Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Quote of the Day for 2015-12-23

"This intelligence-testing business reminds me of the way they used to weigh hogs in Texas. They would get a long plank, put it over a cross-bar, and somehow tie the hog on one end of the plank. They'd search all around till they found a stone that would balance the weight of the hog and they'd put that on the other end of the plank. Then they'd guess the weight of the stone."

John Dewey (1859-1952) Quoted by Dorothy Canfield Fisher in Vermont Tradition

Carrie Buck and her mother Emma at the Virginia Colony for Epileptics and Feebleminded. Photograph taken by A.H. Estabrook the day before the Buck v. Bell trial began in Virginia. (November 17, 1924)

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