Monthly Archives: April 2012

2012-04-27—PSYCHOLOGY’S PRETENSIONS

Psychology is a ‘wannabe’ science. Ever since it tried to usurp the territory occupied by philosophy, it has claimed to be a science.  The status associated with being a science has given psychology (and the other social sciences) more credibility … Continue reading

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2012-04-20—FIXING SCIENCE

“If it ain’t broken don’t fix it!” is good advice. However, if it is broken, then one should fix it—not discard it!  There are plenty of people who so dislike the way scientists (from Galileo through Darwin) have damaged our … Continue reading

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2012-04-13—WEIRD FACTS

One of the great pleasures of surfing the Net is learning facts that are inherently interesting because they are so odd.  Everybody enjoys collecting weird trivia. But don’t believe everything you read! Some of these odd things ‘learned’ are not … Continue reading

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2012-04-06—DECLINE AND FALL OF THE EDUCATIONAL EMPIRE

There is plenty of justification for academics being called hypocrites. We carry on about maintaining standards, but our livelihood depends on the continual expansion of the income generated by students (or more often their parents) willing to pay for a … Continue reading

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