Certainly wouldn't disagree with you, Brent but I'm just wondering whether it's ever worth bringing out your yellow Positive Thinking hat before you automatically reach for your black Negative/Cautionary thinking hat? Please go right ahead and invent a bullshit detector ( a real one - not a bullshit one as they already exist) and I'll be one of the first to congratulate you. Perhaps Steve Wolfram (and the Internet) deserve a bit more of your consideration than just this?
best regards, Kim On 10/03/2009, at 12:24 PM, Brent Meeker wrote: > > Kim Jones wrote: >> http://www.kurzweilai.net/email/newsRedirect.html? >> newsID=10240&m=41581 >> <http://www.kurzweilai.net/email/newsRedirect.html?newsID=10240&m=41581 >> > >> >> >> Universities and schools should now re-invent themselves. We no >> longer >> need any "institution" to dole out knowledge because all (non-fuzzy >> factual) knowledge can be downloaded from the Net. > > Along with an enormous amount of fuzzy, non-factual ignorance. > >> >> Education can now only have a future by teaching skills > > Like B.S. detection. > > Brent Meeker > "The internet is a pornography delivery medium occasionally used for > other purposes." > --- George Carlin > >> - meaning: what you DO with that knowledge, also how to invent the >> future without having to continually compare every new idea to >> existing knowledge - the current paradigm and way too slow. Time is >> running out fast. >> >> Hint: teach creative thinking >> >> Huh? What's that? Don't we already do that? etc. >> >> >> cheers, >> >> Kim Jones >> >> >> There are no /surprising facts about reality/, only /models/ of >> it that are /surprised by/ facts >> >> >> >> >> Email: >> kmjco...@mac.com <mailto:kmjco...@mac.com> >> kimjo...@ozemail.com.au <mailto:kimjo...@ozemail.com.au> >> >> Web: >> http://web.mac.com/kmjcommp/Plenitude_Music >> >> Phone: >> (612) 9389 4239 or 0431 723 001 >> >> >> >> >>> > > > > --~--~---------~--~----~------------~-------~--~----~ You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To post to this group, send email to everything-l...@googlegroups.com To unsubscribe from this group, send email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en -~----------~----~----~----~------~----~------~--~---