One can get MD and engineering license and not encounter politically correct classes as described. Too much hard work in science so no time for fluff. Phd is worse. Schools don’t want to slide in ratings. Science is time consuming. No fluff.
Free floating info is often contradictory. Reconciling requires knowing science which is only taught in universities.
I can read some research but usually have to give up topics because of lack of the right classes. Free floating inconclusive and contradictory.
Yesterday I finally learned an algorithm in class in 2 minutes that has been bothering me for 8 years despite reading numerous texts and online articles. Easy to learn in class.
Verbal + blackboards are the fastest way. With questions classmates interaction. Still takes 10 years to learn STEM field. They start in high school. Better rich kids high schools will teach more than politically correct colleges.
Why less intergenerational mobility nowadays.
But by carefully taking science only you can catch up. Just takes time. Fresno can learn raisins. Kansas whwat. Iowa hogs. Missouri seeds. Arkansas chicken shit. DC politics. NY banks. Hollywood movies. Hawaii ocean fruits volcano. Chicago murder. Go with the flow. Birds of a feather flock together.
Free floating info can raise questions and stimulate curiosity and desire to take classes.
On Aug 28, 2016, at 10:30, Ron wrote:
Would agree with comments on bad diet,exercise, and coverting rural property into farms, gardens, self sustaining Eco system, science lab. Disagree on value of University Classes. Unless a person completely lacks deductive reasoning skills
there is a universe of free floating information on the Web, libraries,etc.
University classes should focus on developing critical analysis skills and familiarization with the strengths and weaknesses of the Scientific Method.
Avoid other classes that focus on dogma, inculcation, and “what to think.’ Have see the preliminary results of these other classes including students running for “safe spaces”, white persons placing themselves in chains to atone for slavery, young women waving rubber dildos to protest guns,creation of multiple genders., creation of multiple phobias to displace open discussion, etc.,etc.
Most universities offer a long list of science classes that are often well taught and not so crowded.
You can learn more by taking only 1 class at a time and carefully memorizing the textbooks and materials and doing all the labs correctly.
Phd type research often requires in-depth knowledge of 1 field more than the smattering of dissimilar topics covered in most undergraduate programs.
Sometimes you will need to know 2 or 3 fields.
Colleges do not put the right knowledge into the same departments or classes so it is hunt and peck to find the right balances.
Curricula get organized by history and personalities of past teachers.
Part of research is trying to figure out what is relevant for problems that society faces now.
Taking 1 or 2 classes at a time also greatly saves tuition and fees.
You can work and organize your daily schedule better around only 1 class.
You will also have time to go to the gym and getting enough of a variety of sports and exercises.
The brain can grow about 3% per year with enough exercise.
If you can drive out into the country you can have a little farm and grow your own food and do research on plants and animals and maybe make some $ off those plants and animals.
Research into biology and agriculture can be very valuable.
Most people nowadays have very bad diets and exercise habits..
So health insurance and medical care is far too expensive.
And people cannot think or function very well.
A worldwide problem rapidly getting worse.
Plenty of research opportunities on how to solve small problems to improve farming, land use, city planning, business stability and profitability.
Then there is the big puzzle on how to prevent multiple major global catastrophes and extinctions.
Seems to me the first step would be to develop greenfields, grayfields, brownfields, lawns, golf courses,…
Convert them into gardens and farms so people can get exercise by growing fresh food in the cities where people already live.
This would save transporting food into the cities.
And the food they pick would be fresher and healthier.
And they would get exercise, electrons, fresh air, and sunshine, nitric oxide, Vitamin D….