The way academic and scientific knowledge becomes accessible online has been a hot subject for some time. I want to suggest that this process is structured according to the four cultures identified by Grid-group cultural theory. Here I am focussing on the idea that there may be a Fatalist paradigm of knowledge sharing at work, which provides access in a capricious manner – and I make a tentative suggestion as to how this particular deficiency in the availability of access may be overcome . (more…)
Archive for March, 2009
- Try searching for “God is now here”.
- Then try seaching for “God is nowhere”.
- Spot the difference.
Now Twitter is available on WordPress.com sites I might just give it a go.
This article got me interested.
But why say something in 140 characters when you can say it in 500 words or more? Brevity: it’s overrat
More on Chaos theory, evolution and fourcultures.
And DK asked:
How does chaos complicate or enrich evolutionary theory in biology? How does the nonlinearity that chaos features interact with mutation/drift/natural selection? Is there a canonical text (or at least something authoritative & comprehensive) on this?
I think one of the key texts on this subject is going to be (more…)
This is a guest post by Meika, for which, many thanks.
According to [co-author] Kitzbichler, this new evidence is only a starting point. “A natural next question we plan to address in future research will be: How do measures of critical dynamics relate to cognitive performance or neuropsychiatric disorders and their treatments?”
Well, taking that ‘cognitive performance’ a bit more specifically to include learning, and learning to walk in particular, the following story leads in an interesting direction for us fourculture fans.
Five years ago… (more…)
New Scientist has an article by Ed Yong on the dichotomy between eastern and western thought.
But there are more than two alternatives (western/individualist/analytic vs eastern/collective/holistic)… (more…)