Browser War and Peace

In his previous post Steve made some very good points about differences between profiling and excluding people, versus diversity and inclusion. To many of us, the idea of being open to diversity makes a lot of sense. When we consider a wider range of people, there may be a wider range of benefits and positive qualities available to us. How […]

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A Story about Diversity, Superstorm Sandy and Symphony Orchestras

On issues like immigration, I have always been something of a moderate.  I recognize that a social system must control itself to “stay safe.”  (Psychologically, it’s probably one reason we take care of those we love.)  On the other hand, I personally believe any solution to a problem like immigration must treat all human beings as people.  No matter what […]

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The Mismeasure of Candidates

In 1981 Harvard biologist Stephen Jay Gould published a ground-breaking book on the history of scientific inquiry into human potential. Dr. Gould identified many pitfalls (some intentional and some not) that had long prevented biologists, psychologists, philosophers, historians, and many others, from reaching a solid understanding of human nature. Providing readers with a basic understanding of scientific methods, and the many factors […]

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