Friday, July 25, 2014

View of the Week: The Essence of Education

As the channels of "Outsiders" goes dark thru August 4, it is fitting to wind things down with this "View of the week" courtesy of Jonathan Lockwood Huie that is the the heart of what Education is about:


Examine, inquire.
Look into the nature of things.
Search out the grounds of your opinions,
the for and against.
Know why you believe, understand what you believe,
and possess a reason for the faith that is in you.
- Frances Wright

Doubt is the incentive to truth and inquiry leads the way.
- Hosea Ballou 

If you would be a real seeker after truth,
it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt,
as far as possible, all things.
- Rene Descartes

What each must seek in his life never was on land or sea.
It is something out of his own unique potentiality for experience,
something that never has been and never could
have been experienced by anyone else.
- Joseph Campbell

It is error only, and not truth, that shrinks from inquiry.
- Thomas Paine

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