The first is that technology is often deceiving and deceptive. We watch our children playing on their digital devices and may be fools to think that these things (as smart as they are) are making them smart, or at least not in the way that hands-on creativity has done in the past. After all, if monkeys can use iPads to entertain themselves and people can use iPads what's the dif? The following is from the end notes of Dr. Frank Wilson's book about the Hands:
The human hand is little better endowed, in a purely material sense, than that of any generalised primate in whom the thumb is present and specialised. In this connection Wood Jones (1941) wrote: “We shall look in vain if we seek for movements that man can do and a monkey cannot, but we shall find much if we seek for purposive actions that man can do and a monkey cannot.” The heart of the matter lies in the term“ purposive actions,” for it is in the elaboration of the central nervous system and not in the specialisation of the hand that we find the basis of human skill.
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