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[Xmca-l] Re: The value of Philosophy: xmca and the GOP

RE: Rubio

Children as welders?

This has already been debunked (NYT 11/11)

On Wed, Nov 11, 2015 at 10:13 AM, mike cole <mcole@ucsd.edu> wrote:

> ​Kim et al-- One of the big applause lines at the GOP debate last night
> came from Marco Rubio. Declaring (falsely) that welders earn more than
> philosophers, he got his applause by declaring "We need more welders and
> less philosophers" (qouted from memory).
> Given the high value placed on critical thinking, never mind the ground
> rules of civil discourse, our admiration
> for children-as-philosophers, among xmca participants, the applause might
> give one pause. A reminder of the centrality of values in the organization
> of educational activities.
> Hmmmmm
> mike​
> --
> It is the dilemma of psychology to deal as a natural science with an
> object that creates history. Ernst Boesch