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« Reply #135 on: December 30, 2017, 11:39:14 pm »

I agree with everything up to the example at the end. The math of GR is far from basic.

I meant somewhat basic in order to understand black holes. Not basic in regard to less complex mathematics, which I guess is most of the mathematics we have today.  Except for maybe Roger Penrose and Stephen Hawking, I guess there aren't a lot of people that really understand black holes. Probably they don't even really understand black holes. Just some of the mathematics governing black holes.

I am currently updating the pages with educational resources. In the future, I don't think I am going to have LaTeX versions of these pages, since they are much better suited for HTML than LaTeX.

http://www.archania.org/education/resources/03-06
http://www.archania.org/education/resources/06-09
http://www.archania.org/education/resources/09-12
http://www.archania.org/education/resources/12-15
http://www.archania.org/education/resources/15-18
http://www.archania.org/education/resources/18-21

And here, all of them put together with a PHP script: http://www.archania.org/education/resources/
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« Reply #136 on: January 05, 2018, 06:57:16 pm »

I have added these puzzle/educational games:



And these to learn how to play musical instruments:



And added/modified several other things at http://www.archania.org/education/resources/
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« Reply #137 on: January 07, 2018, 12:01:35 pm »

I added some books under "Learning from history" for age 18 to 21:



And some books under "Criteria for a health democracy" for age 18 to 21:



http://www.archania.org/education/resources/18-21/
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« Reply #138 on: January 14, 2018, 08:02:58 pm »

And who claimed that they aren't making good games anymore? I just added these awesome games to my collection:







http://www.archania.org/education/resources/12-15/
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« Reply #139 on: February 02, 2018, 09:50:30 am »

I have added brilliant.org to the educational resources from age 15-18.



Seems like a very nice educational platform for math, physics, and software engineering.

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« Reply #140 on: February 19, 2018, 06:59:58 pm »

I am now starting the education article like this:



http://www.archania.org/education/
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« Reply #141 on: February 21, 2018, 11:40:23 am »

All the chemical compounds are now together at: http://www.archania.org/education/compounds
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« Reply #142 on: February 25, 2018, 10:51:17 pm »

I just added this:



http://www.archania.org/education/
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« Reply #143 on: March 08, 2018, 10:44:56 pm »

I just added this:



http://www.archania.org/education/#Learning_to_put_information_into_convenient_chunks
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« Reply #144 on: March 11, 2018, 06:15:43 am »

I mean, you're working with theory, spinning out idea after idea… how much practical work have you done actually teaching children?

If people working with the education of children automatically acquired the best understanding about how to educate children, why was corporal punishment in schools so prevalent in the past? Corporal punishment is still practiced in many parts of the world today. If I lived in one of those places, I wouldn't have any right to criticize the teachers, because they have more experience with educating children than me?



Also. Not long ago, almost everybody believed in dominance-based training of dogs, and it was commonly believed that corporal punishment should be a vital part of dog training. This has completely changed during the last decades, but why didn't dog owners themselves realize that this wasn't necessarily the best way to train dogs?

It seems to me like most people are perfectly capable of working their entire lives with something, without realizing that they might be doing it in an inferior or sub-optimal way. I also think we are prone to a bias, which makes us think we are experts in something, just because we have a lot of practical experience.

Humans are also extremely prone to social conformity, and most teachers are likely to think that how everybody else is teaching is the right way to teach.

Seems like the Mycon take parenting and education much more seriously than humans:

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The Deep Children!
Spears of light in the darkness!
Their discarded husks speak of joy to come.

I have chosen my offsprings' memories carefully from my set of remembrances
the sweet and warm times of my existence and those of my parents' parents' parents
the bits of a million lifetimes coalesced into a birth gift of complete awareness.

In the dark they grow, the deep fire feeds the Children.
Their birth breathes warmth across a cold world.

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« Reply #145 on: March 11, 2018, 05:35:26 pm »

I added some books to the "deep dark insightful stories" for age 12 to 15 years old:



http://www.archania.org/education/resources/12-15/

And changed some of the books under "criteria for a healthy democracy" for age 18 to 21 years old:



http://www.archania.org/education/resources/18-21/

I even added Atlas Shrugged there, to get more balance between the right and the left.
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« Reply #146 on: March 11, 2018, 06:10:18 pm »

It is much easier to be wrong than it is to be right. Showing that it certain old ways of being wrong persisted despite being common practice does not mean that it's not useful to actually check your theories. Especially since they weren't trying to be empirical.
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« Reply #147 on: March 12, 2018, 11:53:03 pm »

It is much easier to be wrong than it is to be right. Showing that it certain old ways of being wrong persisted despite being common practice does not mean that it's not useful to actually check your theories. Especially since they weren't trying to be empirical.

Sure, but lots of my educational system is based upon research by other people, and they of course tend to have emprical proof (I have included some of that in my references, but I am going to add much more references). The emphasis on teaching how to build molecular models and understanding natural sciences very early, might not be very well researched. But it is also based somewhat upon my idea of what I think people should know. I think a basic understanding of natural sciences is extremely important for a society to be functional today. Nations also tend to focus a lot upon teaching national history, while I think we should focus upon world history.
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« Reply #148 on: March 13, 2018, 05:41:14 pm »

I added/rewrote this today:



http://www.archania.org/education/#How_to_teach_children_of_different_ages

I have also added some references.
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« Reply #149 on: March 16, 2018, 03:17:23 pm »

Just wanted to say that several kids from poor countries have contacted me through feedback on my website, to ask me about how to get access to the educational facilities I have written about....
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