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talking of swimming

05.29.2013 · Posted in Uncategorized

Idries Shah, who plays up Nasrettin Hoca as clever and witty Sufi master … and who starts his seminal work The Sufis with a swimming metaphor, advises us to go beyond the official claims tales and anecdotes like that of Aesop (and I assume that about Nasrettin Hoca as well) and see what else we ...

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more may drown without better swimming lessons… or more may drown with better swimming lessons (or: beware of policy advice based on foregone conclusions)

05.29.2013 · Posted in Uncategorized

More may or may not drown with better swimming lessons. Who knows? The Amateur Swimming Association (ASA) think they do – and guess what: they think swimming lessons may save lives and that the poor quality of swimming lessons at British schools “may” cost lives further down the line.  They don’t know, of course (hence they ...

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