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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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Thoughts on how education isn’t quite what it seems, with remarks about “inherent knowledge”

Here are some thoughts I had about education: EDUCATION AS SOMETHING “PRE-PACKAGED”  Education tends to revolve around something that is “pre-packaged”.  That it to say, it is something that is already created, determined, and established by someone else.  Other words … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the “environment of truth” – how knowledge and truth is dependent on conditions

In a previous article I spoke of what I called the “environment of truth” (see my article Thoughts on the ‘assembly-line life’ and the ‘assembly-line scholar’, with remarks about “the environment of truth”).  In that article I stated two sayings of mine: “The … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the prevalence of speculation and how its being taken as fact

Here’s a thought I had: Recently, I have been emphasizing how speculation is far more prevalent than we think.  I tend to think that the bulk of what we hear is speculation.  There is so much speculation that its hard … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the “beating a dead horse era” and “sawdust knowledge” – some of the effects of exploiting things to death

In a recent conversation I said something interesting (I’m not sure what to make of it though): We were talking about people inventing things.  I made the remark that just about every conceivable invention has already been thought up.  In … Continue reading

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