Saturday, January 09, 2010

Unschooled kid's got a serious brain

As a member of several unschooler/home-schooling lists, I see lots of references to kids who have no formal schooling, kids who are allowed to explore their lives volitionally and capture the information that most pleases them with coercive or manipulative or "motivational" intrusion from the parents.

HERE is one kid (now 27 years old) who was unschooled (like my child, Livy) and took his mind into the realm of quantum physics and other interesting venues. The kid is not an Objectivist, so he makes some mistakes in reasoning and extrapolation, but you can see a mind full of wonder explore his universe -- despite never having been told he must follow the "educational" path someone else desired.

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