Reptiles or People in Ancient Egypt, Joy of Accounting, Lots of Boredom

This week’s Feedback column (that I write) in New Scientist magazine has three segments. Here’s how they begin:

  • Reptiles(?) in Ancient Egypt— “Did prehistoric people consider themselves as equals or unequals?” asks a publication from 2020. The question is broader than it may appear. An earlier study by the same scientist suggests that some of those people weren’t people. It suggests they were reptiles.….
  • Joys of Accounting —Almost by tradition, people assume that accounting is boring. And that accountants are, too. Those assumptions may be very wrong. Consider the essay titled “Is accounting becoming too interesting?”…
  • On BoredomJust from their titles, decide whether you want to read these two studies published in the British Journal of Educational Psychology: “Boredom begets boredom: An experience sampling study on the impact of teacher boredom on student boredom and motivation” and…