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TED | James Flynn: Why our IQ levels are higher than our grandparents

September 28, 2013

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(Transcript hopefully to come. For now, read Beyond the Flynn Effect, a lecture by Professor James Flynn at the University of Cambridge.) We are going to take a quick voyage over the cognitive history of the 20th century, because during that century, our minds have altered dramatically. As you all know, the cars that people […]

Steve Jobs | Excerpts

September 4, 2013

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Walter Isaacson. Steve Jobs. Simon & Schuster, 2011. (627 pages) The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do. – Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997 ยง In July 1968 Life magazine published a shocking cover showing a pair of starving children in Biafra. Jobs took it […]