Post a New Topic
Original post made
by Sanford Forte, College Terrace,
on Oct 26, 2007
I think the comments attached to the article say it all.
We are importing so many engineers who appear to be better educated and are willing to move here to further their educations and lifestyles that it appears to not matter how well we are educating kids here.
Doesn't quite jibe with the article that just appeared on the front page of the Chron saying that - that's to Bush's No Child Left Behind - science education is being left behind (along with everything else other than reading and math).
A pity we are teaching silly "science" instead of science.
Sounds like we don't need any H1 visas. Hmmm...wonder why our high tech execs say we do? Something ain't computin' here.
I know I shouldn't ask this, but I will anyway:
Just what is the "silly" science we are supposedly teaching (and what is the "science" science that you want taught) that you refer to in your post above?
I have no idea what Walter will say. However, I think I have a feel for his statement.
Let me ask a question, one that any HS science student should be able to answer: What is a mole? Please exclude any reference to furry little animals and little things on the skin (some appealing, most not).
Hint: If you say something like: gram-molecular-weight, you are wrong (or at least very limited). I think Walter might know, though.
When Gore's crockumentory is presented as science and as rationalization for placing the economy under international government control, absent any evidence but fraudulent guestimates, that is not science.
Walter, good reads of Kuhn, and Popper, might help you in your philosophizing about science.
I know the definition of a mole!
It is 6.02 x 10^23 particles/molecules/atoms/whatever. (Avogadro's number)
We use moles to determine molar mass, molarity, etc.
Important formulas involving moles include the ideal gas law (PV=nRT) and one of several formulas for Gibbs' free energy (G=-nFE).
Of course, I suppose I cheated-- I'm in AP Chemistry.
sounds like walter wallace is jealous of a certain somebody's nobel prize....don't let it eat you up. some of us are internationally recognized statesmen and some of us are cranky old men complaining online.
Don't miss out on the discussion!
Sign up to be notified of new comments on this topic.
Post a comment
Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online.
Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information
We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.
Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?
- Barron Park
- Charleston Gardens
- Charleston Meadows
- College Terrace
- Community Center
- Crescent Park
- Downtown North
- Duveneck/St. Francis
- Embarcadero Oaks/Leland
- Esther Clark Park
- Evergreen Park
- Greater Miranda
- Green Acres
- Greendell/Walnut Grove
- Leland Manor/Garland Drive
- Meadow Park
- Monroe Park
- Old Palo Alto
- Palo Alto Hills
- Palo Alto Orchards
- Palo Verde
- South of Midtown
- St. Claire Gardens
- The Greenhouse
- Triple El
- University South
- Woodland Ave. area (East Palo Alto)
- Addison School
- Barron Park School
- Duveneck School
- Egan Middle School (Los Altos)
- El Carmelo School
- Escondido School
- Fairmeadow School
- Gunn High School
- Hoover School
- JLS Middle School
- Jordan Middle School
- Juana Briones School
- Nixon School
- Ohlone School
- Palo Alto High School
- Palo Verde School
- Santa Rita (Los Altos)
- Terman Middle School
- Walter Hays School
- another community
- Another Palo Alto neighborhood
- East Palo Alto
- Los Altos
- Los Altos Hills
- Menlo Park
- Mountain View
- Portola Valley
Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.
Cho's Los Altos finally opens
By Elena Kadvany | 25 comments | 4,921 views
College Touring Tips
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 4 comments | 4,177 views
Eggs and Bacon Walk Into a Bar
By Laura Stec | 5 comments | 1,395 views
Eating v. Exercise: Food Always Wins
By Max Greenberg | 3 comments | 1,171 views
Gifts (that are not bought)
By Chandrama Anderson | 1 comment | 890 views
Home & Real Estate
Shop Palo Alto
Send News Tips
Circulation & Delivery
Mountain View Voice
© 2015 Palo Alto Online
All rights reserved.