Monthly Archives: March 2015

195 Countries – Why all 195?

Why all 195? History in schools is forever rife with controversy as to what to teach, English has the same problem.  Here we have a simple and almost definitive list that is well within human capacity to learn, and people still want … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 4 Comments

195 Countries – What’s the point? – Part 3

The Matrix, and The Baader-Meinhof Phenomenon What is very, very challenging in persuading the unconvinced that knowledge of countries and capitals is important, is shown here: It is one, random set of facts, of little use in life. You might … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 12 Comments

195 Countries – What’s the Point? – Part 2

In the previous post I tried to give a verbatim account of as many anecdotal experiences I could recall that have led me to conclude that learning all 195 countries and capitals is the thing to do. In this post … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 3 Comments

195 Countries – What’s the point? – Part 1

Of all comments, a substantial portion simply voiced that they couldn’t see the point in undertaking such an exercise! You’re kidding me right? Sure it would be nice for people to know this, but a requirement? Absolutely not! Most people … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 5 Comments