3.144 education and universities (23)

Mon, 19 Jun 89 21:03:38 EDT

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 3, No. 144. Monday, 19 Jun 1989.

Date: Mon, 19 Jun 89 02:40:00 EDT
From: Martin Ryle <RYLE@urvax.urich.edu>
Subject: RE: 3.132 education and universities, cont. (35)

Perhaps some of my colleagues who profess to teach values are none too ethical
themselves, but the observation seems beside the point. We all teach values,
willy-nilly, for none of our disciplines exist in a value-free vacuum. The
particular values that I would hope my students would absorb include such things
as intellectual honesty, curiosity, an eye for detail, a respect for theory,
and delight at discovery.

Martin Ryle