Archives July 2006

Many students who read political science do not feel that it is abnormal to take interest in planes and cars, discussing the horse power of the engine, the pick up speed and the shortest time needed to stop and so on. Ask them the axle length, they will tell you. Yet, the some person will not be interested in knowing the structure of benzene, what is molecular weight or for that matter, even physics in general. They are interested in relativity and nuclear physics. What is the basic reason why this is so? I cannot appreciate beautiful Chinese poetry or even Burmese for that matter. The reason is simple. I don't know the language and I can't read even their script. Is it because of the formulae and diagrams that chemistry and physics look forbidding? One has to make some pedagogic experiments to find out how can the maximum content more...


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