FoxTrot by Bill Amend

FoxTrot

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  1. hariseldon59

    hariseldon59 said, over 2 years ago

    What’s it all about, Algae?

  2. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, over 2 years ago

    “What about genes?’
    “Calvin Klein?’

  3. Zero-Gabriel

    Zero-Gabriel said, over 2 years ago

    Shouldn’t Biology be a ‘Optional’ curriculum? I mean, why take up a course/subject when you have no interest in, unless you plan to pursue a career where the subject is relevant…?


    Also, doesn’t anyone know by now that you can’t excel in anything without genuine curiosity/wanting/hunger to learn…?

  4. Boots at the Boar

    Boots at the Boar said, over 2 years ago

    @Zero-Gabriel

    Biology should be required. If for no other reason than you can see that a pig, frog, fish etc look a lot alike inside. That Darwin may have been on to somethin’. If you only took courses you were passionate about, then nearly no one would take English grammar. How else will you learn that “than no-one would take english grammar” is incorrect?

  5. Zero-Gabriel

    Zero-Gabriel said, over 2 years ago

    True, you got a point there but sometimes there’s always a chance/danger of a backfire effect. A person can easily be and completely turned off if that person is forced into a mould he/she is not comfortable with.


    Yeah sure, you can always introduce a subject and the individual (get a taste) just might decide to pursue it wholeheartedly but than again some room should always be left should he/she decides to move on to other things more suited to him/her.

  6. Zero-Gabriel

    Zero-Gabriel said, over 2 years ago

    @Boots at the Boar

    OK, but I was kind of thinking of English, Math, Science, History and Social as an ABSOLUTE Required ‘Basic Package’ like Basic Cable-service/channels. You got the basic channels and should you want, subscribe to the other more focused subject/themed channels.


    In my case, I subscribe to the Discovery and History Channels but that’s just me.

  7. Zero-Gabriel

    Zero-Gabriel said, over 2 years ago

    Please note… most people in general are not necessarily what you call ‘All-rounders’, commonly most person tend to lean towards being more of a ‘Specialist’ with maybe two or three more, more or less talents. I can also argue that being a Specialist doesn’t mean he/she is limited but have the potential/room to grow more naturally.

  8. Zero-Gabriel

    Zero-Gabriel said, over 2 years ago

    Don’t worry, when are we ever not exposed…? Whenever a person stops and stares, the wheels in his/her mind turns.

  9. HippyChippy

    HippyChippy said, over 2 years ago

    " If schools only taught what kids were already interested in, the curriculum would be limited to Minecraft, Call of Duty, YouTube and masturbation".

    :-)

  10. Cooncat

    Cooncat said, over 2 years ago

    U.S. schools are screwed up enough with “Common Core” curriculum. That’s why U.S. kids rank so far behind other countries. Best thing that could happen would be to institute a voucher system, so that the parents and kids who WANT to learn will have access to schools that actually teach, and not just baby sit for 8 hours a day. U.S. schools are filled with pro-union, liberal teachers, who are more worried about little Johnny biting his pop tart into the supposed shape of a gun, than in seeing to it that kids can do fundamental mathematics and read/write/speak grammatically correct English.

  11. Zero-Gabriel

    Zero-Gabriel said, over 2 years ago

    @Cooncat

    “…who are more worried about little Johnny biting his pop tart into the supposed shape of a gun…”


    Seriously…?? I once or twice moulded a Revolver out of Plasticine in my Primary-School days and no one went ballistic.

  12. sbwertz

    sbwertz said, over 2 years ago

    @Zero-Gabriel

    Today, you would be suspended if you did that.

  13. chizzel

    chizzel said, over 2 years ago

    @Bruno Zeigerts

    Genes over at Arlo & Janis

  14. jbmlaw

    jbmlaw said, over 2 years ago

    English composition, basic algebra (for logic skills and spreadsheets), US history, and basic macro-economics are all that are needed. The important stuff is finished by the end of 8th grade; everything thereafter is more for benefit of the educrats.

  15. puggles

    puggles said, over 2 years ago

    @Boots at the Boar

    Thus the need to be exposed to biology to understand irreducible complexity. Besides, what makes anyone think God needs to use different systems for every creature to prove his existence. Isn’t the eye structures enough? How about the impossible complexity of a brain?

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