"When I get new evidence I change my mind. What do you do?" John Maynard Keynes
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- Flower Power
- Freeplay Turnout
- Visitors From a Far Away Farm
- Work In Progress: The Problem of Peace In the Context of Religions
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- Sitting On the Bay
- Free Play Means Free Plus Play
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- Google Glass Chamber Music Mix
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- Painting on a Pad
- The Adolescence of the Tubes
- If, during the long course of ages and under varying conditions of life, organic beings vary at all in the several parts of their organization, and I think this cannot be disputed; if there be, owing to the high geometric powers of increase of each species, at some age, season or year, a severe struggle for life, and this certainly cannot be disputed; then, considering the infinite complexity of the relations of all organic beings to each other and to their conditions of existence, causing an infinite variety in structure, constitution, and habits, to be advantageous to them, I think it would be a most extraordinary fact if no variation ever had occurred useful to each being’s own welfare, in the same way as so many variations have occurred useful to man. But if variations useful to any organic being do occur, assuredly individuals thus characterized will have the best chance of being preserved in the struggle for life; and from the strong principle of inheritance they will tend to produce offspring similarly characterized. This principle of preservation, I have called, for the sake of brevity, Natural Selection. [Charles Darwin (1859) On the Origin of Species]
- “It is essential to such a government, that it be derived from the great body of the society, not from an inconsiderable proportion, or a favored class of it; otherwise a handful of tyrannical nobles, exercising their oppressions by a delegation of their powers, might aspire to the rank of republicans, and claim for their government the honorable title of republic.” James Madison
- All the property that is necessary to a Man, for the Conservation of the Individual and the Propagation of the Species, is his natural Right, which none can justly deprive him of: But all Property superfluous to such purposes is the Property of the Publick, who, by their Laws, have created it, and who may therefore by other laws dispose of it, whenever the Welfare of the Publick shall demand such Disposition. He that does not like civil Society on these Terms, let him retire and live among Savages. He can have no right to the benefits of Society, who will not pay his Club towards the Support of it. -Benjamin Franklin
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- A map showing the original meanings of place names in North America June 19, 2013Now this is impressive: It's called the Atlas of True Names, and it reveals the etymological origins and translations of familiar place names whose original meanings we've mostly forgotten. Looking at it, you'd think North America was some sort of fantasy novel.Read more... […]
- Every zombie headshot ever assembled into one glorious supercut June 19, 2013There's not really much else to say. Screen Junkies found every single zombie headshot in the entirety of movies and television, and created one 120-second video of nothing but exploding zombie heads. It's simply enchanting. Notice any they missed?Read more... […]
- Pixar's latest short will make you believe your whole city is alive June 19, 2013If you see Monsters University this weekend, you'll be treated to Pixar's newest short: The Blue Umbrella. It's love story between two umbrellas who meet on a rainy evening, with a supporting cast of all the faces you see in the city's inanimate architecture and fixtures.Read more... […]
- With Current Budget, NASA Will Never Get to Mars June 19, 2013At today's House hearing for the NASA Authorization Act of 2013, witness Thomas Young was asked how long it would take the Agency to put a human on Mars with its current budget. His response was unambiguous: “Never.”Read more... […]
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Tag Archives: teaching cartoons
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Ecce homo: Wie man wird, was man ist) /ambiguation/ Idou ho Anthropos
I am not a man, I am dynamite. And with it all there is nought of the founder of a religion in me.
No, man, you’ve been socked into a random script ideally matching your very thoughts with a comic family circus.
This pair features two different approaches and their juxtaposition earns them a possible place in the curriculum of the teaching cartoon. Is the first cartoon’s stance unintentionally ironic, given that it states the math class is grounded in reality, whereas biology is loosened so as to include intelligent design?
“We saw with certainty that it is love (which is) hidden,
So we became bared because of such as this (which is) hidden.”
Rumi, Q.1612, tr. Gamard & Farhadi
h/t my wife Susan, who compiled cartoons for a class she taught. I am redeploying some of them.
My wife discovered a folder with syllabi for a course she taught on social work with couples. The alternative syllabus includes cartoons and this comprised a gold mine of material in the teaching cartoon vein.
This cartoon has long been one of my favorites and yet I had never made a copy for my collection until she produced her find.
Today’s teaching cartoon captures a mini-drama and a pattern of “presumption and response.” We understand this in modern terms when this pattern is gives the sense of: be careful what you wish for.
This same pattern is found in old teaching stories. Such a pattern describes a timeless kind of conjunction of presumption and necessary response; or, perhaps better would be to say, inescapable response. Without giving the near layers of learning away–remember in the classic form there are seven layers of learning–it is enough to suggest how the result is wed to the initial assumption.
As I’ve mentioned before, only Charles Schultz is in Dik Browne‘s league as a creator of crystalline teaching cartoons. This example is subtle and squares a handy comeback with a didactic undercurrent.
This fine one leads to the epic Gary Larsen take:
…in my pantheon of teaching cartoons, for sure.
Lu Gen of the Tang dynasty was styled
Jingshan: he was a man of Wu prefecture. In
his official career he reached the post of
inspector of Shexuan, and also was a member
of the supreme court. He first asked Nanquan,
“I’ve raised a goose in a bottle, and it
gradually grew too big to get out; now, without
damaging the bottle or injuring the goose, how
would you get it out?”
Nanquan called to him, “Sir!”
Lu Gen responded, “Yes?”
Nanquan said, “It’s out.”
Lu Gen was awakened at this.
English translation by Thomas Cleary
Standing at the sink on the first evening of being the cabin owner’s guest, the owner stood next to me at the sink, observing the fruits of my having offered to do the dishes, and, after a few minutes, told me,
“That is not how we do dishes here.”
…a local norm.