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  •  I see why you dare not follow all R&BLers diaries: (5+ / 0-)

    If you write a whole diary in one comment, you're getting rather absorbed in the subjects you read. I do the same.

    Your ideas on critical thinking/intellect make sense - but all the crucial terms would take ages to agree on and define. Education, civilization, human - crucial puzzles. Human, and better, more human, especially. Still, your gist rings true.

    capacity for critical thinking is hardly even within the thought let alone objectives of primary and secondary teachers and increasingly rare at college and university level as well.
    Yes, but it takes a village, a county, a state and a country. We need a whole culture built around enlightenment and meritocracy. But we live in a country where W. was able to boast of his ignorance and incuriosity, and his base applauded.

    Interesting observations on the vicious cycle of up-to-date computer fashion, among the first world rich.

    "does the fact that we CAN do a certain thing equate with we SHOULD?"
    It's built into our competitive, hurrying culture. If we could put more balance, stability, natural flow and flexibility into our culture, we'd have a far better shot at making it through the next century - also, at approaching widespread human fulfillment.

    "Every man has a right to utter what he thinks truth" Samuel Johnson

    by Brecht on Mon Sep 30, 2013 at 01:39:50 AM PDT

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