Re: [hackers-il] Re: Re: Re: Lightning Speed Math Teaching
- On Thu, Jan 04, 2001, Alex Shnitman wrote about "[hackers-il] Re: Re: Re: Lightning Speed Math Teaching":
> Hi, Nadav!Obviously, I didn't claim that you were pro-ignorance! Not being ignorant
> On Thu, Jan 04, 2001 at 12:14:28PM +0200, you wrote the following:
> > As they say, "Ignorance is Bliss"...
> > [...]
> OK, so I wake up in the morning and find out that I've been a preacher
> for ignorance and going back to the dark ages, and also responsible
> for the killing of 500 million people for good measure. Now that's a
> good way to start a day. ;-)
doesn't have to do only with engineering. There's a lot of knowledge in
philosophy, psychology, medicine, and even (surprise!) politics. A person
with a good basic education plus a good understanding in photography
(to use your example) is not ignorant. It is only a person surrounded by truths
(about the physical world, medicine, philosophy, and even photography)
but chooses to ignore them will become ignorant (it's not a coincidence
that "ignorant" and "ignore" are similar).
Sorry if it sounded like I claimed you were an "Ignorance is Bliss" supporter.
I certainly didn't mean to.
>Good :) That was my main point - forget all my rants about the lousy
> > If you'd have finished highschool-level math by the 9th grade, then it
> > doesn't mean you'd learn college-level math in grades 10-12: it means you
> > could choose whether to continue with college-level math, or stop studying
> > math altogether, and spend the next 3 years concentration on subjects you
> > prefer, be they history, philosophy, or Tanach.
> Now, this actually sounds acceptable.
millennium - sometimes I just get carried away ;)
Nadav Har'El | Thursday, Jan 4 2001, 9 Tevet 5761
Phone: +972-53-245868, ICQ 13349191 |I have an open mind - it's just closed
http://nadav.harel.org.il |for repairs.
- On Wed, Jan 17, 2001 at 09:52:48AM +0200, Omer Zak wrote:
> So my question is: do people actually learn precise use of language inOh, and another possible answer:
Of *course* people learn precise use of language in the humanities.
People in the humanities have big dictionaries.
Gaal Yahas <gaal@...>