I think you lack the courtesy expected of polite discourse. You were
offered an opportunity to make a productive comment and declined.
Furthermore, you can't read very well. I didn't say how she handled it, I
was silent on the issue. I said I couldn't imagine how it could be handled.
Don't project your own intellectual inadequacies on others.
From: Pang, Hokkun [mailto:HPang@Yesmail.com]
Sent: Friday, May 04, 2001 7:39 AM
To: 'John Hall'; FoRK
Subject: RE: How do you teach fundamental logic to someone that doesn't
I think your lady is a lousy teacher who lacks the heart and the
creativity to teach.
From: John Hall [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Thursday, May 03, 2001 6:32 PM
Subject: How do you teach fundamental logic to someone that doesn't grok
I was presented with this problem from a lady that taught logic at the
About the simplest thing in logic is:
Given: A => B
What do you do with a student that can't answer that question?
My reactions boiled down to:
a) dumbfounded that someone over the age of 12 who can dress themselves
considers that a hard problem.
b) anyone who can't get that will never get that and can't be taught
logic. Hand them a shovel.
On the other hand, I have seen people that had trouble with:
Given: A => B
That seemed to be harder to understand, and for someone that misses such
questions I can think of ways to teach them, provided they could get the
first problem right.
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