Education

In these days of ultra rapid change, preparing for a specific career by learning its special skills won’t do. The job one prepares for in this way is unlikely to exist by the time one’s basic education is through. The focus of education should therefore be on those things that change least, things that are always needful. In a nutshell the main goal of education should be to learn how to teach – oneself and others. This way, one may acquire special skills later as needed, under one’s own initiative if necessary. Also, and really more importantly, in learning to teach others one learns to deal with people. And this will always be necessary.

Relativism

“There is no universal or unconditional truth.” Or “Nothing is universally and unconditionally true.” If this is true, then it is neither universally nor unconditionally true. It’s application is quite limited. If someone says “This relativism is not true *for me.*” what is the relativist to do? On what basis does the relativist insist that *his* relativism is true for anyone else?

by the sight seen of the frozen fire

by the sight seen of the frozen fire
by the smell of the burning ice which did slide
by the touch of the iron glove which did hurt
by the taste of the bleeding gurt which did linger
by the sound of the Northern Aum-Ha-Dydymus which did point out the way
I invoke Thee Telluricon
Cut loose cthuluhu;
the dwarfbeards smolder
they lament the posture
folded in the cream of foreseeing
they ponder the luminous surface
and let visions appear
and fall away
and forget