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Old 20.09.2017, 18:35
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Re: All about Muslims (in the wake of terrorist attacks in Europe)

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If you turn that into a lesson on showing how mathematical principles are derived from axioms, and how axioms are rooted in empirics, I think it would be a very valuable lesson, not just in mathematics but also in epistemology.

On the other hand, if you think its better to teach that, on authority 2+2=4, how then are kids going to deal with somebody else telling them on authority that 2+2=5 if they haven't learnt anything about reasoning?
"how then are kids going to deal with somebody else telling them on authority that 2+2=5". I am sure they will meet many schoolteachers who teach them something that is not in the approved syllabus
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