Author Archives: Joel Sprenger

The Education-Industrial Complex – comprehensive computerized testing

I remember when daily interest banking accounts were introduced. Before that only the lowest amount in the account in any given month received interest. If you had a $200 in the account and then you paid your rent of $190 … Continue reading

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Almost no Children in France Are Medicated For ADHD: This is How They Define and Treat it – Annotated

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that as of 2011, about 11% of the children in the United States between the ages of 4 and 17 have been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Yet, the … Continue reading

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1000 in the United States and 25 in Canada is the rough estimate of the number of people killed by police each year, according to professor internet. • ADHD afflicts most of those killed and at least some of those … Continue reading

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Nature is not good

Before we can get to the land of science fiction we need to kill the idea that natural is by definition ‘good for you’ or ‘healthy’.  It is simply not the case. If you are a creationist and also a … Continue reading

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The Education-Industrial Complex – who needs it.

Below is a link to an article in The Atlantic on the future of College. It is about some innovations in the field of higher education. It can’t come soon enough. Of all things that can be changed by computer … Continue reading

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High Speed trains still a bad idea I like trains but not as much as I like making decisions that make good sense in the long run.  I don’t live in California so it is not my business but since every now and then some Canadian … Continue reading

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Climate Modeling that is worthwhile.

The world is getting warmer, the polar ice caps are melting and the oceans are rising so say the climate modelers used in the IPCC report. What is the Science Fiction Land solution? The Qattar depression in Egypt has a … Continue reading

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