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66 11 9 we are all children of one Heavenly one to earn a livelihood in some more
"'T he M ind in the M aking Father and that we should bear one or less standardized guid or profes-
another's burdens with fraternal pa- sion. Both these aims are realized
(Continued from Page 1) late itself as a result of this examina- tience. Capital is too selfish; Labor fairly well by our present educational
hearing Galileo's fate, Descartes burn- tion, instead of permitting our ob- is bent on its own narrow interests system, subject to various economies
ed a book he had written, "On the servations to be distorted by archaic regardless of the risks Capital takes. and improvements in detail, Then
World," lest he, too, get into trouble~ philosophy, political economy, and ,We are all dependent on one another, there are the studies which it is as-
From that time down to the days of ethics. As it is, we are taught our and a recognition of this should be- sumed contribute to general culture
Huxley and John Fiske the struggle philosophy first, and in its light we get mutual forbearance and glad co- and "to training the mind," with the
has continued, and still continues -- try to justify the facts. We must re- operation. Let us forget ourselves in hope of cultivating our tastes, stimu-
the Three Hundred Years' War for in- verse this process, as did those who others. "Little children, love one an, lating the imagination, and mayhap
tellectual freedom in dealing with began the great work in experimen- other." * * * * improving our reasoning powers.
natural phenomena. It has been a tal science, we must first face the III. One disappointed in the effects The three education aims enumer-
conflict against ignorance, tradition, facts, and patiently await the emer- of mere organizatioi and distrusting ated above have one thing in com-
and vested interests in church and gence of a new philosophy. * * " * the power of moral exhortation, will mon. They are all directed toward
university, with all that preposterous 2. Three Disappointed ilethsods of urge that what we need above all is an enhancement of the chances of
invective and cruel misrepresentation Reform education. It is quite true that what personal worldly success, or to the
which characterize the fight against Plans for social betterment and the we need is education, but something so increase of our personal sulture and
-- and critical ideas. Those who cure of public ills have in the past different from what now passes as intellectual and literary enjoyment.
c ^d out against scientific discoveries taken three general forms: (I) chang. such that it needs a new name. Their purpose is not primarily to fit
d so in the name of God, of man's es in the rules of the game, (II) spir- Education has more various names us to play a part in social or political
dIgnity, and of holy religion and mor- itual exhortation, and (III) education, than we usually recognize, and should betterment. But of late a fourth ele-
ality. Finally, however, it has come Had all these not largely failed, the of course be judged in relation to the ment has been added to the older am-
about that our instruction in the nat- world would not be in the plight importance of its several intentions bitions, namely the one of preparing
ural sciences is tolerably free; al-l in which it now confessedly is. and of its success in gaining them. boys and girls to become intelligent
though there are still large bodies of I. Many reformers concede that The arts of reading and writing and. voters. This need has been forced
organized religious believers who are they are suspicious of what they call figuring, all would concede, are basal upon us by the coming of political
hotly opposed to some of the more "ideas." They are confident that our in a world of newspapers and busi- democracy which makes one per-
fundamental findings of biology. Hun- troubles result from defective organ- ness. Then there is technical infor- son's vote as good asp another's.
dreds of thousands of readers can be ization, which should be remedied by mation and the training that prepares (Continued on Page 7)
found for Pastor Russel's exegesis of more legislation and wise ordinances.
Ezekiel and the Apocalypse to hun- * *
dreds who read Conklin's "Heredity No o will question that organiza-
and Environment". or Slosson's "Cre- tion Is absolutely essential In human
ative Chemistry." affairs, but reorganization, while it
I do not for a moment suggest that sometimes produces assignable bene-
we can use precisely the same kind fit, often fails to meet existing evils i i 1Einlinnrancg
of thinking in dealing with the quan-Land not uncommonly engenders new
daries of mankind that we use in and unexpected ones. Our confidence
problems of chemical reactio3 and me- in restriction and regimentation is ex-
chanical adjustment. Exact scientific aggerated. What we need usually is
results, such as might be formulated a change of attitude, and without this Y o u r u n u iu g rap i
in mechanics, are, of course, out of the our new regulations often leave the
question. It would be unscientific to old situation unaltered. So long as we
expect to apply them. I am not ad-I allow our government' to be run by
vocating any particular method of politicians and business lobbies, it
treating human affairs, but rather makes little difference how many al- Make an Appointment nOW
such a general frame of misid, such dermen or assemblymen we have, or
a critical open-minded attitude, as has how long the mayor or governor holds
hitherto been but sparsely developed office. In a university the fundamen-
among those who aspire to be men's tal drift of affairs cannot be greatly
guides, whether religious, political, modified by creating a new dean, or a
economic, or academic. Most human university council, or by enhancing or
progress has been, as Wells express- decreasing the nominal authority of
es it, p mere "muddling through." It the president or faculty. We now turn
bas been man's wont to explain and to the second sanctified method of re-
sanctify his ways, with little regard form, moral uplift.
to their fundamental and permanent II. Those who are impatient with
expediency. * * * mere administrative reform, or who 121 E. Washington St. Phone 598
We must examine the facts fresh- lack faith in it, declare that what we
ly, critically, and dispassionately, and need is brotherly love. Thousands of
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