Monday, 24 August 2015


And a small fistful of comments

Three recent blog postings on Conductive World, appearing between 12 and 21 August, all took a somewhat different bite of the multi- or trans-disciplinary cherry. Here are those postings (respective number of pageviews to date indicated in brackets):

Between them, though, these three postings excited no direct comments from readers of Conductive World. There is nothing unusual on this, indeed readers nowadays rarely comment directly on Conductive World, whatever the topic.

This is not the case on Conductive World's Facebook page where the routine notification of such postings often draws a word or two, critical and/or approving. So it has been here, though numbers of respondents have been low, perhaps because of the season of the year, perhaps because this may be a hard topic on which to speak out publicly:

On Facebook
All these together hardly justify the word 'viral' but, by the standards of the small world of Conductive Education this does suggest that the topic still has legs and can run, even in the middle of the summer holidays.

Generous approval

Taking just the third of these posts, Rony Schenker, who does not suffer fools gladly, commented simply 'Brilliant'. Thank you, Rony, but I claim no credit for the content of this item, I just assembled some widely known and long-established parables, and displayed them for others to use to shed light upon circumstances in our modern midst (or should that read 'mist'?). And Gábor Felner proposed on his own Facebook page –
I think everybody who is working on this field should read this. Not just the practitioners but those people who are managing a conductive programme without understanding it.
And from the world of Bobath Vardit Kindler commented approvingly on an empirical point also mentioned on this posting –
As one that wears the 'Bobath' hat, but not only, I totally agree with Werner Heisenberg that we all have to remember that what we observe is not nature in itself, but nature exposed to our method of questioning. We all have along way to go.
Where's the controversy?

Such unanimity, surely not?

There are contrary positions to be argued. Perhaps they will be. Let us hope so.

1 comment:

  1. As for those ducks, it seems worth adding...

    This is such a productive meme!

    The Liskov Substitution Principle in computer science is sometimes expressed as a counter-example to the duck test:

    'If it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck but it needs batteries, you probably have the wrong abstraction.'

    'If it looks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, we have at least to consider the possibility that we have a small aquatic bird of the family Anatidae on our hands' (Douglas Adams).

    Comments if any will likely be here: