The prevailing orthodoxy in brain science is that since physical laws govern our physical brains, physical laws therefore govern our behaviour and even our conscious selves. Free will is meaningless, goes the mantra; we live in a 'determined' world. Not so, argues the renowned neuroscientist Michael S. Gazzaniga as he explains how the mind, 'constrains' the brain just as cars are constrained by the traffic they create. Writing with what Steven Pinker has called 'his trademark wit and lack of pretension,' Gazzaniga ranges across neuroscience, psychology and ethics to show how incorrect it is to blame our brains for our behaviour. Even given the latest insights into the physical mechanisms of the mind, he explains, we are responsible agents who should be held accountable for our actions, because responsibility is found in how people interact, not in brains. An extraordinary book, combining a light touch with profound implications, Who's in Charge? is a lasting contribution from one of the leading thinkers of our time.
Ever stand in a forest at dark, harboring a feeling that you were being intensely watched, evaluated, or sized up by an unknown, unseen, predatory wild animal? Ever give thought to human physical and/or mental frailness compared to predatory wild animals? Ever look directly into the eyes of a predatory animal (caged or free) as it stood motionless, intently staring at you, evaluating every move you made? Ever consider having a predatory wild animal as a household pet? Ever have occasion to reflect on how humans as well as all animals fit into earth's long-running evolution? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this book is for you.
Few Americans are aware that their nation long ago created a separate government for education, supposedly to shield it from political interference. Some experts believe that at the heart of todays school debates is a push to put the larger government-- presidents, governors, mayors-- in the drivers seat, or even to dump democratic school governance entirely. The results are mixed. One clear result, however, is a vexing tangle of authority and accountability. "Whos in Charge Here?" untangles it all.
Make geography fun and interactive to motivate your students. Encourage teamwork, creativity, reflection, and decision making. Take an active approach to teaching while inspiring your students to make their own explorations of geography.
With a new preface assessing leadership responses to the coronavirus pandemic, this classic text explores leadership problems that can develop during public health crises such as the 2001 anthrax attacks, 2003 SARS epidemic, and 1980's-90's Mad Cow disease epidemic. A threat to public health, such as a rampaging virus, is no time for a muddled chain of command and contradictory decision making. Who's In Charge? Leadership during Epidemics, Bioterror Attacks, and Other Public Health Crises, re-issued with a new preface assessing leadership during the COVID-19 outbreak, explores the crucial relationships between political leaders, public health officials, and journalists to see why leadership confusion develops. As the problematic response to COVID-19 has once again shown, the reluctance of politicians to risk alarm can run counter to the public-health need to prepare for worse cases. Many leaders will seek high visible during a public health crisis, but since politicians are not medical experts the more they speak the more they risk disseminating harmful information. How to achieve the right balance is the essence of Dr. Kahn's book. Beginning by looking at the overarching issues of leadership and public health administration, it then examines in depth five emergencies - the 2001 anthrax attacks and 1993 cryptosporidium outbreaks, the 2003 SARS outbreak, the 2001 foot-and-mouth disease crisis, and the battle against Mad Cow Disease. First-person accounts from leaders involved in actual early 21st century crises, as well as leading experts, scientists, and others Primary documents including excerpts from official reports and the medical literature Chronologies of early 21st century public health emergencies A comprehensive index organized by disease and by individuals involved in emergency response
Meet the people who really run the world and learn the low down about people, politics, power and expense scandals! How are governments elected, why are different countries ruled in different ways and where does all that tax money actually go? Let your child join this lively debate on politics around the world. They'll find out how different systems and beliefs have developed, the ways in which laws are made, what happens behind the scenes in parliament, and how they can get involved. From famous leaders to great speeches, revolutions to age-old traditions your child will discover all about the really big political issues in the world today!
Release on 2011-09-23 | by Nathaniel M. Carswell, Sr.
Living Life In The Spirit
Author: Nathaniel M. Carswell, Sr.
Pubpsher: WestBow Press
How many times do we as believers find ourselves on the wrong track trying to do the will of God but accomplishing nothing? How many times must we point our fingers at our pastors and Bible study teachers and blame them for all of our short-comings? It is time for us to learn who is really in charge— a very hard task for many of us because we are so use to blaming others for some or all of our faults. When you finally begin to face reality, you'll soon discover that you and you alone are responsible for the fix that you are in. Even so, they—your pastors, Bible study teachers, and the like—are still held accountable because they are preachers and teachers of the gospel. There are many scary believers out there who will not say a word for the gospel; you too are accountable for not spreading the word of God. God cannot use a wall-flower; you are not even good for yourself, and you must walk in the love of God in order to be useful to the name Jesus. If not you are not walking in the promise, then you are no good to the gospel. It is no longer about you once you cross over; it’s about Jesus in you, accomplishing the will of the Father. When you read this book and you get offended in any way, you just keep on reading; the Holy Spirit will open up the pages of these words He has provided to us. May the Holy Spirit bless you richly in Jesus!
From an Iowa homestead, ahead of the Great Depression, to the plains and mountains of Colorado, this book is about a priest using his wits and sensibility to affect the lives of everyone he met. In his journey, he plowed forward, but had to turn corners quickly into fields he hadn’t imagined. The supposed director of his life found himself being directed. Why are 300 Christmas cards his reminder that this was all good when so many people from every walk of life think of him as friend and family.