Tag Archives: David Geary

“Understanding” and Occam’s razor

At the beginning of the 20th century, the physicists Hendrik Lorentz and Albert Einstein both concluded independently that measurements of light speed would be the same for all observers. But while both arrived at the same

Education isn’t natural – that’s why it’s hard

One of the most troubling conundrums in the field of education is that the common sense observation that children learn so many things by simply by virtue of being immersed in an

Robots, evolution and why schools shouldn’t worry about innate skills

It should come as little surprise to hear that some of what human beings can do is innate. That is to say, we are born with various capacities and abilities which appear