Category: Ethics

Out of Our Minds by Sir Ken Robinson

Out of Our Minds: Learning to Be Creative with Sir Ken Robinson When you research creativity in education, it is impossible not to come across Ken Robinson’s provocative work. His book, Out of Our Minds, published in 2001, revised in

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@ontent by Cory Doctorow

If you like SF or issues of fair use for intellectual property, it’s likely you have read some of Doctorow’s opinion pieces online. If you haven’t, he has collected many of his previously published essays into book form, which is

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Pornographication of society – BTT meme

Booking Through Thursday Do you have “issues” with too much profanity or overly explicit (ahem) “romantic” scenes in books? Or do you take them in stride? Have issues like these ever caused you to close a book? Or do you

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The God Delusion

Now reading: The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins. How refreshing to read a positive book affirming our common humanity. Dawkins points to a common code of human morality which predates religion and exists beyond the special purview of religion. I

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Kingship DeFacto

Sunday I attended Kingship DeFacto by Adam Burgess at the annual Summerworks festival. This is a juried festival with considerable prestige in Toronto. The story is about Ben (Scott McCulloch), a wishy-washy politician under the influence of his powerful advisor

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Photo Ethics on FaceBook

This little blog is anonymous and the photos posted are usually of me or of people at public panels or events where they should not expect anonymity. FaceBook is another matter. I used FaceBook to post pictures of people taken

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The Globe and Mail — “The Face of Chinese Cost-Cutting”

Today’s Globe reports that Chinese citizens are dying due to toxic contaminants in their food and medicines and that Chinese authorities are unwilling to make companies pay for their infractions. Guo Ping, whose young daughter Liu Sichen was killed by

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Crispy crunchy return

Thanks to “Anonymous” for your comment. This is a site on the Internet that could have been designed for me. Use it to name your own cereal. I’ve chosen the obvious but you don’t have to. Try the link and

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The End — Lemony Snicket

I have read The End. Lemony Snicket had me hooked from the very first page of The Bad Beginning, the first installment of his novel series about the Baudelaire orphans. Although his series lost some freshness for me in the

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Oh Pure and Radiant Heart — by Lydia Millet

Oh Pure and Radiant Heart begins with the type of premise I love. J. Robert Oppenheimer, Enrico Fermi and Leo Szilard are transported, at the moment of the first nuclear test, to contemporary New Mexico. They are discovered by a

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