[ExI] Let's stop lowering our IQs.

BillK pharos at gmail.com
Tue Feb 5 12:49:44 UTC 2013

On Tue, Feb 5, 2013 at 11:13 AM, Anders Sandberg  wrote:
> Yes. It is an important life skill right up there with reading, typing and
> Bayesian inference. And like the others it needs to be trained. Do we know
> any good training programs (for kids or adults) in searching?

Most university libraries should offer research guides to students.
Some universities also run web search workshops for students. They
know it is an important and necessary skill for students.

<http://www.sc.edu/beaufort/library/pages/bones/bones.shtml> is one
student guide that has been put online. Unfortunately web guides can
get out of date, as search engines and web sites close down and new
ones appear.
It requires attention to keep up to date. This was going to be a quick
reply until I got distracted reading about new search engines and
techniques.  :)

Searching is becoming more and more specialised in order to get the
best results. Many domains now have their own search engines to avoid
clutter with irrelevant results. Google search itself can be
customised in thousands of ways.


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