Wednesday's News & Ideas - 10/11/2017
- College professors aren’t killing religion
- How innovation really works
- Split between young evangelicals and church elders
- Growth mindsets for institutions
- Reverse missionaries
- Bringing extinct reptiles back to life
College professors aren’t killing religion
FiveThirtyEight: Though the U.S. is becoming less religious, college curricula have little or nothing to do with it. Most young people who wind up leaving their religious commitments do so before ever stepping foot on campus.
Data from 3.5 million employees shows how innovation really works
Harvard Business Review: Innovation, like marketing and sales, is a pipeline. In one end go raw concepts and notions. Out the other end come actionable ideas that can move the business forward. With the right technology, could you manage this pipeline the way you manage a sales pipeline? Our research shows that you can.
Amid evangelical decline, growing split between young Christians and church elders
Christian Science Monitor: The number of white evangelical Protestants fell from about 23 percent of the U.S. population in 2006 to 17 percent in 2016, and only 11 percent are under 30, according to a survey of more than 100,000 Americans.
Can a college have a growth mindset?
Inside Higher Ed: The blogger at “Confessions of a Community College Dean” writes, “I’m struck, though, that many educators who embrace a growth mindset in their own classes adopt a fixed mindset when looking at their institution.”
Africa’s “reverse missionaries” are bringing Christianity back to the United Kingdom
Quartz: “Reverse missionaries” are evangelists from former mission fields in Africa, Asia and Latin America who believe their calling is to revitalize Christianity in the countries that first brought the religion to them. It’s a phenomenon that marks a shift in Christianity’s cultural center from the West to the so-called global South.
The island where scientists bring extinct reptiles back to life (nope, not that one)
Reviving a long-dead Galapagos tortoise will take Jurassic Park-esque tactics -- but have humans already intervened too much?