How much of the world has my son seen?

My teenage son and I were having a discussion about boredom (his), the infinite nature of our minds and the universe, and the massiveness of the unseen Earth. Our disagreement centered mostly on how much of the planet he’s seen, his claim being that he’s seen enough to qualify as being more than “none percent”. […]

User Generated Education

Good learning is not a matter of finding a happy medium where both parties are transformed as little as possible. Rather, both parties must be maximally transformed—in a sense deformed. There is violence in learning. We cannot learn something without eating it, yet we cannot really learn it either without being chewed up.” — Peter […]

Notable Quotable: Albert Einstein

If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales. — Albert Einstein Related articles Some LEGO Albert Einstein awesomeness for you (winextra.com) Albert Einstein Inventions (mademan.com) Start the New Year Like Albert Einstein (forbes.com)

Notable Quotable: Albert Einstein

“The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.” – Albert Einstein

Notable Quotable: Isaac Asimov

Writing, to me, is simply thinking through my fingers. — Isaac Asimov Related articles Isaac Asimov on Education and Our Robot Overlords (Video) (allthingsd.com)

Notable Quotable: Gustave Flaubert

The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe. — Gustave Flaubert Gustave Flaubert (French pronunciation: [ɡystav flobɛʁ]) (December 12, 1821 – May 8, 1880) was a French writer who is counted among the greatest Western novelists. He is known especially for his first published novel, Madame Bovary (1857), and for his scrupulous […]

Notable Quotable: Dr. Seuss

The wonder of the seed is not what it actually is but what it can become. — Dr. Seuss Related articles The “Seuss” in Dr. Seuss is Supposed to Be Pronounced “Zoice” (todayifoundout.com) How Theodore Geisel Came Up with the Pen Name “Dr. Seuss” (todayifoundout.com) “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” (aniceplaceinthesun.blogspot.com) Dr. Seuss Fabric […]