Students take DNA tests in class project on racial bias [...]

At West Chester University: > Asking people to take DNA tests — an idea that has spread to a campuswide effort at this public university — grew out of consulting work [lecturer Anita] Foeman does in race mediation. Instead of a confrontational approach, trying to provoke people into recognizing their own biases, she wanted something that would pull people toget...

 

Schiff on coincidences [...]

Monday, March 20th, Democrat Schiff at the Intelligence Committee briefing with FBI and NSA laid out the reasons to be suspicious of interference and collusion with Russia: > Schiff used that time to launch a bold argument of why Democrats are suspicious Trump campaign associates colluded with Russia during the election. Among the connections Schiff pointed out: &g...

 

CardBox:: Russiagate [...]

[[Overconfidence by Gender and Major]] [[Inference Journalism]] [[Greenwald - Oronov incident]] [[Greenwald - play on former Russian]] [[Greenwald - ethical journalism]] [[Greenwald - conspiracy theory]] [[Greenwald - counter over-reach]]...

 

Inference Journalism [...]

My primary critique of Greenwald's approach is that he wants to build the story around Russiagate on factual journalism. Nothing is reported until all the t's are crossed in building a well supported journalistic story. The problem here is that inference should play a part in reporting stories to the public. Greenwald and the Intercept should have pieced together enou...

 

Greenwald – Oronov incident [...]

Continuing the decomposition of Greenwald's story, he uses the example of conspiracy theory advance built on supposed suspicious death of Oronov. TO SEE HOW extreme this derangement has become, let’s look at the latest conspiracy theory that took hold of fringe and mainstream figures alike this weekend. It was prompted by the death of Alex Oronov, a 68-year-old U...

 

Greenwald – play on former Russian [...]

Greenwald attempts to gain credibility on the anti-conspiracy front by citing the credentials of Masha Gessen: MASHA GESSEN IS a Russian-American journalist and author who has become one of the nation’s leading Russia experts and one of its most relentless and vocal critics of Vladimir Putin. She has lived her life on and off in the U.S. and Russia, but as a Jewish...

 

Greenwald – counter over-reach [...]

Greenwald uses anecdotes, following Gessan, to challenge the narrative that Trump is Putin's puppet.  or when Trump’s actions (such as hiring numerous anti-Russia hawks for key positions) explode the “Putin’s puppet” narrative, it makes no difference to our mainstream conspiracy obsessives because – as she puts it – “such is the nature of conspiracy thi...

 

Greenwald – conspiracy theory [...]

Greenwald, referencing Masha Gessen article, suggests that the attention focused on the source of the Clinton email leaks and ongoing concerns about Trump's purported affiliation with Russia has become a conspiracy trap. She now has a new article in the New York Review of Books – entitled “Russia: the Conspiracy Trap” – that I cannot recommend highly enough. I...

 

Greenwald – ethical journalism [...]

Path::Greenwald Greenwald suggests it is dishonest journalism to report when you can't build the factual base. The relevance is the current wave of fake news following the US election and the purported interference from Alt-Right and Cambridge Analytics folks. Okay, let's decompose this argument starting with a possible reference story: Greenwald on Russian conspirac...

 

Help:: Getting Started / Day One [...]

Most people find that using Wikity to bookmark is a good place to start. The following video shows how you can bookmark with Wikity. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66IGbiATzsY Note that in the video the bookmark says 'Bkmrk' but in recent versions says 'Wik-it'. The editor has also been upgraded...

 

Being and Event [...]

Arguably, this is Alain Badiou's most impactful work as the first tome in what he set out as a trilogy of works: Being and Event, Logics of Worlds, Commentary: Norris, Christopher. 2009. Badiou’s Being and Event: A Reader’s Guide Book reviews: Roffe, Jon. 2006. Alain Badiou's Being and Event. Cosmos and History. Critical papers: Bowden, Sean. 2008. Alain Badiou: P...

 

Overconfidence by Gender and Major [...]

Some people are overconfident about the the truth of what they think, some are underconfident. Unsurprisingly, this varies by gender and major, with women being (on the whole) less confident than men and people in the humanities being less sure than those in areas like political science, law, and economics. {{Tags: Sexism, Confidence, Gender Bias}}...

 

Free To All [...]

Welcome to Wikity! Wikity is a bit different than other wikis and blogs in a number of ways, but the most important thing for you to understand about Wikity is it is a social sharing site, where the materials members upload are free for others to copy, rewrite, remix, and retain in their own spaces. To accomplish this we license all material posted on Wikity under a C...

 

Path:: Randy Bass Talk, ELI 2016 [...]

[[Randy Bass Keynote, ELI 2016]] [[Whole Person Education (Bass)]] [[Randy’s Three New Frames]] [[*Significant Learning Experiences*]] [[*Habitable Worlds*]] [[Rebundling Education]]...