Bored of education

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  1. Those penguins have it right, and I always asked a similar of question as well. Why are we studying THIS?

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    • I spent sixteen years of my life in school and asked that question pretty much every day…

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    • Citizen Tom says:

      Mathematics is probably the most difficult for teachers to justify. The primary reason for that is that the teachers don’t know why they are teaching what they are teaching. Otherwise, they would explain.

      The primary thing we need from an education is wisdom. The primary thing we gain from learning science and mathematics is an understanding of the difference between knowledge and magic.

      What is knowledge? We use science and mathematics to model cause and effect. We use science and mathematics to model the various ongoing processes that make up our universe. We verify the accuracy of our models (scientific theories and laws) by seeing how well they will predict what happens under laboratory conditions.

      The more science and mathematics we know the less likely we are to believe snake oil salesmen. Mathematics requires a basic understanding of logic.

      Does knowing science and mathematics make us immune to snake oil salesmen? No. There is much more to wisdom than just having some understanding of science and mathematics.

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      • Linda Lee @LadyQuixote says:

        Somebody really smart needs to write a book and call it: The Know-It-All’s Guide to Knowing It All. 😉

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        • Citizen Tom says:

          Plato did that a long time ago. His observation was the wise man knows how little he knows.

          I am not so wise. I just remember being stuck every day in heavy traffic contemplating the frustrations of being stuck in school. Why am l here?

          The more things change….

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          • Linda Lee @LadyQuixote says:

            “The wise man knows how little he knows.” Indeed. Which is why I deleted yesterday’s reblog of the post about a former president. I don’t do political discussions on my blog. It’s not good for my PTSD.

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            • Citizen Tom says:

              I am sorry you took the post down, but I understand. In today’s environment, yesterday’s environment, and tomorrow’s environment, politics requires a thick skin, and no one actually has such thing.

              My problem with the article you linked is that the author tried to justify Carter’s politics. I lived through Carter’s presidency. He was unpopular for good reasons.

              There is a difference between being wrong and being evil. Carter did not lie about what he was doing. Carter had the wrong approach to governing, but he was not evil. As president, he just gave life to an old saying.

              The road to Hell is paved with good intentions.

              Unfortunately, some people insist that disagreeing with them makes anyone who disagrees with them evil. That makes any discussion with them quite unpleasant. Instead of a thick skin, it is more realistic to have a proper sense of the source of the problem. That is especially true in an era where the mass media has made everything political.

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            • Linda Lee @LadyQuixote says:

              In hindsight, I don’t always agree with myself. I’m pretty sure that doesn’t make me evil. 😉 And when it comes to U.S. Presidents… I grew up believing that I am a distant cousin of President Eisenhower, and a descendant of President Tyler. I believed this, because that’s what my mother and my paternal grandmother told me. Then I joined the Ancestry website, had my DNA tested, and discovered that the Eisenhowers on my dad’s side of the family are not related to President Dwight Eisenhower, and the Tylers on my mother’s side of the family are not related to President John Tyler. So…. once again, what I thought I knew, proved untrue. And Plato was right again! 😀

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  3. K.L. Hale says:

    Great giggles on this Monday! Much needed! Play-dough and the color wheel were my two favorites-they were all funny!

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  4. Hahaha! All so funny and very true, Blue! 😂

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