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 . Continue reading
- 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
Grid-group cultural theory contributes a number of factors to this discussion, as follows… Continue reading
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 Continue reading
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… Continue reading