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[Big History] The Planetarium and Digital Dome

This year, thanks to the support of the US Embassy, PASCAP Trust ran four 10-week Big History classes at our after school centres in Khayelitsha, Tafelsig, Mitchells Plain and Hout Bay. To complement the course’s big ideas and support related local organisations, our young Big Historians went on three science-themed excursions around the Cape, the first of which was to the Mother City’s brand new digital dome…

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My Internship Experience at PASCAP

Unlike the education system in Hong Kong and England, where many students focus solely on achieving well in their exams, my internship with PASCAP Trust has enabled me to realise how education carries a whole new significance in South Africa. Here, education provides the youth with the opportunity to fend for themselves, to understand their rights and worth and to provide them with a

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[Big History] The Greatest Story Ever Told—So Far

To inspire a generation to greatness in the twenty-first century will necessarily involve empowering them with the best stories and thinking tools around. “If I have seen further,” Isaac Newton made famous, “it is by standing on the shoulders of giants,” and South Africa’s young hearts and minds deserve to be passionately engaged with what is arguably the greatest story ever told—more importantly, and

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Knowledge and the Bamboozlers

If you were given two pills—a red pill that will allow you to gain all known knowledge about reality, and a blue pill, where dreams and fantasies are all that exist, a false reality—which one would you choose? To know, or not to know? The reality is that modern [wo]man chooses the illusion. The majority of our species do not strive for discovery in knowledge,

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