Friday, August 18, 2023

Test ideas and theories from observations

The following are tweets on critical thinkers I read on 18.8.23.

Ravi Sama @ravisama5:

When we know what we are looking for, we are more likely to find it. And when we ask the right questions, we are more likely to get the answers we need.

So let's all be critical thinkers and ask the right questions.

Let's question authority and test ideas.

Let's make the world a better place by thinking for ourselves.



I have asked the Q and done the research since 2004 by teaching kids on a one-on-one basis to learn why many intelligent kids can read in Malay but not in English. My book Teach your child to Read is the result and will be available by the end of next week.

I went against the theory that it was phonological awareness deficit that is the cause of kids being unable to read. It took me > 5 years to have that theory debunked. Read what one expert said in 2015 and changed his view in 2017. Link


For > a decade I have been shouting at the top of my head the reason why kids disengage from learning to read. I have proven that the disengaged kids can be made to read within 4 months but it falls on deaf ears.

Read my post here.

Any comments from anyone?

Here is a sensible tweet by one of the Twitter:

Paul_Gradenwitz @PaulGradenwitz

Nice advice. Now come up with an alternative to a standing theory and try to get it published. The paper will not be accepted because it doesn't agree with the standing theory. So, yes nice theory. But you need to be Feynman to get people to listen to you.

True! But what took Feynman a day may still be accomplished by ordinary folks over a few years.

Below, is another Tweet that is music to my ears.

Antifrágil @solounren

It doesn´t matter if anyone listens to you. It would be better? Yes, but the most important thing is yourself and your conscience.


Yes! I keep shouting at the top of my voice and slowly but surely a few are beginning to take me seriously.

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