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Posts in June 2010

Post-Parisian Observations

by: Mindy Hess | on: 2010-06-28 21:08:38
I know in the past, certain ranters have expressed their opinions regarding France, and the French. After spending an amazing week among the French, I'm happy to put to rest a few common generalizations that many Americans may have regarding France, and Paris especially.Read more...

On the Origin of Fallacy

by: Justin Mills | on: 2010-06-21 01:13:19

I recently began reading Darwin's "On the Origin of Species" in conjunction with a book titled "What Darwin Got Wrong" by Jerry Fodor and Massimo Piattelli-Palmarini, as well as "The Lie: Evolution," by Ken Ham. It is important to note that the book "What Darwin Got Wrong" is a book in support of evolution, just not exactly the evolution by natural selection that Darwin proposed.

 

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Miscellany

by: Justin Mills | on: 2010-06-19 01:36:36

I'm officially labelling Band of Horses as awesome, based on their latest album, "Infinite Arms." I'm also labelling Zac Brown Band as awesome as well.

I had a friend over for dinner and MST3k last night. MST3k, if you don't already know, stands for Mystery Science Theater 3000. It's a show where people watch old sci-fi movies and crack jokes and it is quite hilarious.

Of course, the best part was the friend that came over.

Training people at work is actually quite fun. I have a great time teaching processes and routines, and trying to convey concepts. I never thought I'd enjoy assessing people and their progress, or adapting what I do to their learning style, but I really do. The one thing I can't stand, though, is trying to teach or tell someone why they should care enough to learn in the first place. I don't like trying to "teach" basic work ethic.

 

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Broken Radar

by: Mindy Hess | on: 2010-06-13 15:43:42

May I submit for your analysis the following conversation, which took place at approximately 6:30pm, Monday the 7th of June at a family home evening activity:

 

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Happy Goldfish

by: Justin Mills | on: 2010-06-07 10:40:03

A discussion over lunch the other day brought out the fact that each bag of Pepperidge Farms Goldfish contains two types of fish. Type one has a smiley face and I call them "Happy Fish." Type two has no face at all and I call them "Indifferent Fish."

I sent an e-mail to Pepperidge Farms to request more information about the two types of fish. Specifically, I asked why some fish had faces and others didn't it. I also stated that the happy fish tasted better than the indifferent fish and if that experience was based in reality or was just a product of my imagination.

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