The Great Connections Seminar

The Great Connections Seminar
Discussing ethics

Monday, March 29, 2010

A Father-Daughter Bond, Page By Page

 Great story about the cultivation of a father-daughter relationship through reading.

Hattip to Don Hauptman.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

The Montessori Way

My review of Tim Seldin and Paul Epstein's book, The Montessori Way, on the Montessori approach to education, in which I connect biological, social, and political issues.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

An Engineer's Incisive Take on Deconstructionism

Read Chip Morningstar's trenchant analysis of deconstructionism. A naive engineer-scientist, he encountered it in spades at the Second International Conference on Cyberspace in Santa Cruz, CA, April 1991 from the humanities types attending the conference.

Shocked and perplexed by the mumbo-jumbo so many were taking seriously, he devoted serious time reading up on it. His analysis is dead-on.

Remember, this is the theory that many, many, many humanities professors use to teach our children, in high school and college - the brighter, the more likely they will be introduced to it and their minds deformed.

Hattip to John Enright.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Thursday, March 11, 2010

The Philosophical Baby

Researcher Alison Gopnik talks about the amazing findings on what babies grasp.

Hat tip to Anja Hartleb-Parsons.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Sam Adams on Education

Samuel Adams

letter to James Warren
"If Virtue & Knowledge are diffused among the People, they will never be enslav'd. This will be their great Security."