All my non-engineering classes in college seemed like a piece of cake compared to, say, Fluid Dynamics or Heat Transfer.Just the opposite for me. English (or Lit), with all of the "what do you think the author was trying to convey here?" just didn't click with me. You know- the "his getting a drink in the story symbolizes his undying thirst for the truth of his existence." WTF? I always wanted to see the author walk in and say, "uh, actually, he was just supposed to be thirsty."
Heat Transfer, Fluids, Neutron Kinetics- all that stuff- as I learned it, I'd felt like I'd seen in before. It was a weird feeling, actually.
And, yes, having some sort of intelligence does seem to be "uncool." I didn't get it then, and I don't get it now. Whatever.
New scientific discovery.
http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htf...&thrradid=74477Does this mean Jack has to close his thread now? Shouldn't the previous thread be designated as the *** Official THE ONION SCIENCE STORY Discussion Thread?
Intellectually gifted kids face a degree of social ostracization.
Uhh, no clue what you're talkign about. In real life, smart kids don't become social pariahs unless they allow themselves to become that way.
Actually, by "intellectually gifted", I wasn't referring to a mere A student. I was referring to truly GIFTED kids, kids so brilliant that they easily skip several grades, and wind up in social situations WAY out of proportion to their chronological age. Such kids need to have their abilities nurtured, not disparaged or feared or resented.
Delphinologists have reported more than 7,000 cases of spontaneous opposable-digit manifestation in the past two weeks alone, with "thumbs" observed on the bottle-nosed dolphin, the Atlantic humpback dolphin, and even the rare Ganges River dolphin.
"It appears to be species-wide," said dolphin specialist Clifford Brees of the Kewalo Basin Marine Mammal Laboratory, speaking from the shark cage he welded shut around himself late Monday. "And it may be even worse: We haven't exactly been eager to check for thumbs on other marine mammals belonging to the order of cetaceans, such as the killer whale. Oh, Christ, we're really in the soup now."