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Jerry Holbert

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  1. mikefive

    mikefive said, about 2 years ago

    “Awesome” has become a much overused. misused word.

  2. SKJAM!

    SKJAM! GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    The catch is that many teens don’t need more sleep at the same time their parents do, but in the morning when they are required to be off to school.

  3. Balto Bill

    Balto Bill said, about 2 years ago

    It is not rocket science here people.

    No it’s Biological Science.

    Teenagers have a different circadian rhythm signalling them to stay up and sleep later than younger or older people.
    If we swapped when we were sending them to school to 9:00 and the young kids to 7:00 rather than backwards like it is now, it would solve a lot of issues. …but the schedule is for the convenience of the teachers, not the students. The older kids are more likely to have after school activities, and the teachers don’t like staying late, so they start school earlier.

  4. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, about 2 years ago

    Remember: I was never a teenager. I was born a rational, obedient adult, and I never, ever misbehaved as a child or rebelled during my teenage years. This makes me uniquely qualified to criticize “those damn kids these days” and prescribe all manner of punitive measures to take to “get them under control”.

    And whatever else do you, do not attempt to corroborate my story with my mother.

  5. dzw3030

    dzw3030 said, about 2 years ago

    Too much importance is given to “research” by those who publish so not to perish. Association does not prove causation. Please note most of this crap comes with qualifiers and is always smiled on by peers trained in the same arcane arts.

  6. Mr. Ngn33r

    Mr. Ngn33r GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @Balto Bill

    The teachers have lives, too…and other job, personal and familial responsibilities. The schedule seems arranged for (if anyone) the parents who need time for their jobs & activities during the standard hours (fewer than in olden times can subsist, let alone comfortably live on one income). Combining education with kid-sitting is the solution.

  7. Mr. Ngn33r

    Mr. Ngn33r GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Had you said, “Some…”, I could have agreed. Is your statement intent on promoting a revenue stream for private purveyors of dubiously beneficial “training” for jobs that are declining in number and wage levels, or simply denigration of the capabilities and aspirations of “these kids”?

  8. Mr. Ngn33r

    Mr. Ngn33r GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago


    What other basis than “research” by educated specialists, “published” – put out for public & peer review – would you suggest as being more reliable? There are “qualifiers” because it is research, not unproven dogma and usually contrary, to some degree, to a current process. The arts are likely “arcane” because the critic is uneducated in the specialty…therefore less qualified to criticize with such certainty – especially without evidence.

  9. dzw3030

    dzw3030 said, about 2 years ago

    @Mr. Ngn33r

    That is all correct but the bleeding edge news ghouls pimp the news for maximum effect. The academics can read, right? So why do they continue to feed the beast? They are culpable in the fraud, stampeding the public.

  10. Mr. Ngn33r

    Mr. Ngn33r GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago


    …the public, who decry “Science” and the scientific method that requires proof by repeatable empirical experiment and public exposure to question (publishing the results) – with, “It can’t be true…That’s not what I was taught…That’s not what the Bible/Koran/Constitution says!”…and demanding equal standing for dogma, of any kind. So, Scientists are “culpable” for the greed/fame/power-drivin fraud of SOME members and SOME Executives/Owners of the media, and that SOME of the public were/are poorly versed in Science, and/or, have been innured to the evidence and the manner of its acquisition by (misguided) upbringing and personal beliefs…and it’s all science’s fault ? Sounds like a rather self-serving viewpoint to me.

  11. dzw3030

    dzw3030 said, about 2 years ago

    @Mr. Ngn33r

    The bleeding edge media has an enormous effect on public opinion. Adverse public opinion translates into crappy laws. hasty, self serving (Look what I found!) publicity does harm. Remember the damage done to the Apple industry because of a pesticide scare? The scare mongers feed off ignorant or self serving researchers. Pay attention to what I said. My complaint is NOT with science.

  12. TJDestry

    TJDestry GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    The basic research has been out for 20 years and is pretty much unquestioned by anyone qualified in the field. The “issue” is whether schools should adapt to reality or continue to have kids fill out bubble sheets while other nations educate.

  13. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Limbaugh and Snerdly are obviously wiser and better researched and informed than any silly “academics”…

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