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55 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 12 July 2007 05:45PM

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Comment author: DanielLC 18 March 2012 05:47:06AM 0 points [-]

I suspect the most dangerous habit of thought taught in schools is that even if you don't really understand something, you should parrot it back anyway.

This reminds me of one class I had where the answers tended to be vastly easier to work out than to guess. I eventually realized that I was proving the answers rather than just giving them in order to keep from guessing the correct answer (and thus losing the chance of figuring it out) by accident.