Do you need SEO specialist?

Do you need SEO specialist?
Do you need SEO specialist?   You have done everything according to all the information that you have researched, and yet your efforts do not seem to be paying off. Instead of spending so much time doing all of these tasks, why not hire an SEO specialist to get it all done for you? In this article, we will tell you why you might want to look into affordable SEO services.

They can keep your SEO up to date

Search engines such as Google, constantly update their algorithm to catch the sites that try to cheat their way through the system. They sometimes roll out unnamed updates, too, according to entrepreneur. If you are not careful, a new update to the algorithm might just cause your website’s rankings to tank hard. By hiring SEO specialists, they can keep an eye on whatever new updates will be coming out next, so that they can make your site foolproof. Better yet, they will give you services that make sure that no algorithm update will ever affect your site’s rankings negatively at all.

They can help you avoid common mistakes

There are a lot of errors that people unfamiliar with SEO make. Some think that just by adding a keyword to any article, they will fare better in the search results. That could not be any further from the truth. Those with sites that are image-heavy do not even realize that search engine crawlers do not index graphics or applets, according to Google, unless they have information included in title or alt text tags. That means that you are losing out on potential ranking boosts. An SEO specialist can point out any weak spot in your site, so that you can keep it optimized for SEO. Otherwise, your site may not get much attention from the search engine crawlers, or it may even get flagged for keyword spamming.

They can help you save time and money

You can spend so many hours tweaking every single thing on your website. The problem with that is you will lose so much time, when you could have devoted it all to improving your real product or service. By investing in affordable SEO services, you can have somebody else take care of all that instead. They will be able to completely focus their efforts on optimizing every part of your site, without the distractions of accounting, customer service, and other crucial business areas. That way, you will not end up neglecting the other aspects of your company. At the same time, you can be sure that your site continues to rise up the ranks. According to Forbes, it is a lot more cost-effective than other methods such as online marketing and PPC campaigns, too. Even if you may think it is a relatively pricey investment, getting an SEO specialist may just be the boost that your company needs to maximize its online presence. Do not put it off any longer. Look for a great SEO expert today.  
Author: Daina Martin
 

Top college degrees in science today

Top college degrees in science today
Top college degrees in science today   Science degrees are always a popular choice for students in college. Having said this, I think that now is a better time than ever, to pursue an academic degree in one of many different fields offered online and on campus. New developments in the environment and in the world of business, have opened the doors to rewarding and lucrative new careers. One of the concerns of future college students (and their parents) is finding a discipline that they not only enjoy, but that will create long term employment prospects. Not only do some of the hottest jobs on the market require science-related skills, but these are the jobs that will be necessary and relevant for years to come. Because “science” covers such a broad area, and because some institutions of learning are more noted for particular offerings than others, what are the best science programs out there for your time and money?

Environmental science

As a fairly new discipline, the environmental science combines elements of physical and biological sciences, in order to study various environments helping making corrections within environments and public policy. Graduates in this field may do anything from practicing law, to acting as a consultant for a major corporation, working for a government to combat environmental woes, or teaching. Environmental scientists can expect salaries ranging from $61,000-$90,000 per year. However, before earning all that money, you’ll need to earn that degree. Community colleges offer environmental programs, four year studies and graduate program. Some of the United States’ best environmental science programs can be found at small liberal arts colleges. Pomona College in Claremont, California near Los Angles has what is considered to be the nation’s best environmental science program. Known as “Environmental Analysis”, this program offers students classes in community activism, environmental education, and urban agriculture. Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania, offers two tracks within its programs. Its Environmental Science track, focuses on the physiology and chemistry of living things, while those majoring in Environmental Studies focus on a broader spectrum, including law and philosophy. The SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) located in Syracuse, New York, offers classes with topics dealing with environmental challenges, and global needs for sustainable living.

Computer Science

Computer science has been around a lot longer than you might think, but like environmental science, it really hasn’t come into its own until the last few decades. Computer scientists deal with the development and practical applications of everything related to computers. Degree holders from this studies, have a wide range of career possibilities. NASA, the military, game designers, and the auto industry are among the few, where the employers are looking for computer scientists. Computer scientists can expect to earn between $57,000-$152,000 annually. Almost all institutions of higher learning, offer a computer science program, and the best in the United States are internationally ranked, as well. Leading on the America’s list are Carnegie-Mellon in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Stanford University in Stanford, California. Programs offered by these schools include programming, languages, artificial intelligence and physics and mathematics. I have mentioned just a couple of the possibilities offered when pursuing a degree and career in science. Students shouldn’t forget that many classes available online and through other methods of distance learning are great way of getting ahead. Many science degree holders of various types are applying their knowledge to business, as the makers of ASEA Science cellular regeneration products are doing. So, with so many options for pursuing a degree in science that will lead to an exciting career, potential students do not lack for possibilities in considering this field.   Author: Brooke Chaplan

How to develop creative culture at workplace?

How to develop creative culture at workplace?
   How to develop creative culture at workplace?     Have you ever pondered on the significance of developing a creative culture at workplace? Well, many CEOs today consider it highly significant, because they believe innovation contributes to an organization’s growth and success, which can only be achieved if the culture in an organization is creative and smooth. Few days back while I was reading through Internet, I came across an IBM’s survey. IBM basically asked 1500 CEOs from 33 industries of around 60 countries about significance of creative culture at workplace. The survey revealed that they support creative culture and for them it is the most imperative and primary skill for leadership. Vision, integrity, management discipline and consistency are secondary skill sets, according to those 1500 CEOs. Thus, you must have understood that leaders of an organization play a vital role in developing creative culture at workplace. But employees also play their part in fostering this culture at individual level. Do you believe that creative culture is well-suited for big organizations or companies with high-budgets? Well, you are completely mistaken! Size of the company, its industry and its budget are not the major constituents that affect the creative output. I am therefore, sharing the key factors or techniques that can help you to foster creative culture in your organization and encourage your employees to innovate:
  • Create an inspirational workplace
You need to follow the design-centric approach and integrate innovation in your organization’s culture as a must-follow thing. This is essential to keep your pace with the changing demands of the corporate world. But, your employees can never innovate and deliver creative outcome in an obsolete working environment within a small, congested workspace and under dim lights. You need to provide your employees and team members wide open spaces, as to foster a creative culture. Big windows, cozy work spaces, bright lights and huge spaces contribute a lot to the comfort of your employees. If you are on a low budget, you can even do all this at minimum rates. Vivid colored walls and wide spaces are also good enough. You need to make sure that how you can help reveal the creative side of your employees by giving them an ideal workspace.
  • Reward the creative process not just the end result
I have observed that many organizations reward employees on end results. They never praise employees who have worked hard on deploying a creative process, but couldn’t succeed in delivering expected outcome. If you want your team members or employers to consistently stay motivated and come up with out of the box solutions, then reward them. Always cheer their creative process, even if they don’t produce the required result. This is how you can encourage and foster a creative culture at workplace.
  • Build teams with diverse people and give them priority over your customers
You shall definitely not be able to get a perfect team, if you seek to employ your carbon copy in terms of skills, knowledge and mind-set. An innovative and creative organization grows well with diverse team not with similar minded people. Hire people from diverse backgrounds, holding different experiences and education. This diversity will strengthen your organization, resulting in great success. Foster a creative culture by giving highest priority to your team members or employees. I know customers come first, but when you put your team first, it ultimately results in satisfied and happy customers.
  • Create a stress free and positive working environment
Studies have proved that positive mood improves creativity. Thus, you need to provide your employees a positive and stress free work environment, so that nothing hinders their creativity. If your team members or employees are studying and stuck somewhere in their assignment, provide help with assignment. This will be a great initiative to minimize their stress. Our positive mood makes us open-minded and lets us discover better options. So, providing a positive work environment will surely broaden up your employees’ perspectives and will encourage them to innovate. You need to incorporate fun in work as well, so that they feel relaxed and come up with creative ideas and solutions. I would suggest you to frequently organize recreational activities for your employees to better foster a creative culture. Creativity today is a must thing that you have to incorporate within your work processes, encourage and develop within employees, because your competitors might be making efforts to become more creative than you and capture the market.     Author: Kaelynn Bailee is an experienced academic consultant, who has been working in  online firm supervising work quality. She loves to spend her time on her favorite activity, writing education blogs.

Technology and children learning

Technology and children learning
  Just a few years back, schools or institutions of learning gave a completely different picture. There was a lot of manual work involved and teachers would lose their breathing by trying to give out lectures after lectures. Today, it is completely different as we see the growth in technological world, providing extremely convenient assistance to teachers and school going people. The kind of learning, interactivity and the science of teaching all have changed in the matter of a few years now. This means education has become more vibrant, fast paced and also fun. It is no longer just books and words to learn and give exams. We now live in a global-economy where knowledge and enhanced learning is absolutely important. The right method of teaching is to reinforce the message in such a way that it embeds itself into the minds of children. Unless children are taught in that way, education will have no prominence. To constantly manage enhanced learning and improve education standards, every day there are new forms of education methods integrated with technology platforms are introduced. Technology not only helps accelerate the learning process and make it more interesting for modern day children, but it also allows teachers to perform in a much better way. Today’s guest post blog will talk about four ways technology and devices can be used to enhance learning in children. Using actual physical objects through 3D printing technology In order to promote a better recall of products and items in children, the use of 3D device printers is something that has recently seen a sharp rise. Teachers are increasingly dependent on the use of such printers to help children learn better. Classes of the modern day world in top institutions have 3D printers for this sole reason. Other innovative products like projections and screens in class to show interactive fun lectures are also newly introduced concepts. Through all this, children can have a better recall and also motivated learning. When they enjoy the lessons and learning, then students also have a better educational development. Getting them acquainted with the internet Through the use of the internet, students who have grown slightly mature in their academic age can be very interestingly taught. The online world is completely full of interaction which can help students learn better. The use of the internet not only allows for a credible update information for teaching, but students can also find various avenues to explore which can further enlighten their interest in courses through different perspectives. Smart devices The use of handheld devices like tablets and screens are another important addition in the education world. Students as they grow prefer to deal with their academic commitments and classes all along the electronic devices and tablets play an important role in that. Using 4G phones Not only in the US, but also as far as the third world countries, smart phones are gaining increased popularity and the internet on smart phones is becoming cheaper. This means smart phones alone can provide access to education in children through their use. As the time progresses, we will see further expansion of the roles smart phones currently play in education and enhance the learning for children. Author Bio Anwen Richardson is the author of this blog post. Richardson likes to post blogs for the site FreshEssays.co.uk. She has always been a regular contributor to the blogs and everyone likes to read them. Her blogs are usually about education and learning through the use of technological equipment. Melody, besides blogging, also works for a school in the USA, where she teaches the children aged nine to fifteen years.  

The exciting possibilities of artificial intelligence

The Exciting Possibilities of Artificial Intelligence
The Exciting Possibilities of Artificial Intelligence What is Artificial Intelligence (AI)? AI is an umbrella term encompassing a great variety of disciplines surrounding the mimicry or apparent mimicry of intelligence in technology, for various purposes and on various levels. AI is useful not only for games, but it is used as an extension of ourselves. Continue reading “The exciting possibilities of artificial intelligence”

Algorithms are the playgrounds of the future

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Algorithms are the playgrounds of the future

Math is cool because nothing defines cool better than success.

The world has come a long way since the time of the Greeks. Then the Persians and Arabs kept the wheels of math algorithms turning, while western nations wallowed in the Dark Ages. Continue reading “Algorithms are the playgrounds of the future”

5 predictions on the e-learning evolution

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5 predictions on the e-learning evolution Learning is on a path of change. The traditional learning methods that we are more acquainted with is becoming bulky, slow, expensive and less effective if we compare it with the new methods that are emerging and might one day completely replace it. The emergence of e-learning has drastically changed the scenario of education. Continue reading “5 predictions on the e-learning evolution”

4 Cognitive skills for successful learning

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memory There is nothing that any human being knows, or can do, that he has not learned. This excludes natural body functions, such as breathing, as well as the reflexes, for example, the involuntary closing of the eye when an object approaches it. Apart from that, a human being knows nothing, or cannot do anything, that he has not learned. Therefore, all cognitive skills must be thought. Here are the most important cognitive skills:

1. CONCENTRATION

Paying attention has to be distinguished from concentration. Paying attention is a body function, and does not need to be taught. Paying attention is a function that is quite useless for the act of learning because it is only a fleeting occurrence. Attention usually shifts very quickly from one object or one thing to the next, so this is why the child must be taught to focus his attention on something and to keep his or her attention focused on this something for some length of time. When a person focuses his attention for a certain period of time, we refer to it as concentration.  Concentration is based on two grounds. First: it is an act of will and cannot take place automatically. Second: it is a cognitive skill, that has to be taught. Although learning disability specialists acknowledge that “the ability to concentrate and attend to a task for a prolonged period of time is essential for the student to receive necessary information and complete certain academic activities,” it seems that the ability to concentrate is considered as a “fafrotskies” , a word coined by Ivan T. Sanderson, standing for “things that fall from the sky.” Concentration must be taught, after which proficiency can be constantly improved by regular and sustained practice.

2. PERCEPTION

The terms “processing” and “perception” are often used interchangeably, so before one can learn anything, perception must take place, i.e. one has to become aware of it through one of the senses. Usually, one has to hear or see it. Subsequently one has to interpret whatever one has seen or heard and then, perception means interpretation. Lack of experience may cause a person to misinterpret what he has seen or heard. In other words, perception represents our apprehension of a present situation in terms of our past experiences, or as stated by the philosopher Immanuel Kant (1724-1804): “We see things not as they are but as we are.” The following situation illustrates how perception correlates with previous experience:  Suppose a person parked his car and walks away from it while continuing to look back at it. As he goes further and further away from his car, it will appear to him as if his car is getting smaller and smaller. In such a situation none of us, would gasp in horror and cry out: “My car is shrinking!” Although the sensory perception is that the car is rapidly shrinking, we do not interpret that the car is changing size. Through past experiences, we have learned that objects do not grow or shrink as we walk toward or away from them. You have learned that the actual size remains constant, despite the illusion. Even when one is five blocks away from one’s car and it seems no larger than one’s fingernail, one would interpret it as that it is still one’s car and that it has not actually changed size. This learned perception is known as size constancy. Interpretation is a sensory phenomenon, that can only be done on the basis of past experience of the same, similar or related phenomena. Perceptual ability heavily depends upon the amount of perceptual practice and experience that the subject has already enjoyed. Perception is a cognitive skill that can be improved tremendously through judicious practice and experience.

3. MEMORY

The ability to remember things can be defined as a memory. It is essential in gaining new skills, knowledge and behaviour. Memory can be categorised into the following subgroups: Receptive memory: the ability to note the physical features of a given stimulus to be able to recognise it at a later time. The child with receptive processing difficulties invariably fails to recognise visual or auditory stimuli such as the shapes or sounds associated with the letters of the alphabet, the number system, etc. Sequential memory: the ability to recall stimuli in their order of observation or presentation. Many dyslexics have poor visual sequential memory, whereas naturally, this will affect their ability to read and spell correctly. Every word consists of letters in a specific sequence and in order to read, one has to perceive the letters in sequence, and also remember what word is represented by that sequence of letters. By changing the sequence of the letters in “name” it can become “mean” or “amen”. Some also have poor auditory sequential memory, and therefore may be unable to repeat longer words orally, without getting the syllables in the wrong order, words like “preliminary” and “statistical” can be problematic for someone to pronounce them correctly. Rote memory: the ability to learn certain information as a habit pattern. The child who has problems in this area, can not recall with ease those responses which should have been automatic, such as the alphabet, the number system, multiplication tables, spelling rules, grammatical rules, etc.
Short-term memory: lasts from a few seconds to a minute with the exact amount of time varying. When you are trying to recall a telephone number that was heard a few seconds earlier, the name of a person who has just been introduced, or the substance of the remarks just made by a teacher in class, you are calling on short-term memory. You need this memory to retain ideas and thoughts when writing a letter since you must be able to keep the last sentence in mind as you compose the next. You also need this memory when you work on problems. Suppose a problem required that we first add two numbers together (step 1: add 10 + 26) and next divide the sum (step 2: divide sum by 2). If we did this problem in our heads, we would need to retain the result of step 1 (36) momentarily, while we apply the next step (divide by 2). Some space in our short-term memory is necessary to retain the results of step 1. Long-term memory: this is the ability to retrieve information about things learned in the past.  Learning disabled develop adequate skills in recalling information, i.e. they will continue to face each learning situation as though it is a new one. No progress can be attained by either the child or the teacher when the same ground has to be covered over and over because the child has forgotten. Most critical need that the learning disabled have, is to be helped to develop an effective processing system for remembering, as, without it, their performance will always remain at a level much below what their capabilities indicate.  While memory is universally considered a pre-requisite skill to successful learning, attempts to delineate its process in the learning disabled are few, and fewer still are methods to systematically improve it.

4. LOGICAL THINKING

“Brain Building” by Dr Karl Albrecht explains that logical thinking is not a magical process or a matter of genetic endowment, but a learned mental process. It is the process in which one uses reasoning consistently to come to a conclusion, where problems or situations that involve logical thinking call for structure, for relationships between facts, and for chains of reasoning that “make sense.” The basis of all logical thinking is sequential thought, involving taking the important ideas, facts, and conclusions involved in a problem and arranging them in a chain-like progression that takes on a meaning in and of itself. To think logically is to think in steps, this is why the logical thinking is also an important foundational skill of math. “Learning mathematics is a highly sequential process,” says Dr Albrecht. “If you do not grasp a certain concept, fact, or procedure, you can never hope to grasp others that come later, which depend upon it. For example, to understand fractions you must first understand division, to understand simple equations in algebra requires that you understand fractions. In addition to this, solving ‘word problems’ depends on knowing how to set up and manipulate equations, and so on.” It has been proven that specific training in logical thinking processes can make people “smarter.” It is good to emphasize that logical thinking allows a child to reject quick and easy answers, such as “I don’t know,” or “this is too difficult,” by empowering him or her to deliver deeper into his or her thinking processes and understand better the methods used to arrive at a solution.

How to become an online tutor?

How to become an online tutor? Diversity: Your students are likely to come from all parts of the globe. How amazing would it feel to touch the lives of people from all around the world? It’s incredibly rewarding. Schedule: Work your own hours and don’t be bound by a 9-5 routine. It helps to remove the monotonous drudgery of everyday life and keeps you happier, stress-free and allows you to do more of what you love. Exposure: By teaching online, you are exposed to many, many more potential students, allowing you to take on more students than you would otherwise be able to. It’s not that hard! As long as you feel like you can interact with people, you will be able to take on students. Patience and understanding go a long way when you’re trying to teach someone online. If you don’t have experience as a teacher, don’t worry, we believe in you! Make sure you practice what you preach, though. Work part-time: By teaching online, you don’t need to put time and money into incorporating or establishing a company or brand. You can simply use an online tutoring service to start receiving clients. How to become an online tutor? Becoming an online tutor is easy. Becoming a successful online tutor isn’t. To become an online tutor, all you need to do is decide what you want to teach and then source your clients. But how do you find your clients? You’ll need to put yourself in front of an audience of learners or scour the web for them. To source clients, using a classifieds website such as Craigslist or Gumtree can be useful. Create your classifieds adverts and wait for the clients to roll in, right? Not so fast! Normally, you’d be lucky to receive 1 client doing this, because there are literally hundreds of adverts daily on each of these classifieds, and you’ll find similar results elsewhere. A great solution to this is to put yourself on an online marketplace. You’ll pay a commission on your classes sold through these platforms, however, you will be placed in front of an audience of enthusiastic learners, which will kick-start your online tutoring career. Promoting your online classes Now you’ve got yourself set up with an online tutoring marketplace, you’ll want to maximize your earnings and build up your online feedback. We recommend sharing your class on social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and more. Tap into your local network of friends and family to find your first few clients, which will help boost your inquiries. Finally, use YouTube and create a quick video of your services, if your online tutoring platform allows it, add it to your class listing. It’s a great first point-of-contact for your students, which will help you close the sale. If you’d like to become an online tutor, we suggest you check out Chalksy.com, an online tutoring marketplace dedicated to connecting tutors and learners.  

Silicon Valley Comes to Oxford

Silicon Valley Comes to Oxford

Silicon Valley Comes to OxfordHow Humans Can Win Against Machines in the Workplace of the Future?

Having in mind the fact that many more occupations are at risk of computerisation, and the sense that the technology is still no substitute for perception, creativity and social skills, we have to consider activities in the direction of having the workers of the future becoming “more human” in order to compete with technology that will increasingly challenge human labour. This refers to both cognitive and manual tasks. Continue reading “Silicon Valley Comes to Oxford”

Career opportunities in robotics engineering

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Career opportunities in robotics engineering The combination of mechanical, computer engineering and electronics is collectively called Robotics engineering. Range of products that we use in our daily lives, are formed of engrafted software in them. Home appliances, electronic machines and automobiles are some of the examples of robotics. The use of robotics and automation is to trim down the human work in the manufacturing of products. Automation and robotics is the next step of mechanization. Where mechanization provides the machines, which are operated by people, robotics offers the machines, which control themselves without human. Actually, Robotics is a branch of science that deals with designing of robots, their creation and applications. The students who are willing to make career in the field of robotics engineering can enrol in our institution. There are numbers of colleges in the country, which offer special courses in Robotics engineering. The four year degree course of the institute gives basic to core knowledge to the students. The study educates the students in artificial intelligence, computer manufacturing, robot designing, integrated manufacturing system of computers, digital electronics computational geometry, and micro processing. The training involves both software and hardware knowledge of a machine. In order to make a bright career, one must search for top engineering institutes. After enrolling in course, students learn to do research on robotics and its functions in different fields. Apart from that the basic knowledge about manufacturing and designing of robots can be got while studying the course. Mechanics, Physics, Chemistry, Graphics, Electrical engineering, control system, autonomous robots, are some of the major subjects of the program course, which students study in their four years’ program. When it comes about scope in the arena, it is essential to clear that the study offers wide career opportunities for the degree holders. The field provides range to break the boundaries and think out of the box. The field offers career opportunities in miscellaneous sectors like modern warfare, surgery, nano-technology and space-exploration. The ground-breaking new technologies take the beginners to find the solutions for the problems of the arena. Specialization in the field can make students to work in abroad. One thing is sure that in a very meantime, the field will grab a strong place in business, domestic tasks, security, transport, distribution, automaton systems and most other characteristics of our life. The scopes are plentiful but the study options are limited, as the study of robotics is in blossoming stages in the nation. There may be several other engineering college, which provides the study of the arena with, but one must go with the educational spot, which provides full-fledge knowledge of automation and robotics. The degree holder of the sector can get the job easily as there are several companies, which are continuously looking for students of robotics engineering. At the end, one thing is clear that the growth in the sector is opening the door for the students, who are aimed towards the arena. So, go and grab the opportunities to make a bright future. Author: Article is written by the Rajni Sudera, working as a content writer at the Gulzar Group of Institutes. He has the great knowledge about the robotics engineering.  
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Is the handwriting important?

Most probably you did not know that your handwriting can indicate more than 5,000 personality traits? Here it is what it counts: the size of your letters, space between the words, shapes of letters and more other characteristics can all signify different characteristics. Handwriting analysis (also known as graphology) can be used for detecting lies and revealing possible health ailments. The infographic below can teach you about what your handwriting says about you, plus it is also fun analyzing the handwriting of your friends and family members, so be sure to hand it off or pass it along!

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The top 6 platforms for getting online courses in computer science!

  The top 6 platforms for getting online courses in computer science! For someone seeking a course in Computer Science, there is a wide range of learning material available on web. By using these information-rich resources, students can make the most out of their education. So if you are someone desperately searching for some genuine and authentic online sources for lessons on computer science then fortunately you can avail some valuable information. Here I have listed the places where you can find informative learning materials and videos for variety of topics in computing field. Continue reading “The top 6 platforms for getting online courses in computer science!”

What does it take to be human?

What does it take to be human? Occasionally a question comes out to my mind-Are we human just because of the unique traits and attributes not shared with animal or machine? If I follow the definition of “human” , it is circular: we are human by virtue of the properties that make us human (i.e., distinct us from the animal and the machine). Clearly this is a definition by negation: that which separates us from animal and machine is our “human-ness”. However, inevitably, we are human because we are not animal, nor machine. Such thinking has been rendered progressively, less tenable by the advent of evolutionary and neo-evolutionary theories, which postulate a continuum in nature between animals and Man. Our uniqueness is partly quantitative, partly qualitative. Continue reading “What does it take to be human?”