A Quote by Madame Marie Curie on education and acceptance

Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.

Marie Curie (1867 - 1934)

Source: The power to save the world. The truth about nuclear energy

Contributed by: Harlan

A Quote by Francis Vincent "Frank" Zappa, Jr. on unschool and education

Drop out of school before your mind rots from exposure to our mundane educational system. Forget about the Senior Prom, go to the library and educate yourself if you've got any guts.

Frank Zappa (1940 - 1993)


Contributed by: Simone

A Quote by Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde on education, admirable, knowing, time, nothing, worth, and taught

Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing thst is worth knowing can be taught.

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

Contributed by: Luna

A Quote by Dean Radin on ignorance theory, education, psi, and extrasensory perception

[The ignorance theory]

“A 2001 nationwide poll cited in the NSF’s [National Science Foundation] 2002 report asked the question, ‘Some people possess psychic powers or ESP.  DO you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree?’  This NSF-sponsored survey found that 60% of adult Americans agreed or strongly agreed with the statement.  Earlier Gallup polls taken in 1990, 1996, and 2001 showed that these percentages have been increasing over time.  These figures were presented in the context of demonstrating the deplorable state of science education in the United States.

            This would indeed be discouraging, except that the report tiptoes around an interesting fact.  When survey respondents were separated by education level, 46% with less than a high school education agreed that some people possess ESP, but a whopping 62% with high school or more education agreed.  Among the ‘attentive public,’ those defined as ‘very interested’ in a topic, ‘very well informed’ about it, and regularly read a daily newspaper or relevant national magazine, a healthy majority of 59% agreed.  Thus, the survey actually revealed that belief in ESP was not explainable as a matter of poor education.

            To check the NSF’s findings, I examined data collected by the National Opinions Research Center, which is affiliated with the University of Chicago.  This Center, one of the oldest academic survey research groups in the United States, collects in its annual General Social Survey  a wide range of questions used to form a snapshot of opinions in the United States.  One of the questions asked over the years has been about psi.  The specific question I was interested in asks: ‘How often have you felt as though you were in touch with someone when they were far away from you?’  The possible answers ranged from ‘never in my life’ to ‘often.’  I compared those answers to questions on education achievement, which ranged from 0 –20 years of formal education.  The ignorance hypothesis predicts a negative relationship – the more education you have, the less you should believe in psi.  The actual result, based on 3,880 survey responses, was not negative.  In fact, it was significantly positive, with odds against chance of 80 to 1.  This is not just the case in the United States.  The same trend has been observed in Australia, France, and virtually every other country that has reported these surveys.  This finding is even widely acknowledged by skeptics, who gnash their teeth about it.”

Dean Radin

Source: Entangled Minds: Extrasensory Experiences in a Quantum Reality, Pages: 38..9

Contributed by: HeyOK

A Quote by Daniel Goleman on education and emotional literacy

Educators, long disturbed by schoolchildren’s lagging scores in math and reading, are realizing there is a different and more alarming deficiency:  emotional literacy.  And while laudable efforts are being made to raise academic standards, this new and troubling deficiency is not being addressed in the standard school curriculum.  As one Brooklyn teacher put it, the present emphasis in schools suggests that “we care more about how well schoolchildren can read and write than whether they’ll be alive next week.”

Daniel Goleman

Source: Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ, Pages: 231

Contributed by: HeyOK

A Quote by Cesar Chavez on education

The end of all education should surely be service to others.

Cesar Chavez

Contributed by: Daniel

A Quote by Laurence Overmire on education, knowledge, generations, future, history, genealogy, poet, and genealogist

There is no nobler profession, nor no greater calling, than to be among those unheralded many who gave and give their lives to the preservation of human knowledge, passed with commitment and care from one generation to the next.

Laurence Overmire

Source: Poet, Playwright, Actor, Educator

Contributed by: WideAwake

A Quote by Earon on future, idaology, religion, species, human, primates, global, sustainability, intelligence, specialization, integration, education, hope, faith, and truth

Human cultures progress through a dance of specialization and integration.  The problem is that the human trait of abstract thinking has allowed our ability to specialize to outpace our ability to integrate knowledge.  Thus, we know more and more details about nothing particularly relevant.  Life becomes a game of trivia played between people who don't have an intrinsic understanding of who, or what, they are and who have little idea how larger social, scientific and cultural systems operate. 

All the "freedom" in the world can not solve this problem, but rather leads to greater confusion.  Lack of freedom throws us into panick and again causes confusion.  We often seek grounding in religion or political movements, but the price of suspending our disbelief is our relinquishment of authority to others no more qualified than the rest of us.  We can not afford, in our globalized, interdependent world, to turn over our otherwise intelligent minds to ideologies and theologies.  We can not afford the divisiveness and arrogance inherent when one believes that theirs is the only way, the "right" way, and that other paths are "evil" or inferior even if they work very well.

If we declare our race to be HUMAN, our religion to be KINDNESS and our nature to be A WONDERFUL SPECIES OF PRIMATES, we will gradually learn to exercise rational control over our minds, our culture and our planet.

Earon Davis

Source: Earon Davis

Contributed by: Earon

A Quote by John Holt on education

What makes people smart, curious, alert, observant, competent, confident, resourceful, persistent - in the broadest and best sense, intelligent - is not having access to more and more learning places, resources, and specialists, but being able in their lives to do a wide variety of interesting things that matter, things that challenge their ingenuity, skill, and judgment, and that make an obvious difference in their lives and the lives of people around them.

John Holt

Contributed by: School for Life

A Quote by seiji kaneko on education and science

Learning your MISSION,supplying your VISION, KNOWLEGDE builds there.

seiji kaneko

Contributed by: say-jay

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