Category Archives: nonsense


No Critical Thinking, Please

Thanks to Martha Burtis, who just visited our STEMmED project here in San Juan, I learned that, in a masterpiece of nonsense, the Republican party of Texas issued he following interesting point in its 2012 platform: namely, the abolition of … Continue reading

Posted in myths, nonsense | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Banks and numerical literacy?

Should a bank know about digits, dollars and cents? Yes it should. Yet in this case we find that, at least those who design and proof a deposit slip, don’t really know. We may say it doesn’t really matter, but … Continue reading

Posted in education, literacy, nonsense | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Learning without studying

Welcome to Popling – The Learn Spanish, French, German, Italian, Anything Without Studying App Of course one can learn without studying. Running a bike, skiing, talking. But this, I cannot believe. A spamming window that interrupts you while working/studying (sic!) … Continue reading

Posted in education, nonsense | Tagged , | Leave a comment

The English-speaking Empire

Intellectuals of today, especially when coming from the English-speaking world, are not so versed in languages as they were a few decades ago. Some tend to understand only their own English-with few exceptions (for instance, eastern Canadians tend to be … Continue reading

Posted in nonsense, politics | Tagged , | Leave a comment

5-minute University

Just a quick post with a video from a character of TV stepping, I believe, from the late 70’s NY: Father Guido Santucci preaching about his concept of a 5-minute University: After all, he says, his $20 admission fee covers … Continue reading

Posted in education, nonsense | Tagged , | Leave a comment