Anyone ever heard of this before? I came across it in an episode of Penn & Teller, Bullshit. Its means simply to educate yourself and there are a lot of resources out there to help with it. Pretty interesting.

Here's a few interesting links if anyone is interested in learning more. There are some MIT courses available online for free, as well as Berkley courses and lectures you can download, good info.

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Comment by Pam on March 17, 2009 at 11:32am
I think I've always been an autodidact to some degree. I imagine many of us are. :-)
Comment by MightyMateo on March 17, 2009 at 11:42am
Yeah just wish I could get a diploma for it :p
Comment by Pam on March 17, 2009 at 12:32pm
No kidding!
Comment by AtypicalAtheist on March 17, 2009 at 4:49pm
I was determined to be an autodidact and teach myself everything for a career, until I learned that most occupations require paper degrees. Then I started college.

Society today isn't suited for self teachers, as most things require degrees of some sort. Studies have shown that college isn't very effective for general knowledge. I think that most of the skills learned in college or tradeschool could easily be self taught. Most people who go to college tend to forget most of the information after the graduate, Hell, most tend to forget during a short brake from college.
Comment by Pam on March 18, 2009 at 8:06am
That's my problem with university, Atypical.

You don’t have to be smart or learn much of anything to get a degree; you just have to have the money.
Comment by Morgan Matthew on March 18, 2009 at 1:26pm
good links, good post, now featured.


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