Crypto: Where the Art and Science of Logic and Creativity Rule

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Sorry logicians, but creativity has been the most sought-after skill for three years in a row, according to LinkedIn research. Creativity, after all, is believed to unlock fresh strategies, business directions, and innovation.

“Connecting dots – that are seemingly unrelated – to generate original, useful solutions is an incredibly valuable skill in every employee, regardless of what industry or country you’re doing business in,” writes LinkedIn.

Collaboration, persuasion, and emotional intelligence – which collectively demonstrate how well you work with others and bring new ideas to the table – also topped LinkedIn’s list of in-demand skills.

 

In traditional finance, an assumption persists about how the real world works. But so many people who work in that industry are just flat-out wrong about the real world. The reality is that many people believe the world works in a certain way, when it actually works in

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The Cornwall Lebanon School Board’s decision against masking defies both logic and science | Opinion

By Dr. James H. Birkholz

No man is an island. – John Donne

It is readily apparent that the Cornwall-Lebanon School Board of Directors/Trustees and superintendent are not familiar with the works of Mr. Donne.

When I walked through the doors at the Cornwall-Lebanon School Board meeting on Aug. 16, 2021, the prevailing board sentiment was clear even before I sat down. Neither the superintendent nor a single board member wore a mask. This, despite data proven increases in cases of COVID-19 variants throughout our nation, Texan hospitals exceeding capacity, and other schools already demonstrating significant spread of disease in absence of masking requirements.

The decision of Dr. Philip L. Domencic and the Cornwall-Lebanon School Board trustees to make masking optional within a partially vaccine ineligible population was not based on scientific, peer reviewed literature or consideration of national recommendations.

Though the Health and Safety Plan references a “District Pandemic

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California’s proposed new math curriculum defies logic

While many people complain about the ideological biases in the California Department of Education’s proposal to revolutionize the state mathematics curriculum, that’s not the main problem. This plan has fundamental issues of concern and will do no child any good.

It is irresponsible to make the entire state a laboratory for very controversial educational theories, and to do this without any review by the mathematics community. Public education should equip all students with logic and abstract-thinking skills. Even if you don’t remember the quadratic formula, the process of learning it made you a clearer thinker. That’s how the entire world teaches math. 

Most countries, from Singapore to Zimbabwe, require three or more years of algebra-based classes, five for students seeking careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Yet the proposed California Math Framework deprives students of opportunities to take deep algebra-based classes, and worse, is based on teaching materials

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Did you solve it? Logical philosophers | Logic puzzles

Earlier today I set you the following three puzzles.

1. Late Wittgenstein

Wittgenstein has been murdered. The culprit is one of either Friedrich Nietzsche, Lou Andreas-Salomé, Karl Marx or Ludwig Feuerbach. They make the following statements. You have been correctly informed that guilty person always lies, and everyone else tells the truth.

Nietzsche: Salomé is the culprit.
Salomé: Marx is innocent.
Feuerbach: Salomé’s statement is true.
Marx: Nietzsche’s statement is false.

Who killed Wittgenstein?

Solution: Nietzsche.

If Nietzsche is telling the truth, then Salomé is the culprit and therefore a liar. Thus Marx is not innocent, meaning he is the culprit. We can’t have two culprits, since this is forbidden in the setting of the question, and so we are led to contradiction. Nietzsche must therefore be lying. If he is lying, then everyone else tells the truth, which they can without contradiction. Thus Nietzsche killed

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