New voices - Scott Elias

Miguel challenged us to find new voices.

Between now and February 17 I am profiling eight bloggers that I've found informative and intriguing.


Today's new voice: Scott Elias, Do I Dare Disturb the Universe?

Scott is an assistant principal in Greeley, Colorado and new doctoral student. He also has been a math and statistics teacher, a data analyst for a Big 3 accounting firm, and a building-level technology integrationist. Here are a few posts to get you started:

  • My viral marketing campaign continues...
  • "Do we have to take notes on this?"
  • Starting small
  • Previous new voice: Kelly Christopherson

    Happy reading!

    Russia sends its first android to space

    The Russian-built FEDOR was launched on a mission to help ISS astronauts.

    Photos by TASS\TASS via Getty Images
    Technology & Innovation
    • Russia launched a spacecraft carrying FEDOR, a humanoid robot.
    • Its mission is to help astronauts aboard the International Space Station.
    • Such androids can eventually help with dangerous missions likes spacewalks.
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    Why Secular Humanism can do what Atheism can't.

    Atheism doesn't offer much beyond non-belief, can Secular Humanism fill the gaps?

    Photo by mauro mora on Unsplash
    Culture & Religion
    • Atheism is increasingly popular, but the lack of an organized community around it can be problematic.
    • The decline in social capital once offered by religion can cause severe problems.
    • Secular Humanism can offer both community and meaning, but it has also attracted controversy.
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    this incredibly rich machinery – with Antonio Damasio

    Picking up where we left off a year ago, a conversation about the homeostatic imperative as it plays out in everything from bacteria to pharmaceutical companies—and how the marvelous apparatus of the human mind also gets us into all kinds of trouble.

    Think Again Podcasts
    • "Prior to nervous systems: no mind, no consciousness, no intention in the full sense of the term. After nervous systems, gradually we ascend to this possibility of having to this possibility of having minds, having consciousness, and having reasoning that allows us to arrive at some of these very interesting decisions."
    • "We are fragile culturally and socially…but life is fragile to begin with. All that it takes is a little bit of bad luck in the management of those supports, and you're cooked…you can actually be cooked—with global warming!"



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