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Thesis 47 – An Educational Rape

  “You are all of you in this land brothers”, Plato told the Greeks, “but when God formed you he added gold in the composition of those who were qualified to be Rulers; he put silver in the Auxiliaries; and iron and bronze in the farmers and the rest”.1   The mid-Victorians thought differently to […]

Thesis 8 – Endless Chatterers

  [Please scroll down to listen to an audio version of this thesis] Humans Love to talk.  It’s conversation that helps the youngest brains to grow, and the oldest brains to remain agile.  The more we talk the larger becomes our vocabulary (the average Englishman has a vocabulary of some seventy-five thousand words).  As an […]

Thesis 7 – Collecting Our Thoughts

[Please scroll down to listen to an audio version of this thesis] Learning is not so much about being taught, as it is the consequence of having to think something out for yourself.  As such, learning is a reflective activity.  By drawing upon our past experiences to understand and evaluate new ideas we are able […]

Thesis 4 – Ancestral Influences

[Please scroll down to listen to an audio version of this thesis] We humans with our likes and dislikes, our senses and our sensibilities, didn’t fall ready-made from the sky; nor were we born with minds and bodies that bear no imprint of the history of our species.  The way we interact today at a […]

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