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2 + 2 = thought crime? Mathematical certainty hangs in the balance as Orwell’s worst fears come to life

Robert Bridge | rt.com Not even the rules-based world of mathematics is safe from the PC inquisition, with the Mathematical Association of America claiming it is inherently racially biased. This madness threatens to halt progress in its tracks. This month, … Continue reading

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Why Society Doesn’t Change: The System Justification Bias

PsyBlog spring.org.uk Have you ever wondered why society hardly ever changes? I think most of us have. One answer is that humans have a mental bias towards maintaining the status quo. People think like this all the time. They tend … Continue reading

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The Hindsight Bias: I Knew It All Along!

PsyBlog spring.org.uk Going into business for yourself is scary. Despite all the potential rewards, compared with getting a safe job with a big firm, being an entrepreneur means accepting huge risks. All entrepreneurs know that there are no guarantees and … Continue reading

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Positive words: The glue to social interaction

Joan Robinson EurekAlert Words charged with a positive emotional content are used more frequently, thus enhancing human communication. Scientists at ETH Zurich have studied the use of language, finding that words with a positive emotional content are more frequently used … Continue reading

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How to Overcome the Egocentric Bias

PsyBlog Most people are pretty bad at taking advice from others. People don’t mind hearing the advice, they just hate to take it.  This is one facet of what psychologists call the ‘egocentric bias’: the general rule that we think … Continue reading

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Are educators showing a ‘positive bias’ to minority students?

Carla Capizzi EurekAlert And keeping them from doing their best? Remember that teacher you grumbled about back in your school days, the really tough one who made you work so hard, insisted you could do better, and made you sweat … Continue reading

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The poor, in fact, are less likely to sue their doctor

Joan Robinson EurekAlert Study sheds light on why physicians mistakenly believe that poor people sue more often Contrary to the common perception among physicians that poor people sue doctors more frequently, Ramon L. Jimenez from the Monterey Orthopaedic and Sports … Continue reading

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This is What Bureaucracy Looks Like!!

J.G. Vibes Activist Post Any of us who grew up with government schooling were given a very inaccurate view of what bureaucracies are all about.  This should not be so much of a surprise because the school system itself is … Continue reading

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Critical analysis of an international proficiency test – TOEFL

I.     Introduction 1.1.   Background information A rapid expansion of technology and advancement in research has provided new opportunities in language acquisition. Nevertheless, complexity and imperfection has continuously provided challenges for experts in the area of language testing. Early language testing … Continue reading

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Green agenda has parallels with excesses of communism

Source: Herald Sun IN a serendipitous coincidence of timing, in the space of two hours this week, Australians were afforded a sharp, momentary insight into the two opposing ideological mindsets that are competing for the soul of our nation. In … Continue reading

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