Friday, May 31, 2013

Japanese peregrine falcon: Great article ... "How do you lead a company through a nuclear accident?" http://qn.som.yale.edu/content/how-do-you-lead-company-through-nuclear-accident ... no mention of the intractable, nuclear-dirt, 100,000s of years' impossible-storage issue ... nor of Germany's clear, nuclear, abolishment plans by 2022 ... but a fascinating, Japanese, TEPCO-CEO, cultural view on the nuclear mess there too ... Go Solar!!!, Emergency Preparedness, Added the above article to the WUaS, Nuclear Science and Engineering, wiki page which will become an academic department, and in many languages


S:

Great article ...  "How do you lead a company through a nuclear accident?" http://qn.som.yale.edu/content/how-do-you-lead-company-through-nuclear-accident ... no mention of the intractable, nuclear-dirt, 100,000s of years' impossible-storage issue ... nor of Germany's clear, nuclear, abolishment plans by 2022 ... but a fascinating, Japanese, TEPCO-CEO, cultural view on the nuclear, business mess there too ... Go Solar!!! :)

(... just got a little 'Ambient Weasther' WR-111B Adventurer Emergency Radio NOAA with a little solar panel and crank handle for electricity generation, both to re-charge a smartphone in an emergency situation, after seeing the film "The Impossible" about a Tsunami that hits Thailand in 2004 and wipes out 240,000 people in days, due to plate-subduction, thinking in terms of earthquake-prone California).


MK writes:

I definitely agree that the severity of the crisis and the ongoing mismanagement is alarming, but alas this is the CEO of the company talking about their own company that they've worked for their entire life. What's most interesting is seeing how a bankrupt government had to bail out a bankrupt company in order to continue doing a mediocre job of containing the worst nuclear crisis since the bombs fell on Nagasaki and Hiroshima. Not exactly reassuring about where the US is going considering our active fault lines, increasingly severe weather, rising sea levels, and 104 nuclear power plants (with more on the way). ...


S:
A little solar panel and crank will now charge a smartphone for internet communications and texting in emergency situations ...

Uncle Sam-Pronuclear governments worldwide ... what is going on? ... Koyanisqatsi (life out of balance) ... glad the new head of the USA's Nuclear Regulatory Commission is a MIT PhD in Geology and her husband is an anthropologist who's written 'Nuclear Rites: A Weapons Laboratory at the End of the Cold War' by Hugh Gusterson ... ( Nuclear rhetoric is fascinating and very memetically contagious and viral in a big, global industry ) ... need some good solar options, and they're coming ...


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Here's how to build an Emergency Preparedness Kit ... from the US government ...

http://www.ready.gov/


We've had Fukushima, the earthquake in Virginia last year, and the Tsunami in Thailand in 2004. And I live in earthquake prone California.

A biggest risk in the SF Bay Area would be a 10, 11, or 12 earthquake on the Richter scale, and be visiting San Francisco at the time, with buildings falling all around, with disruptions in water and food supplies for the next 3 days, for example.


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I added the above article to the WUaS, Nuclear Science and Engineering, wiki page which will become an academic department, and in many languages ...

Nuclear Science:
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Nuclear_Science_and_Engineering


And here's one of many solar pages at WUaS ...

Solar Energy:

http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Solar_Energy

All accessible here at ...

Energy Technologies#World_University_and_School_Links

http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Energy_Technologies#World_University_and_School_Links





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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Golden hamster: WUaS plans to hire many, many student interns (from great universities, especially), and who speak all 7,100+ languages, and from 200+ countries (who may well be studying in the US) ... see the Internship Program at WUaS, Publishing my actual / virtual Harbin Hot Springs' manuscript, WUaS's online, academic, publishing plans


WUaS plans to hire many, many student interns (from great universities, especially), and who speak all 7,100+ languages, and from 200+ countries (who may well be studying in the US) ...

see the intern pages, e.g. ... Internship Program at World University and School ... at ...

http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Internship_Program_at_World_University_and_School ... with an opportunity to develop a University or school in their country or language ...

a little like Wikidata here ...

http://blog.lydiapintscher.de/2013/05/27/one-serving-of-53-amazing-students-please/


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Dear D,

Thanks very much for your email about my first, actual / virtual Harbin Hot Springs' manuscript, and your helpful information especially about rewards for the author, and the finances of publishing. I 'hear what you're saying,' (that the financial remuneration potential isn't great, and publishing a book isn't easy) but I'm also glad to say that World University and School recently received the 'green light' from the State of California to seek BPPE (Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education) approval, which goes hand-in-hand with seeking WASC senior (Western Association of Schools and Colleges) approval, and thus is a further step in developing a fully-accredited, online, startup university, building on C.C. MIT OpenCourseWare. Stanford, Cal and UC Davis all have WASC accreditation, for example. And this BPPE approval will also potentially open the way to monies, I think, for WUaS. In a sense, since I'm the founder, president, CEO, professor and head clerk (Quakers) of WUaS, I have an academic position - sort of, but not necessarily one that an academic press would recognize at this point.

Having heard 'no' a little more than a year ago from the university presses at Princeton, MIT, Cambridge UK, and Harvard after writing 3 1/2 chapters, with another 'no' recently from University of California Press, after completing my 9 draft chapters, I think I will continue to pursue placing my manuscript with an academic press.

I think I'll seek to submit a proposal to Yale UP this time, and also, in the process, seek to incorporate their detailed submissions' guidelines - http://peabody.yale.edu/scientific-publications/yale-university-publications-anthropology - into World University and School's online, academic publishing plans - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Academic_Press_at_World_University_and_School#World_University_and_School_Links - and in many, many subjects and languages. I wonder if the 'social capital' of founding startup, online, Creative Common's licensed World University and School which plans to become the online MIT / Harvard of the internet, and in all 7,105+ languages and 204+ countries (C.C. MIT OCW has 2,150 courses online, and C.C. Wikipedia is in 285 languages, by way of comparison), with C.C., university degrees, as well, might help in the publication process. Might I possibly please recommend you as a referee, per Yale's guidelines?

I think publishing with the best university press possible may increase the possibilities of readership as well as monies, and the social capital of publishing at Yale, might lead further to being able to employ graduate student instructors to teach next year in Google + Hangouts at WUaS to MIT OCW video, - http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/audio-video-courses/ - and related, financial developments with WUaS. World University and School would like to become a major, academic employer, worldwide; Google, by way of comparison, employs more than 30,000 people, and the University of California employs far more people (180,000 I've read). I think the topic of Harbin itself may appeal (e.g. with its information technology and viritual foci, its clothing-optionalness and nostalgia for the 1960s, and counterculture), and the making of a virtual Harbin in Google Glass, or similar, as ethnographic field site for an actual / virtual comparison, for my second, planned book, may be both appealing to publishers as a new methodology, as well as possibly bring in revenues in actual income for visiting the virtual Harbin, to parallel, anthropologically, the entrance costs of visiting actual Harbin in Lake County. But that is planned for a second book, and not necessarily relevant for this manuscript proposal.

With all this said, I have some rewriting of my manuscript still to do, since I wasn't able to secure the funding to build the virtual Harbin, for this first volume, after the first 3 1/2 chapters, which included planning for building this in the 1st volume. That said, my actual / virtual, Harbin manuscript is far-reaching, and ethnographically examines many generative, anthropological ideas concerning information technology, the virtual, counterculture, hippies, the transforming effects of warm water as a kind of relaxation response meditation, all the intimacy-workshops at Harbin over the decades (e.g. HAI) and the nudity giving rise to a freeing milieu, with echoes from the 1960s, but in the present, when soaking in Harbin's warm pool, while coming into close conversation with Tom Boellstorff's "Coming of Age in Second Life: An Anthropologist Explores the Virtually Human" (Princeton 2008), even as a kind of new, anthropological methodology.

Best,
Scott








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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Southern bluefin tuna: Global, online, free degree movement, The 'market' of students, by offering free degrees, who want online degrees is potentially great - really great - such that WUaS may be able to educate a body of overachievers in an unique way, WUaS's C.C. MIT OCW focus, with a Reed College conference method in a Google + Hangouts, will potentially offer a highest quality degree, and will also develop as the web, educational technologies and the internet develops, MIT's motivation in creating C.C. MIT OCW


Hi G, and Universitians,

When I clicked on the Law subject at Australia's University of New England's UNEOpen, - https://www.uneopen.com/app/home/session/L3RpbWUvMTM2OTU4NDIyOC9zaWQvdWkzcVA5cmw= - I didn't find much, but it's interesting to see that this university organization in Australia is building on the global, online, free degree movement, in a specific country.

And the 'market' of students, by offering free degrees, who want online degrees is potentially great - really great - such that WUaS may be able to educate a body of overachievers in an unique way.

I think WUaS's C.C. MIT OCW focus (http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/audio-video-courses/), with a Reed College conference method in a Google + Hangouts (https://plus.google.com/hangouts), will potentially offer a highest quality degree, and will also develop as the web, educational technologies and the internet develops.

One of WUaS's goals is both to attract overachieving high school students, and perhaps create them, by creating a very enjoyable, MIT OCW, interactive, learning experience, so that flourishing, enjoyable ('flow' experiences - 'absorbed mind - challenge at the right level') overachieving can be learned, and measured. How is a fascinating question and process.

And California BPPE approval and WASC senior accreditation will help WUaS to avoid a lot of pitfalls that universities have been through in the past.

When I looked up here - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MIT_OpenCourseWare - MIT's  motivation in creating C.C. MIT OCW, especially in terms of business, it had to do with

- positioning  MIT in the distance learning market

- MIT's mission (to advance knowledge and educate students in science, technology, and other areas of scholarship that will best serve the nation and the world in the 21st century) and

- is true to MIT's values of excellence, innovation, and leadership.

I think WUaS can build on all of this, and not only in the U.S. but worldwide in all 7,105+ languages and 204+ countries, in WUaS's seeking to become the online MIT / Harvard of the Internet.

Regards,
Scott





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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Bactrian camel: In terms of Islamophobia, Orientalism, the Internet, online education and WUaS, MIT OpenCourseWare's courses translated into Persian here, New, Iran, and Middle East, wiki, subject page at WUaS, A chapter on Orientalism in the online German UNESCO World Heritage Sites' web site - "Treasures of the World" or "Schaetze der Welt" ... http://www.swr.de/schaetze-der-welt/ - suggesting that the German characterizations of these UNESCO WHS expresses a form of Orientalism, WUaS MIT OCW-centric education, in Arabic and Persian/Farsi, for example, and even Friendly-informed, as well as NtF-informed, may be a way to help think our way out of Islamophobia and Orientalism, Quaker school in Ramallah


Hi C, I, and Nontheist Friends,

In terms of Islamophobia, Orientalism, the Internet, online education and World University and School,

you'll find MIT OpenCourseWare's courses translated into Persian here - http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/translated-courses/ - and here - http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/translated-courses/persian/ - but not yet translated in Arabic, one of the main United Nations' languages WUaS plans to develop in first.

Here's the new Persian, wiki subject at WUaS with many MIT OCW courses -http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Persian_language.

And here's the new, Iran, wiki, subject page at WUaS ... http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Iran_(Islamic_Republic_of) ... which I sent to my friend from Iran, who's a graduate student at UC Berkeley, recently, and which will become a MIT OCW-centric university in Iran, potentially in all languages there (Wikipedia is in 285 languages, by way of comparison).

And here is the Middle East, wiki, subject page at WUaS with its main, growing links ... http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Middle_East#World_University_and_School_Links ... including beginning, musical ones.

What's the difference between Orientalism and Islamophobia, I wonder? More (societal) fear in the latter?

I wrote a chapter on Orientalism in the online German UNESCO World Heritage Sites' web site - "Treasures of the World" or "Schaetze der Welt" ... http://www.swr.de/schaetze-der-welt/ - suggesting that the German characterizations of these UNESCO WHS expressed a form of Orientalism (per Edward Said ... and it looks like you can read some of my chapter here ... http://books.google.com/books?id=DpYzJqxs9ncC&pg=PA122&lpg=PA122&dq=German+UNESCO+world+heritage+sites+website+-+Treasures+of+the+World+schaetze+der+welt&source=bl&ots=FvNiws3W7i&sig=Iai8yUEXaQrx1u69lBfvI_Y-sLk&hl=en&sa=X&ei=BbejUY24EKmliQK1vYCwDw&ved=0CCsQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=German%20UNESCO%20world%20heritage%20sites%20website%20-%20Treasures%20of%20the%20World%20schaetze%20der%20welt&f=false) - as well as looking at these World Heritage Sites as nascent, online, multimedia destinations. I know less about Islamophobia.

I think online, WUaS MIT OCW-centric education, in Arabic and Persian/Farsi, for example, and even Friendly-informed, as well as NtF-informed (WUaS is Quaker-informed in that open, monthly, business meeting is in the manner of Quakers) may be a way to help think our way out of Islamophobia and Orientalism, as well as create cross-cultural understandings, through University education, ... something Friends in general may have sought to do over centuries, in one way or another. The Quaker school in Ramallah, begun in the mid-late 1800s is one good example of this.

WUaS would like to offer online, free, Creative Commons' licensed, MIT-centric university degrees - bachelor, Ph.D., Law and M.D., as well as I.B. diplomas, - beginning in English, and moving next into the 6 United Nations' languages, and especially in the Middle East, with time.

Many law schools, for example, in respective languages, under one WUaS 'umbrella' will be an important development in international law. C, have you read much in Islamic law, for example, besides the book you mention?

Nontheist Friends, how can we teach and learn about the rich culture and beauties of Islamic civilization, that allows people to move beyond Islamophobia?

With f/Friendly regards,
Scott



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Some other nontheist Friends add their thoughts to this email thread about Islamophobia ...

(May 27)

C, I appreciate your thoughts on Islamaphobia and its background. I will simply plead guilty.  I am so anti-religious and anti-supernatural I don't know what else to do.  

What troubles me the most is the constant killing of Muslims by and of and for each other.  This morning there were a series of explosions in Baghdad that killed about 70 people (and counting).  This is a daily, weekly, monthly on-going slaughter that happens all over the middle east day after day.  I know of no one who explains it or justifies it.  The media reports the numbers but treats them all as isolated incidents and gives us no overview or understanding.  (Does anyone know if someone is keeping score and trying to explain it.)  Can you help? 

M



(May 28)

M,

There are so many other factors at play that if religion is genuinely the primary motive we'd have absolutely no way to tell. You've got poverty, unemployment, years of oppression by a minority (the Alawites, sect of Bashar al Assad, were suppressed by the Sunnis before they took power and now oppress their oppressors), for the first time access to information and more via the Internet and the capacity for social action through that medium (you could have a flash mob of protesters in 30 mins, faster than the dictatorial regime could respond), ethnic tensions, individual psychopaths and sociopaths with charm and persuasion, access to weaponry and explosives via regional arms networks, support from other players in the region and globally (recent EU announcement about arming the rebels, Senator McCain's secret visit, Russia's influence as well as Iran's)...

The list is so insanely long that teasing out the answer would take a lifetime, which I think is why no one tries, really.

Why it always seems to fly under the flag of religion has, I think, to do with the fact that mosques under dictatorships easily become community centers where ideas and money can freely flow, but all against the background of religion.  The Saudis give money to the Sunnis, the Iranians give it to Hizballah and Shi'a in Iraq, and both give it in exchange for arms to the local branch of the arms network. Suicide bombers are easy to come by not because there are 72 virgins in Jannah, but because disaffected, unemployed young men are a dime a dozen under those circumstances, and where do they turn when life is bleak? They are told they will become martyrs, like those who fought with the Prophet, and more importantly to them perhaps is that their families will be well taken care of, financially speaking.

Why does each side do it? Think of it like a Cold War, because it is in a way, Shi'i against Sunni, Saudis against Iranians.  It's actually a miniature Cold War, a regional Cold War with influences around the globe.  The sectarian violence are flare-ups.  They are also proxies by which Russia, China, Europe and The United States are waging a Cold War, though those proxies often do things that blow up in their puppeteer's faces.  

When I say we in the West are Islamophobic, I don't mean willingly: it is hidden, just as racial relations are often hidden. I apologize, Ian; what I meant to convey is that unless a person has taken active steps to address the Islamophobia or racism that is latent in Western societies, they remain benefactors of the history of racism or Orientalism, and in this way remain passive racists or Orientalists. It's the way people didn't realize that saying something was gay (as a pejorative) was necessarily a bad thing - I know I've heard gay friends use it, even.  Now, several years later and with growing acceptance of the gay community, using gay as a pejorative is almost extinct, as people realize how hurtful that can be. Same way "negro" faded under growing recognition that it was hurtful, and "black" is in a nether region of acceptability (I say keep it: African-American is a mouthful, and the hip hop industry is too invested at this point.  Stay black and proud. The term 'black' covers both the emergence of Jazz and Hip Hop, perhaps the two most influential forces in music globally, after all).

This is the sense by which I mean we're all Islamophobic.  We carry hidden prejudices that are hurtful, such as Islamophobia, and it is time we put them down. I do not mean to imply that anyone is a willful participant in this power structure, just that we're unaware of what we do. That's fine, so long as that, once we become aware of it, we do something about it. 

I'll give you an example.  The media often talks about [fill in the blank] "instituting shari'a law," by which they mean any sort of brutality.  Now, set aside the fact that the people "instituting shari'a law" are actually just armed thugs with a thin veneer Islam to make them credible and gain access to Saudi money, usually, and let's just concentrate on the Western media using this phrase.

Because it's actually quite offensive to Muslims to hear the media say this. Suspend disbelief for a moment and try to imagine what it is like to be a Muslim.

Shari'a is a divine blessing.  It literally means "the path to water," which for the Arabs of that era literally meant the path to life surrounded by empty, broiling deserts.  That's its etymology. And it is not simply law, but a way of life.  It's not just those punishments everybody reads, it's also about prayer which follows the time of the day, and maybe more importantly self-sacrifice and service to others. Allah (which is the male aspect of Allat.  Allat is the essence of Godliness, while Allah is her expression- as Muslim feminists point out) loves those who live for the benefit of others, without discrimination.  For example, the Prophet would regularly go penniless freeing slaves, feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, tending to the people the rest of his society saw as outcasts.  

Since it is readily available to most members of this group, let me explain by analogy to the Anglo-American "common law" system. In our courts, we strive to achieve justice, and often fail, but perhaps do a little better each time, right? Well that idea of a judicial system started with the Muslims trying to achieve shari'a, but failing and ending up with fiqh, applied law. Muslim jurists on Sicily would go out into the countryside and render rulings on cases based on their knowledge of the law and the specific circumstances of the case.  Then they would all meet together and discuss their cases, from which they derived common principles for when they next went out into the countryside - hence "common" law.  The Normans, when they conquered Sicily, were so impressed with the system that they exported it to Britain, from whence it took off.  

Anyway, saying that someone instituted "shari'a law" is a bit like saying someone instituted "just" law, to Muslims - which dramatically conflicts with the images they see on screen and the stories they hear when the term is used this way.  TV speaks louder than elders, so some begin to equate "shari'a" with the brutality they see and hear.  And that's really all it takes to make a Western Islamic terrorist, much as many of the 9/11 hijackers were. 

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I've been thinking about the Prophet Muhammad, and Quakerly qualities that, irrespective of belief in a deity, we all wish to emulate.

What is sad is that the Western world has not heard about Muhammad.  I do not mean to evangelize, but merely to inform: this is why Muslims so love Muhammad and find it so difficult to tolerate negative portrayals of him, in the way that Westerners tolerate the mocking of Jesus.  Before I begin I must stress that Muslims believe Muhammad was a human, just like everyone else, without any special powers, such as those claimed by the followers of Christ, and that the following profile is congealed from many accounts:

Muhammad was a wildcard in 7th Century Arabia (by comparison for Anglophiles, Sutton Hoo was buried at this time): unlike other men, he willingly took a job underneath a woman, trading along the routes that brought spices and silks West. He subsequently fell in love with his boss and asked her to marry him. Khadijah, his first wife, was also the great love of his life.  She would die later, and it changed the man. Whenever someone brought up her name, his face became dark: Muslim sources freely admit this, which is odd for such a testosterone-drenched culture. In fact, Muslim law gave women rights (property rights, which gave them an an additional economic advantage) for the first time, and Muhammad himself treated women as equals. After Khadijah he loved some wives, but never in the same way, and regardless of the marriage (this is pre-feudalism, remember) for political purposes, he gave each of his wives equal time and equal share of his wealth.  We in the West impute sexual benefit, but this is idiocy considering relationships at the time. Supporting that many women required a large economic commitment, and Muhammad spent much of the paycheck on the needy. It's not a sexual fantasy, in the slightest.

He was scrupulously honest; he wouldn't sell you a bogus product, but neither would he let you get away without some haggling - which was really more about getting to know you than about measuring [I beg the pardon, those who are offended] the lengths of one's respective members.  Muhammad just liked people, is all.  He didn't laugh very often, but he did smile quite a bit, and when he did laugh, it was a momentous occasion: the Muslim sources actually go into fine detail about how the man laughed. 

Even when the forces of Makkah, the polytheistic, rich overclass, threatened him, they found it hard to impugn his character: he had grown up amongst them, and even there he developed a reputation for honesty, reliability, and faith in dark times. Everybody liked him because everybody got along with him.

He would regularly be both broke from freeing slaves and starving himself in order to feed others. Even when forgiven payment he refused not to pay his debts.  He took care of himself in the household, cleaning and mending, doing what any culture at the time would have considered women's work, utterly beneath him.  I'd like to reiterate that, for his time and place, this was quite radical, and that the fact it is preserved at all in the literature lends credence to its authenticity - how else to do you account for these reports?  Feminists are not often celebrated; Muhammad is a rare exception, a feminist for his age, which is always lost amidst the nonsense - and these reports of his respect for women manage to survive 1400 years, despite universally hostile attitudes...

So when Danish newspapers publish cartoons slandering the Prophet, it is to Muslims like slandering the best part of of themselves, no matter where they are on the religio-political spectrum.  This is why the Danish cartoons were so offensive and inappropriate: they understood nothing about Islam, and in this way reiterated the idiotic colonialist attitude that Muslims have come to expect from us in the West, just as the young black man understands "justice" from the police. 

Look, the Danish had every right to publish those rather boring cartoons, but what upset Muslims is that they are unequal. If the newspaper had run a series of anti-Semitic pieces, they would have been roundly thrashed; but because they were anti-Islamic, they were forward-thinking, ground-breaking, influential.  It is precisely and utterly this - more than any religious conviction against the depiction of the Prophet - that angered the Muslim community, whether right or left of the spectrum.


C



(May 29)


C,
Islamaphobia is hardly the case.
During the 60’s we used to avoid 3 things, suppression, repression, and oppression.
Today, we add a 4th called subjugation.
You know as well as everyone on this site that is what Islam and Theistic Law System’s are all about, not sure we are going with Islamaphobia in any way. Such tactics were used by the Romans; Greeks, England etc. etc. a long long time ago and East Indian communities to this day, even the Mafia, and Organized Drug Syndicates use the same tactics. Tricks of the Religious and the Political /Economic systems/trades, worldwide. Nothing new here.
Granted Islam is used currently by Blacks and Blacks by Islam in particular in this country to counter act pure unadulterated prejudice, bigotry, and ignorance, supported by Theist based Man made Laws… and I have to agree, it is working. Why not fight fire with fire… They have/had absolutely nothing to lose… And theist communities warring among themselves… it avoids getting any more ignorant than that…
Now that the threat of Communism and Apartheid have recently taken their biggest hit’s, the Islam and other religions, are taking their turn up at the bat Territorially, shall we say.
It’s like the Black communities, are saying put, or shut up to the Freedom for the pursuit of happiness folks… What this country is supposed to be all about, not necessarily other than an Islamic, Christian, Jewish, Mormon, and or Catholic etc. etc. themes either, just for starters.
But to assume anyone on this site, especially Atheists are opposed to Islam are just being Islamaphobia indicates you may have a lot to learn about Atheism’s/Nontheisms marvelous Democratic alternatives.
When you join the Atheist’s communities, you join in the intolerance of those 4 ambitions described above period!!
One of our Atheists only real fear is, if we have any, is literally going where the Theists all have gone for so many centuries.
I’d have to ask if you really compare Democratic Law System’s to Shari ‘a Law System’s and conclude somehow any Theistic Based Law systems, in any form, come from any kind of Truth orientation, what so ever? I’d take another look if so…
Really why Atheist’s know the founders of this country were really Atheist’s, not Theists. Way too many Atheist/Nontheist/Free Thinking premises included in our founding fathers Heads and Hearts.
And yet as you may have learned in Law School it’s not only the Laws we choose to freely abide by, but the ability to change those Laws as we the people see most timely and closer to a truth as they may become, and or threatened by such, internally and or externally, and or both simultaneously.
Shari ‘a Law is in no way capable of such Democratic process. It’s only tools are the ancient Arts of fear to the point of blatant terror in every ignorant way imaginable.
But, then take the crap the Native Americans (Indigenous), Blacks, Latino’s, Chinese etc. etc. (melting pot) have had to deal with from unsolved Theist’s Supremacist’s hanging’s, rapes and so much more, in the name of the Deities that are apparently prejudiced, bigoted and filled with hate and ignorance, it is other than surprising Democratic Atheism/Nontheism is on such an up rise.
When I play with ex-Muslim’s and even Muslims, one of the things I find most apparent, is not just their incredibly engrained/brain washed fear and or they are also wanting to escape those frames of reference, it is their pure and simple illiteracy, and lacking in simple concepts of just what Bore’s Dynamic’s are all about just for starters.
Simple ideas, and even complex quantum mechanics ideas, are totally new to them. Granted the computer programming realm is now so user friendly, even computers are doing it, what’s my point?
Eventually even computers will have to ask who, what, where, when, why and how did we/youse organic cognitive types get us into this/such a mess in a first place.
Are youse guys really that insensitive, and totally got your heads and hearts up your respective you know what’s, and for how/as long has this bologna, been goin’ on???
Islamaphobia is hardly the case here C…
Atheists’ have been treated so poorly for ever so long it’s more of a wonder they/we have avoided considering Islam, as a way to ignorantly go as well. Maybe it’s the cutting off of our heads or getting stoned practice, no questions freely to ask in that event horizon… maybe??
If that is where you are going with this discourse, I get it.
And interestingly enough, the ex-Muslims I have had the privilege to converse with, are actually good with my Nontheist premises, and the first thing they try to do is to see how /if some of the Koran’s/Shari’ a Law teachings could be included in Nontheism, of course less the concepts of Deities/Gods.  But, avoid calling yourself an Atheist or Christian… they really avoid wanting to go their either. Interesting difficulty, but then I avoid what many call problems, as it were, and call them difficulties. Attitude counts…
One of the poems I wrote when much younger included the concept of:
If Jesus was the son of God, would not his truths be true.
If Jesus was other than the son of God, would not his truths be true.
If you substitute the word Mohamed and or Allah respectfully into the poem. That appears to be where the ex-Muslims are at Atheistically/Nontheistically currently.
Where I kinda see the Quakers Nontheist Friends to be at in some regards, on this Nontheist site. What can we carry over/retain from our Quaker experiences into our form of Atheism. And many of the other ex-Theists of all persuasions I associate with, still are wanting to do the same, regardless of the persuasion they migrated from. Really.
Seriously.  Even our first and only Secular Hub here in Denver reeks of Modern Theistic Church trappings. The only thing missing right now is the Candelabras. And one of the founders of the Hub has already suggested adding Greek Style columns to the  walls, a kind of half column impression on the walls.
And I’ve told them so. The next thing we know there will be incense burning Atheist types tramping up and down between  the rows of chairs, selling prayer/philosophy wheels as they go.
When we/they ask for financial support, they have to make sure we know this is in no way, a form of tithing, but every little bit helps. I wonder which corner of the street is really ours to take turns on.
If it weren’t for the writings of Darwin, Carl Sagan, and Hitching on the walls, you’d avoid knowing the difference, not to mention all the Atheists literature available in our lobby, for a minimal Hub supporting price to pay.
The never born again Atheists, have a difficulty understanding why anyone would even consider such thoughts, but they humor us just the same, and what do they know anyway?
I am thinking pure ignorance is border line mental illness, and that’s when humor has it most cognitive place.
Fortunately in a Democratic System where the government Are the People, For the People, and By the People and they know even the Gods would otherwise avoid even thinking of going where many of our Theocratic premises go,  I can only assume they are laughing their respective heads off, watching us all play our bowling game late into the thundering night, like we are then actually the Gods and or Goddesses shall we say.
Anyway, not Islamaphobia here, in any way, shape, and or form.
What I am seeing is attempts on all the Religious fronts to “open up”, and try to persuade the Atheist communities to be on their side when the themes of the Hobit come together to see whom will eventually hold the “precious” (ring)… a truly Gollum theme to be sure.
And I for one am other than buying it.
You religious types want to go around slaughtering each other in the name of ignorance, knock your selves out.
But then I think the Theist communities are also playing the, Supposed Minority, Gay, Women Rights, Drug and Atheist communities in the hopes we will go with them into Armageddon, regardless of which side wins.
And we all know that as soon as their Armageddon is all over everything will go back to the way the winner of the War, wants to write the History books.
And yet one of the things the ex-Muslims brought up, and I do have to admit would be an interesting plus, is the concept of handling Extramarital Sex via contractual agreement. Not so much that I would be into that, but such sexual acts appear to be more natural than many Religious themes would have us to believe. And inadvertently a truth of cognitive behavior, and should be dealt with as peacefully as practical.
So, if that is a Truth, then perhaps we could add that option to the list of Annulments, Divorces, legal alternatives, and such.
So, perhaps other than so Islamaphobia here, like I said.
But, if you even think of goin’ to Honor Killing’s and many more of Islam’s bologna, teachings, Islamaphobia will be the least of your worries.
Seriously there is a reason/s for the Right to Bare Arms. In a way it’s a danger to live with that Amendment, and an even more dangerous environment to live without them.
Granted that right was to protect us from invading alternative nations Armies, but bottom line those invading Armies, can/could be our own government just as easily as not. Truth sucks. Ask the blacks whom have seen their wives, and children dragged out of the own houses/homes and hanged, raped, regardless of sexual orientation.
Mohammed was correct in fighting the Israelis’ from the perspective of fighting fire with fire. But, history has shown, fighting ignorance with ignorance is totally other than an answer.
But, history has also shown fighting ignorance with truth has a much longer wealth of progress and effectiveness.  Easy to say, 20-20 site being what it is.
Atheism/Nontheism is literally what truth currently is all about.
Quakerism was founded in the search and research of truths.
If that is the only thing carried over into Nontheism, then carrying over some experiences from Theistic premises makes sense. But such a tradition added to Atheistic/Nontheistic premises is other than an Islamaphobia thing.
I am thinking the Atheists communities are quite aware of where the Islam’s Idiots are coming from.
Paranoia is other than a case, if someone is really and truly after you.
And they are after us, and they will promise us anything, we want, except freedom from the premises based in pure ignorance.
That’s not Islamaphobia that is just healthy common sense. Dang good reasoning.
L
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(See, too, this "More on Islamophobia, Orientalism, Nonharming vis-a-vis nontheist F/friends and Quakers, and Academia, Malcolm X and American Islamophobia, Here are the WUaS, Arabic language, and the Persian language, wiki, subject pages, with many MIT OCW courses in Persian, And here's the Middle East wiki, subject page with links, with the current, beginning, country pages there, Each WUaS, language and country, wiki page will become a university or school in those Middle Eastern languages and nation states" post from June 11, 2013 - http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2013/06/persian-leopard-more-on-islamophobia.html).








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Monday, May 27, 2013

Aurochs: Abolishing capital punishment, a centuries-old issue among Quakers, Film for teaching peace?, In "out of the box" thinking about the issue, I come back to a kind of 'common chimpanzee' narrative (concerning human violence, now in the context of the state, but also culturally) - where common chimps do organized violence, whereas Bonobo chimpanzees have no known fatalities among themselves



Welcome, I (and N and Dojo Mouse ... I went to Reed College as well)!

I've enjoyed Kiezlowki's films in the past but haven't seen the film you mention. I've added "A Short Film About Killing" to the World Universities and School's wiki (editable) Subjects ...

Nontheist Friends (atheist Quakers?) -
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Nontheist_Friends_%28atheist_Quakers%3F%29 -

Quakers - Religious Society of Friends -
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Quakers_-_Religious_Society_of_Friends -

Peace and Social Justice Studies -
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Peace_and_Social_Justice_Studies -

Ahimsa - Nonviolence - Pacifism - To avoid harming -
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Ahimsa_-_Nonviolence_-_Pacifism_-_To_avoid_harming -

but not to the Bonobo chimpanzee wiki page at WUaS.

This film (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Short_Film_About_Killing) does appear to viewable online for free, at least in Polish, here - http://www.ovguide.com/a-short-film-about-killing-9202a8c04000641f80000000011cfec7.

How can NtFs 'teach peace,' and particularly with regards to abolishing capital punishment, a centuries-old issue among Quakers, I think, and perhaps now among Nontheist Friends, to a whole society, like the United Kingdom, or the British Isles, (or the U.S.), so that thinking about such violence changes in Brit's Hearts and Minds, for example? (What have been historically successful strategies in the UK, and also among Friends?) Approaches to abolishing capital punishment in the United States (which still barbarically has it, where most European and advanced industrial countries don't) involves quite different approaches (some of them state by state here). But I suspect Quakers on both sides of the Atlantic (and around the world) have shared many, many ideas (and books and films +) about this, and for more than a century, perhaps.

Film is a great way to teach peace, and about abolishing capital punishment, especially, (and also about Nontheist Friends and abolishing capital punishment) but especially in shaping a discourse, since film hasn't yet been successful in abolishing capital punishment in the UK or the US, for instance.

In my own "out of the box" thinking about the issue, I come back to a kind of 'common chimpanzee' narrative (concerning human violence, now in the context of the state, but also culturally) - where common chimps do organized violence, whereas Bonobo chimpanzees (see, too - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Bonobo_chimpanzee and http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Primatology) have no known fatalities among themselves, per primatologists. In my speculative reading, humans may share more in common with Pan troglodytes (chimps) than Pan paniscus (Bonobos), in what are both our closest relatives, genetically, and possibly behaviorally. Is it possible among humans to learn from Bonobo, primatological narrative-wise?  And is it possible for peace-oriented Friends (NtFs too?) especially to learn from nonharming Bonobos?

Would you like to help develop an "Abolishing Capital Punishment" wiki, subject page (or similar?) at World University and School?

With F/friendly greetings
Scott

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Sunday, May 26, 2013

Black Rock Desert National Conservation Area Mobile Field Station. 'Field Stations are an exciting solution to the problem of university field education being at risk,' Ecology, Biology#World_University_and_School_Links - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Biology#World_University_and_School_Links, Evolutionary_Biology, Conservation, and Environment, wiki, subject pages at WUaS



On Sat 25/05/13 8:49 PM , Jeff Gillarde jgillarde@yahoo.com sent:


Scott
Good evening. 
I enjoyed making your acquaintance last night.  I was so impressed how well spoken and thoughtful all those kids are for there age. I couldn't even imagine getting up in front of a group to publicly speak at their age.
During our conversation, I shared with you the work that I've been doing for several years now with a Mobile Field Station in the Black Rock Desert National Conservation Area. Field Stations are an exciting solution to the problem of university field education being at risk. As you may know, all throughout the US these Stations are hosting students and researchers whom are providing invaluable data to the various land management agencies to make informed decisions.
The Mobile Field Station model servicing the Black Rock Desert National Conservation Area is especially exciting since it has the potential to be replicated throughout the remote lands of the west. (gbmfs.org) Both myself, and the BLM district manager who secured funding for the Station in 2010 shared this vision.
Despite his absence since 2010, positive actions continue to occur which include the writing of an assistance agreement with the first academic partner, purchase of an additional yurt and the initiation of a new website. All these are positive steps but unfortunately high turnover with BLM personnel and heavy workload has caused this project to lose direction and bog down.
As a solution to this problem, I began this winter to inquire as to whether a committee of past Station users could be formed. The purpose of the committee will be to offer assistance to the BLM with the Station's development, conduct outreach about the importance of field stations, seek out creative funding sources and most importantly work on a development plan to implement a network of Mobile Field Stations throughout the West.
Besides contacting past users about the formation of a committee , I am letting it be known to individuals and organizations that I'm associated with in the EE community, that either volunteer or advisory positions with the committee may be available in the future.  A tremendous opportunity exists to establish a network of Stations due to the fact that the BLM has made a financial commitment to the Field Station. To let this opportunity pass-by would be a major loss to the public lands mission to support research and education.
Scott, please do contact me if you would like to learn more about the Mobile Field Station and do forward this letter to colleagues or friends who may have an interest in this project.  I did check out your website for World University.  With the trend in education moving towards the online classroom, I'm sure there will be much interest for the work that you are doing. 
 

Happy Memorial Day Weekend,
Jeff Gillarde





Hi, Jeff,

Very nice to talk with you as well at the Woolman School Semester graduation at Sierra Friends' Center.

Here's are some related WUaS wiki subject pages ...

Ecology -
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Ecology

Biology#World_University_and_School_Links -
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Biology#World_University_and_School_Links

Evolutionary_Biology -
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Evolutionary_Biology

Conservation -
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Conservation

... and there probably are quite a few other wiki pages ... haven't looked into related courseware yet.

Things are busy here, and WUaS hasn't really become financially operational, although we'd like to become the MIT / Harvard of the internet and in all languages (7,105+ languages and 204+ countries), with the possibility of wiki subject pages, as well as MIT OCW-centric courses concerning subjects related to field sites, as well as databases, and sharing of ideas and papers and field work, too, - all at WUaS and very flexibly.

Please edit a page to see how WUaS works, and consider beginning a wiki subject page to focus some of the field station questions you organizing about ... in terms of open teaching and learning.

Best,
Scott



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Hi Jeff,

I also added your informative web page - http://nwnfs.org/ ... Gillarde, Jeff. 2012. Northwest Great Basin: Mobile Field Station. nwnfs.org/ -  to WUaS here - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Environmental_Studies.

Please add a variety of such helpful resources when inclined.

Do you have a G+ profile? Here's mine (the 'non-company' page, since there's also a G+ WUaS company page) at WUaS ... https://plus.google.com/u/0/115890623333932577910/posts.

Thanks.

Regards,
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Saturday, May 25, 2013

Addax: Defining Teaching and Learning - What works for the state of California for educational approval, now online, and what's ideal in terms of the conversation between teacher and student seem to be two different things, Reed College - which emphasizes the Conference Method, When I think of the Conference Method, I come back to the Platonic dialogues and the conversation that ensues there, where out of the discourse, new ideas emerge, and some of those were one-to-one, See, too, Peter Norvig's fascinating hour-long talk about all of this and learning and teaching online




Hi J,

Thanks for your email. Would you like to meet on Monday around 1:30 at the Starbucks and maybe head across the street to the Grand Hyatt for a coffee and to talk about these questions in terms of the WUaS accrediting process ahead?

What works for the state of California for educational approval, now online, and what's ideal in terms of the conversation between teacher and student seem to be two different things. But I think the WUaS university spaceship, as we lift off, will be a lot better craft by going through various approval and accreditation processes, and even worldwide.

How to WUaS-instruct MIT and Harvard graduate student instructors teaching to MIT faculty in MIT OCW videos in the Conference Method and teaching, is an interesting question. Of these great universities - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Courses#University_course_listings - I wonder which already do the best in instructing their graduate student instructors in teaching and conversation-generation-as-learning.

Reed College - which emphasizes the Conference Method, beginning with the required course Humanities 110 - hires full time faculty to interact directly with undergraduate students, a direction WUaS may choose to head in, online. And Reed only teaches undergraduates, with no graduate programs to speak of.

When I think of the Conference Method, I come back to the Platonic dialogues and the conversation that ensues there, where out of the discourse, new ideas emerge, and some of those were one-to-one.

See, too, Peter Norvig's fascinating hour-long talk about all of this and learning and teaching online ... http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2013/05/clouded-leopard-great-recent-talk-about.html ... with lots else happening about WUaS in my blog, as well.

This question of teaching and learning will be central to WUaS as we develop in all languages and countries, will be central in accrediting, as we flesh out the details, and will help us focus to become the online MIT / Harvard of the internet in teaching and learning, especially, if at all possible. It will also be something we address and re-address, even through centuries, as well as attempt to measure.

I'm heading to Woolman Center today for their graduation, and partly to do WUaS outreach.

Regards,
Scott





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Friday, May 24, 2013

Gharial - narrow snouted crocodiles: WUaS and affiliated startup companies in other Countries, Nepal, "My aim was to establish company that provide engineering solutions to the other company and study along with the business," "Great," "And I have lots of engineering ideas and want to open an enterprise to fully dedicate my time to implement those ideas," "Add them to WUaS," "hmmm...what if that's stolen ?," Film: "Accepted," In the film you suggested, does that startup university partner with other companies?




9:52pm

Bishwo -
Hello there

Scott -
Hi Bishwo!

Bishwo -
How are you? Well, I want to talk some important things with you if you are free

Scott -
OK thanks ... how are you? Now's a decent time to chat for me

Bishwo -
m fine thanks for asking. Well, as you know that I am prospective graduate student. My aim was to establish company that provide engineering solutions to the other company and study along with the business.

Scott -
Great

Bishwo -
And I have lots of engineering ideas and want to open an enterprise to fully dedicate my time to implement those ideas

Scott -
Add them to WUaS

Bishwo -
Ideas?

Scott -
yes

Bishwo -
hmmm...what if that's stolen ?

Scott -
MIT OCW-centric WUaS is Creative Commons' licensed and for sharing ... http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Engineering#Ideas ... What if MIT OCW courses are stolen?
MIT thinks education is a conversation and for sharing, a shift in thinking from copyright-thinking

Bishwo -
yeah but I want to start my venture with the idea I am having right now
And I can't do it alone so I was wondering if WUas can help me

Scott -
Definitely ... that's what companies are for, and intellectual property as well, in conjunction with MIT OCW ... and MIT spins off many companies.
that aren't MIT OCW, and where ideas are property ...

Bishwo -
WUaS can be a lot more beneficial with it. Online WUaS graduate student can join the company as programmer and anlytic if the company is well establish

Scott -
with what?

Bishwo -
the company I am going to establish?

Scott -
WUaS is Creative Commons' licensed like MIT OCW for free education and degrees, but would also like to grow and incubate companies

Partnerships are an interesting possibility ... but WUaS as a university still hasn't hired any faculty
(MIT OCW doesn't offer free degrees, only free education).
WUaS will offer free degrees.

Bishwo -
that's the most interesting thing. Have you watched the movie "Accepted" ?

Scott -
not yet
... will hope to see it

Bishwo -
Well, you should. WEll you'll get more intriguing ideas to enhance capabilities of WUaS from it.

Scott -
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0384793/ ... looks funny

Bishwo -
yeah it have comedy but it's worth watching

Scott -
great
does that startup university partner with other companies?

Bishwo -
you'll know if you'll watch it

Scott -
Looks to be free online here ... http://megashare.info/watch-accepted-online-TWpNNE5nPT0 ... cool ... may add the website to WUaS Film wiki page - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Film

Bishwo -
Actually what was I thinking is that if there will be WUaS graduates in future, they want to join companies. The company I am thinking produce engineering gadgets, widgets and provide solutions to other companies and individuals. WUaS student can explore more on that company with lots of positions.

Scott -
All this is possible ... WUaS would like to plan for jobs for graduates ... some years hence

Bishwo -
yeah that's what I am talking about here. I have cool engineering ideas but haven't establish the company. If you want, we, together, can establish a company
what say?

Scott -
Good idea ... let's keep the communications open about this. ... WUaS wants to be in all 204+ countries, too.

Bishwo -
sure. And I was thinking of establishing company in US
as it will be Multinational Company

Scott -
Let's keep communications open ... WUaS is primarily MIT OCW-centric and university degree focused ... in languages and countries ... but keep developing your plans, with more and more specificity

Bishwo -
Will that be cool?
sure

Scott -
Think in terms of MIT OCW for your company in Nepal in the US ... what can MIT OCW add knowledge wise to your product plans, for example?

Bishwo -
A lot of knowledge can be acquired from it. I have a lot of projects on Compilers and programming language. If that can be achieved, world will be beneficial with the technology and MIT will get more ideas to research on
My ideas will not be just for MIT and it's OCW, its for the world

Scott -
Great ... if someone age 21 graduated with an undergraduate degree from WUaS in computer science, what would they do in your company? Could they intern while they are a student? How much would you pay a 20 year old living in the US, with you in Nepal?

Bishwo -
Well, that depends on the education that guy has. If he's talented then we'll give the position accordingly. And the payment depends upon the success and funding on the venture

Scott -
Depends on how much you'll sell your products / widgets for, too. One idea ... A Nepalese computer translator?

Bishwo -
yeah.
I was thinking of establishing company in US which has a lots of potential for resources than a local company in Nepal

Scott -
What products?

Bishwo -
Programming Languages, Compilers, Gadgets, Widgerts, Mobile Apps --> All in all they will change the feeling of people toward technology

Scott -
Sounds good ... thinking in terms of Android OS makes sense to me ... heading to bed now ... let's keep the communications open ...

Bishwo -
yeah both android and OS X
sure..
take care

Scott -
Cool ... thanks for the film suggestion! Take care ...

Bishwo -
my pleasure






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Thursday, May 23, 2013

Black Rhinoceros: Creative Commons!, Yes, for approval with the state of California's Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education, If WUaS can manage the fundraising, and related financial operations, WUaS would like to offer online, MIT OCW-centric, C.C. university degrees, - beginning, in English, with bachelor (in 2014), Ph.D. (2015), law (2016) and M.D. (2017), degrees, as well as possibly I.B. diplomas (2015?), - to begin, in many, many countries and languages, beginning with the United Nations' languages, since they are lingua francas of the world, Creative Commons' licensed Law and Medicine Courses at WUaS


Hi D,

Thank you and Creative Commons!

Yes, for approval with the state of California's Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education, they are referring to diplomas, in terms of printable "completion verification documents," and I and WUaS are just double-checking about Creative Commons' licensing and copyright vis-a-vis MIT OCW, because I'm not versed in this, in this important, initial, BPPE approval stage. Thank you for your helpful clarifications.

If WUaS can manage the fundraising, and related financial operations, WUaS would like to offer online, MIT OCW-centric, C.C. university degrees, - beginning, in English, with bachelor (in 2014), Ph.D. (2015), law (2016) and M.D. (2017), degrees, as well as possibly I.B. diplomas (2015?), - to begin, in many, many countries and languages, beginning with the United Nations' languages, since they are lingua francas of the world. See the beginning Admission's page - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Admissions_at_World_University_and_School#World_University_and_School_Links - for information about degrees. (For example, 204 international Law Schools - per the number of countries in the Olympics - under one 'umbrella,' if at all possible, and Creative Commons' licensed too, will be very helpful for a myriad of international legal questions, especially, for example, intellectual property ones; California presently has about 12 online law schools, none ABA approved as I understand it, but anyone can sit the Bar exam in California, as well, I've heard).

Beyond C.C. MIT OCW's 2,150 courses, WUaS has a great universities' focus - see this wiki list ... http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Courses#University_course_listings ... where WUaS will continue to facilitate wiki-aggregation of free, open, online, educational resources, especially C.C. ones. Yale OYC's 42 courses are already C.C. so that's an obvious, WUaS, accreditation candidate, as well. (WUaS is planning to move from the Wikia wiki to the new C.C. Wikidata repository as our financial situation improves). While MIT OCW doesn't have many law or medical classes, WUaS plans to build on the existing ones.

A humongous endeavor, World University and School is like Wikipedia with MIT OCW, and planning to be in all 7,105 languages (per "Ethnologue") and 204 countries, each an extensible, C.C., wiki school; Wikipedia is in 285 languages by way of comparison, and we all wrote it.

I'll proceed with WUaS's ongoing communication with California's Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education.

Thank you!

Best,
Scott





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