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    http://www.nas.org/polArticles.cfm?Doc_Id=2029

    This article seems to be complaining that Khan uses too much and not enough for the author's standards?

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    History is vastly less amenable to reductionism than math is. Even Arnold J. Toynbee's "A Study of History" runs on for 12 volumes despite its pronounced focus (compared to the likes of Herodotus, Gibbon, Durant, et. al.) on essential structural features of civilizations rather than their influential names, dates, and events. So your rough analysis of David Clemens's critique is apt. And unless Br'er Khan betakes himself to improve the detail, scope, and complexity of his history lessons he'd serve education best by sticking with logic and numbers.

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    Yeah, makes sense. Khan's approach seems best suited for communicating the outlines of a system.

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    Or, since DJ said "1984" is LSI-ism writ large, Br'er Khan is actively seeking to cretinize and enslave the world through the Trojan horse of free education.

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