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Tyler Cowen, Patrick Collison, Max Roser, and Deirdre McCloskey on “The Torch of Progress”
Some great interviews coming up for the Progress Studies For Young Scholars speaker series, dubbed “The Torch of Progress”:
Tyler Cowen: this Tue, Jun 9, 12n
Patrick Collison: Wed, Jun 17, 5pm
Max Roser: Wed, Jun 24, 10am
Deirdre McCloskey: Thu, Jul 2, 10am
(All times Pacific)
See the full list of events here. More to come, including Joel Mokyr and Anton Howes!
For more about Progress Studies for Young Scholars, see my announcement.
Video of Matt Bateman on the life, career and philosophy of Maria Montessori
Many people know the name Montessori; few know about the woman—her life, philosophy and career. She was not only an innovative educator, she was also an advocate of understanding and teaching the history of human progress.
Learn more about her from Dr. Matt Bateman, VP of Pedagogy at Higher Ground Education and head of the Progress Studies for Young Scholars program, in this first episode of “The Torch of Progress”.
In my recent post on the case study of the transistor, we saw that the research that led to its invention did not fall neatly into the categories of “basic” vs. “applied”, but in fact cycled rapidly between them.
An entire book—Pasteur’s Quadrant, by Donald Stokes—is dedicated to the thesis that “basic” vs. “applied” is a false dichotomy that is harming science funding.
Read the full post: https://rootsofprogress.org/pasteurs-quadrant