[Sur] [IAEP] Fwd: Tour of Uruguay / Vuelta Ciclista del Uruguay
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Mie Mar 16 14:17:20 EDT 2011
On Sun, Mar 13, 2011 at 6:35 PM, Frederick Grose <fgrose en gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 13, 2011 at 3:33 PM, Carlos Rabassa <carnen en mac.com> wrote:
>> English text follows after Spanish
>> Acabamos de revisar y completar los dos artículos que ofrecimos en
>> respuesta a la reciente solicitud de ideas para celebrar la próxima Vuelta
>> Ciclista del Uruguay / Tour of Uruguay:
>> S042 - Entendiendo la Bicicleta
>> S043 - Entendiendo el Cuerpo del Ciclista
>> English text:
>> We have just completed an updated the two articles we offered in response
>> to the recent request for ideas to celebrate the forthcoming Tour of Uruguay
>> / Vuelta Ciclista del Uruguay.
>> E042 - Understanding the Bicycle
>> E043 - Understanding the Cyclist’s Body
>> Carlos Rabassa
>> Red de Apoyo al Plan Ceibal
>> Montevideo, Uruguay
> Here is an interesting reverence:
> A 'Perspectives' Psychology, article in SCIENCE (magazine), *Science
> Starts Early*, by Frank C. Keil,
> <http://www.sciencemag.org/content/331/6020/1022.summary>(full article
> requires membership).
> The follow-on sentence to the teaser in the summary is,
> "Evidence is mounting, however, that young children are often quite adept
> at uncovering statistical and causal patterns and that many foundations of
> scientific thought are built impressively early in our lives."
> One example given is about the digestive system:
> "For example, while being completely ignorant about the biological details,
> most preschoolers do know that food gets transformed after it enters the
> body and that the transformed version is critical for helping the body to
> grow and to move ."
> The article goes on to discuss
> "...certain broad intuitions and expectations about plausible and
> implausible patterns." One relates to an "essentialist bias": the idea that
> something you can't see (e.g., "microstructural stuff") causes what you can
> see ... and is the essence of the thing being observed."
> that may apply for inferences drawn from patterns of covariance for
> biological phenomena but not for physical phenomena.
>  K. Inagaki, G. Hatano, *Curr. Dir. Psychol. Sci.* *15*, 177 (2006)
> Second comment:
> The word 'dirty' has many negative connotations in English and may not be
> suitable as applied to the blood leaving the Tissues compartment. Perhaps
> 'waste-bearing' and 'purified' blood would match the sophistication of
> 'oxygenated'. 'Fresh' air -> 'exhaled' air might also match this level of
> In this context, the diagram might be labeled, 'Material flow diagram of
> the human body'.
> Thanks for sharing!
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