I think we have to safeguard ourselves against people who are a menace to others, quite apart from what may have motivated their deeds.

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During the last century, and part of the one before, it was widely held that there was an unreconcilable conflict between knowledge and belief. The opinion prevailed amoung advanced minds that it was time that belief should be replaced increasingly by knowledge; belief that did not itself rest on knowledge was superstition, and as such had to be opposed. According to this conception, the sole function of education was to open the way to thinking and knowing, and the school, as the outstanding organ for the people’s education, must serve that end exclusively.

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Each of us is here for a brief sojourn; for what purpose he knows not, though he sometimes thinks he senses it. But without deeper reflection one knows from daily life that one exists for other people.

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Economists and workplace consultants regard it as almost unquestioned dogma that people are motivated by rewards, so they don’t feel the need to test this. It has the status more of religious truth than scientific hypothesis. The facts are absolutely clear. There is no question that in virtually all circumstances in which people are doing things in order to get rewards, extrinsic tangible rewards undermine intrinsic motivation.The bonus myth: How paying for results can backfire The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing.

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Mysticism is in fact the only criticism people cannot level against my theory.

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Scientific research can reduce superstition by encouraging people to think and view things in terms of cause and effect.

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Small is the number of people who see with their eyes and think with their minds.

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The aim (of education) must be the training of independently acting and thinking individuals who, however, see in the service to the community their highest life problem.

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The formulation of the problem is often more essential than its solution, which may be merely a matter of mathematical or experimental skill.

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