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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 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 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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Thoughts on how education, learning, and knowledge is really about the power structure, with remarks about traits of a power structure

In a conversation we were talking about all the years I spent as a full time student in college/university (if my memory is correct it is one semester short of 7 years).  I then said something interesting: “All I learned … Continue reading

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Thoughts on some aspects of art – creativity, imitation, and other things – going beyond art

Here’s a thought I had: Many years ago, in the 1980’s, I used to draw a lot and was very interested in art.  I was also around a lot of people who was involved with art.  Over time, there began … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on the problem of over-education

I tend to feel that there is a new problem nowadays:  over-education.  I generally define this as conforming your mind, perceptions, interpretations, and reality to a pre-established model or image that someone else created to such an extent that it interferes … Continue reading

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