I've often thought that "Logic 101" should be a required class in school, starting in 1st Grade. In a sense, the only place children are instructed in the workings of logic in school is in mathematics. If we started at a young age and instructed children in the mechanisms of logic, perhaps we would go a long way towards avoiding the moral ambiguity we find in today's population. It would at least make it harder for the historical revisionists and moral relativists to come along later and corrupt our nation's youth. Just a thought.
To: Prodigal Son
I was thinking the same thing as I glanced through an old logic text last month. As you probably know, the connection between logic and moral clarity is at least as old as Plato. "Let no one ignorant of geometry pass these doors," said the sign at the entrance to the academy. Unfortunately, even the logic of mathematics is under constant assault in the education world these days. The splendid logical constructions of Euclid were completely absent from my daughter's high school geometry textbook, and (unfortunately) that's the rule rather than the exception these days. Maybe we can at least get the students to play chess : )
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson