My favorite quotes on education
The advertisement on Wyzant asked for my favorite quotes on education. So I feel obliged to recount them.
"Education without salvation is damnation." --Bob Jones Sr, Founder of Bob Jones University
Brains and education can be a fantastic thing. But, in and of itself, education is not the supreme good. It is not a goal, in and of itself. The devil is not a dummy. He is the smartest being in the universe, outside of Jesus Christ. But his brains do not affect his character, his morality, or his good intentions. If anything, his intelligence worsens his wicked traits. Remember Germany in WWII and Japan in WWI. Did their 95% and 98% literacy rate diminish the evil that they performed? No, it strengthened it. Education without salvation is indeed damnation.
"There is nothing more stupid than an educated man, once you get him off the subject that he was educated on." -- Will Rogers
People can be educated beyond their intelligence. Just because someone has two or three doctorates, does not mean that he's an expert on everything. A historian is not necessarily a philosopher. A scientist is not necessarily an expert on history. An archeologist may or may not be right when he comments on zoology. Actually, an archeologist may or may not be right when he comments on archeology. But that's another story for another time.
"An expert is someone who knows more and more about less and less, until he knows absolutely everything about nothing." -- Will Rogers
This quote follows the last one very well. Will Rogers had some good insight into education, among other things. I am not against education. I have one. I got over it. Education doesn't determine your character. Your character is magnified (good or bad) by education. Take it for what it's worth.