Responding to Wayne Bishop's of Dec 17, 2012 11:01 PM (pasted below my signature for ready reference):
As noted, 'unlearning' is more difficult to do than learning. In some cases, it doesn't happen at all.
GSC ("Still Shoveling Away!") Wayne Bishop's response dt. Dec 17, 2012 11:01 PM: > Can your teaching exceed that which is already > occurred in the US > over the last couple decades? > http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s/ > 2010/crime-in-the-u.s.-2010/tables/10tbl01.xls > This in correlation with steadily increasing "right > to carry" laws > around the country. John Lott implies causation; I > only imply > "Damned if I know". > > Wayne > > At 10:52 PM 12/16/2012, GS Chandy wrote: > >Domenico Rosa posted Dec 17, 2012 5:03 AM: > > > > > > GS Chandy, Are you familiar with the Iron Law of > > > Oligarchy? > > > > > > > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iron_law_of_oligarchy > > > > >I am. It happens to be more a 'wooden rule' than it > is an 'iron > >rule' (though it surely is not cotton wool). Some > day, I may write > >up some thoughts about 'iron rules' Vs, 'wooden > rules' (and how one > >may distinguish between the two). > > > >And the rule (whether iron or wooden) does not > detract from my > >arguments at all, as you'd realize if you took the > trouble to work > >out on any real issues using the processes I > recommend. The > >processes I recommend demand some (very little) > learning and some (a > >fair amount of) 'unlearning'. The learning and > unlearning have to > >be carried out in tandem. Most of us who have > 'mastered' the > >conventional ways of looking at things find the > needed unlearning > >rather difficult to do. > > > >GSC