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[Accessing information has recently changed. Brad Johnson and Tammy Maxon McElroy reported that children entering kindergarten now are way beyond their grandparents in their exposure to information (two years after their grandparents graduated from high school). Through a cell phone, a ten year...
[Alice asked the Cheshire cat: “Tell me please, which way ought I go from here? And the cat replied: “That depends a good deal on where you want to get to.” Where one wants to go can result from a fundamental value judgment. Fundamental value judgments are impossible to logically refute. If,...
[“Science demands also the believing spirit. Anybody who is seriously engaged in scientific work of any kind realizes that over the entrance to the gates of the temple of science are written the words: he must have faith. It is a quality which the scientists cannot dispense with.” Max Planck]
[“We are faced with the paradoxical fact that education has become one of the chief obstacles to intelligence and freedom of thought.” Bertrand Russell Bertrand Russell is talking about “schooling/training,” not “education” as the term is used here.]
[If atoms aren’t real, do you wonder if words are real? Do words also form a world of potentialities or possibilities rather than one of things or facts? Aristotle referred to wonder as that which begins thought. Einstein thought that if an idea that did not appear ridiculous at first, it had no...
[“Most of the things worth doing in the world have been declared impossible before they were done.” Justice Louis Brandeis]
[“When a great ship is in harbor and moored, it is safe, there can be no doubt. But that is not what great ships are built for.”—Clarissa Pinkola Estes]
[“The most extraordinary thing about a really good teacher is that he or she transcends accepted educational methods. Such methods are designed to help average teachers approximate the performance of good teachers.” Margaret Mead, Anthropologist.]
[“And those who were dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.” Friedrich Nietzsche]
[The moment one gives close attention to anything, even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself.— Henry Miller]
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