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An Introduction to Analytic Narratives for Coaches and Students

Background I received an alert to a paper today that has sent me off to revisit Donald Polkinghorne's and Philippe Mongin's discussion of narrative and the process of historical analysis ... and to contemplate pedagogy. The paper that started my journey today is titled 'The Cooperation of Humans and Killer Whales (Orcinus orca): The Application of a Simple Fuzzy Rule-Based Model to a Historical System'. The authors of the paper are Emery Coppola, Ryan Jones, Jack Owens and Ferenc Szidarovszky. They present: an historical model application that is pedagogical in nature, in that it presents the methodology for constructing a simple fuzzy model...

War Minus the Shooting Learning from War with Shooting?

In 1945 George Orwell wrote The Sporting Spirit for the Tribune. In it he observed that: Nearly all the sports practised nowadays are competitive. You play to win, and the game has little meaning unless you do your utmost to win. On the village green, where you pick up sides and no feeling of local patriotism is involved. it is possible to play simply for the fun and exercise: but as soon as the question of prestige arises, as soon as you feel that you and some larger unit will be disgraced if you lose, the most savage combative instincts are...