“He chose to do what is right, not what is easy”

In his 2007 essay, “A New Professional: The Aims of Education Revisited,” Parker J. Palmer takes issue with “knowledge” devoid of social context as the product of education, such that graduates—professionals—are subservient to institutions rather than the interests of humanity. ‘The institutions in which we work too often threaten our professional values.’ —Parker J. Palmer …

Welcome to Room 101

‘Sometimes I sits and thinks and sometimes I just sits’ – A.A. Milne Like Nicholas Carr, I, too, am disturbed by that prospect of someone deciding for me that I will be “better off” assisted by an artificial brain, a “HAL-like machine” that is “smart as people—or smarter.” When the machine is “smarter” than the …