Categories links Links for February 2011 Post author By tom Post date February 27, 2011 1 Comment on Links for February 2011 COMMONSense: ‘Commons is what we hold in trust’ ‘an indispensable lesson about Burkean anti-meddling arguments: don’t get tangled up in them too much. Life is too short and there’s too much sewage in the world.’ YouTube: Stewart Lee on Top Gear UK Universities could learn from Texas, where they admit the top 10% from every high school Russel Hoban on Riddley Walker: ‘what I have acheived as a writer has come from being friends with my own head’ Video: Steve Jobs on How to live before you die The one-sentence solution to almost all procrastination: Don’t wait until you feel like doing something Tim Radford ‘Of course scientists can communicate’ Jonah Lehrer: The Curse of Mental Accounting ‘Does a mild case of ADHD make us more creative? Why distraction is an essential part of the imagination’ XKCD’s productivity tip: reboot your computer every time you get bored UK governments’ Behavioural Insight Team fails to convince any dept to use its ideas Twitter as public private speech ‘Procedural literacy [ie coding] will be essential if humanities students are to understand virtual worlds as rhetorical and ideological spaces, just as film and the novel are likewise understood as forms of representation and rhetoric’ Existential Gaming: ‘On my first day, I thought the game was about punching pigs. So I punched pigs.’ (plus, lego as the ultimate Satrean toy) Is crime a beast or a virus? Thibodeau & Boroditsky. 2011. Metaphors We Think With: The Role of Metaphor in Reasoning. PLoS ONE Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Related ← Tweets for 2011-02-26 → Tweets for 2011-03-01 One reply on “Links for February 2011” I’m no expert on Burke, but I am quite sure that this is a misrepresentation of his thought. Burke’s great insight was that a purely instrumental, “rational” political discourse only gets you so far. The Economist’s rational and liberal argumentation is miles away from that. Which brings us to an interesting question: why does this guy attribute to Burke an attitude which is closer to his than to Burke’s ? Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.