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[pdf] Scott Pace, “Space Development, Law, and Values”, Dec 2017
Dr. Scott Pace
Executive Secretary, National Space Council
Lunch Keynote “Space Development, Law, and Values”
IISL Galloway Space Law Symposium Cosmos Club, Washington, D.C.,
December 13, 2017
space  US  policy  speech 
december 2017 by pierredv
The Mistrust of Science - The New Yorker
via Dale Hatfield. Commencement address at the California Institute of Technology, on Friday, June 10th 2016
"The evidence is that rebutting bad science doesn’t work; in fact, it commonly backfires. Describing facts that contradict an unscientific belief actually spreads familiarity with the belief and strengthens the conviction of believers. "
"Rebutting bad science may not be effective, but asserting the true facts of good science is. And including the narrative that explains them is even better. You don’t focus on what’s wrong with the vaccine myths, for instance. Instead, you point out: giving children vaccines has proved far safer than not. "
NewYorker  psychology  scientific-method  Atul-Gawande  commencement  speech 
june 2016 by pierredv
No Offense: The New Threats to Free Speech - John O'Sullivan, WSJ, Oct 2014
"Some years ago, the liberal writer Michael Kinsley described the different attitudes to free speech in the U.K. and the U.S. as follows: “In a country like Great Britain, the legal protections for speech are weaker than ours, but the social protections are stronger. They lack a First Amendment, but they have thicker skin and a greater acceptance of eccentricity of all sorts.” Today, both sorts of protection for speech—legal and social—are weaker than before in both countries. This year, official regulation of the press was passed into U.K. law for the first time since 18th-century juries nullified press prosecutions. These new restraints enjoyed the backing not just of all the parties but apparently of the public as well. In the U.S., the case of Mann v. Steyn, let alone a hypothetical case involving Quran-burning, has yet to be decided. But Democrats in the Senate are seeking to restrict political speech by restricting the money spent to promote it. And in the private sector, Amer"
free-speech  First.Amendment  WSJ  speech  opinion 
november 2014 by pierredv
RIC 2013 - NRC Commissioner Apostolakis Plenary Session - YouTube
Speech at RIC 2013, "Education of an engineer in policy matters"
speech  George  Apostolakis  NRC 
june 2014 by pierredv
The voices within: The power of talking to yourself - life - 03 June 2013 - New Scientist
Piece on inner speech research, inspired by "theories of L. S. Vygotsky... Starting with observations of children talking to themselves while playing, Vygotsky hypothesised that this "private speech" develops out of social dialogue with parents and caregivers. Over time, these private mutterings become further internalised to form inner speech." Possible link to meditation: "our internal monologue is not always beneficial to our well-being. When we worry and ruminate, we often do it in words, and our inner speech may contribute to anxiety and depression by keeping thoughts in the head that would be better off discarded." "It will also be interesting to note the consequences when people try to suppress their inner speech (and indeed all conscious thought) through varieties of meditation."
rumination  speech  consciousness  meditation  NewScientist  language 
july 2013 by pierredv
Kroes Speech: Thinking European, and winning the wireless race, Feb 2013
Neelie Kroes Radio Spectrum Policy Group (RSPG) Plenary meeting /Brussels 20 February 2013
RSPG  speech  EuropeanCommission  spectrum  rhetoric 
february 2013 by pierredv
SpeechJammer (en) - YouTube
SpeechJammer is a system that can be used to disturb people's speech. In general, human speech is jammed by giving back to the speakers their own utterances at a delay of a few hundred milliseconds. This effect can disturb people without any physical discomfort, and disappears immediately by stop speaking. Furthermore, this effect does not involve anyone but the speaker. We utilize this phenomenon and implemented two prototype versions by combining a direction-sensitive microphone and a direction-sensitive speaker, enabling the speech of a specific person to be disturbed. See detail in our paper on the pre-print server: http://arxiv.org/abs/1202.6106 Authours' websites: Kazutaka Kurihara: [http://goo.gl/YMRce] and Koji Tsukada [http://mobiquitous.com/index-e.html]
jamming  speech  via:gmsv  humor  Japan 
march 2012 by pierredv

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