1973 - when I started asking questions, like, "Why are we all dressed so funny?"

Monday, December 12, 2011

Wanted: school with a positive hypothesis

I came across this interesting paragraph in Giussani's The Religious Sense:
The position of doubt makes us incapable of action. I remember reading in a newspaper one time about a certain school established in the United States. Its purpose was to form a special capacity for invention of super-intelligent children. In other words, it was a school for educating geniuses, became coming up with new inventions is an act of genius. The entire school was designed to teach children to approach problems with a positive hypothesis. The worst thing in the world is to place oneself in front of reality with a hypothesis, not necessarily negative, but simply suspended. In such a situation, one no longer advances (p. 127).
Anyone out there in cyberspace know what school Giussani was referring to? Did it ever get up and running? Does it still exist?

No comments: