Unit 6: Assignment 1 by Gwenyth Van Doren

“Between the two a gulf of mutual incomprehension—sometimes (particularly among the young) hostility and dislike, but most of all lack of understanding” (4)

!: The lack of understanding and hostility makes sense when you realize that they are tactics used to validate and uplift our own groups and we see this present in any type of group membership in society today

“There is only one way out of all this: it is, of course, by rethinking our education. In this country, for the two reasons I have given, that is more difficult than in any other. Nearly everyone will agree that our school education is too specialised. But nearly everyone feels that it is outside the will of man to alter it.” (18)

?: How long will it take (realistically) for the educational system to change? I feel like the only recent change that may be applicable to this is that more and more colleges/universities aren’t factoring in ACT/SAT scores in the admissions process. 

Recognized experiments/theories

  • Game theory: John von Neumann and Oskar Morgenstern, 1944 (with important embellishments from John Nash in the 1950s)
  • Quantum theory: Max Planck, Einstein, Niels Bohr, Werner Heisenberg, Erwin Schrödinger, Max Born, Paul Dirac, 1900–1926
  • Evolution by natural selection: Charles Darwin, 1859
  • Heliocentrism: Copernicus, 1543
  • The principles of inheritance by George Mendel, 
  • Classical conditioning by Ivan Pavlov

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