- Jun 13, 2007
Always let's do be clearer about what it takes to be truly educated:
As contrasted with merely being indoctrinated!
Well, considering the anniversary coming up in 6 days it is worth considering what is meant by 'Science'.
It is usually taught as though it is a body of knowledge to be memorized just like history but it is also a way of thinking. That way of thinking is about analysing reality and increases the body of knowledge.
So what does it take for skyscrapers to hold themselves up? Won't there be more steel toward the bottom to support the weight above? So how can FIFTEEN YEARS go by without scientific experts discussing the tons of steel and tons of concrete on every level of the towers? I was thinking there was something wrong with what I was seeing on the boob tube on 9/11. I spent the next two weeks wondering why I was so sure there was something wrong. At the time I could not imagine 15 years going by without the obvious being discussed.
Reality is stranger than fiction; 2001: A Stupid Odyssey.
An educated populace full of individuals thinking for themselves could be a problem. Oh yeah, there is that other anniversary. Vulcans from Star Trek? LOL