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John Cleese on Learning

One more item related to John Cleese’s talk on creativity from a few posts back, this time his opening remarks on his personal learning goals.

Each day I want to learn something new. Because I’m very, very old and will be dead soon, so I want to be as well informed as I can possibly be when I die.

I may adopt the same ambitions.

Revealing the Science Conspiracy

In a well-written and very funny six minutes, Daily Show correspondent Aasif Mandvi demonstrates why the best efforts of science educators are being undermined by adult stupidity.

Why does any thinking person listen to that woman? Oh, yeah, I forgot. She’s on Fox “news”, where science is whatever the script writers say it is.

Don’t Look Over There! Look At ME!!

Watch this.

Television is a drug. from Beth Fulton on Vimeo.

Except that it’s not just television anymore.

The same addictive, demanding nature could easily be ascribed to Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Hulu, email, RSS, IM, FourSquare, mobile apps, or any of the exploding numbers of other sources demanding our attention.

Except that we no longer need to go over there to be distracted.

We carry it with us.

The challenge, of course, is finding the valuable little bits in that massive flow of crap.

Thanks to Clairvoy for the link (and for constantly giving me hell :-).

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