Carl Littmann(United States):
(Regarding Reading Skills, etc.,) strikes me as a constructive, needed, and educational paper with many important points. And more than ever in this ever technologically advancing world, those with early-developed great perceptional and, especially, reading skills, can really 'go to town.'
But I would still caution that there is much merit to another school of thought often taught in the midwest U.S. in the 1970s -- that human intelligence and creativity is such an awesome and broad manifold of nature -- that it can not and should not be confined to simple aphorisms like 'humans only think in terms of words'. Obama & Hillary (attorneys) had great reading & linguistic skills, but the U.S. presidency was won by Trump who could hardly articulate a sensible or non-contradicting two sentences, and sometimes not even one.
Faraday, who could not understand calculus and even some more basic math, was (I think) at least as creative & contributing as H. Davies, who was a real wizard -- but who seemed incapable of appreciating Faraday's contribution to electric motor development. Chief Crazy Horse beat Civil War & West Point veteran General Custer on the battle field around 1876.
I believe (as do many educators also) that different human beings grasp different skills and concepts differently regarding ease & difficulty depending on their different types of innate abilities and the different type Signal packages (different educational approaches) used.
I (about 75 years old) can catch on to a new computer skill in 10 seconds of watching someone going through the actions slowly ---- yet if I had to read a full page of detailed instructions of those actions and then try to carry it out -- it might take me an hour (at best). Still I respect greatly those who catch on to that page by Fast-Skillful Reading and great memory in 5 seconds or even less. And having it in writing as backup in case any one forgets.
Posted: January 07, 2017 @ 1:57:22 am