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Sat Oct 6, 2012, 09:22 AM

 

François-Marie d'Arouet AKA Voltaire

Is his works even read today in schools?
I read many of his works in HS but that was a long time ago

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coldwaterintheface Oct 2012 OP
leveymg Oct 2012 #1
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Posteritatis Oct 2012 #4

Response to coldwaterintheface (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 09:37 AM

1. Isn't he the guy who invented electricity? Naw, that was an American - Jefferson, I think. ;-)

The French Enlightenment doesn't appear until college for most people. Today, Encyclopedie is likely to be recognized only by Windows Spell Check.

You must've had a good education.

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Response to leveymg (Reply #1)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 10:08 AM

2. This will actually shock most here

 

I went to Public School in Florida in the 70’s, surprise huh?

But that was just before the GOPs attacks on public education in Fla.

I actually smoked more weed than anything else but somehow I learned enough to CLEP out over 60 Semester hours of college general studies for my AS, got my BS a year later and I only attend actual classes for 1 year part time.

No I am not super smart or anything unless smoking weed somehow allows me to ace tests.

I graduated Sum Cum Loudly, 3.98 final GPA too from SIU Carbondale without ever setting foot on the campus.

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Response to coldwaterintheface (Reply #2)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 04:39 PM

3. To misquote Paul McCartney and John Lennon: "And in the end . . ."

the education you is take is equal to the . . ."



Somehow, we all survived Middle School. Bonus points for Florida.

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Response to coldwaterintheface (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 04:43 PM

4. I ran into his stuff mostly in eleventh grade in the nineties.

University afterwards too, obviously.

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