FW: Twin Studies [was Re: HR25Show82099 - BS]

O'Regan, Emlyn (Emlyn.ORegan@actew.com.au)
Mon, 23 Aug 1999 16:44:11 +1000

I wrote:
> Phil, your post was looking so good until it got this fantastic injection
> of mysogeny! It's such a bummer to see you mix in the following paragraph
> with an otherwise very informative piece on Montessori schools. It brings
> the credibility of the whole post down.
Phil Osborn wrote:
> > Women - not all of them, obviously, but way too many - are anti-rational
> > and
> > consistently resist science and technology. Look at how they waited
> until
> >
> > computers became "fashinable" to finally adopt them. As an educational
> > consultant in the '80's, I could talk for hours about this one. And
> > Amerika
> > distrusts people who are too smart, as in "Mad Scientists." So it's a
> > hard
> > sell culturally and then you have active, dedicated thoroughly evil
> > opposition who happen to control the state-financed compulsory education
> > and
> > its propaganda apparatus - the schools themselves.
> >
And I wrote:
> I send my daughter to a preschool which is run along Montessori lines, and
> she thrives there. This was after some false starts at more "conventional"
> (f*cked up) schools which seemed more interested in breaking individualism
> and getting that institutional mindset going as early as humanly possible.
> I
> remember seeing my daughter, along with the rest of the kids at one
> preschool, running around in the playground wearing the school hat (I
> hadn't
> known there was a school hat). They just had to have some kind of uniform.
> When I asked about it, I got the usual line (which we all probably have
> come
> across) about engendering equality in the children. Yes sir, yes sir,
> three
> bags full.
> What are other parents on this list doing about education? I can't imagine
> that the anti-death&taxes types hanging around extropians are going for
> the
> marching-up-and-down-the-square type of set up that conventional schooling
> offers.
> Emlyn thank you sir may I please have another
> Disciple of Discipline
Just trying to clear up a weird post (damn you microsoft!)

computer takes the blame for human error again