On Aug 30, 2012, at 8:05 PM, kirby urner <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> This sounds like Haim's position. I so far don't understand where it > comes from. The premise seems to be that the content / substance of > these various "subjects" is something static, a known quantity, and > the only variable is whether the teachers and/or the students have > "the right stuff" or not.
Yes, it is Haim's position, and I agree with it. We are talking through high school, not graduate school, not middle age. I have mentored enough new grads (which would be 20 through 22) to know that this is just the way we humans are. It is called maturity, and in a couple hundred years (if we are lucky) it will be called neuroscience. In AI we call it human time. It is an advantage for machines. Humans are constrained by their own design. Don't be so sad, once we grow up we can and do branch out. Till that time, our learning is the three R's and there isn't any thing any of us can do about it. I have an IQ of 140 and I have seen old ladies that could out teach my ass. It is a craft and it is ancient.