Our Lack of Sleep

2019-02-20T17:08:27+00:00

Many of the consequences of insufficient sleep are highlighted in Matthew Walker's illuminating and up-to-date, popular-scientific review. His 2017 book is titled, Why We Sleep, Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams. The extracts I'm quoting come from his penultimate chapter, "Sleep and Society."

Our Lack of Sleep2019-02-20T17:08:27+00:00

Seeing Stars

2019-02-17T23:53:30+00:00

"We talk about the lifetime of a system as the time over which it works, between its beginning and its end, and for stars that shine this is a long time. "What does it mean

Seeing Stars2019-02-17T23:53:30+00:00

Learn to Think

2019-02-18T00:15:47+00:00

"Consciousness is being aware of what comes up in your mind. That means thoughts, perceptions, and sensations. Consciousness is not the control of these things, it's awareness of them. Control happens elsewhere. "We are not

Learn to Think2019-02-18T00:15:47+00:00

Drone On Education

2019-02-18T00:18:04+00:00

"Colleges and universities are a microcosm in the macrocosm. They are the best representation of scaled down human collective consciousness that I know. They're a better representation than corporations because they're more independent internally, and

Drone On Education2019-02-18T00:18:04+00:00

The Radical Notion of Natural Education

2019-02-15T17:17:25+00:00

"The Wolf Kids program is an outdoor learning environmental experience. It has little in common with institutional education or the modern teacher-student relationship. (Jean-Claude's) traditional mentoring-based program aims to create a cultural reintegration of individuals,

The Radical Notion of Natural Education2019-02-15T17:17:25+00:00

ADHD#8 : Parents

2019-02-15T22:29:11+00:00

Parents are polarized in their attitudes about ADHD in ways that reflect their segregation into education-oriented camps. On the one hand child-focused education enables kids who would otherwise be labeled as ADHD, on the other

ADHD#8 : Parents2019-02-15T22:29:11+00:00

ADHD#7 : Schools, Reprise

2019-02-15T22:30:49+00:00

ADHD is an institutional fiction supported by pharmaceutical companies, governments, therapists, schools, and parents to get around the social taboo against institutional mind control. ADHD accomplishes this by labeling the targets as biologically defective and

ADHD#7 : Schools, Reprise2019-02-15T22:30:49+00:00

ADHD#6 : Schools, Part II

2017-07-07T01:40:23+00:00

The state rewards schools for consistency and conformity in their product, and economy in their operation. These criteria are applied to students through regimented programs, approved classes, like-minded teachers, and national test standards. In order

ADHD#6 : Schools, Part II2017-07-07T01:40:23+00:00

ADHD#5 : Schools, Part I

2019-02-15T22:35:23+00:00

Schooling for children is a confluence of social policy, personal preconceptions, historical revision, and deep politics. People think they understand how these schools affect students, communities, and society. I don't think they do. To read

ADHD#5 : Schools, Part I2019-02-15T22:35:23+00:00

ADHD#4 : Pharmaceutical Corporations

2019-02-15T22:37:21+00:00

My analysis of ADHD takes a broad view. The first installments in this series consider the major institutions, starting with Doctors. We'll now consider pharmaceutical companies. After this we'll consider Schools, and then Parents, before

ADHD#4 : Pharmaceutical Corporations2019-02-15T22:37:21+00:00