Remember when… Simon’s mum was on MTV?
The blunt fact is that the SAT has never been a good predictor of academic achievement in college. High school grades adjusted to account for the curriculum and academic programs in the high school from which a student graduates are. The essential mechanism of the SAT, the multiple choice test question, is a bizarre relic of long outdated twentieth century social scientific assumptions and strategies. As every adult recognizes, knowing something or how to do something in real life is never defined by being able to choose a “right” answer from a set of possible answers (some of them intentionally misleading) put forward by faceless test designers who are rarely eminent experts. No scientist, engineer, writer, psychologist, artist, or physician—and certainly no scholar, and therefore no serious university faculty member—pursues his or her vocation by getting right answers from a set of prescribed alternatives that trivialize complexity and ambiguity.
[‘here comes the sun’ playing in the distance]
Thank you Planet Duran Austria for these great recent pictures of Simon!
Thanks to lightthiscandle for finding this on NASA’s Flickr!
“Expedition One Flight engineer Sergei Krikalev poses for a photo beside the International Space Station ISS Alpha’s Service Module SM window. The STS-98 orbiter Atlantis can be seen on approach to the ISS through the window. NASA Identifier: iss001-361-017”
Ever had your modeling photoshoot totally photobombed by a Space Shuttle?
Krikalev: :does Russian version of Blue Steel:
Atlantis: U MAD BRO
Krikalev: SPACE SHUTTLE, YOU FOIL ME AGAIN, THEES EEZ BULLSHEEET
Tonight expedition 38 will end. Hopkins, Kotov and Ryazansky will leave the ISS at 00:02 on March the 11th
The good times are over.