[W]e learn languages so easily because languages themselves have evolved to be easy to learn.
Science Corner: Arithmophobia & Other Language Barriers
It’s like reading a foreign language without ever acquiring a significant vocabulary; you never stop needing to look up terms in the dictionary.
Can Scientists Talk About Religion?
Last month, I blogged about the religious discrimination lawsuit filed by astronomer Martin Gaskell against the University of Kentucky. I included a quote from Elaine Howard Ecklund’s book Science vs. Religion: What Scientists Really Think about the degree to which religious scientists feel they can be open about their faith and beliefs. Now, I want […]
Week in Review: Word of the Year Edition
What are you reading, watching, thinking about this week? Anything special with some time off or is there too much going on with the holiday? As usual, here’s a few which have been on our mind. Let us know your thoughts on any/all of them. In addition, if you have items you’d like us to […]
Week in Review – gao kao, google books, and more!
This week’s Week in Review explores Google’s Book Search, China’s gao kao (“high test”), a call for papers on mentoring, and an article about linguistics and dying languages. If you’d like to contribute to next week’s Review, add your link(s) in the comments, or send them to Tom or Mike directly. From Tom Adam Smith: What’s […]