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



During the last three presidential elections (including this one), the GOP
debates have became a curious mixture of reality show, bad comedy and
pseudo-surrealism. It would be fun to watch if those guys on tv were not
running to control one of the biggest nuclear arsenals on earth.

On Wed, Nov 11, 2015 at 7:51 PM, JAG <joe.glick@gmail.com> wrote:

> 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
> >
>