Daily Archives: Thursday, May 29, 2014

Challenges of publication for philosophers outside the anglophone world

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Brian Leiter has a reputation as something of a jerk, but his blog is the main thing that provides unity to this strange profession. Whether for good or for ill, I cannot say. He does a good job informing philosophers around the world of what’s happening in the profession in general, and also at specific institutions. In this one, he discusses how academic publication is difficult outside a core of elite schools in the english speaking world, effectively addressing an issue of professional marginalization.

Critters In Your Salad!

Posted by & filed under Biology, infographic, Sparks, Wellness.

Cyclospora cayetanensis is an emerging food-borne parasitic pathogen that has been reported in many outbreaks in the U.S. since the 1990s. Human infection occurs when food or water contaminated with sporulated oocysts is consumed by the host.  The food items implicated in these food infections are imported fresh produce such as: raspberries, basil, snow peas, […]

Can’t Touch It!

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Microbes are everywhere! They’re in the soil, water, on vegetation and some lives in or on our bodies. The majority of them are harmless or beneficial to us but the ones that cause serious diseases scare us the most. As we go out and do our daily routines we come in contact with these microbes […]

Power of Positive Action to Enact Change

Posted by & filed under Ideas, Sparks, Video.

This video can be used to prompt discussions (in a variety of courses) regarding the nature of positive actions, choosing hope to enact change. While the source is an ad for a Thai insurance company, the message is powerful and well done. The end hints that the change may have challenged others who witness kindness […]

Constitution and the Bill of Rights

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The Constitution of the United States contains the government’s rights i.e. 1. establish justice; 2. provide for the common defense; 3. promote general welfare and 4. secure the blessings of liberty. The Bill of Rights protects citizens from the government. It safeguards our freedom. Link: http://digital.films.com.db29.linccweb.org/PortalViewVideo.aspx?xtid=7984&loid=12751&psid=0&sid=0&State=&title=Bill%20of%20Rights:%20Bill%20of%20Responsibility&IsSearch=Y&parentSeriesID=#

What does it mean to be poor in America?

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Although the United States ranks among the most developed countries in the world and it is, perhaps, the richest nation on the planet, many people still live in poverty. The following infographic summarizes the meaning of poverty in the United States. Andy Warner, the author, mines data compiled by the Bureau of Census. http://blogs.kqed.org/lowdown/2013/10/07/poverty-explained/