Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  KhaldÅ«n , Rosenthal, Dawood (1969), The Muqaddimah, Princeton University Press, Retrieved on 2014-01-24
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    24 JAN 2014

     Geometry Sets the Mind Right

    Geometry enlightens the intellect and sets one's mind right. All its proofs are very clear and orderly. It is hardly possible for errors to enter into geometrical reasoning, because it is well arranged and orderly. Thus, the mind that constantly applies itself to geometry is not likely to fall into error. In this convenient way, the person who knows geometry acquires intelligence. It has been assumed that the followmg statement was written Upon Plato's door: 'No one who is not a geometrician ...
    Folksonomies: mathematics meditation
    Folksonomies: mathematics meditation
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    Makes me think about mindfulness meditation, which is fine, but there are meditative practices that are proactive as well.

    24 JAN 2014

     Scientific Instruction is a Craft

    Scientific instruction is a craft. This is because skill in a science, knowledge of its diverse aspects, and mastery of it are the result of a habit.... The easiest method of acquiring the scientific habit is through acquiring the ability to express oneself clearly in discussing and disputing scientific problems. This is what clarifies their import and makes them understandable.
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    ...and the best way to learn a scientific discipline is to teach it.