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Riaz Haque

"Reforming education by integrating knowledge"

Chicago, IL, USA
male, age 83
married, 1 child
Speaks: English, urdu, spanish
Joined Feb 19, 2010
What I Want to Do: Integrate knowledge

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Know me from my websites: and, also see story about the Science skills center at:

I have not yet met a person who does not want to make the world a better place but they generally do not know where to begin so they  end up joining causes mostly without much thinking. You have the right to put your, time, effort and money in what you believe in after understanding and not what has become customary and fashionable. You are important and the causes you support after understanding them would certainly make this world a better place.

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Joined Feb 19, 2010 Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic 
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Groups Amnesty International, Earth Day, Greenpeace, Healthy Cooking, Healthy Living Network, Mother Jones, NAACP, NPR - National Public Radio, National Parents & Teachers Association, Vegetarian
Hometown Chicago, IL 
Birthday April 08, 1935  
Languages English, urdu, spanish  
About Me I trace all our societal problems to education which is really not eduction but schooling. Once upon a time knowledge used to go to the people via our universities and colleges making people knowledgeable and self reliant. Since mid fifties of the past century universities are doing more research than teaching and to do research they are taking time away from teaching watering down or altogether eliminating key courses. Unfortunately this is happening to science courses more than other courses and since science is the fulcrum on which most of our society rests, the system is pushing a major part of the population out of the main stream which becomes increasingly dysfunctional and gullible. This is very serious at a time when the whole world, especially the developing countries. are trying to catch up with the rest of the world and when they fail, their frustrations put the blame on the developed countries without realizing that they also are in the same boat. I am, therefore, focusing on reforming education by sifting, sorting and integrating all knowledge and making it accessible to all people via a center I founded:
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Pets None  
Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic
Political Leaning Liberal
Religions Islam/Spiritualism  
Eating Habits Homemade healthy whole foods  
Wild Fact About Me I analyze and do not jump to conclusions
My Philosophy Slow and steady wins the race and before doing anything ask: what could or would happen if...Subscribing to causality keeps us steady and even keel
What Gives Me Hope When people entertain ideas and don't discard them without mulling them over
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by to listen to the people in the trenches before making my policies
What/who changed my life and why Germs and idea by Siegfried; Independence by Rudyard Kipling; Connections by Burke because they teach us causality meaning that nothing happens unless we make it happen and that applies to both good and bad.
What Bugs Me opinionated people who cant debate ideas  
Passions The why of life  
Inspirations Soulful music  
What Scares Me Dogma  
Role Models Mother Teresa  
Quotation Education is like a hornet's nest, we go in for honey but come out bitten...
Interests Learning what makes us tick  
Books Books about discoveries  
Music Soulful, Jazz, classical, ballads  
Movies Shoes of the Fisherman  
TV Shows oldies but goodies  
Favorite Foods Mild curries, tapioca pudding  
Favorite Places Spain, Chile, Morroco, Pakistan  
Can't Live Without Reciprocative family  
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