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How and Why I Don’ t Know Science

11 Jun

We are responsible for our own education even at a young age. One wrong or right decision in school may change your life, and this post that I have reblogged from another site is an example.

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After I heard we had to dissect the body of a cat in tenth grade biology class, I requested to take a replacement course instead. Today many school districts are sensitive to this issue and students can opt out without creating a stir. But back in 1971, school administrators at my Michigan school had never heard of a college-track student requesting to skip the foundation of high school science classes—and all over a dead cat. (How and Why the cat would die wasn’t divulged). Although they were surprised by my request, they allowed me to switch over to a course called Earth Science, but the only connection it had with its name was interminable dullness like dirt.

At fifteen I saw the world through a lens like a microscope and never from the top of a cliff. My father often said, “You can’t see beyond your own nose. It’s the…

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Posted by on June 11, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

3 responses to “How and Why I Don’ t Know Science

  1. lucewriter

    June 11, 2013 at 16:22

    Thanks for posting this, Lloyd. And thanks for the link back to your blog as I really like it.

     
    • Lloyd Lofthouse

      June 12, 2013 at 08:03

      You are welcome. Your post offered a topic that should be explored more.

       
  2. Shannon Hawkins

    July 6, 2013 at 18:08

    Young adults are taking longer to finish their education and stabilize their work lives. Culturally, young adults have increasingly come to see marriage as a “capstone” rather than a “cornerstone”—that is, something they do after they have all their other ducks in a row, rather than a foundation for launching into adulthood and parenthood.

     

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