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    Because teaching a subject is harder than shutting the fuck up and taking notes.

    tiki god

    because the students aren’t expected to be experts in the subject, just knowledgeable, and it’s better to learn from an expert than an everyman


    I barely passed back-to-back Astronomy classes in college, and yet knowing the difference between a planetoid and a goddamned star makes me an “expert” to Baby Boomers.

    (“So, Pluto’s not a planet anymore?” “Yes, that’s right.” “So what is it? A star?” “…Yes, Pluto is a star. We now live in a two-star system with twice the heat and light as before.”)


    What is it you do exactly, that you took Astronomy in college?

    Also are you younger, or older then baby boomers. They way to talked I assumed older; but I’m younger and some times I feel like a genius around them. The lack of general knowledge present in that generation is amazing.


    I’m in astronomy courses now; I thought they’d be easier than regular math courses (psych major; need 3, only stats matters). Turns out astronomy is a lot harder in practice than it sounds in the course book.

    Then again, it’s ten times more interesting than “Why the fuck am I doing this?” math.

    I may never find a real life application for determining the weight of a star by the gravity of a binary system over time, or the distance to a nebula by its expansion… but god damnit if I was ever going to use “Turn this complex problem without an answer into another complex problem without an answer.” either.


    Likewise above, it was what I chose over other “hard science” courses to complete a rather broad “college of arts and sciences” core curriculum. Had to have three course credits, two astronomy units were done back to back, so two thirds of your requirement could be knocked in a year. My third was Physical Anthropology, which was largely structure of the human skeleton and evolutionary development. I’d already taken a Cultural Anthropology class, so that seemed to fit, and honestly, if I ever go back to school, it’ll be to get a doctorate in Anthro (possibly sociology as well).

    I only took Astronomy because I’m a sci-fi geek.

    My liberal arts education had little to no impact on my degree or career training in Radio/TV/Film. In fact, given how computer driven my career is, I often complained to faculty about how many gaping holes there were in students’ Comp Sci/Programming training. Plus, I’m a screenwriter with a minor in English, but if your degree doesn’t say, “Journalism” or “Communications,” most employers don’t want to hire you for writing/copy-editing jobs.

    And yes, I’m Generation Y. Highly well-read, modern and classic works, competent with technology, able to pick up new systems, but every adult 50+ seems to think their “experience” makes them streets ahead of the youth. Really, all I can see is that they have social connections to other boomers in power positions, and they’re used to the business/management models already in place at their companies, without carrying about greater efficiency in communication or production. Really, it’s rare to find open-minded boomers to work with, and I find more in media fields because they HAVE to stay keyed in to current things.

    Yeah, I feel like genius too, but then they act all “your book smarts are nice, but not what you need to get ahead.” Then why do you want all of us to go to college and get these bullshit degrees!?

    (Here’s a tip for those in high school or middle right now: find out the industry that looks cool/interesting, and investigate what programs or tools they use. Find out how to learn this stuff ASAP. This helps you more than your resume saying “took lectures and read books at college”)


    And yes, those are typos 😉


    i blend my textbooks with milk and ice cream then i drink it over the course of the day. this is how i learn things.


    said the straight A+++ asian student


    *suppository joke*


    I remember back in grade school when one teach taught all the subjects and we still had time for a snack!


    Because there is world of difference between “teaching” and “knowing”.

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