Obstacles in learning.

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The learning curve is a misnomer.

There is no such thing as learning curve. The distance between a learner and learned or unskilled and skilled is of one step. Unless that final step is leaped, all are vegetables not ready to be served. Either we know how to do it or don’t. There is no psychological counsel’s assurance ‘you are doing great’. It is not an evolution which will take place slowly. It is a revolution which acts in leaps and bounds. Learning may be in parts but is not in tiny bits.
But those who repeat the same stupid pattern of learning will remain in loop of learning. Like meditators sitting on the banks of every dirty river in India. They are from all over world, seeking peace. Expecting that fruit of peace will drop before them like an apple fell before Newton. Since they already know ‘how’ it will happen they have to wait. Forever.
The biggest hurdle in learning is what we already know. Continue reading

Evolution: Did Darwin apply wrong label?

Charles Darwin, photographed by Julia Margaret...

Charles Darwin, photographed by Julia Margaret Cameron (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Charles Robert Darwin is to Natural Science what Isaac Newton is to Physics and Einstein to Relativity. According to Darwin all species relate back to common ancestor. The same species become different due to the compulsions created by nature. He called this process ‘Evolution by natural selection.’ He compared this process to selective breeding. The only difference being the absence of human interference and presence of challenges posed by nature which compelled the species to change, to adapt to the challenges. So far it seems logical. The problem arises when Darwin calls this process of adaptation as evolution. The term ‘evolution’ is capable of two or may be three different meanings.

Meaning of Evolution

All languages on earth are divided in two parts. One is the labels. Second is time of action i.e. past, present or future. This is true of all languages. Now the labels are given to everything from people to actions to places, objects or creatures. Evolution is an action and its antonyms are revolution and devolution. Revolution refers to fast paced change. Devolution means change which decreases the quality. Now the Evolution being the opposite, it is presumed to have opposite quality of both which would mean slow-paced change for better. But did evolution really happen in this manner? Continue reading