reply to post by Pokoia
Yes, I do agree with you, but hey, it is nice watching all sorts of moving things under the microscope (darkfield is the best to watch weird things,
have you looked at fresh blood in darkfield?
.) .... but I think the OP's main point was the wonder in it. Isn't that what science is all about?
First observing things, and then analyzing what we observe, and starting to ask questions, and finally getting answers, and then refining our
questions. So what if our first hypothesis are wrong and it is not bacteria, but only Brownian motion???? Sometimes that really freaks me out.... I
try to teach kids about science (though I am not a professional teacher), and for me the greatest thing I could teach a kid, is to ask a single
question when I try to explain something to them, and I get the "Why?" question. Once a kid or an adult that is interested in that subject, has learnt
to question you, by asking "Why?", my work is finished. I have taught them to start asking questions, observing, learning, and for me that is what
life is about.
Sure, you could jump to false conclusions, but you quickly realize that, when some other person ask you "WHY do you say that?".
Sorry, I tend to go into lecture modes a lot (at least that is what my friends tell me)... but if you just start looking at things through a
microscope, or a telescope, or build your first electronic circuit, or write your first software, that is the last thing that you should do...
criticizing them. Rather show them more wonders of the new world that they are discovering, showing them more wonderful things, and they will
I didn't get the OP's thread to be an invitation to a scientific debate, but rather that he/she saw something interesting under his/her microscope,
and instead of p*ssing on his batteries (guess that is a local expression), steer him deeper into the field, where he/she will learn more and more,
just offering guidance. Eventually he/she will learn more and more, and start asking the "Why?" question.
edit on 20/1/2012 by Hellhound604 because: (no reason given)