Camping Ethics

The only way beautiful, pristine areas will remain accessible to the record number of people who want an outdoor experience is to take steps to reduce recreational impact on the environment. This is a matter of taking personal responsibility for your own actions. The following guidelines should not be considered …

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How Real is Luck?

A lot of life makes sense only when you look at events in the rearview mirror; we tend to connect the dots in hindsight. When we do so, we often turn random life choices and chance happenings into a convincing and logical story that we tell others. Which one of …

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Education for the Information Age

When Shakespeare describes a schoolboy lugging his burden, these five-hundred-year-old lines require no footnotes. The ways in which we civilize children are very conservative indeed.

“Learning” is not the center of school life. Elementary schools are socializing institutions. They teach children to behave in civilized groups. As a kid, you …

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Learning Linear Perspective

How important is it to learn linear perspective? Computers can calculate perspective angles and create a drawing for us, so what need is there to learn it traditionally?

To begin with, pencils and paper are not going away soon. The freedom and spontaneity of mark-making, the tactile quality of a …

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