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A philosophical approach to SOLE


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For our latest blog post, we spoke to Sugata Mitra about his current experiment, which is bound to get people thinking! You can also listen to the interview in full.

Sugata: “When I think about children and values and beliefs I find most of the time these are actually impose – unlike, for example, a poem. You wouldn’t say to a child ‘you have to like this poem because it’s very famous’. You would say ‘do you think it’s a good poem?’

“In the English language we would say values are acquired.

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For our latest blog post, we spoke to Sugata Mitra about his current experiment, which is bound to get people thinking! You can also listen to the interview in full.

Sugata: “When I think about children and values and beliefs I find most of the time these are actually impose – unlike, for example, a poem. You wouldn’t say to a child ‘you have to like this poem because it’s very famous’. You would say ‘do you think it’s a good poem?’

“In the English language we would say values are acquired. But I don’t see any acquisition going on here <in mainstream education>. I see imposition instead.

“When it comes to belief systems it can get even worse. A lot of our world’s troubles are because of belief systems. <But> if a belief system is editable then I think there’s not much wrong with it.

“In a way science is a belief system: people tell you there’s gravity and you might say ‘how do you know?’ and I would say: ‘here’s the experiments that show that gravity exists’, but then you are not going to do those experiments. You really have to just believe me, so it is a belief system but it is editable.

Children-led belief and value systems

“As time goes on our beliefs change and we say ‘they got it wrong and now we’ve got it right’. However, unfortunately there are other belief systems which our children grow up in which are not editable. They are usually written down 1,000s of years ago and they are in every culture. I’m a bit uneasy with books written several thousand years ago which are not editable and everything in them is supposed to be right.

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Children | Education | Philosophy | Schools | Sugata Mitra

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Life - Posted by Manasa Vangipuram


  Author - School in the Cloud

  Location: United States



How will the life of a person who cannot read or write be?

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How will the life of a person who cannot read or write be?

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Life | Philosophy | Psychology | Reading | Writing

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Human Beings - Posted by Lima Araújo


  Author - School in the Cloud

  Location: Brazil



O que torna o ser humano único? (What makes human beings unique?)

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O que torna o ser humano único? (What makes human beings unique?)

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Anthropology | Biology | Philosophy

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Philosophy - Posted by Aymen Marghli


  Author - School in the Cloud

  Location: TUNISIA



How are you ?

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How are you ?

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Philosophy

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Universe - Posted by Emmanuel


  Author - School in the Cloud

  Location: Bridgeport



Are we the only thing in this universe?

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Are we the only thing in this universe?

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Philosophy | Space

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Philosophy - Posted by Linton Taylor


  Author - School in the Cloud

  Location: Lgt Music



What can I do here ?

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What can I do here ?

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Philosophy

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Good people - Posted by Arnold Tonderai Marunda


  Author - School in the Cloud

  Location: Harare



What makes a person a good person?

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What makes a person a good person?

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Citizenship | Philosophy

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Falling Trees


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If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?

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If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?

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Philosophy | Physics | Sound | Trees

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Art: What is its purpose?


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What is the purpose of art?

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What is the purpose of art?

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Anthropology | Art | Arts | Expressive Arts | Fine Arts | Philosophy | Purpose

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Tomorrow: Does it exist?


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Does tomorrow exist?

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Does tomorrow exist?

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Existence | Philosophy | The Future | Tomorrow

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Morals: Where do they come from?


  Author - James Stanfield



Where do morals come from?

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Where do morals come from?

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Morality | Morals | Philosophy

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Why People Learn


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Why do people learn?

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Why do people learn?

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Education | Learning | Neuroscience | Pedagogy | People | Philosophy | Science

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Creation of Man


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Did God create man or did Man create God?

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Did God create man or did Man create God?

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Creation | God | Human Beings | Life | Origins of Life | Philosophy | Religion

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Reincarnation


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If reincarnation is a possibility, would we be able to recall/feel a presence of our past lives?

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If reincarnation is a possibility, would we be able to recall/feel a presence of our past lives?

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Afterlife | Life | Philosophy | Reincarnation

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Existence of God?


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Does GOD exist? Which god is true? And how old S/He would be?

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Does GOD exist? Which god is true? And how old S/He would be?

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Existence | God | Philosophy | Religion

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Importance of Culture


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What makes culture so important?

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What makes culture so important?

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Culture | Philosophy

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Just Life?


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Is life “just”? And what does that even mean?

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Is life “just”? And what does that even mean?

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Egality | Justice | Life | Philosophy

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Origin of Happiness


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What is the origin of happiness and why is it important?

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What is the origin of happiness and why is it important?

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Brains | Emotions | Evolution | Happiness | Human Behaviour | Philosophy

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Life: Is it real?


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How do we know that we are real?

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How do we know that we are real?

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Life | Life Science | Philosophy | Physics | Science

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Self Conscious Humans


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What makes human self-conscious?

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What makes human self-conscious?

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Biology | Evolution | Human Beings | Humans | Memory | Neurology | Philosophy | Self-conscious

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Being Smart


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What does it mean to be smart?

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What does it mean to be smart?

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Cognition | Education | Intelligence | Knowledge | Neurology | Philosophy

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How Babies Think


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Before they learn to talk, do babies think in a language like you and me?

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Before they learn to talk, do babies think in a language like you and me?

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Babies | Biology | Human Beings | Humans | Philosophy

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Life without Memories?


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What would happen if you never, ever made any memories?

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What would happen if you never, ever made any memories?

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Life | Memory | Neuroscience | Philosophy

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Living to 500 Years Old


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How would society change if we could live to 500 years old?

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How would society change if we could live to 500 years old?

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Biology | Life | Philosophy | Social Science | Social Studies | Society

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Beginning of the World


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How did the world begin?

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How did the world begin?

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Life | Myths | Origins of Life | Philosophy | Religion | Universe

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You and Your Mind


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What is the difference between you and your mind?

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What is the difference between you and your mind?

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Biology | Brains | Neuroscience | Philosophy | Science

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The Purpose of Being Human


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What is the purpose of a human being?

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What is the purpose of a human being?

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Human Beings | Humans | Philosophy

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What is True?


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What is truth and how do we know what is true?

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What is truth and how do we know what is true?

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Philosophy | Truth

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Creating Life


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Can humans create life?

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Can humans create life?

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Biology | Ethics | Life | Philosophy | Religion | Science

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Our Existance - why are we here?


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Why are we here?

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Why are we here?

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Life | Origins of Life | Philosophy | Science

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A Monkey, A Typewriter and Shakespeare


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If you give a monkey a typewriter, how long will it take it to write the complete works of Shakespeare?

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If you give a monkey a typewriter, how long will it take it to write the complete works of Shakespeare?

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Animals | Literature | Philosophy | Shakespeare

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Ghandi: 'You must be the change you wish to see in the world'


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What did Gandhi mean when he said “You must be the change you wish to see in the world” and how does this apply to you?

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What did Gandhi mean when he said “You must be the change you wish to see in the world” and how does this apply to you?

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Ghandi | Morality | Morals | Philosophy

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Morals


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Where do our morals come from?

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Where do our morals come from?

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Ethics | Morals | Philosophy | Religion

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Romanticism and Transcendentalism


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What are Romanticism and Transcendentalism?

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What are Romanticism and Transcendentalism?

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American Literature | Literature | Philosophy | Romanticism

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Meaning of Weird?


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What does it mean to be weird?

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What does it mean to be weird?

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Philosophy

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Happiness


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What makes people happy?

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What makes people happy?

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Human Behaviour | People | Philosophy | Sociology

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Problems


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What is a “problem”?

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What is a “problem”?

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Maths | Philosophy | Science