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Phobia Origin Stories: Narrative Truth Versus Historical Truth

Phobia Origin Stories:  Narrative Truth Versus Historical Truth | Bit of ToK | Scoop.it
I have a fear of flying. Nonetheless, I am writing this while crammed into an airplane seat. My heart rate often doubles during take-off: Aerobic exercise without any physical exertion. I can also tell you a story of how my fear began. But how can I know if my story is the true explanation of how my fear began?
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Teach girls bravery, not perfection

Teach girls bravery, not perfection | Bit of ToK | Scoop.it
We're raising our girls to be perfect, and we're raising our boys to be brave, says Reshma Saujani, the founder of Girls Who Code.
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The Tech Elite’s Quest to Reinvent School in Its Own Image

The Tech Elite’s Quest to Reinvent School in Its Own Image | Bit of ToK | Scoop.it
The guy behind an online learning juggernaut has started a new school in Silicon Valley. Salman Khan is trying to reinvent the classroom. Again.
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Do artists need to be accurate to recreate history? | Jonathan Jones

Do artists need to be accurate to recreate history? | Jonathan Jones | Bit of ToK | Scoop.it
Jonathan Jones: From Ridley Scott's Robin Hood to Robert Graves's I, Claudius, the best historical representations use a colourful imagination to transport us back in time
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Transcript of "The gospel of doubt"

Transcript of "The gospel of doubt" | Bit of ToK | Scoop.it
TED Talk Subtitles and Transcript: What do you do when your firmly held beliefs turn out not to be true? When Casey Gerald's religion failed him, he searched for something new to believe in -- in business, in government, in philanthropy -- but found only false saviors. In this moving talk, Gerald urges us all to question our beliefs and embrace uncertainty.
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How False Memory Changes What Happened Yesterday

How False Memory Changes What Happened Yesterday | Bit of ToK | Scoop.it
It's such a terrifying but beautiful notion that every day you wake up with a slightly different personal past.
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Assembling the world in an image: 15 of history's most revealing maps

Assembling the world in an image: 15 of history's most revealing maps | Bit of ToK | Scoop.it
These maps that are as beautiful as they are informative.
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The surprising habits of original thinkers

The surprising habits of original thinkers | Bit of ToK | Scoop.it
How do creative people come up with great ideas? Organizational psychologist Adam Grant studies "originals": thinkers who dream up new ideas and take action to put them into the world.
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Poincaré - 19th Century Mathematics - The Story of Mathematics

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The Story of Mathematics - 19th Century Mathematics - Poincaré
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Are There Different Kinds of Truth?

Are There Different Kinds of Truth? | Bit of ToK | Scoop.it
An in depth look at different types and kinds of truth and how they shape our lives
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