Homo Sollers Beats Homo Sapiens

Homo Sollers Beats Homo Sapiens : The Fourth Medal Lecture

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Professor Heinz Wolff, engineer and TV-presenter, makes a plea for children to experience the world of science through the hands-on discovery of how things work. He argues that resourceful people who have learned to experiment for themselves (homo sollers) are more able to adapt and thrive in the modern world than those who have acquired their wisdom from others (homo sapiens). He urges parents and educators to provide domestic and educational environments where children's practical skills and natural resourcefulness can develop and flourish. Accompanied by anecdotes and witty examples, he outlines his ideas for a new, improved version of humanity, better able to deal with the conflicts and contradictions of the modern technical society.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 138 x 216 x 6.35mm | 149g
  • EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Illustrations, 1 port.
  • 0748604421
  • 9780748604425