Not Even Wrong [...]

From the Wikipedia entry: The phrase is generally attributed to theoretical physicist Wolfgang Pauli, who was known for his colorful objections to incorrect or sloppy thinking. Rudolf Peierls documents an instance in which "a friend showed Pauli the paper of a young physicist which he suspected was not of great value but on which he wanted Pauli's views. Pauli remarke...

 

Literature and History and the Flynn Effect [...]

James Flynn of fame thinks gains in IQ are going to waste. In other words, our IQs may have risen, but this hasn’t made us any wiser. “Reading literature and reading history is the only thing that’s going to capitalise on the IQ gains of the 20th Century and make them politically relevant.” You may or may not agree, but Flynn is not the only person with this ...

 

Papert on Learning Theory [...]

From Seymour Papert's The Children's Machine: >Behaviorists are fond of using the designation "learning theory" for the foundations of their thinking, but what they are talking about is not "learning" in the sense of something a learner does but "instruction," in the sense of something the instructor does to the learner....