Articles Filed Under: Education

  • Your Educational System is designed to foster illiteracy
  • Of course what Robespierre really meant, was that one must educate people in a manner which would support his ideas and not those of his enemies. For as a powerful politician during the French Revolution, he argued that the Reign of Terror was completely justified in its mass murders because that was the only means through which the purification of politics could come about (i.e his ideas and not Read More...

  • Pedagogy is Social Engineering
  • One day in 380 BCE, Protagoras and Socrates were arguing. Standing in Callias luxurious home they were debating about why people make poor decisions. One of the audience members was Paralus, son of the Grecian tyrant Pericles - so they had to watch what they said. For example, it was dangerous for them to use the obvious example of why any sane person would elect a tyrant or a mentally ill person Read More...

  • Censorship and Bibliocaust
  • As part of its systematic and wide ranging attack on science (see here for details: Why Do Politicians Destroy Science?)), the government of Prime Minister Harper of Canada dismantled some of the world’s leading fishery, ocean and environmental libraries [387]. Irreplaceable collections funded by the taxpayer and built up over a century by some of the world’s leading scientific experts in their fi Read More...

  • Does Certification Imply Learning
  • A definitive characteristic of the North American educational system is that of ever more demand for accreditation resulting in a continuous pattern of attrition. Read More...

  • Are You an Anti-intellectual?
  • To Marx, stupidity was a Titan shaping human endeavour [3, Ch. 8]. He saw it as something endemic to the decision making process of any large mass of people. Read More...

  • What is genius?
  • Elsewhere [2, 3] I have discussed Kuhn’s “La structure des revolutions scientifiques”, Bachelard’s and Latour’s work on the interdependence of the social existence of data and conclusion, and my own view that the concept of “paradigm shift” is meaningless hyperbole Is (Real) Science Dead?). I pointed out too that in these analyses and indeed in most writing after Kant particularly in postmodern th Read More...

  • Is truth relative? Part I: The societal perspective
  • In this short article I will answer the question of whether or not truth is relative. Spoiler alert - it’s not. But rather than revisit the tired old philosophical, scientific, religious, political, or what have you paths that others have walked (social, scientific, philosophical), I will approach the question from the point of view seldom discussed - that of education. Read More...

  • Socially Engineering Education to Acculturate Obedience
  • Education in North America, and to various extents in other parts of the globe, has very little to do with scholarship. love or learning, joy of discovery, or lifelong quest for truth. Rather it is a very purposefully designed system of inculcation of values and beliefs designed to produce unquestioning, functionally illiterate, workers. Whose only knowledge is in a particular area. Humanism and t Read More...