Ironically, our students may have more intellectual freedom in China to pursue the truth than they would have in many universities in the United States.
According to Halsmer, engineering involves “the creative use of resources and ingenuity to accomplish a purpose or solve a problem.” It does so by creating “affordances.”
His journey in our direction started in 2008 when he was teaching at Brazil’s top university, the University of Campinas.
“To get A we need B, but to get B we first need A. To get both together, we need foresight — an engineer capable of planning for the future.”
We’re told that it’s out of bounds for science to go there. I take up that claim in the final chapter of my book, Foresight.