Category Archives: Knowledge & Education

Knowledge for Aristotle & Plato

It might be useful to look at how these two great (somehow contradicting sometimes) philosophers approached the concept of knowledge and knowing. Let’s start with the sooner – Aristotle. Aristotle describes three approaches to knowledge. In Greek, the three are … Continue reading

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Brain Waves, Meditation, and Binaural Beats – An exploration

What Do We Mean When We Say “Brain Waves” ? The Brain is made of billions of brain cells called neurons. Neurons are interconnected and communicate with each other by sending electro-chemical signals. When large numbers of neurons send signals … Continue reading

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The Sleep Reader : Sleep , Insights , Knowledge , and the Mind

How much sleeps should we get each day? How is sleep regulated, and what good exactly is it to our mind and learning? What are sleep “best-practices” ?   This article assembles inputs and blurbs from different places to try … Continue reading

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The Education Dilemma – Questions on Teachers, Schools, and the Educational System

This is a very interesting discussion, about the overall effectiveness and efficiency of the school system. other than being the main educational tool in a society, it is also supposedly an important contributor to the process of social mobility (allowing … Continue reading

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Paradoxes … Interesting Mental Sports

Paradoxes are interesting logical structures which might look as true but are internally contradicting.. They are many times ‘invalid’ (logically) , but are very helpful in promoting critical thinking … They are very interesting in literature and philosophy, and a … Continue reading

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Interesting ( .. maybe ?) Facts on distances / size of things : Some Perspective – II

What is the Size of: Here is a nice list of the size/length (diameter) of some things in the universe (in meters) : The Size of a proton or a neutron can reach 10-12 meters in length The Size of  … Continue reading

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Interesting (… maybe ?) Facts on the Age / Time of things : Some Perspective – I

What is the age of :   The Universe : The age of the universe is  estimated to be around 13.8 billion years (See this , and this ). This age is defined as the time elapsed since the big … Continue reading

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Ancient Mystery : iOS (iPhone / iPad) App

@ ^ == v @ m   Games and Learning run hand in hand many times. Games can be used as tools to encourage learning and curiosity for knowing more about a wide range of subjects. The imaginative environment and … Continue reading

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Obliquity by John Kay – Book Review

This book discusses how it is impossible sometimes to pursue our goals directly, where oblique (indirect) paths yield better results.   The writer basically validates this by examples from three fields. The happiest people aren’t those who pursue happiness, the … Continue reading

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On Knowledge and Wisdom

Lao Tzu: ” In pursuit of knowledge, everyday something is acquired; In pursuit of wisdom, everyday something is dropped ”  

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Music, The Brain, and Mental health… from childhood to old age

The relationship between the music, our brain, and mental health in the different stages of our life is most interesting. It touches on a number of subjects related to left brain vs right brain development, the role of language, and … Continue reading

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The Learning Wheel : The Four Stages of the Learning Cycle

( Adapted from the Book by Charles Handy – The Age of Unreason ) Handy believes that it is best to think of learning (see also http://www.think-grow.biz/learn.html) as a wheel of four parts: Question Theory Test Reflection it doesn’t end at … Continue reading

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Brain Teaser .. Truth-teller – Liar (from KhanAcademy)

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Linkedin’s Most overused buzz words

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network with more than 85 million members worldwide, today released the most overused words and phrases in members’ LinkedIn profiles. The top 10 terms that are overused by professionals based in the … Continue reading

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Theory

“every theory makes a bargain with reality” M. Sahlins “Every theory trades certain kinds of knowledge at the expense of other kinds of knowledge. to put it more forcefully, every knowledge comes at the expense of a certain kind of … Continue reading

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Uncertainty

Bertrand Russel Said: “The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts.” Interesting …. “Clarity”, too much of it, means lack of wisdom ? Is … Continue reading

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