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Response to SpartanDem (Original post)

Tue Aug 28, 2012, 07:18 AM

7. A bad theory among many

The fact that people who went to public school voted for Obama does not imply that the experiences at public school caused the specific voting behavior.

You can try all you like to train people not to think, but sooner or later many will experiment with independent thought and decide they like it. It is hard to ban independent thought as no illicit substance is involved.

I tried to convince my kids to be biologists. I taught them biology, exposed them to it, my boy could correctly name many common plants in latinized scientific names by first grade, he is now a materials scientist. My daughter was good at biology too but never fell in love with it and is now a fine artist. Schools can only do so much, parents can only do so much, sooner or later kids will be what they are to be regardless.

It is like the TP to walk about with alot of bad ideas, poorly supported by evidence they can easily observe in their everyday lives. Somehow they assume that while it does not work for them directly, it would work for other people they do not know.

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