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On this thread, I have not seen it mentioned, but maybe I have missed
Schooling in Capitalist America by Samuel Bowles and Hubert Gintis New
York : Basic Books, c1976.
and the follow up:
"Schooling in Capitalist America Revisitied"
It seems to me this items have strong ties with this thread.
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"a physics major has to be trained to use today's physics whereas
a physics teacher has to be trained to see a development of
physical theories in his students' minds."--Hans Niedderer in
"International Conference on Physics Teachers' Education
Proceedings" Dortmund: University of Dortmund, p. 151, 1992.
"It is, in fact, nothing short of a miracle that the modern
methods of instruction have not yet entirely strangled the
holy curiosity of inquiry; for this delicate little plant, aside
from stimulation, stands mainly in need of freedom; without
this the plant goes to wreck and ruin without fail."
--A. Einstein in "Autobiographical Notes," 1949.
"Now there are two theorems that form together the cardinal
hinge on which the whole structure of physical science turns.
These theorems are: (1) THERE IS A REAL OUTER WORLD WHICH
EXISTS INDEPENDENTLY OF OUR ACT OF KNOWING, and, (2) THE
REAL OUTER WORLD IS NOT DIRECTLY KNOWABLE."--M. Planck in
"Where Is Science Going?," 1932. (EMPHASIS in the original)
"As a result of modern research in physics, the ambition and
hope, still cherished by most authorities of the last century,
that physical science could offer a photographic picture and
true image of reality had to be abandoned." --M. Jammer in
"Concepts of Force," 1957.
"If what we regard as real depends on our theory, how can we
make reality the basis of our philosophy? ...But we cannot
distinguish what is real about the universe without a theory.
...it makes no sense to ask if it corresponds to reality,
because we do not know what reality is independent of a
theory."--S. Hawking in "Black Holes and Baby Universes" 1993.
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