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I intend to create an educational institution, from which you can infer I'm not completely happy with the rest.  But I may infer that the rest implies some people are completely happy with them.

So, whichever camp you fall into, I just wanted to create a thread about education -- what do you think is good about it; what bad?  I'm mostly thinking about tertiary education, but you may talk about others if you wish.
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Just more practical narrow things. Universities in my experience tend to be too broad, teaching 'physics' and 'chemistry' for example.


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>Not falling into a self-serving bias takes discipline which is why to some degree (beyond the choice of major or elective courses) one places the judgement of what to study in someone else's hands.
Again, I feel like you're missing the point.  If people are too lazy to come up with their own solutions (i.e. most undergrads), then is someone else's solution better than nothing at all?  probably.  but that has nothing to do with self-serving bias and everything to do with the typical undergrad's lack of desire to get anything out of the experience at all.  take it a step further and advance to the upper echelon's of academia, and no, you absolutely must rely on your own judgement while sampling the breadth of what's available to you.  is bias an issue?  sure.  but is the solution to outsource personal bias to an external, obligatorily biassed ideological filter?  I shouldn't think  that's a better solution.

>the narrative that higher education is in the grips of political correctness and exist for the purposes of indoctrination is no different from anyone else of any view from interpreting such information as a personal attack.
please explain; I don't think it says what you meant to say, and I don't want to unfairly rip apart an unintentional strawman.

>My whole point was that knowledge is necessary for any excersize of logic in order to insure that one's logic is sound. The way you stated it earlier, you seemed to imply that all that was really important is if one's logic is valid.
What I meant is that, assuming we're operating in a world of facts upon which logic can operate (i.e. not a postmodernist conceptualization), understanding the logic is more useful than memorizing the facts.  It's the same reason that you might derive and memorize an equation in a math class, but don't memorize the specific variables you plug into it.  An exception would be memorizing facts for vocation-specific reasons, but in general and since we're talking about college as a whole, the logic is more useful.

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Those kinds of courses tend to be designed to serve the dual purposes of covering a braod but shallow introduction to the subject for those who major in them and also as a survey of the topic for non-majors.

Also sometimes they are used as a way of being more efficient with funding. When I was a CS major, I was required to take two courses called "physics for engineers" 1 and 2 respectively, mostly because for the CS students it really acted as a math course since the school saw no need to establish two separate courses covering the same math material for both the engineering students and the cs students.

I learned later that after I graduated, the CS department got a big grant and one of the math requirements was dropped and the two physics courses had been dropped and material from all three of those courses were combined into two courses called "Mathematics for Computer science" which just so happened to include mathematics for things like physics simulations and such.

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howdy folks! i was pondering a ponderous thought the other day after i watched this video on the comedic style of Robin Williams (Rest in peace)


and the guy talks about how Robin's comedy was often a free association style, or using the feelings and thoughts of the moment, to propel his comedy forward, as well as to use it as a platform to talk about his life and his struggles. and all this got me thinking

when i think about times in my life i felt at my best were often completely improv, off the cuff stuff. like in acting classes when we did improv skits, i felt more alive then than i ever have before or after! like my feelings and body got connected to a live wire and everything lit up before my eyes!

or when i played DnD with friends, and i just went wild with my character and came up with the funniest craziest stuff i could ever think of!

and it was never pre-meditated. there was no thought preceding it, but rather it was just turning on a tap to my feelings, and it spilled out, for all the world to see. and it felt so so liberating...

so it is making me think, perhaps i've not been allowing myself to just "be" in the moment, and it has been hindering my flow and work ethic. and i want to change that, and get back into a swing of improv awesomeness that i have loved in the past!

and it makes sense; i mean mindfullness meditation is purely free association, where you just let thoughts in, no matter how happy or dark they are, and just let them come and go, and it frees up your mind and lets you just be happy in the moment.
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I don't know of any jokes that have been told.


Noo stappeeeet



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when you said that "perhaps i push too hard" and i said "push harder", tis was a joke!

>hugs and kajis <3

thanks for tryin to help me out wheat! you are awesome!

goodnight <3


>hugs and kajis <3

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Pick your Akko
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Sweetie Belle, still a dictionary, though.

d26 = 23 d15 = 9


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Some of you may vaguely remember that I was pursuing a Ph.D. in biology some time ago.  That endeavor has crashed and burned in spectacular fashion due to my own inadequacies - not in the academics or in the research but in my drive and engagement.  It's a really dark place when you question not only where you're going in life, but also your place within existence itself.  When you're over 30, your entire life has led up to what you conceptualized as a particular goal, and then the goal crumbles, it takes time to come to grips with it and figure out what the hell you're going to do about it.

Since then, I've had plenty of people look at my situation and basically say "well, you failed" and then point me to a consolation job of convenience.  IT, rail, technician, security, you name it.  Never mind that I have a bachelor's in microbiology, the working knowledge of a biology Ph.D., stellar teaching skills, and have been trained to use multi-million dollar analytical equipment - that's all gone out the window.  A person's gotta eat, so I applied for some of these jobs...  and got turned down for every single one - go figure.

Having exhausted my credit, and on the verge of being overcome by depression, eventually I applied to drive for Uber - a job of last resort which has actually turned out to be decent for the most part.  The best thing about it by far has been the flexibility, and it's reinforced something I've known for many years - I am not cut out for the typical 9-to-5 job.  I'm not saying that because I don't like working but because of how I work.  I'm an analytical problem solver.  I find a problem, I attack it with everything I have, work nonstop until I've solved it, and then move onto the next problem.  Whether that's in programming, research, writing, kayaking, games, or driving, that's just how I operate.  Things that arbitrarily get in the way of my drive to accomplish a goal just discourage me from doing it at all, and basically I've learned that doing things on someone else's schedule just isn't going to work for me.

Driving is fine, but it's not ideal.  It has severe limitations that come with working for someone else.  That's fine in the short term, but I don't think it's the best use of my abilities.  Now, back before I was driving for Uber, and for many years, I've worked on computers as a hobby - making a few bucks along the way andPost too long. Click here to view the full text.
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>>787793  I meant to compare the two more as underlying patterns.  but yes it's a very unusual take on evolution.

You're starting to lose me here.  I don't know enough Jung, among other things.  :trixie6:

I was reading all the commentaries that were printed with the massive tome of a Bible I was reading, but really, any other interpretation would have ultimately led me to the same logical conclusion.

Do you mean religion or spirituality, though?

I wasn't sure!


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Religion, for sure!

You know, I'm considering all of this to be part of "the interview".


>>787824  Your resume is very impressive!  Thank you for your time; we'll get back to you in a week!  :shy7:

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So, Summers, July of month. It's time for the summers vacation!
Grab the beach clothes, crab all the cool drinks, Hit the beach, explore the mountains. It's YOUR month of relaxation! Time to wind down from those 11 months of had work. Having any special plans?

If not, stop by here meet new ponies, meet old ponies, have a chit chat, had a good day, had a bad day? we always listen!

Old hard working thread:
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Yeah, it breaks my immersion too.


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"Oh, gimme these too"

Blech, it does. That's why I try to focus on one game at a time these days.



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>when a fucking slavshit country with only 4 million and only existed for 26 years beats the 3 lions

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I don't know. I don't really watch sports. I find it hard to care what muscular men threw what ball where.


So, 4th place, huh?
That's like almost good enough to be on the podium.


Better than most other nations!


I tried to watch this video while drinking milk without having the milk painfully seep into places it should not be.

I failed.


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I would like a bloody mary


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What, like the lady in Kung Pow?!

probably not lol

Where are you flying to?


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It just looks like she has one boob



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ESH grew to LV. 29

HAIR: +12


Esh got FUCK ALL Gold.

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Happy birthday, Esh!


Thanks guys.

It was a pretty great day. Just woke up, friend's still here, and in a few hours another friend joins us. And we've gor booze and snacks for days. So fun times ahead.



Don't get too crazy now ;D


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Moony is religious everybody
HE/SHE/IT wants us to praise christ lord jesus
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I was taking a shower and blood started pouring out of my mouth, so I ran to the sink and spit up like four of my teeth. I picked up one of the molars, and it was surprisingly clean of blood, but the inside of it was filled with a fine black powder that I couldn't identify. After a few seconds the tooth melted into a slick black paste, then all of my teeth suddenly melted and black ooze started dripping from my mouth, quickly filling the sink.
I sat up in bed and my mouth was full of liquid, so I ran to the sink holding my mouth shut and spat it all up, fully expecting blood, teeth, and ooze. I was shocked when nearly a 1/4 cup of saliva splattered into the sink, and just sat there breathing heavily for several minutes. Then I nearly screamed when I felt something dripping onto my feet and noticed I was standing in a puddle of sticky fluid, before I realized it was just my sweat.

I had a very nerve-wracking shower this morning.
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Teeth falling out. How original!


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Give it to me straight! I can take it!


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Ah, I understand. Probably best not to get into it here then.

I will say though-pay attention to your dreams. Try to figure out what the imagery means. It's the unconcious side of our brains trying to get us to deal with things, or pay attention to stuff that we might not be, and really should be.


It will all work out though. I hope you can get some better sleep over the next few nights.


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I've gained 50lb over the past year (some muscle and some fat) and I'm starting to look fat in photos. I need to figure out a decent, high protein diet that isn't so miserable that I feel pressured to slip.
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If you want to eat a little bit more delicious food, you can raise your daily energy consumption by biking to work, doing strength or cardio workouts, or you could even do high intensity interval training, or something in between the two like swimming.

I eat 3700 calories a day and still struggle to maintain weight.

There are a lot of options for stuff like that. If you want to to do it, hopefully you should find something you enjoy. I think weightlifting would be a lot of fun for you, maybe.


You could also do a classic ketogenic diet.

I've never done one myself, but they're supposed to be scary effective at burning fat because they raises the body's ability to metabolize fat. This is probably a decent place to start, since you'll also have a community on reddit that you can ask questions if you need to:


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I found hunny is a lot easier on my body, and since it's SO sweet, it kills that craving.

I use like 2 full tablespoons in a cup of my favourite tea so I can sip on it for a while. Way better than a candy bar.

As for the rest of the diet, do you like boiled eggs? They fill you up a good amount and give you a lot of energy so you can burn more fat, and they are easy to pair with other meals. Salads, rice, sandwhiches, deviled eggs, etc.


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Let's hang out! Just hang in there, pony friends. we are so close c:

i got Octopath Traveler! it is a game i have waited for for a long time! i am excited to play.
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She's a cutie!


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I'm always down for hanging out. Ponyville, stop deleting my name please!


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weekend is great! but so is a 2 week vacation.
All car tinkering, boat coach building, and gardenwork!

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Well, it's still my birthday for another hour. Let's have a party in this thread. But only certain people are invited.
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ive never heard of this place, im looking it up now


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Um, no? Do they even show up here? I mean I said hi to them on Ponychan.


Ive seen them around. Who are you, then?


With a capital t
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You've got opportuni-T
in this very communi-T


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Pools can be trouble


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I love Seth

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