Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Plagarism in Jordan

Here's today's serious political post, about academic plagarism in universities in Jordan.

I have friends who once visited Jordan and encountered an unexpected barrier to philosophical discussions: most of the people they talked to would refused to reason through a line of thought, preferring instead to mentally file it away until brought it to a family or religious leader.

I wonder if these habits are related symptoms of trusting the establishment more than your own power of deduction, or if the plagarism issue is just something that would happen in any academic setting that allowed it.