Thursday, July 9, 2009

Those silly ancients...

We look at the ancient people who believed that the sun rotated around the earth, etc. as so ridiculous. How could anyone be so ignorant?

OK, how does electricity get to the switch to light your lamp? How do you know the earth rotates around the sun? We have brilliant people who can predict the weather (well at least almost 50% of the time).

Ancient people knew their knowledge via the education from their scholars; how different are we? We know what we know because we were told it in school. Some of the knowledge that is prevalent today has contradicted my early education.

A university is what a college becomes when the faculty loses interest in students. - John Ciardi

An expert is a man who has made all the mistakes which can be made, in a narrow field. - Niels Bohr

Education is a method whereby one acquires a higher grade of prejudices. - Laurence J. Peter

An expert is one who knows more and more about less and less. - Nicholas Murray Butler

Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance. - Will Durant

ACADEME, (n)An ancient school where morality and philosophy were taught.
ACADEMY, (n( [from ACADEME] A modern school where football is taught. (DD)

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