Re: Education

Harvey Newstrom (
Thu, 08 Jan 1998 09:29:17 -0500

David A Musick wrote:
> Abraham Moses Genen wrote that we need an educational system "focused on
> an understanding that society functions best when placed ahead of the
> self."
> Actually, we need an educational system that teaches, among the other
> things he listed, that the self benefits greatly by helping other people.

I respectfully disagree with both of you. No matter how much I may
agree with your views, they are political. You are trying to instill
religious (even if Extropian) *values*. Education should teach
knowledge and skills that can be used by the individual. Training an
individual how they should behave in society is not education. It is
programming and brainwashing.

Harvey Newstrom  <>