Every fortnight I curate a number of the observations and insights that had been shared on social media. I name these Friday’s Finds.
PatrickTanguay — “School pre-covid: Teach all of them precisely the identical factor, sitting in rows. Prepare them for cubicle + manufacturing facility work. Post-covid: Sit them on the kitchen desk, on the sofa, allow them to study what they’ll amidst overworked anxious folks, doing Zoom calls. Prepare them for gig work.”
@ChrisCorrigan — “RSS is nice as a result of is delivers information with out triggering chemical compounds. It works on the tempo of ‘newspaper on the doorstep’ in comparison with the stream of social media.”
@JasonHickel — “Capitalism structurally compels us to work and produce beyond society’s actual needs. And the more we produce, the more we have to consume, to mop up overproduction. Consumption becomes a structural imperative — a form of labour in itself. The consumer is not sovereign, but serf.”
“If evidence-based drugs just isn’t the proper scientific paradigm for this second, what’s? The framework of advanced adaptive programs could also be higher suited to the evaluation of fast-moving infectious illnesses …
The logic of evidence-based drugs, through which scientists pursued the objectives of certainty, predictability, and linear causality, stays helpful in some circumstances—for instance, the continuing randomized managed trials of remedies for COVID-19. But at a public well being slightly than particular person affected person degree, we have to embrace different epistemic frameworks and use strategies to review how finest to deal with uncertainty, unpredictability, and non-linear causality …
To reiterate the purpose I made earlier, there is no such thing as a doubt that evidence-based drugs has provided and continues to supply highly effective insights and nonetheless has an essential place within the analysis of therapies. But its rules have arguably been naïvely and indiscriminately over-applied within the present pandemic.”
Cllr Asher Craig — “PERSPECTIVE. This haunting underwater sculpture park is a tribute to the two million African slaves thrown into the ocean through the transatlantic slave commerce. The sculptures [Vicissitudes] are on the backside of Molinere Bay and solely accessible by scuba diving, snorkeling, and glass-bottom boats.”