The Math Forum

Search All of the Math Forum:

Views expressed in these public forums are not endorsed by NCTM or The Math Forum.

Math Forum » Discussions » Education » math-teach

Notice: We are no longer accepting new posts, but the forums will continue to be readable.

Topic: Re: [math-learn] Brightness Versus Intelligence. / Eastern Versus Western learning
Replies: 0  

Advanced Search

Back to Topic List Back to Topic List  

Posts: 8,846
Registered: 12/6/04
Re: [math-learn] Brightness Versus Intelligence. / Eastern Versus Western learning
Posted: Nov 23, 2012 9:55 AM
  Click to see the message monospaced in plain text Plain Text   Click to reply to this topic Reply

Robert Hansen Posted: Nov 22, 2012 11:29 AM

>There is a lot of anecdotal fluff in the article that is
>just plain wrong, and we see this far too much now days.


You are confusing anecdote with fiction. An anecdote is a story about some event, usually personal, typically unpublished, always unverifiable. While this quality of an anecdote makes it undesirable as scientific evidence, the story itself might be perfectly true.

With an anecdote, you are invited to use your judgement as to its likeliness. So, if I tell you that a had a fight with my wife last week, that story may or may not be true, but there is nothing unbelievable about it, in principle.

The Education Mafia make things up to further their own interests. That is fiction.

One of my favorite Education Mafia troubadours is Marion Brady. His blatant indifference to the truth makes me laugh out loud.

No representation without taxation.

Point your RSS reader here for a feed of the latest messages in this topic.

[Privacy Policy] [Terms of Use]

© The Math Forum at NCTM 1994-2018. All Rights Reserved.