wow, these questions are provoking and brilliant!

So where in our society is there a genuine forum for discussing big questions?  Where is there a forum for answering them over the long haul?  Where is there a forum for freely sharing what is discovered and people around the world test it?…Where is there a forum that can allow the “worthless” and the “not relevant” and the “not immediate” to germinate like a mutation that may go nowhere or may yet in the end save us?  Where is the DNA of human innovation stored, recombined, mutated, and set loose to give rise to new birth, new ideas, new worlds, and new sorts of human beings? 

(via james paul gee on the anti·education era)