Higher Ed is Current Ed

Feel like thinking big? Here are three lectures that address some extremely important questions and issues. I encourage you set aside some time to avail yourself to this learning. There is some immensely valuable perspective and insight here: Why Cities Grow, Corporations Die, and Life Gets Faster by theoretical physicist Geoffrey West.1 Civilization Far From …

Nobody Owns My River

There is a river that weaves through my city. It stinks. Literally. It has become something of a disposal line, with the aroma of an oversize refuse drain. It has been forgotten about by almost everybody — save a few morning joggers, canoe club members, and a smattering of environmental activists. Most people seem to …

Tacit Knowing

While positivism expounded the need for detached observation and neutral description, Michael Polanyi argued the central role of belief and passionate engagement. He described science as something riddled with guesswork, curiosity and imagination. To prove this, Polanyi pointed out the Achilles heel of detached objectivity: discovery. A scientist is trying to findĀ  something that nobody …