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by janhunt
Mon Jun 23, 2014 4:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1384: Krypton
Replies: 118
Views: 22480

Re: 1384: Krypton

This is actually a cultural matter. A baby's tears only seem normal here because babies are so misunderstood and mistrusted. Babies cry only rarely in Africa, because crying receives a quick, compassionate response. See "Why African Babies Don't Cry: An African Perspective" by Claire Niala...
by janhunt
Sun Jun 22, 2014 4:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1384: Krypton
Replies: 118
Views: 22480

Re: 1384: Krypton

Re that crying baby, please see my article "A Baby Cries: How Should Parents Respond?"
http://www.naturalchild.org/jan_hunt/babycries.html
by janhunt
Tue Sep 11, 2012 5:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1106: "ADD"
Replies: 121
Views: 30173

Re: 1106: "ADD"

"Subjective labels, being neither valid nor reliable, have no usefulness. They do, however, have many unfortunate consequences. First, all subjective labels are self-fulfilling. If I believe that I am "clumsy", the next time I drop something I will view that as further proof of that l...
by janhunt
Mon Sep 10, 2012 6:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1106: "ADD"
Replies: 121
Views: 30173

Re: 1106: "ADD"

I think people are reading more into the title than was intended. I have to question whether the ADD reference means that Randall believes in ADD as anything other than the human condition. He sees right through homeopathy, which is also an untestable, unproven myth: http://xkcd.com/765/ .
by janhunt
Mon Sep 10, 2012 5:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1106: "ADD"
Replies: 121
Views: 30173

Re: 1106: "ADD"

Please read ADD: Does it really exist?
http://www.naturalchild.org/guest/thoma ... rong2.html
by janhunt
Mon Sep 10, 2012 4:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1106: "ADD"
Replies: 121
Views: 30173

Re: 1106: "ADD"

I really identified with this - but who wouldn't? We all have far too much on our plate these days, and life just gets more and more complicated. Please watch this delightful, thought-provoking TED video clip about a little girl who was thought to have ADD but fortunately was taken to a doctor who w...
by janhunt
Fri Jun 15, 2012 1:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1069: "Alphabet"
Replies: 166
Views: 38657

Re: 1069: "Alphabet"

Here’s one of my favorite scenes from “I Love Lucy”, with Ricky trying to read a children’s book and running into hilarious problems with pronunciation:
http://bit.ly/KryPZm
by janhunt
Wed May 09, 2012 3:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1053: “Ten Thousand”
Replies: 127
Views: 40276

Re: 1053: “Ten Thousand”

Being able to recognize and say "I don't know" is one of the things most lacking in people. John Holt, who pretty much single-handedly started the homeschooling/unschooling movement in the US, once gave a talk to a high school audience. After describing his views on their structured curri...
by janhunt
Thu May 03, 2012 8:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1050: "Forgot Algebra"
Replies: 360
Views: 84605

Re: 1050: "Forgot Algebra"

The problem is that some of the basic stuff HAS to be done by rote. The only way to learn certain basic facts -- spelling, multiplication tables, and a few others -- is through memorization, and memorization is best done by repetition -- which is, by nature, boring. The problem comes when it never ...
by janhunt
Thu May 03, 2012 6:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1050: "Forgot Algebra"
Replies: 360
Views: 84605

Re: 1050: "Forgot Algebra"

The real problem isn't that children forget the math that is taught to them, the problem is that math (and every other subject) is taught as something separate from life, and in such a boring way. Math is most readily and enjoyably learned by living life and seeing that math is a part of everything ...
by janhunt
Fri Jul 29, 2011 4:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0931: "Lanes"
Replies: 253
Views: 67164

Re: 0931: "Lanes"

My heart goes out to you and your fiancee, Randall, and to all the others who have posted their stories here.

Some day there will be a cure. To speed that up, and to thank Randall for all the joy he has given us, let's all make a donation today:
https://www.cancer.org/involved/donate/ .
by janhunt
Fri Apr 22, 2011 4:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0889: "Turtles"
Replies: 207
Views: 58542

Re: 0889: Turtles

It's turtles all the way down!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turtles_all_the_way_down
by janhunt
Tue Apr 05, 2011 3:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0881: "Probability"
Replies: 326
Views: 104965

Re: 0881: "Probability"

If this is personal, Randall, all my best wishes for a positive outcome. Thank you for the many smiles and thought-provoking ideas you've given us for so long!

Jan

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