Posts Categorized: Friday’s Finds

“weeks where decades happen”

Every fortnight — and what a fortnight it has been! — I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. 6 March — “You’re not going to see public health, let alone pandemic preparedness, at the top of the priority list for this White House.”… Read more »

“a continuing exploration of mysteries”

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “The public has a distorted view of science because children are taught in school that science is a collection of firmly established truths. In fact, science is not a collection of truths. It is a… Read more »

a mixed bag

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “Humanity’s problem today is that we have Paleolithic emotions, medieval institutions, and god-like technology.” —E. O. Wilson, via @Kpaxs @snowded — “In complexity … you define a direction of travel, not a goal, because if… Read more »

skepticism and complexity

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “Skepticism: the mark and even the pose of the educated mind.” —John Dewey “A developed country is not a place where the poor have cars. It’s where the rich use public transportation.” —@EnriquePenalosa “We rarely… Read more »

no cheap tickets

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “There are no cheap tickets to mastery. You have to work at it, whether that means rigorously analysing a system or rigorously casting off your own paradigms and throwing yourself into the humility of not… Read more »

new year, same humans

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “The first rule of the Dunning-Kruger club is you don’t know you’re a member of the Dunning-Kruger club.” —Vox 2020-01-04 “And I came to the sage, and I said, Master, I am lost in these… Read more »

best finds of 2019

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. Here are some of the best for 2019. Word of the Year @PhilosophyMttrs — “Word of the Year” — Ultracrepidarian — adjective noting or pertaining to a person who criticizes, judges, or gives advice… Read more »

“we have moved to an era of post-ideology”

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. @JohnRobb — “Significant philanthropic activity is a good indicator that you live in a dysfunctional society.” @White_Owly — “It’s easy to criticise the system after you’ve made enough money from it to last a lifetime.”… Read more »

bots and spam

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. Not in a box. Not with a fox. Not in a house. Not with a mouse. I would not [retweet] them here or there. I would not [retweet] them anywhere. I would not [retweet the… Read more »

power, sex, laws, and empathy

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “Leadership is a serious meddling in the lives of others. Managers/leaders with poor self-awareness and not knowing how their behaviour affects staff do not get the best out of their teams.” —@shauncoffey Was humanity simply… Read more »