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Bill D BS: How can we restore a reason renaissance (315* d) RE: BS: How can we restore a reason renaissance 18 Dec 20


From: Steve Shaw - PM
Date: 15 Dec 20 - 08:57 PM
and |From: Steve Shaw - PM
Date: 16 Dec 20 - 11:53 AM

Steve: regarding your dismissal of "teaching kids to think"... I don't disagree at all with what you say about what SHOULD be done, but I think it's mostly details about 'how' to go about it. I certainly don't advocate spelling out any 'Here's how to think' rules to kids of any age... that soon looks like 'WHAT to think'. If "...question everything you tell them. To demand evidence." etc. are done well, yes.. logic WILL take care of itself.
At some point..perhaps in college ... some will, as I did, look for the basis and historical concepts behind what they already know.
   Also, there will always be pressure from some quarters (yes, fundamentalist religion) to NOT think and question. This pressure is very strong in many families and causes parents to complain about school and books differing from the 'truth' they get in church. I'm not sure what can be done about that except to hope that something will 'rub off' from others in their school.
Thousands of years of the very idea of 'divine knowledge' will not be overcome quickly.


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