verbal vs. non-verbal memory
stephan at nospam.ucla.edu
Sun Dec 27 00:10:55 EST 1998
In article <3684c915.0 at news.ausmail.com>, "John"
<johnhkm at logicworld.com.au> wrote:
> F. Frank LeFever wrote in message <75v1cn$h5p at dfw-ixnews7.ix.netcom.com>...
> >Is normal scholarship dying???
> On the Internet Yes. I've only been here for 10 months and the most worrying
> trend I see is the attitude of too many who think so much can be explained
> in a few paragraphs.
> People say books are dead, these must be the people who think everything is
> easily explained. These days I'm not satisfied with any such explanation. I
> have a collection of books I reread every now and then, if only because I
> know that there are many things of which we are very ignorant of and a once
> over is rarely going to teach us much.
> More worryingly, all these kooks who purport to having received some special
> revelation a la Calvinism, as if by some secret intuition they have
> discerned the truth while the rest of continue to see the world through a
> glass darkly.
> I will be off line in the New Year. I sincerely thank all the thinking and
> scholarly souls here who have helped me along in answering a few small
> questions. To them I urge one and all to continue the good fight, keep
> attacking the kooks and confusing the ignorant, thereby opening the door to
> them learning something.
> In a few months I hope to return and by then expect all and sundry here to
> provide me with all the great mysteries of human consciousness. I could do
> with a good laugh.
> Thanks again and all the best for the New Year.
> Permanently confused and very dazed.
> "In the mountains the shortest way is from peak to peak, but for that one
> must have long legs."
> Nietzsche, Thus Spake Zarathustra.
There is no need for scholarship anymore. Basically, you have to admit
your ignorance and ask Kenneth Collins for the solution.
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