That is a little more true than most people like to think. It is useful for me to have studied algebra, but I don't often need to directly apply the skills you learn in algebra class.
Holy Saturday Edition Ruby Slippers Gabriel Rossman makes a persuasive case that social construction is real, but the concept is mostly used by people who don't understand it, and have no sense of proportion. How Does America "Reshore" Skills that have Disappeared? The first couple of paragraphs of this article
April Fool's Edition The CDC is trying to make 86 million Americans sick I've long thought the pre-diabetes thing was a bit foolish. While it is a good thing to be able to quantitate, if you don't understand what you are doing it can make you far too certain. Pre-diabetes
John D Cook linked to an article on "grit" by Venkatesh Rao. This article really got me thinking. Ever since I discovered the utility of psychometrics for personality, I have spent a great deal of time pondering the relationship between the gifts we are given, and what we do for