Jeremy Lin: The Perseverance of Leadership
How is it that so many professional scouts and coaches missed the rising talent of Jeremy Lin? It could be that leadership requires multiple chances to succeed or fail, not just one opportunity.
What's the Latest Development?
America is crazy for Jeremy Lin, the Harvard graduate turned New York Knicks hero. Now that Lin has, in the words of some sports commentators, saved this NBA season from complete irrelevance, everyone who passed him up along the way must question why. To be sure, a lot of people passed him up. He received no scholarship money to play Division 1 college basketball and was not drafted by the NBA. Two weeks ago, he was not even on the Knicks' regular rotation. How is that nobody recognized his potential along the way?
What's the Big Idea?
Lin's abilities may have been passed over because of his race or because he is not a flashy player. Scouts may also concentrate too much on statistics when evaluating players. It is even possible that NCAA rules, which set limits on the number of times a player can be visited, prevented talent scouts from understanding the breadth of Lin's game. "With players like Lin who prove themselves over time, [coaches] have to take chances repeatedly." Leadership sometimes depends on repeated chances to prove one's abilities.
Giving our solar system a "slap in the face"
- A stream of galactic debris is hurtling at us, pulling dark matter along with it
- It's traveling so quickly it's been described as a hurricane of dark matter
- Scientists are excited to set their particle detectors at the onslffaught
Bernardo Kastrup proposes a new ontology he calls “idealism” built on panpsychism, the idea that everything in the universe contains consciousness. He solves problems with this philosophy by adding a new suggestion: The universal mind has dissociative identity disorder.
There’s a reason they call it the “hard problem.” Consciousness: Where is it? What is it? No one single perspective seems to be able to answer all the questions we have about consciousness. Now Bernardo Kastrup thinks he’s found one. He calls his ontology idealism, and according to idealism, all of us and all we perceive are manifestations of something very much like a cosmic-scale dissociative identity disorder (DID). He suggests there’s an all-encompassing universe-wide consciousness, it has multiple personalities, and we’re them.
Once again, our circadian rhythm points the way.
- Seven individuals were locked inside a windowless, internetless room for 37 days.
- While at rest, they burned 130 more calories at 5 p.m. than at 5 a.m.
- Morning time again shown not to be the best time to eat.
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