Politics of the Soul. A combination of personal commentary and portal to sites related to political philosophy. No loyalty here to contemporary political brand names such as conservative or liberal. I might even prefer "government of the soul", which, in both its connotations, is what will ultimately save us.
Handheld devices can answer a question—even if a student is home sleeping.
By Jie Jenny Zou
September 04, 2011
As soon as the handheld gadgets called "clickers" hit the University of Colorado at Boulder, Douglas Duncan saw cheating.
The astronomy instructor and director of the Fiske Planetarium was
observing a colleague's physics class in 2002, when the university
introduced the electronic devices that students use to respond to
in-class questions. He glanced at the first row and saw a student with
four clickers spread out before him. It turned out that only one was
his—the rest belonged to his sleeping roommates.
The student was planning to help his absentee classmates by "clicking
in" for the sleepers to mark them present. The physics professor had to
tell the student that what he was doing was cheating.
I teach them all the good I can, and recommend them to others from whom I think they will get some moral benefit. And the treasures that the wise men of old have left us in their writings I open and explore with my friends. If we come on any good thing, we extract it, and we set much store on being useful to one another. - Socrates, Memorabilia
What we maintain is that in none of the problems of life can men afford to lose sight of the storehouse bequeathed to them by the ancients. In the complexus of everything which differentiates man from the brute creation, the voice of antiquity must be heard...
-H. Browne, quoted in "Classics and Citizenship" The Classical Quarterly, 1920