Day 50/67: Five Month GED, Language Learning, and Libraries

Inspiring Critical Thinking and Community via Books, Lessons, and Story

      How can you determine what the meaning of a word is in a mathematical context?  And where would you find the resource that may put all of that information right at your fingertips?  Solving word problems in mathematics, and all life’s problems are really word problems, requires learning the language of mathematics, which every Adult needs to understand.

Today’s reading may be interesting to see how a word or theory can change over time, starting with two parallel slits that kicked off a world of new questions:

The Double-Slit Experiment
By the early 19th century, most physicists agree with Newton’s well-established theory of light, which says that light takes the form of particles—what we now call photons. But English scientist Thomas Young isn’t convinced, and in 1803, he designs an experiment to test the status quo. Young aims a beam of light at a barrier that has two…

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Neil Young Asks Spotify to Remove Music Over Vaccine Disinformation – Rolling Stone

“I want you to let Spotify know immediately TODAY that I want all my music off their platform,” he continued. “They can have [Joe] Rogan or Young. Not both.” Young is referencing the steady stream of misinformation about vaccines that Joe Rogan has peddled on The Joe Rogan Experience. Last month, 270 doctors, physicians, and science educators signed an open letter asking Spotify to stop spreading Rogan’s baseless claims. Source: Neil Young Asks Spotify to Remove Music Over Vaccine Disinformation – Rolling Stone

9 Reasons Why Primary Votes Matter More — Political⚡Charge

just drive, will you?

TokyoSand at politicalcharge.org posted this reminder about voting in primaries, along with some very good reasons to do so. Please give serious consideration to what she says. By the way, my fellow Texans, ours is March 1st. Get it on your calendar. Thanks! Larry

If you want to shape politics, there are few ways to be more impactful than voting in a primary election. Nationwide, primaries only see an average of 20% turnout. Instead of delving into why people don’t vote in the primaries, let’s talk about why people SHOULD vote in the primaries: ✦ With fewer people voting, every…

9 Reasons Why Primary Votes Matter More — Political⚡Charge

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Luís de Camões

Pensamentos.me/VEM comigo!

Alma minha gentil, que te partiste

Tão cedo desta vida descontente,

Repousa lá no Céu eternamente

E viva eu cá na terra sempre triste.

Se lá no assento etéreo, onde subiste,

Memória desta vida se consente

Não te esqueças daquele amor ardente

Que já nos olhos meus puro viste.

E se vires que pode merecer-te

Alguma cousa a dor que me ficou

Da mágoa, sem remédio, de perder-te,

Roga a Deus, que teus anos encurtou

Que tão cedo de cá me leve a veste,

Quão cedo de meus olhos te levou

Luís de Camões .Alma Minha Gentil, que partiste

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Marii Freire Pereira

https://pensamentos.me/VEM comigo!

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Santarém, Pá 24 de janeiro de 2022

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Black adults outpace White peers in accepting COVID vaccine | CIDRAP

When the study began, about 38% of Black and 28% of White participants were vaccine-hesitant, but by June, 26% of Black and 27% of White participants were reluctant. Similarly, the belief that the vaccines were necessary rose more among Black than White participants in March and April.

Beliefs that COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective, and necessary were positively tied to intention to vaccinate, and there was no evidence that these associations varied by race.

The study authors noted that lower levels of vaccine uptake among Black populations are often attributed to vaccine hesitancy but may actually be due to access factors, such as distant vaccination sites, lack of transportation, and rigid work hours.

Source: Black adults outpace White peers in accepting COVID vaccine | CIDRAP

La Tierra

Santiago Galicia Rojon Serrallonga

SANTIAGO GALICIA ROJON SERRALLONGA

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Era un pedazo de cielo, un trozo de paraíso, con el éter que fluía en todo, con el agua que corría etérea, con el viento que acariciaba suave o intensamente, con el fuego que calentaba y con la tierra de la que brotaban los colores, las formas, los sabores y las fragancias. Parecía, entonces, un milagro, un destello del infinito dentro de la realidad y del sueño de la temporalidad. La Tierra estaba diseñada para hacer una escala inolvidable durante la travesía hacia el hogar eterno. Alguien, y muchos más, la convirtieron en basurero al sentirse sus propietarios. Todos se adueñaron de porciones, alrededor del mundo, hasta que olvidaron devolverle su sentido natural. Simplemente, la Tierra fue herida con perforaciones y la sustracción de sus tesoros, matizada de tonalidades ficticias y cubierta de concreto, plástico y asfalto. Le arrebataron…

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