Whitepage: Yes, you can choose to learn in a graduate school the vulgar trade of selling shiny toys to stupid rich and famous and to become rich yourself in the process. But if you do it, you will never become Einstein, and when you wake up, you will find out, it is too late, your potential talent or maybe even potential genius is wasted in exchange of a good income.
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Being dumb in the existing educational system is bad enough. Failing to create a new way of learning adapted to contemporary circumstances might be a national disaster.
Krista Tippett, with On Being. Today: "Mathematics, Purpose, and Truth," with physicist and novelist Janna Levin. We tend to think time is like a straight arrow, always moving forward. But Einstein called that a stubbornly persistent illusion. And Janna Levin's novel, A Madman Dreams of Turing Machines, is structured to evoke time the way physicists know it — as relative and curved, with past, present, and future in a fluid interplay.
"...horror show." From a speech by David Simon, creator of The Wire. "We've somehow managed to march on to two separate futures and I think you're seeing this more and more in the west. I don't think it's unique to America."
mayhap: “Gilles Deleuze recalls Merleau-Ponty, who taught at his high school, the Lycée Carnot. "E as in Enfance" Gilles Deleuze: From A to Z with Claire Parnet Semiotext(e) and MIT Press ”