Wednesday, December 20, 2006

A Dangerous Idea

This site: asks the question, "What's your dangerous idea?"

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The history of science is replete with discoveries that were considered socially, morally, or emotionally dangerous in their time; the Copernican and Darwinian revolutions are the most obvious. What is your dangerous idea? An idea you think about (not necessarily one you originated) that is dangerous not because it is assumed to be false, but because it might be true?

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Sounds to me like one of those ideas that college freshmen stay up "solving." But, it also sounds like an interesting blog assignment. I'd have them read a few of the responses that are already there, first. THEN, I'd have them blog their own idea. How's that for a writing prompt?

Oh, and check out some of the previous year's questions, as well.

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