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Intellectual Self Defence – definitely on

By johnboy - 16 July 2010 2

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After a minor kerfuffle of which we shall speak no more “Intellectual Self Defence” is definitely being taught at Questacon as part of National Science Week.

There’s a media release which states among other things:

Kung Fu and critical thought will come head to head in the quirky science show Intellectual Self Defence, to be held at Questacon as a part of National Science Week in August.

The show follows the adventures of Johnny Brainfist, master of the
Truthful Lotus style as he fights against the Cobra Lai dojo of Bad-Fu. ‘The 70’s Kung Fu movie stuff really lends itself to the show, and keeps everything light and fun’ writer Joel Barcham says about the show’s irreverent style. ‘We chose it because it is so over the top and allows us to create a real Hero’s journey. There are good guys, bad guys, lots of movement and action – all of this adds interest to what could otherwise have been a fairly dull, text-heavy show. We also liked the idea of tying it in with defence – defending your ideas, and the martial arts as a form of physical defence.’

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2 Responses to
Intellectual Self Defence – definitely on
Erg0 8:20 am 18 Jul 10

This sounds like a great idea to me – critical thinking is in short supply these days.

georgesgenitals 7:43 pm 16 Jul 10

Sounds riveting.

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