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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Sunspots 335

Things I have recently spotted that may be of interest to someone else:

Science: Wired reports that fear of failure can inhibit learning, and does.

Sports: National Public Radio reports that the Women's NBA league has improved in attendance and TV viewing, but is not exactly a great success.

Christianity:  (Or Judaism) Heart, Mind, Soul and Strength has posted a list of the categories of the commandments found in the first five books of the Bible. (For example, of over 600 laws found there, 14 had to do with business practices.) That wasn't her main purpose, which was to deal with worship.

From the same blog -- a fine piece on what worship pleases God, and what doesn't.

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Weekend Fisher said...

Thanks for the links.

And yes, I'm fond of the list breaking out the commandments by category for its own sake, too ... The point is that all that *is* worship. :)

Take care & God bless
Anne / WF

Martin LaBar said...

Thanks again, Anne/Weekend Fisher.

atlibertytosay said...

I also think fearlessness can inhibit learning … if you fear nothing ~ you are, in a way, saying you know everything.

One needs to be rationally mindful of their past, present, and future failures and work hard to honor Christ in all they do.

Martin LaBar said...

I think you are right, atlibertytosay. But the experimenters weren't testing that.