Sunday, October 21, 2012

Thoreau Blogs Against Rationalism in Physics


"And I was reminded that, however much we search for better and more progressive educational approaches, in the end there is no substitute for spending a lot of time working on a problem, constantly evaluating your work against the highest possible standard, and getting constant guidance and feedback from fellow students and a more experienced master."

No substitute for apprenticeship to an experienced master. Oakeshott and Polanyi would approve.

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