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    To read is the foundation of all knowledge - Knight Tenplar

    Do you agree with this statement? I just saw it in a DVD I got today and thought it could be an interesting talking point.

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    Not really. I do think reading is important but so much in life is best learned by experience. (I know this coming out of an intuitive's mouth).
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    It can be helpful, certainly, but I wouldn't necessarily call it the foundation.

    Plenty of knowledgeable people in the world who aren't well-read. Knowledge is gained by any number of means...reading's only one.
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    No.

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    Thumbs down Compelled by Law to Read and Write

    When they taught us to read, they never told us that we wouldn't be able to stop.

    And so they took us out of our homes and compelled us to go to school to learn to read and write. A trauma from which we will never recover. We will die literate or else.

    On the other hand no law compelled us to learn to use the telephone, the television, the radio, the ipod or the computer. We learnt to use the electronic media naturally and intuitively at home.

    Literacy is the mark of Cain, the scarlet letter branded on our forehead, a curse we carry all our lives until our souls were saved by the telephone, the television, the radio, the ipod and the computer.

    We sing the song electric.

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    I predicted half of your post, Victor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicodemus View Post
    I predicted half of your post, Victor.
    The better half I hope.

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    Smile The Telephone Thesis

    Quote Originally Posted by Nicodemus View Post
    I predicted half of your post, Victor.
    It's a way of thinking. And I am pleased you are halfway there.

    For when you can predict the whole of my post, instead of writing your thesis, you will present your thesis over the telephone.

    So instead of your thesis being a monologue, your thesis will be a dialogue, such as we are having here.

    Of course it will mean changing your way of life and that of your examiners. It would mean altering the academic power structure. And it all started here on Typology Central.

    I hope I will be modestly remembered in your dedication.

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    But I don't like the telephone.

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    "Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking." -AE

    Might want to take that one to heart, Lark.

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