Monthly Archives: May 2011

Eli Pariser’s “Filter Bubble” and How the Internet May Stifle Our Curiosity Without Our Even Knowing It

Eli Pariser, former Executive Director of MoveOn and current President of their board, has recently written a book, The Filter Bubble: What the Internet Is Hiding from You, and has been speaking out about the book’s message of how search … Continue reading

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The Criminalization of Question-Asking by Ethical, Responsible Professionals: Today, Pediatricians in Florida, Tomorrow?

Special interest groups are no longer relying on the corporate control of the mass media, alone, in order to limit and control public dialogue, question-asking, curiosity, inquiry and information sharing.  Now, they are also securing passage of laws that make … Continue reading

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Listening Eloquently to Lesser-Known Voices

Any discussion and deliberation about social and educational issues must seek out information from a variety of sources, question and critically examine that information, and think carefully and imaginatively about different ways of  interpreting and making sense out of that … Continue reading

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The slippery slope of making decisions to accomodate to a world that is “not that bad”

It’s the end of the weekend, and I just watched a really good movie with my 12 year old son.  It’s a very good movie and the title is Good. [ ]  It’s a story about how an ordinary, somewhat progressive … Continue reading

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The Pat Tillman Story–a case study in the importance of curiosity

Last night, my wife, Janet, and I watched the film, The Tillman Story [ see also: ].  It’s an eye opening and moving story of either, at worst, government cover-up of a politically motivated pre-meditated murder, or, at the least, crass government and military efforts to falsify … Continue reading

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