I took a symbolic logic course in college, and a philosophy major was desparately trying to pass it so she could get her degree. She had already gone through it twice and failed, this being her third time.
I think she failed it again.
But I sorta gave her a pass... I figured the hard part for her was in mapping what she already did reasonably well (logic) to the various symbols required to work with logic as one might work with a math problem. She never really got that.
But this... this thing that the instructor here teaches isn't trying to deal with abstracting thinking away to variables to manipulate. She's just tring to help teach how to think critically.
Sugary Brain Salad.
What a great last name!
What if your name was Brutus Angermaier? And you wore a bow-tie?
And a fez. 'Cuz fez' are cool.
Absolutely! Brutus Angermaier, with a bow-tie, fez, and a colorful vest.
So the same with logical thinking. Ideally, all people would just get it. But since some don't, it's brilliant that someone figured out how to teach it.
I get it when it comes to a child. Children should learn to think critically, as they may not quite have the tools yet.
When you become an adult, though... it's scary. And this lady teaches adults, not children.
I dunno how well she teaches it, and how many people fail to get it, though.
Now, if someone could teach me proper sentence structure, wouldn't we all be better off?
But seriously, rather than focus on how sad it is that people need to be taught, rejoice in the fact that people who need to be taught ARE being taught. That's a win-win situation there.
Well, maybe if it were the general population I might feel better about it, but she isn't doing this for altruistic reasons. Money and all that.
well, if it doesn't have to be heard all the time - yea I'm with you.
next to my old office (till the end of month) there are 4 kids, and one of them is crying - so round about if the weather is good from 9 o'clock in the morning till 19 o'clock in the evening one (or more) of them is crying or shouting.
One of the things i'm not gonna miss about this job.
Afraid I have to agree with Bart on this one.
I love children and strongly believe that a large part of childhood is/should be running, playing, and making noise (not shutting up and sitting still 15hrs a day!). And in general, I personally think our society doesn't support that enough.
That said, there really are *also* times when either they need to be able to control themselves - or being as they *are* children, should simply not be present.
For example, last night I attended Planet of the Apes in a movie theatre. A couple of parents brought their two 3-4 year olds and an infant (maybe...a year old?). They spent the entire movie yelling, giggling, crying, and shouting. Not only did that annoy an entire theatre of people who had each paid a fee to watch a movie unmolested - but I don't think being in such a loud, violent film was so good for the kids, either. In Bart's case, he is in a workplace.
There are simply certain situations where a child's right to be a child needs to be balanced with the "other people's" right/requirement to not be disturbed by other people's children's misbehavior.
is/should be running, playing, and making noise (not shutting up and
sitting still 15hrs a day!). And in general, I personally think our
society doesn't support that enough.
Well, right now we live in a society which believes that a child who does not sit down and shut up 15 hours per day is "ADHD" and needs to be medicated.
Drugging children who behave like children is an abomination and the people responsible should be summarily executed.
Not a lot of people survive in IG's utopia. Heh.
Similar to knowing when the kids have been good at dinner and it's been long enough and time to call it a night. Any parent who "won't let their kids ruin their night out" deserves to be first up against the wall.
Since such children are probably going to be scarred anyway for having such inappropriate experiences, perhaps one should highlight the inappropriateness of bringing the children along to such things by having sex in front of them.
Well, some people have been wondering for a while if schools are an appropriate place for thier children.