Started by Baruch, December 02, 2016, 06:08:24 PM
Quote from: Cavebear on February 05, 2017, 05:59:46 AMApologies for getting off topic, but scientists miss the most obvious stuff sometimes. When I was 12, I pointed out to my geography teacher that not only did SA and Africa fit together, the mountain ranges did too. I was dismissed. I also asked how a blob of molten Earth could be thrown off Earth and form the moon (the Pacific Ocean basin was considered to be the result of that at the time). I was dismissed. At 15, I asked where birds came from, and if small dinosaurs maybe had feathers. I was dismissed. At 18, I asked about where mammals originated, how ice ages were caused, how sexual reproduction started, and things like that. I was dismissed.Being apparently stupid, I majored in History and Political Science, and spent a career in Federal Civil Service managing telecommunications.Thank Darwin I never became a scientist. I would have really messed things up!
Quote from: PopeyesPappy on February 05, 2017, 10:34:51 AMWhere in Dog's name did you go to school, Cavebear? A cave? I understand that you were in primary school in the 50's and plate tectonics wasn't confirmed until the late 50's and early 60's. But they taught my mom that South America and Africa had probably been connected in the past when she was in primary school in the early to mid 40's, and she attended primary a one room school house in the mountains of southern Appalachia.