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Therapy, Psychometrics, and Eugenics(!)

Individuals and groups need to remain vigilant in finding and naming bad science and bad therapy. Our guide isn’t Foucault, but Aristotle, who saw virtue in the mean behavior. No one wants to live in a world in which there is a deficiency of social control. Bad guys need jails. Drug addicts and the mentally ill need treatment. But neither does anyone desire a world of excessive social control. Yet,…

Where Do I List This on My CV? Considering the Values of Self-Published Web Sites

Of course, the notion that these Web sites have to “count” toward tenure and promotion is one that most directly pertains to a relatively small audience: tenure-track faculty members, particularly those seeking tenure, promotion, or other institutional recognition. These Web sites have value (and thus “count”) for an audience that is much larger than this, an audience that includes teachers working in non-tenure-track positions, those teaching at schools where the…

Bots Open Door to Gaming History

Andre Torrez has found a way to use some new technology to get in touch with an old friend. He’s been spending a lot of his down time — in airports and waiting for friends — playing old-school Infocom interactive text games like Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. –Daniel Terdiman –Bots Open Door to Gaming History (Wired) It’s good to see contemporary free IF mentioned in Wired, though it would be…