Mudcat Café message #4095655 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #169388   Message #4095655
Posted By: Steve Shaw
02-Mar-21 - 07:02 AM
Thread Name: BS: MARS in the Headlights
Subject: RE: BS: MARS in the Headlights
"Education to my mind is not to fill a mind with current theory and understood fact, but to teach the mind to teach itself and furnish an awareness of how wrong things can go."

That's it. Other required elements are firing up enthusiasm and curiosity, showing the connectedness of things and developing the skill to see patterns. My numero uno hobby horse, apropos of your last point, is to be ultra-sceptical of new things you are told and demand evidence (real evidence) at all times. The facts will follow naturally. But you simply must learn your times tables... :-)