April 2010

Dawkins on gratitude as “mental debt”

by Limbic on April 25, 2010

The “All in the Mind” podcast has a brilliant two parter on Religion and Science called “A matter of mind-sets? Religion and science” both brought to us from the 2010 Global Atheist Convention in Australia.

Make sure you catch the speeches by Richard Dawkins and Peter Singer in Part 1. Here is the Dawkins speech on gratitude, in particular giving thanks for deities:

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Les Fleurs Du Mal

by Limbic on April 21, 2010

Les Fleurs Du Mal, originally uploaded by Limbic.

Spotted on Simina Street, Belgrade.


The Shirky Principle

by Limbic on April 18, 2010

“Institutions will try to preserve the problem to which they are the solution.” — Clay Shirky

The Technium: The Shirky Principle


Information Graphics by Jeff McNeill

by Limbic on April 18, 2010

This is another presentation from Jeff McNeill (who brought you the Drucker and Goldratt Concept map).

This one is an introduction to Information Graphics, a topic I that has fascinated me ever since coming across Edward Tufte and recently stimulated by Dan Roam’s superb Back of the Napkin series of books on Visual Thinking.


Drucker and Goldratt Concept Map

by Limbic on April 18, 2010

This is a concept map showing the key ideas and relationships between Peter Drucker’s Effective Executive and the Theory of Constraints by Eliyahu Goldratt (The Goal, It’s Not Luck).

It was created by Jeff McNeill using IHMC Cmap Lite. Another concept mapping tool is Sciral’s excellent Flying Logic visual planning application.

The map is well worth downloading and reviewing at full size.

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Quote by Physicist Richard Feynman on Science

by Limbic on April 18, 2010

‘Science is what we do to keep us from lying to ourselves’.

‘A matter of mind-sets? Religion and science’ by Natasha Mitchell – ABC Radio Ntional – RichardDawkins.net