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On 2/29/2024 at 2:52 AM, GammaGlobulin said:

 

Excuse me, Mr. C., however, I think this suggestion of yours is just far too dumbed down for my super-smart 10-year-old Chinese students.

 

How long has it been since you taught a precocious 10-year-old?

 

Over a generation ago, at least, I would imagine.

 

And, since that time, the Flynn Effect, which I am sure you know something about, has proven true, once more.

 

Children, especially in China, are getting smarter, by the generation.

 

So, Mr. C., maybe there truly is hope for the future, for the future of these smart children, and I hope so.

 

Every day, I am amazed at just how smart some of these children truly are.

And, as I say, their understanding of the world, and their ability to do insightful analysis of their reality, is FAR and Away, beyond what I recall was typical of most children when I was growing up.

 

But, of course, there were some kids, like Chomsky, back in the day, who were smarter than the kids, these days.

 

Still, Nim Chimpsky was the exception.

And, he remains the exception at age 95.

 

Chinese students are amazing.

They can stay focused in class for 90 minutes, and think nothing of it.

 

The Asians are taking over the Natural Sciences at American universities.

While, the Americans are escaping into the Social Sciences because they are easy.

 

Don't take my word for it.

 

IF a Chinese eight-year-old can stay completely focused in class, for 60 minutes, then you know that it will be the Asians who will do the very hard work in American universities.

 

There are no better students than the young Chinese students.

 

Wait an see.....

 

I am just paraphrasing Richard Smalley, of Rice University.

 

Don't blame me, Mr. C.

 

Gamma....

 

 

 

That explains everything. The kids are smarter than the you. That's why you are on hear getting advice. 

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