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#205 - pukki
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(01/06/2013) [-]
In my case, that "Natural-Born scientist" is not true at all. I was never interested in science. And in school, If I had even the litlest interest, it was gone.
Science classes were boring, slow and they gave us way too many subjects at once, so I couldn't keep track with everything and what all the elements and their names were.
Then I just quit. I paid no longer any attention in the classes. Somehow I passed but in that day, I knew I would never like science related stuff, because it left a bad taste in my mouth.
#218 to #205 - fedexman
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#196 - darthblam
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#193 - fourtwentt
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**fourtwentt rolls 11**
#192 - anon
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(01/06/2013) [-]
********
#191 - anon
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(01/06/2013) [-]
Qy oly Dyreaf
#184 - FightClub
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BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOORINGGGGGGG

most kids don't like it because IT'S ******* BORING

you know what truly happened? every kid is born with a natural indifference toward science, but you corny bastards shove it down our throats in elementary school so a few of the poor souls become corrupted and plagued with an affinity for science. THERE'S YOUR LEGITIMATE QUOTE, CARL ******* SAGBAG
#187 to #184 - anon
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(01/06/2013) [-]
I agree completely, I personaly think we should replace the entire science aspect in schools with the teaching of the catholic church, the kids now a days needs to learn the words of our lord.

How can parents actually let their children fall into such sin and deny the word of our holy lord for something as ridicoulus as science.
#219 to #187 - fedexman
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#175 - rmoran
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(01/06/2013) [-]
As if Carl Sagan wasn't adorable enough.
#170 - piinkamena
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#167 - anon
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(01/06/2013) [-]
Where is the funny? All I see is a ******* quote from a dead guy. Seriously? Between this and the ******* retarded DFW post I just don't ******* understand how the hell **** like this makes the front page. Carl Sagan wasn't a ******* comedian so keep his **** off of here.
#186 to #167 - teranin [OP]
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#181 to #167 - patriotpenguin ONLINE
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i donno bout you but i liked it
#174 to #167 - sedativechunk ONLINE
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#163 - aldheim
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(01/06/2013) [-]
Well, some people just legitimately don't give a ****.
#145 - IamSofaKingdom
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(01/06/2013) [-]
I can't remember who it was but someone said that they believed schools attempting to verse us in many fields of knowledge poorly was ruining us for adulthood. We are taught to know every subject at a novice level and to love none of them. We should instead be able to focus on certain subjects we enjoy so that we could be proficient and effective at a few and thus much more productive later on.   
   
Not being forced mind you, the child finds the subject they enjoy most and they can then focus on those.
I can't remember who it was but someone said that they believed schools attempting to verse us in many fields of knowledge poorly was ruining us for adulthood. We are taught to know every subject at a novice level and to love none of them. We should instead be able to focus on certain subjects we enjoy so that we could be proficient and effective at a few and thus much more productive later on.

Not being forced mind you, the child finds the subject they enjoy most and they can then focus on those.
#180 to #145 - jakeattack
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exactly my point, why should a writer be forced to take math and science? and like in the post, why should someone who wants to be a scientist be forced to take English? i mean beyond a basic level. im horrible at English, i know grammar, although i may not always be correct, that is just simple mistakes plenty of people make, its just the writing i cant get, and ive lost with the reading, im a great reader, just cant make the stupid theme **** the English teacher pulls out of her ass, that and i lack patience. really, i know oh yeah im gonna need writing in my life but ********. thats what elementary and middle school is for, English is necessary because i am going to need to write papers, but the stuff we do is beyond any essential i would need. you need math for everything but i for sure will need calculus for engineering or whatever i do not a writer or an artist. by high school, you have gone beyond the basics, people wont be literate at that point, often just lazy, maybe it would help if they got to chose something they get some enjoyment out of.
#152 to #145 - anon
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(01/06/2013) [-]
i started liking literature in school, sit the **** down
#151 to #145 - whiteblob
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(01/06/2013) [-]
but isn't that what high school and college are about? i mean i didn't know i loved math until middle school.
#161 to #151 - IamSofaKingdom
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No, even in upper level education you get the same thing. Unless you attend a vocational school (which still isn't the same) you are still required to learn every subject and in most cases you learn each of them to a very novice degree and then you forget them.    
   
I am an English major in college but I must still take another science and another math and I have to take four classes in a different language. Let me repeat that, as an English major I have to spend almost $600 a credit hour on 12 credit hours of a foreign language. If I majored English to teach outside of the U.S. that might make sense but this is for the basic English degree.    
   
You have to take classes on subjects unrelated and unhelpful to your interest in order to get a degree. So no, college and high school do not do that. They do exactly what elementary school does.
No, even in upper level education you get the same thing. Unless you attend a vocational school (which still isn't the same) you are still required to learn every subject and in most cases you learn each of them to a very novice degree and then you forget them.

I am an English major in college but I must still take another science and another math and I have to take four classes in a different language. Let me repeat that, as an English major I have to spend almost $600 a credit hour on 12 credit hours of a foreign language. If I majored English to teach outside of the U.S. that might make sense but this is for the basic English degree.

You have to take classes on subjects unrelated and unhelpful to your interest in order to get a degree. So no, college and high school do not do that. They do exactly what elementary school does.
#165 to #161 - ienjoyrofling
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I understand what you are saying, but if a child wanted to be a doctor, and High-School puts the child into several medical fields, only for the child to find out that they love something else, like law. The point of the courses are to make you a smarter person. While in HS you can think about a career, join a college, and pursue it. All of the courses I have taken have helped me focus on a career path. I don't care for Algebra, but it helps me become smarter and use my brain on a better level, and helped me cross off 'math major' on my college plans. Am I making sense? I'm tired and trying to make it sound sensible while not falling asleep.
#217 to #165 - IamSofaKingdom
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(01/07/2013) [-]
That's what I stated elementary would be for. You learn all of the subjects and get your feet wet to see what you like, just like a vocational high school teaching woodwork, electronic engineering etc... No one said you would be locked into a career field once you chose. Choosing a field simply gives you classes to further your knowledge in a field you enjoy. You find out you don't like it? change your classes.

The point is that in the current system, you HAVE to learn every subject but you don't really learn it. You get a weak understanding of the subject and then you drop it. I remember next to nothing about science and math and I know little to nothing about spanish. I have had numerous years of each subject but I don't know a thing past a rudimentary understanding because; I wasn't interested, it didn't appeal to me, I was given very basic knowledge spread too thin over many areas of the field and I had no reason to continue learning it.

I am not saying that if I chose English I would never learn math, but if I wanted to pursue a career in English, taking any of those classes past the basic necessity (probably no more than fourth or fifth grade) is a waste of my time, my money (or tax payers depending on the grade level) and the teacher's time.

I spent thousands to take Spanish classes and I learned almost nothing and I will never use it, but it was required.
#153 to #151 - RandomAnonGuy
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Dunno how it works elsewhere, but in Australia I had 5 out of 6 subjects compulsory for the first few years of highschool and pretty much everyone did something fun like woodwork or food with their choice subject. Also most of us are pressured into uni by friends and family, regardless of whether or not we want to. My brother decided not to and despite the fact that he's doing better than my sister there's still some snide remarks around the table every so often.
So in short, it's debatable.
#159 to #153 - IamSofaKingdom
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That is vocational schooling. My high school was the same way. You had a specialty class but you were still required to take all of the basics and the point of vocational classes was to help students who did not plan on further schooling to move right into the work force.
#155 to #153 - lordroscor
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(01/06/2013) [-]
I know that feeling your brother has. My older brother is the prodigy son and everyone loves him and compares him to me. FeelsBadMan ;-;
#157 to #155 - RandomAnonGuy
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My brother moved out when he was 19 and supported himself with my cousin, entirely on their own. My sister stayed at home and mooched off my parents until she found a guy and moved in with him. For the period that she was at uni, which she never completed, my parents would talk about how proud of her they were.
#154 to #153 - whiteblob
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(01/06/2013) [-]
well yeah I shouldn't have spoken in general. lol i wonder you thumbed you down...
#137 - theguniaofdoom
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#166 to #137 - TheShadowHog
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(01/06/2013) [-]
is that Dr steel?
#182 to #166 - theguniaofdoom
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(01/06/2013) [-]
Yes!
#168 to #166 - drsalty
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(01/06/2013) [-]
hell yeah!!!!! finally I found people who know him?
#172 to #168 - drsalty
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my username was not inspired by him by the way.
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#136 - imonaboatman
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MFW I'm going to major in Environmental Science   
   
   
inb4 cool story bro
MFW I'm going to major in Environmental Science


inb4 cool story bro
#139 to #136 - umadproblemm
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I feel you man, I'm going into Environmental Law.
I feel you man, I'm going into Environmental Law.
#128 - slikmonkey
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#130 to #129 - slikmonkey
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I like the Sagan method of logic
#126 - anon
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(01/06/2013) [-]
People are so fanatical about Carl Sagan you could probably make an extremist religion using his speeches, lectures and books as sacred texts.
#117 - snakefire
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(01/06/2013) [-]
I have a carl sagan folder
I have a carl sagan folder
#142 to #117 - spanishninja
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#144 to #142 - DJchowder
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hey there sexy
#146 to #144 - spanishninja
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(01/06/2013) [-]
WUT
#147 to #146 - DJchowder
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...NOTHING NOTHING
#148 to #147 - spanishninja
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BEHOLD THE POWER OF THE MUSTACHE.
BEHOLD THE POWER OF THE MUSTACHE.
#158 to #148 - procrastibater
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#143 to #142 - pwoneill
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(01/06/2013) [-]
this guy gets it
#121 to #117 - pwoneill
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Congratulations
#122 to #121 - snakefire
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(01/06/2013) [-]
That image is for when someone posts something unrelated.
That image is for when someone posts something unrelated.
#125 to #122 - pwoneill
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Once again, congratulations


(its more commonly used when someone comments something that no one gives a **** about)
#127 to #125 - snakefire
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You cant not care about carl sagan
You cant not care about carl sagan
#132 to #127 - pwoneill
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(01/06/2013) [-]
"Seriously?"

I'm saying that no one gives a **** about your ownership of a Carl Sagan folder, so:

"Congratulations, you own a Carl Sagan folder, I have a my documents folder."

equally interesting facts
#134 to #132 - snakefire
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(01/06/2013) [-]
You're just jealous you aren't graced to have so much sagan on your computer.
#138 to #134 - pwoneill
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I read his work, study his research and watch cosmos, you posses a .jpg file of him, congrats man i give a ****.

Thread is now closed
#141 to #138 - snakefire
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(01/06/2013) [-]
Not just a jpg ************   
   
A GIF   
   
and not just one   
A BUTTLOAD
Not just a jpg ************

A GIF

and not just one
A BUTTLOAD
#112 - sweetsolitude
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(01/06/2013) [-]
I kind of relate to this. When I was young used to be curious about everything, and then one day I realized that curiosity and eagerness to learn was almost gone. Besides growing up, I think it's because school took up so much time, and doesn't actually encourage learning or thinking. I'm trying to rekindle my curiosity by pursuing any question that comes to me.
Schools (at least American ones) are pretty ******. Somewhat off topic, but I think it's sad how many people know so little about their computers and how they work (including me). It's not like not knowing how your toaster works, you can get into some pretty deep **** if you can't defend yourself against cyber attacks. This is something we should learn in schools. It would actually be useful.
#107 - anon
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(01/06/2013) [-]
*sigh* another anti-spanking, liberal, hippie, ******** post.

"HURR DURR CARL SAGAN SAID IT SO IT MUST BE FACT HURR DURR IM RETARDED"
#120 to #107 - julpiter
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you just made yourself look worse than the people you're insulting with that last bit
#118 to #107 - snakefire
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its not anti spanking

he means "beat" as a metaphor, not as in physical punishment
#115 to #107 - Sethorein
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...but spanking isn't a good thing :I
#135 to #115 - Sethorein
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Apparently funnyjunk is full of future child abusers... I should take note of that.

Have fun beating those who won't fight back. Enjoy their therapy bills.
#188 to #135 - anon
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(01/06/2013) [-]
A little childhood trauma gives you character
#109 to #107 - goldenpotato
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(01/06/2013) [-]
I agree. But, you are taking it a bit in the extreme.

I can't really blame you though, people just eat this **** up.
#110 to #109 - anon
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(01/06/2013) [-]
we all seem to be on the same page
#113 to #110 - goldenpotato
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If I posted these words as text and quoted it as someone else, or nobody, it wouldn't have gotten thumbed up. Why?

It wasn't said by a widely-recognized icon.
#102 - onkii
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(01/06/2013) [-]
the same could be said for just about every profession
#108 to #102 - goldenpotato
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Especially art.
#98 - anonymouzx
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#150 to #98 - thebestofmurder
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(01/06/2013) [-]
"I love Science"


Interpreted- "I love watching science do awesome ****, and yet do not understand the basic elements of that field nor care to further my studies on it."
#209 to #150 - anonymouzx
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No, no. I honestly love science and will have a career in it.
#212 to #209 - thebestofmurder
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Awesome.
Awesome.
#213 to #212 - anonymouzx
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(01/06/2013) [-]
Thanks, I saw your point though.
#189 to #150 - tentaclerapee
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You don't need to understand the concepts and theory behind why Science has certain effects, you are allowed to love Science based entirely off it's cool experiments and results.   
   
**** you, seriously, you're a massive douchebag.
You don't need to understand the concepts and theory behind why Science has certain effects, you are allowed to love Science based entirely off it's cool experiments and results.

**** you, seriously, you're a massive douchebag.
#162 to #150 - ienjoyrofling
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THANK YOU. I can agree with this so much. It really ******* bothers me to see 'geeks' and 'hipsters' going on and on about loving science and then spouting **** about '**** SKOOL, we don't need it!" It's so lame.
#210 to #162 - anonymouzx
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(01/06/2013) [-]
Yeah, well that's not me.