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The virtues of polytheism

By | August 16, 2018

  All cosmological frameworks, including those postulated by human science, are models – simplified representations of a Universe of underlying ultra-complex phenomena. These models are never “true” or “false”; only more or less useful. However, the more a model is scaled up in scope, the harder it seems to be to remember this. Polytheism is a simplifying framework… Read More »

Education as a market

By | June 2, 2013

There has been an interesting debate recently on one of the Chronicle of Higher Education blogs about a new educational start-up called “Udemy”, which is essentially an open marketplace in which individual teachers create and manage their own courses, dealing directly with individual students and splitting their fees with the company. Leaving aside for the moment the strong… Read More »