Just Brilliant!

The Mythbusters, led by Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage, have been teaching logic and critical thinking – and doing so by blowing things up! How cool is that?

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Adding Explosives to Congress – Brilliant!

Adding the television series to America’s school curriculum may well be the best idea I’ve heard for real education reform in a long, long while.

Adding the techniques used by the Mythbusters to prove or debunk myths and assumptions to Congress might well save America. 😉

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7 Responses to “Just Brilliant!”

  1. zhann Says:

    Wow, that is amazing. I can’t believe that the public school system would actually step up and do something that is not only educational, but something that the children will actually enjoy.

  2. jonolan Says:

    zhann,

    It’s not widespread as of yet, but it’s a growing phenomenon. You can find some more details here.

    Now, if we can just apply this to Congress. I’d love to see something involving Pelosi, Reid, and/or Rangel and explosives. 😉

  3. zhann Says:

    Ha … yeah, that would be nice. At times it seems that the only true way to fix this country is to put fear into those running the country. Imagine a situation where someone in fact took out all corrupt politicians, in effect everyone, all within 24 hours or so … that would scare every future politician into at least putting in some effort to be a bit honest.

    I am of the firm opinion that if a politician (or any public figure) commits a crime, the punishment should be at least 10 fold, with death being a pseudo-default. Our politicians do what they want. Most try to give the impression that they care, but some are so bad at it that it ruins it for the rest.

    Anyway … thanks for the info.

  4. jonolan Says:

    Oh yes! That would be something to see and something that our founding fathers did not wholly fail to expect:

    When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty.

    — Thomas Jefferson

    Of course the sad reality is that exterminating the politicians could only happen as part of a coup or revolution, and such events often lead to greater oppression than the government that they’ve replaced.

  5. J.D.F Says:

    If more people would use logic and critical thinking – not just America, but the entire world would be a better place. Can we make this a worldwide phenomenon?

  6. jonolan Says:

    We probably cannot do so, J.D.F.; people in general aren’t wired towards using logic and critical thinking. 🙁

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