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SAT self education paragraph

In the past people learned fast-paced in many subjects we don't learn now, which is pointed out in biographies and this excerpt from a book by Montaigne.

"Consider the child, for example. Today we believe that babies are born with the ability to feel many emotions, but that their capacities for rational thought are not yet developed. In effect, we believe that the child's mind must "mature." Yet, as the historian Philippe Aries demonstrates, for much of Western history - roughly until the seventeenth century - childhood was not considered to be a state of mental immaturity, a state somehow different or separated from that of adult faculties, but simply without the experience to make full use of them. Thus Montaigne wrote in his essay on children's education that philosophical discourse should be introduced at a very early age - in fact, 'from the moment it is weaned, the child will, in any case, be able to understand philosophical discourses." These understandings of the child corresponded to patterns of conduct. Montaigne wrote of a friend's child who read Greek, Latin, and Hebrew when he was six years old, and translated Plato into French before he was eight. In the upper classes, reading and writing were common by the age of four; children were able to read the Bible and discuss complex matters of moral principle before they were five. Looking through the lens of contremporary beliefs about the "maturing mind," such abilities border on the incomprehensible."

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"The author most likely uses the examples in order to present a conrast with the currently held view of children's abilities."

"In the context of the last paragraph, the final sentence suggests that expectations of what children are intellectually capable of are much lower today."
09-01-2005 09:39 AM
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so.....they had super babies????:biggrin:

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09-27-2005 12:16 PM
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nope they were perfectly normal. nowadays kids are just trained NOT to think, with stupid mindless 'educational' games like building blocks and that kinda stuff, instead of thinking about complex things. the potential is there, it's just repressed.

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ahh! yes! i knew that Razz

i was merely testing you....u passed :biggrin:

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RebeL ! Wrote:ahh! yes! i knew that Razz

i was merely testing you....u passed :biggrin:

Laugh

good one :bigrazz:

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Well of Course It Was Good It Came From Me DUH!!!! jk lollers ;D
i REBEL Challenge SoulRiser To a Trivia Game! Do You Accept?!?!?! or Are You
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MUHAHAHAAHHAAHAH!!! IF I WIN CAN I GET MY OWN LITTTTTTTTLLE ARTICLE?! Written BY ME?<<<<Smilewinkgrin:biggrin:Smilewinkgrin:biggrin:

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RebeL ! Wrote:MUHAHAHAAHHAAHAH!!! IF I WIN CAN I GET MY OWN LITTTTTTTTLLE ARTICLE?! Written BY ME?<<<<Smilewinkgrin:biggrin:Smilewinkgrin:biggrin:


hmmmmmmmm... how would a trivia work on a forum? and we should do that in a different forum, not on this thread. maybe in the games forum Smile

you don't need to win a trivia to get your own article btw, all u need to do is write one that makes sense and doesn't need to be put through a spellchecker 99 million times before i can submit it :biggrin: not that i'm saying yours would need to be, just a general issue that i felt i needed to mention Wink

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Nice one.

I've found that people somehow think that Jack Johnson, born in Cambridge, England, 1785, was somehow intellectually superior to Jack Johnson, borning in Cambridge, Massachussetts, 1985.

My parents made the mistake of sending me to public school for five years; everyone there thought I was a prodigy because I read through their entire library in six weeks. Actually, when I was five, I'd found out that Victorian fifth grade was our college level and wanted to see if fifth grade was really that hard.

As someone who's exceeded 'college level', that idiotic, meaningless level at age 13, I can say that we need more people like you being published to see if anyone's opinion is changed.
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YAH! we totally need that. Mwahaha Yes
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