Re: EDUCATION: Genius Schools

The Low Willow (
Fri, 3 Jan 1997 08:15:20 -0800 (PST)

} On Fri, 3 Jan 1997, Eugene Leitl wrote:

} > While it is perfectly
} > possible to ruin the love of learning by atrocious paedagogics, how can
} > one reform a learning-avoider?

Oh, what was that movie, fellow Americans, the one where Jaime Escalante
teaches calculus in two years to LA ghetto Hispanics who hardly knew
fractions before? "Stand and Deliver"? Probably hard to get in
Germany. But it's a case of what you ask.

On the other hand, even if everyone exercises fully I think there would
still be difference in physical achievement. Why not in mental
capability as well? Why should humanity be quantized between the
physiologically retarded and everyone else, rather than being
distributed on a continuum of ability, from idiots to polymorphic

Merry part,
-xx- Damien R. Sullivan X-) <*>

For credibility, the title of genius is best given, not taken.

"Asia, California and the psychological sciences do not have an
impressive record at making people feel good. In Asia nobody has felt
good for centuries."
-- Russell Baker, _So This is Depravity_