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Book Review: Quantum Philosophy and the End of Education

I needed a stalking horse regarding campus free speech for Truth Bowl. Rather than directly take a position, I created one fictional character to represent an extreme viewpoint, then another to summarize it in a book review.

iHack, therefore iBlog

Quantum Philosophy and the End of Education, by Roo Pavan (self-published)

April 1st, 2019

This self-published book by a retired physicist turned tech millionaire has taken the education establishment by storm — and not in a good way. Few people had even heard of this book or its author, Roo Pavan, until President Trump mentioned it approvingly in a tweet. It is doubtful whether our Esteemed Leader actually read the book, but that didn’t stop him from claiming he would use it as the blueprint for education policy in his second term. Like most of the book’s critics, he probably only read the sensationalist claims in the final chapter rather than the surprisingly thoughtful analysis that preceded it.

Which is a shame, because that would have been a conversation worth having. The author’s main thesis is contrarian but hardly new: that Western philosophy in general — and higher education in…

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Published by Dr. Ernie

Immigrant, Physicist, Storyteller, and Transformational Christian

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