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I love my students, and more so for their mistakes! And this one I particularly like. I am currently grading first year final exams, and the subject is Philosophy of Science.

One of the questions they could choose to answer was:

“Do you think there is an inevitable conflict between faith and science? Discuss critically with reference to the theory of evolution.”

Considering the cultural background of most of our students (the breeding ground for prejudice and fundamentalisms – remote and culturally isolated small towns) this question is a friggin nightmare to grade.

And then Mr. Hildebrandt made the mistake of writing “Revolution Theory” instead of Evolution Theory in his introduction.

I wish I made mistakes like that…

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I tutor first year Philosophy for many reasons:
a) It’s the course work that radically changed my life when I was 18.
b) They are still excited about studying, varsity and new subjects like philosophy. And…
c) Because they are young and naïve they make funny mistakes.

Part of my job’s duties entail marking student’s assignments and tests. Today while marking an assignment on Philosophy and Science a student, who shall remain unnamed, wrote: “Albeit Einstein” instead of Albert Einstein. And as amusing as this typo is, what made me giggle was that she used it throughout her essay.
Bless her!

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