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  1. teachwell
    January 26, 2016 @ 2:15 pm

    Reblogged this on The Echo Chamber.

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  2. joiningthedebate
    January 26, 2016 @ 4:43 pm

    I don’t think the world is flat, but I’m not 100% sure. I only know we’ve landed on the moon because they say we have and because of that excellent footage which they don’t seem to show anymore. It is an excellent idea to question what we are told (about teaching pedagogy). It is also reasonable to question evolution (which some people teach as fact)

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    • teachwell
      January 26, 2016 @ 4:51 pm

      Which is where the whole idea of evidence and reliable evidence has to be taught. The pictures that BoB presented as ‘evidence’ are not because they don’t show what he thinks they show.

      As for evolution. It is the theory that makes the most sense, has fossil evidence and dna evidence to support it. You are welcome to challenge all of this but I don’t accept a ‘I say it so it holds weight’ school of thought. To convince me of a different theory, I need to see evolution debunked. No one has come close to it, except those espousing conspiracy theories which are pure paranoia.

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      • joiningthedebate
        January 26, 2016 @ 5:49 pm

        I wrote my comment before watching the videos which I’m half way through. FES has seriously upped its game. I used to think it existed purely to challenge people. Most people just believe what their told. Anyway never mind about NASA. If you start telling too many people that groupwork isn’t what it claims and that FFT data is dodgy you could be hunted down. They haven’t made the education version of the film Capricorn One yet. Best wishes

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        • teachwell
          January 26, 2016 @ 6:37 pm

          I really don’t think we are on the same planet here!! I don’t believe everything I am told but equally I am not into conspiracy theories of any kind – that way lies paranoia and darkness. See you when you come out of the tunnel buddy.

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  3. joiningthedebate
    January 26, 2016 @ 7:03 pm

    🙂 also their = they’re in my comment

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  4. Alan
    February 1, 2016 @ 6:00 am

    B.o.B.s “analysis” includes “….per mile squared”. What?

    Surely this is just more evidence of dumbing down, plus the arrogance of yet another “I don’t need no education” celebrity.
    I could claim that 1 + 1 = 145. How dare you say it is 2! I am right because I got more “likes” than you, so there! In a completely innumerate society that would seem to be a reasonable and democratic argument.

    I remember listening to Lord Melvyn Bragg interviewing a mathematician on Radio 4. The mathematician proposed a thought experiment: imagine I toss a fair coin 100 times and get 100 heads. Does that mean my chances of getting a tail on the next toss are greater than 50/50? Lord Bragg thought it would.

    People like B.o.B. have a lot in common with people like Lord Bragg. Both have a very weak grasp of physical reality, but a remarkably strong grip on “social reality”. This appears to be what our society wants.
    To quote Marx (Groucho): “include me out”.

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    • joiningthedebate
      February 12, 2016 @ 6:17 am

      Re per mile squared, I recently corrected someone for saying gravity of 9. 8 was a speed. I felt bad about correcting this but I couldn’t resist it was a chink in their case. They were probably a globe believer so it works both ways.

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    • joiningthedebate
      February 12, 2016 @ 6:21 am

      Re coin toss ( I am not a troll honest) 100 out of 100 is SO unusual that…..
      It would be better to just assume that 10/ 10 is no evidence for a deviation from 1/2

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  5. joiningthedebate
    February 12, 2016 @ 6:24 am

    To teachwell
    I am still in the the ‘tunnel’ (and greatful to you for putting me onto this)
    I am trying to believe in a globe but …

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    • teachwell
      February 12, 2016 @ 9:01 am

      It’s just too hard? The flat earth theorists are right about the illuminati/global conspiracy theory stretching back to the Crusades and Renaissance? Or maybe just some evidence to refute the evidence the Ancient Greeks used in the first place might help? I wonder why that doesn’t happen?

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    • joiningthedebate
      February 16, 2016 @ 11:21 pm

      grateful -how embarrassing

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