Category Archives: Education and learning

Thoughts on the problem of scholastic testing and illusions caused by the scholastic situation, among other things

Here’s a thought I had: When I was in college/University I began to question scholastic testing.  By “scholastic testing” I mean testing associated with schooling which primarily professes to able to measure things like intelligence, “smarts”, and such.  It includes … Continue reading

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Thoughts on writing 900 articles . . . reflections on the 10th anniversary of this blog

This is my 900th article in this blog. Its also the 10th anniversary of this blog.  As a result of this, I have reflected a lot on blog writing.  I have thought a lot on what I should write on … Continue reading

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Thoughts on some aspects of opinion – the enigma of opinion and the problem of words, with remarks about the “stance toward words” and beingness

Here are some more thoughts on opinion that I had which build upon things I’ve previously said: Recently, I have been emphasizing that opinion is really any mental fabrication.  In this way, “opinion” and “mental fabrication” are really the same … Continue reading

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Thoughts on knowledge, opinions, and interpretations – the “systemizing of opinion”, the “learning derby”, personal relevance, opinion as in-the-real-world phenomena, etc.

Here are some thoughts I had: AN ILLUSION OF TRUTH – THE “SYSTEMIZATION OF OPINION” It seems, to me, that most of what is called “knowledge” is nothing but opinion.  That means that all the studies and research are just … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the damaging effects of education, with remarks about describing the education process, undoing the damage, “personhood”, and over-education

It seems that I have spoken of some of these themes before (more than likely I have).  At any rate, some of these thoughts are new, or stated in a different way, and I think that they are worth noting … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the problem of grades, tests, qualifications, and seeking gain from the power structure, with remarks about repeatability and creativity

Here’s a thought I had: Over the years (actually decades) I have spoken of the ridiculousness and inaccuracy of grades as well as testing and qualifications.  This society has taken these too seriously and it seems that it has caused … Continue reading

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Thoughts on how I reacted to current conditions in the same way as in Medieval times – on how the modern world is a continuation of the Medieval world, with remarks about some effects of the Christian conversion on Germanic society

Here’s a thought I had: When I went to the University I was appalled by it.  I condemned and criticized it while I was there.  The result is that I dropped out of the University. Now, after 30 years, I … Continue reading

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