Truth about Education The most important difference between men and animals is the fact that men are capable of operating with purely abstract categories. Such their ability is being commonly referred to as intelligence. In its turn, peoples ability to abstragize from their daily routine, in order to think about theoretical matters, serves as foundation for the development of science. Science provides people with answers to different questions and helps them to improve their lives. Therefore, we can say that empirical sciences contain truth, because such truth has universal value. Scientists might not have the complete knowledge about the essence of physical processes that surround us, but the notions, upon which science is based, are absolutely veritable. This is the reason why religion always resorts to science, in order to prove its validity, and not the other way around.
We can say that science is the tool, which enables humanity to advance, in evolutionary sense of this word, because homo sapiens is not the final product of evolution but rather an intermediate link between ape and super-man. Therefore, we can only talk about education being associated with truth, for as long as such education has not other purpose then helping people to understand surrounding reality better, in order for them to master it. When education begins to serve as the mean of ideological indoctrination it looses its academic credibility. In recent years, the process of education in Western countries became marginalized to a significant degree, which is the reason why academic standards in universities and colleges continue to decline. Liberal education is based on assumption that people are equal, regardless of their racial affiliation or social status. One does not have to be genius, in order to understand that such assumption does not correspond to the objective reality.
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Thus, modern educators, who are concerned about appeasing the hawks of political correctness more then about anything else, have no other option but to lower academic standards, so that illusion of equality among students can be artificially maintained. This allows us to come up with the main thesis of this paper the truth in education can only be sought in disciplines that are the least affected by ideological indoctrination: physics, chemistry, mathematics. The laws of thermodynamics, for example, are equally applicable on Earth and in any part of universe, with probable exception of black holes. History, on the other hand, has been the subject of numerous revisions, over the course of recent decades. Whatever used to be the historical truth, even as recent as twenty years ago, now would be thought of as socially unacceptable statement. For example, nowadays, students are being taught to seriously refer to ancient Egypt as the part of great Black civilization, despite the fact that Blacks did not even have written history, before being discovered by European explorers. Students are being encouraged to think that the value of primitive African figurines, carved out of wood, equals to the value of Michelangelos sculptures. Just as in Dark Ages, when true science was being suppressed by Christian fanatics and when numerous pseudo-sciences thrived, nowadays, it is very hard for the educators to teach students the truth, without the fear of punishment for the failure to stick to politically correct dogmatism, on their part. As result, more and more students in America are having a hard time, when being asked to solve even the simplest mathematical formulas, despite the fact that they can talk for hours about injustices of the world.
It is not a secret that 60% of Microsoft software programmers are naturalized American citizens, who were mostly born in former Soviet Union. During the course of their studies in Russia, they were not being taught that celebrating diversity constitutes their foremost duty, as citizens. Nevertheless, it did not undermine their professional value, in the eyes of potential employees, because education they have received corresponds to the objective and not the imaginary value. In its turn, this can be explained by the fact that such education contains truth in its very essence. Thus, we can conclude that, in order for the education to be regarded as such that is based on truth, it must have an evolutionary positive effect on students. For example, among students who study to become mathematicians or nuclear scientists, the percentage of representatives of ethnic minorities is slim to none, despite the fact that Hollywood movies always feature person of African descend as computer-wizard, when such character is included in the plot. The explanation for this is very simple the average IQ score rate of African-Americans is much lower, comparing to the score rate of Whites and representatives of other ethnic minorities.
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However, as we have mentioned earlier it is peoples intelligence that allowed them to dominate the world, up until today. Scientific and cultural progress is the product of science, which has education as its essential part. The process of evolution is directed upwards it results in organisms becoming increasingly complex, which enables them to remain competitive. Therefore, education that is based on veritable notions must continuously represent students with challenges that are becoming more and more complex, as time goes by, because student is not just an individual – he represents societys intellectual and biological elite. Unfortunately, this cannot be said about the process of Liberal education in contemporary America. Students are now being encouraged to think of places of learning as some sort of kindergarten if they fail academically, it is not because they lack the intelligence, but because teachers are being racists. In fact the real education, which is related to the empirical science, is always politically incorrect, because it is concerned about the truth alone, without giving much thought to whether such truth might sound pleasing to ones ears or not. This is the reason why many teachers read scientific works that were written at the beginning of twentieth century, in order to understand the essence of modern socio-political dynamics, as these works were not subjected to ideological censorship.
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It appears that, in very near future, the truth in education is going to be associated with a thought crime, which will bring about the emergence of many pseudo-sciences and pseudo-educational practices. In its turn, this will undermine societys integrity, when it would be only the matter of time, before such society will begin to descend back into savagery. The marginalization of Western societies causes more and more students to choose in favor of humanitarian careers fashion designers, actors, PR representatives, beauticians etc. However, their education has no real value. An engineer at power plant can make their professions useless in the matter of a second, by flipping the switch and cutting off the electrical power. Society is not going to suffer a lot, if countless experts on racial relations, for example, who get paid 50 dollars an hour for just yapping away, disappear. However, it would be a different matter if the same happened to car technicians.
The society would come to a halt. These examples provide us with the insight on what represents the truth in education..