Monday, May 11, 2009

Sometimes I wonder if the lectures presented to my native plant (habitat restoration) class would NOT be more effective if the monotone deliveries were employed as a sleep catalyst for some scientific study on snoring and/or sleep.

Here's just one really quick example of the tedious content we must learn (I thought I knew what meiosis meant before I read the definition):

mei⋅o⋅sis    /maɪˈoʊsɪs/
1. Cell Biology. part of the process of gamete formation, consisting of chromosome conjugation and two cell divisions, in the course of which the diploid chromosome number becomes reduced to the haploid.

[What in living tarnation does THAT mean?] Actually . . . I rather enjoy 99% of my coursework . . . and I really do TRY to pay attention.


Breath-e said...

I love what you've done to cartoon!!

becomingkate said...


Fijufic said...

My degree is in Biology/Chemistry...

It can get boring if you aren't so totally into the whole deal.


SunTiger said...

Breath-e ~ THANKS! :D

BecomingKate ~ Totally. Sometimes the rote memorization makes my brain hurt.

Fijufic ~ That's just it . . . I AM totally into the whole deal. I'd just prefer to learn by practical touching, seeing, smelling, hearing, listening (not sitting in a chair listening exclusively).

Arawn Graalrd said...

Well, if you want to learn by doing, the subject is Meiosis, and I seem to recall you've some Children, by some method or other.

All I recall on the subject is that My-Toe-ses and My-Oh-ses are two different styles of reproduction. Things we learn from Jr.High Science. I recall there was mention of Gametes, at the time, but I'm not sure I've ever seen one under a microscope.

Jr. High Science is, how to fill the country with little future soldiers in the event you join the workforce. Some Prussian Genius organized the desks rank and file, so that the "Teachers" could eventually be replaced with "Officers."

Are you familiar with the LongRidgeWritersGroup? Someone was recommending that to a Mentee, and it seems my cousin Mary Rosenblum works there.

Anyways, according to every book on Scientology, you'd be going to sleep, if you don't stop the fellow everytime he hands out a word you don't know. Stop him, so the other students have a chance to catch up.

I think it's something about the use of Shibolythic Buzz-Words, to exclude the uninitiated, and people are habituated to falling asleep while they wait for admission, that is to say, explanation. It can carry quite a whallop.

I reach for a Second Opinion, but am not entirely sure why... Well, after about four cards jump to the floor, as represented by the empress, Three cards, the Three of The Empress, drawn is... Temprance Inverted: Discord; Conflict of Interest; Hostility; Inability to work with others; Difficulty in understanding others; Impatience; Sterility. Uhm, my interpretations generally suck, but it sounds like Take A Noobie Teacher To Lunch Day.

I'm thinking, that Patch Adams suffered for thinking too small, and should have obtained sufficient land, for his Gesundheit! Institute, that the recovering psychiatric patients could have grown all the food, but another model, suggests that he should use the low cost of a reclaimable strip mine, that the recovering patients, mendicants and penitants, could all share in the meditation of reclamation. To heal, what others have raped, might be faulted for allowing them off more easily, but the benefit of such a meditation would ameliorate that crime.

What's a good latin word for Thinking Too Much, something that would flow nicely with Semper?

Arawn Graalrd

SunTiger said...

Good advice, Arawn (regarding: "stop the fellow everytime he hands out a word you don't know").

Panademona said...

sounds like me in first year biology. it being an early class didn't help!

SunTiger said...

LOL. I'd hate to learn scientific names and such early in the morning (it's bad enough AFTER I've had time to tank up with coffee).


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