force behind many tectonic societal shifts in recent decades, that’s a sign of success: they want to tear down the institutions and power structures that underpin society, never mind the fall-out. Nihilistic destruction is part of their road map.

But, for the rest of us, the sight of society breaking down, and ordinary men and women being driven into separate but equal misery, thanks to a small but highly organised group of agitators, is distressing. Particularly because, as increasing numbers of social observers are noticing, an entire generation of young people—mostly men—are being left behind in the wreckage of this social engineering project.

Social commentators, journalists, academics, scientists and young men themselves have all spotted the trend: among men of about 15 to 30 years old, ever-increasing numbers are checking out of society altogether, giving up on women, sex and relationships and retreating into pornography, sexual fetishes, chemical addictions, video games and, in some cases, boorish lad culture, all of which insulate them from a hostile, debilitating social environment created, some argue, by the modern feminist movement.
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Rethinking Gender, Sexuality, and Violence
(written by Gideon Scopes)

Casting all men as violent is not just inaccurate but harmful, and it does considerable damage to the innocent along with the guilty. Life-course persistent offenders are but a small percentage of criminal offenders, who are in turn but a small percentage of the general male population.
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Male victims of domestic violence often face the surprising obstacle of being falsely accused of the very crime of which they have been the victim. One of the most emotionally wrenching scenes of the 2016 documentary film “The Red Pill” shows a male victim recounting how he was admonished by a police officer that had better get out immediately if his wife got violent again, as he would be hauled off to jail if she so much as broke a fingernail while beating him. A 2011 study confirms that these are not just isolated incidents but a pervasive problem—in fact, men who call 911 for help with domestic violence are more likely to be arrested themselves than to see their abusers arrested.
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Resisting the pull of the generic: knowledge, specificity and teaching
(by Michael Fordham)

I would just like to say something briefly here about so-called ‘cross-curricular’ work. It becomes fashionable from time to time to collapse the subjects down into ‘themes’ or ‘topics’, and indeed  this is still the dominant mindset in primary education.

If you have followed thus far then my objection to this should be clear: academic disciplines are not just arbitrary boundaries drawn around content, but rather structured ways of knowing the world. When these subject boundaries get broken down, then the knowledge we teach just becomes ‘stuff about stuff’.

More sophisticated arguments for breaking down subject boundaries often tie things back to ideas such as ‘critical thinking’ and ‘creativity’ – the idea is that, in some way, cross-curricular work allows these ideas to shine through more clearly.

I think this is a mistake. It certainly is true that some of the most interesting cutting edge work is being done at the boundaries of disciplines, and those of you who have come with PhDs will know that ‘interdisciplinary’ is a buzz word to get into any research grant. But interdisciplinary work is predicated on the existence of disciplines. In order to break the rules one must first learn the rules.

And this is what a ‘knowledge-rich’ education means to me. It does not mean teaching lists of content, although sequencing a curriculum carefully is one of the greatest intellectual challenges we face. Rather, it involves recognising that knowledge gains its explanatory power from the disciplinary framework in which it sits.
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