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Scout Finch
Posted almost 2 years ago
Tyler DeWitt: Hey science teachers -- make it fun
Having used goldilocks to explain homeostasis to my home schooled kids (not too hot, not too cold - just right), I am SO inspired and excited by this talk - exactly what is needed in schools right now. (And if it was actually happening, maybe my son wouldn't have begged to stay home to get some learning done.)
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Scout Finch
Posted about 2 years ago
What is your argument for or against "Voter Apathy"?
This isn't apathy - it's disillusionment. We are not part of the process. When our choice is to vote for people who do not represent our views, or people we despise or not to cast a vote for any of them, we are blamed for being apathetic if we choose the later. It's not apathy. I'm passionate about ensuring that the vulnerable have a voice, that the weak are protected and the sick are cared for. There is no-one in power whom I can trust to protect those who need protection I have no voice because there is no-one to vote for. Worse than having no-one to vote for was having my vote stolen. I voted for Nick Clegg because he promised not to form a coalition with the conservatives. Now my vote has been used to put a government as bad as the Thatcher government in power. As someone who grew up in a pit town in the Thatcher years, the betrayal sickens me. So what impact do I have on the system of government when I have no voice, no power and the one meaningless attempt to speak that I have is stolen from me and used to smash everything I believe in?
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Scout Finch
Posted about 2 years ago
Do we see the exact same color?
I like the idea of a unique retinal print and it's something I ponder over often. When I had an ear infection once, everyone sounded like a dalek. No-one else could hear this distortion and I thought it was similar to the reaction I have to black and white patterns due to a scotopic light sensitivity, whereby the black and white patterns 'move' and wave around, giving me terrible headaches. I also wondered whether it doesn't matter what our retina or ear drum are doing if our brains all interpret the signals differently. We may all be seeing a particular part of the spectrum, but does that mean that our brains all interpret this information in the same way?
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Scout Finch
Posted over 2 years ago
Jon Bergmann: Just how small is an atom?
My kids adore this video. They ask for it often and the youngest likes to tell people the facts from it. They're 8 and 5. It's fantastic to have such easy to access information about such complex ideas.