In which one of my students discusses the changes in the paraphilic disorders in the newest edition of the DSM.
In which one of my students examines the pseudoscience that is palmistry.
In which I outline some course assignments that will ensure lots of excellent reading over the next few months here on GPS.
The film Unstoppable is the latest installment of Kirk Cameron’s many video and film projects that attempt to appeal to Christian youth and to much broader popular tastes in film. Read on to see the context of what the film is trying to accomplish, and how it falls short.
As hopefully all of you know, the James Randi Educational Foundation put on their annual conference this past week, The Amazing Meeting (TAM). I was privileged to be able to attend this year as a “first TAMmer” (there were buttons if it was your first time, which I thought was great ) in a couple of different capacities (which I’ll get to in a minute). I didn’t have a chance to blog any during the weekend, but I did put up quite a few tweets under the #TAM2013 hashtag, which was very active (and I recommend going and scrolling through them to get a general feel for the conference).
Earlier today, Moore and south Oklahoma City were hit with an absolutely devastating tornado that appears as if it will eclipse the infamous May 3rd, 1999 storms as the worst to ever hit Oklahoma. While tornadoes are not exactly rare in Oklahoma (we have more per square mile than anywhere else on earth), this particular one destroyed multiple schools and carved it’s way right through a major city.
In any reasonable library or bookstore, an adult can walk in and find numerous books that allow him or her to learn about evolutionary theory to their heart’s content. Adults can even turn on their television or computer and find loads of documentaries on the subject if they don’t want to read about it. But where can children learn about evolution, especially as the teaching of it is still so (ridiculously) controversial?
I’ve spent the last two days attending and presenting at the Heartland eLearning Conference. It’s a really great conference, with fantastic speakers (Michael Wesch, Lee Crocket, Alec Couros, Mark Milliron, and dozens more over the past couple of years) and I leave excited and inspired every year.
Yes, yes, I know I am about seventeen years late to the game, but thought I would let you all…
One thing that might surprise my readers on the coasts and elsewhere in the world is that, living in Oklahoma,…