From: Douglas Brooker (email@example.com)
Date: Sun 06 Jul 2003 - 15:13:15 GMT
Keith Henson wrote:
> The other half they taught by silent example
> alone. One thing this experiment dramatically revealed was just how tough
> it is to make stone tools; some of the undergraduates never became
> proficient. But more remarkable still was that the two groups showed
> essentially no difference either in the speed at which they acquired
> toolmaking skills or in the efficiency with which they did so. Apparently
> learning by silent example is just fine for passing along even
> sophisticated stone tool-making techniques."
Just yesterday I had to find a French definition of tradition.
What I found was this: "transmission de doctrines religieuses ou morales, de
legendes, de coutume, par la parole ou par l'exemple."
roughly translated: transmission of religious or moral beliefs, of myths and
customs, by speak or by example.
noteworthy this is a process - a separate meaning of tradition is the 'material
transmitted'. important distinction
my thinking is, that today, as always, the most important 'transmissions' in
life are by example.
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