And a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand,
And eternity in an hour."
-William Blake, Auguries of Innocence
Reading Michael Ruse’s “Pro Judice” for my philosophy of science course, which starts off, “As always, my friend Larry Laudan writes in an entertaining and provocative manner, but, in his complaint against Judge William Overton’s ruling in McLean v. Arkansas, Laudan is hopelessly wide of the mark.”
It’s five pages long. Stuff’s about to go down. Friendships are about to be tested.
First class example of deus ex machina in philosophy class?
The sonic screwdriver.
I think I’ll like this course.
Two finals down. One more to go!
Best of luck to everyone enduring finals week!
The biology textbook I’m reading is trying to make an analogy for the mass extinction period called the end-Permian extinction:
On a personal level, it would be like nine of your ten best friends dying.
…Well, thanks for that.
The one time I show up relatively early to my psychology lecture. I still have no idea why this is the title slide, by the way.
I have received a lot of questions about what program I am using to organize my notes. It is called Evernote and it is still something I am experimenting with but I am quite pleased with the results thus far.
What appeals to me most about it at this point is the ability to edit and sync my notes on my computer to my phone so that I always have all of my notes with me anywhere without the hassle of notebooks and paper. That, along with a fast and responsive engine for tagging and searching makes organizing and finding my notes a lot less time consuming.
As one reader was asking, it does support document and image attachments as well as recorded audio clips (that have thus far not been very useful to me). However, I do insert inlayed images often for diagrammatic purposes.
At this time, it is definitely a much more tedious operation to convert readings and clinical pearls to digital notes when I come home but over the long term, I think they will be more useful.
On a scale of mushy dough to burnt cookies, I am crisp-and-burnt-like-a-charcoal done with this semester.
After nearly 2 hours of reasoning with my printer in a British accent and running a bunch of troubleshooting programs, it finally sprung back to life once more. It was just throwing a tantrum because it’s only running on color ink. It can act so spoiled sometimes.
…Maybe I should get out more often if I’m having conversations with my printer.
So we have this Excel tutorial to do for my Biology class. Fortunately, I took an Excel class before so I wasn’t planning on looking through the .pdf tutorial file. But I peeked at it and look:
So I thought, “Oh, they’re a bit clever breaking that wall.” So I continued…
Until I finished all 15 pages.
John Green: What To Do With Your Life (x)
Study without fear. John Green, I don’t know why that strikes me, but it does.
As you read this, I am most likely either on a plane to Seattle or in Seattle waiting
impatiently eagerly for someone to come set up internet in my apartment. All this plus the start of classes means that I will be on a bit of a mini-hiatus. Thanks again for following me, guys. It really means a lot to me. :)
Hope you’re having a rad week & dftba!
Is College Worth It?
In which John ponders whether a college degree is worth the high tuition, student loans, opportunity cost, and low-paying entry-level positions involved. Is the cost involved worth the returns? Is this even a simple economic question, or are there intangible benefits that come along with education?