On Fri, 2003-02-07 at 10:29, Daniel Barclay wrote: > Mike M wrote: > > > > > > Socrates was stagnant and resting on his society's laurels? Good teaching > > inspires creativity. > > I didn't say Socrates was stagnant. Truly off topic, but Socrates is not the best example of good teaching, unless you admire what his pupils created: http://www.chss.montclair.edu/english/furr/essays/ifstoneonsocrates.html http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/socrates/socrates.HTM http://www.creatingthe21stcentury.org/Intro8a-Plato.html > I didn't say teachers were stagnant. > > No, I said (well...meant) that society would be stagnant if passing on > knowledge were the _only_ highest aspiration. Someone's got to be > creating/discovering/generating new knowldge or the pool of knowledge > doesn't grow. > > > > Daniel > -- > Daniel Barclay firstname.lastname@example.org -- First Impressions are Bunk.
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