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Employers Worried About Critical Thinking Skills

Lilith's Heart-shape Re:What is critical thinking? (504 comments)

However, it's my job to tell you that He did it, so you may put down your yoke now and give it to Him.

Congratulations. You're proselytizer number 65,536. That's how many demon-ridden idiots have told me about how Jesus allegedly died for my sins since I realized that I didn't believe a word of the Bible. None of them could persuade me, and you won't manage it either. Not when I've driven off Jesuits.

I don't know if you've noticed, but we have these things called the Internet and Google. Anybody who wants to learn about Jesus can find out for themselves. The whole "spread the word" issue is solved, so maybe you should focus on emulating Jesus instead of telling people about him.

about half an hour ago
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Employers Worried About Critical Thinking Skills

Lilith's Heart-shape Re:What is critical thinking? (504 comments)

Don't be an idiot. I'm not going to hurt anybody thinking I can get at God that way -- because I don't believe in God. He's imaginary as far as I'm concerned, just like all his angels, and Zeus, Odin, Isis, Astarte, Izanagi, Vishnu, and every other god and demon humans have venerated over the centuries.

I'm not your friend, and any "grief" of mine is my own concern. Bear your own cross and leave me to bear mine in peace.

2 hours ago
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Employers Worried About Critical Thinking Skills

Lilith's Heart-shape Re: What is critical thinking? (504 comments)

Man, you just love making assumptions about people you don't know, don't you? I bet you're hilarious at parties. Or are the only parties you get to attend the ones happening in your pants?

7 hours ago
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Lilith's Heart-shape Re:What is critical thinking? (504 comments)

Good for you, but I will not go to God, humbly or otherwise. Because his existence cannot be proven, I choose not to believe. Nor will I believe until I have held a gun to his head and dragged him to the Hague to stand trial for all the crimes committed in his unholy name.

7 hours ago
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Lilith's Heart-shape Re:Conspracy goon alert! (504 comments)

Your loss. I already trolled one AC who mistook me for an actual Randroid (instead of a recovering one).

yesterday
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Employers Worried About Critical Thinking Skills

Lilith's Heart-shape Re:Want Critical Thinking? Fix the Public Schools (504 comments)

Sorry to be rude, but I don't think there's any peer-reviewed scientific evidence that Meyers-Briggs is anything but pseudoscientific bullshit. I think the real problem is that teaching is a shit job. The pay sucks, the hours aren't much better, the continuing education requirements are onerous, and the job gets no respect.

What sane American would take a public school teaching position if they can get a better deal doing something else?

yesterday
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Employers Worried About Critical Thinking Skills

Lilith's Heart-shape Re:Here's one reason (504 comments)

How many of these majority vote in GOP primaries, xfade551? I wonder if the ones who vote in primaries as well as general elections are following David Brin's advice concerning tactical voting.

yesterday
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Automation Coming To Restaurants, But Not Because of Minimum Wage Hikes

Lilith's Heart-shape Re:Automation and jobs (658 comments)

A guaranteed base income for anyone regardless of how worthless they are to society will largely just cause inflation.

Prove it.

yesterday
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Employers Worried About Critical Thinking Skills

Lilith's Heart-shape Re:What is critical thinking? (504 comments)

I listen to the answers. I don't necessarily believe them, though. IMHO, the powers that be forfeited our trust, especially when they trot out explanations like "executive privilege" or "national security" or "market conditions".

If I was Job, and Yahweh gave me that whole "Where were you when I made the world" routine, I'd say, "That's a cop-out, and you damned well know it. If you made me in your image, then you made me capable of understanding your reasons. Explain yourself."

At which point Yahweh would probably say, "fuck this guy", and try to smite me.

yesterday
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Automation Coming To Restaurants, But Not Because of Minimum Wage Hikes

Lilith's Heart-shape Re:Automation and jobs (658 comments)

Then the alternative is the irrational solution. Ever hear of the Butlerian Jihad?

yesterday
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We Need Distributed Social Networks More Than Ello

Lilith's Heart-shape Re:We had a distributed social network (256 comments)

But as soon as that becomes easy to do, all the troll and assholes start coming out of the woodwork. So you need a way to filter them out.. and eventually there's so many of them that doing it manually is impractical.. so then you need algorithms.. and then we're back where we started anyway.

The only algorithm we need is the whitelist. Block all incoming comms from people with whom you haven't established a mutually consensual association. If somebody sends you a friend request (to borrow Facebook's terminology) and you refuse it, that's the last you should ever hear from that person. That should stop most of the trolls and assholes, and force the determined ones to up their game by learning basic social engineering techniques, like how to impersonate decent human beings.

yesterday
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Employers Worried About Critical Thinking Skills

Lilith's Heart-shape Re:Want Critical Thinking? Fix the Public Schools (504 comments)

It's not your fault. The Wall Street Journal under Rupert Murdoch is a shadow of what it had been prior to its acquisition by News Corporation.

yesterday
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Employers Worried About Critical Thinking Skills

Lilith's Heart-shape Re:Want Critical Thinking? Fix the Public Schools (504 comments)

You'd have sounded more intelligent if you had argued that we as a society have a compelling interest in ensuring that kids grow up with a semblance of an education that outweighs their right as human beings to be free of unnecessary compulsion. Instead, you just had to start ranting.

Sir/Madam, you have been trolled. Have a nice day. *tips hat*

yesterday
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Employers Worried About Critical Thinking Skills

Lilith's Heart-shape Re:Want Critical Thinking? Fix the Public Schools (504 comments)

make being smart Cool (maybe have some sort of points system that unlocks Media for getting good grades)

Being smart as in K-4 won't be cool until being smart is cool in high school. Being smart won't be cool in high school until being smart becomes a great way to be popular and get laid. To be quite honest, I'm more likely to win the Man Booker Prize before that happens.

yesterday
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Employers Worried About Critical Thinking Skills

Lilith's Heart-shape Re:Want Critical Thinking? Fix the Public Schools (504 comments)

But two groups of other kids their age they especially need to socialize with are other smart kids (to learn early on that they aren't the only or the smartest kid around) and other kids with talents which the smart kid doesn't have (to learn that there are other valuable talents besides being "smart").

I don't agree with you. I think smart kids can learn this from adults outside their family, but I don't have the qualifications or the facts to prove it, so I'll back off for now.

yesterday
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Employers Worried About Critical Thinking Skills

Lilith's Heart-shape Re:Here's one reason (504 comments)

I was a selfish teenager. I was a selfish young man, too. I'm slowly getting better as I age.

yesterday
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Employers Worried About Critical Thinking Skills

Lilith's Heart-shape Re:Want Critical Thinking? Fix the Public Schools (504 comments)

I'd love to shut down the public schools, but don't sell me any of that shit about the free market or the invisible hand. I'm an atheist, and to me the market is just another imaginary god. Compulsory public education is a mass violation of individual rights (those of the students compelled to attend). That is reason enough to shutter them.

yesterday

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Mathematics: The Most Misunderstood Subject

Lilith's Heart-shape Lilith's Heart-shape writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Lilith's Heart-shape (1224784) writes "Dr. Robert H. Lewis, professor of mathematics at Fordham University of New York, offers in this essay a defense of mathematics as a liberal arts discipline, and not merely part of a STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) curriculum. In the process, he discusses what's wrong with the manner in which mathematics is currently taught in K-12 schooling."
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