Comments on: Everything Starts with a Question http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/02/everything-starts-with-a-question/ The EPA Blog Mon, 14 Dec 2015 16:24:21 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.1 By: Lina-EPA http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/02/everything-starts-with-a-question/#comment-21163 Mon, 21 Feb 2011 01:00:52 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=6097#comment-21163 I agree. Thanks for your comments.
Lina

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By: SAW http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/02/everything-starts-with-a-question/#comment-21162 Sun, 20 Feb 2011 15:25:32 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=6097#comment-21162 Science in the U.S. has declined since its heyday after WW2. Science was big in the news and many Americans read scientific books and periodicals. The NSF was created and NASA was doing amazing things.

Now few Americans read scientific periodicals and the number of articles about science in major newspapers and magazines is being reduced. It is difficult to imagine what life in the world would be like if America had not made big investments of time, energy and money into the sciences. Now we are lagging in science and math scores and Americans are disconnected from science. It seems arguable that other countries are far more equiped and could take Americas long held scientific supremecy.

Science is important to our future and children need to learn it so they can make themeselves better of through innovation and by extention the whole wolrd would be better off.

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By: Lina-EPA http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/02/everything-starts-with-a-question/#comment-21161 Mon, 14 Feb 2011 16:01:54 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=6097#comment-21161 It’s sad how many schools surpress creativity under the name of conformity and discipine.
Lina

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By: Lina-EPA http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/02/everything-starts-with-a-question/#comment-21160 Mon, 14 Feb 2011 16:00:53 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=6097#comment-21160 Thanks.
Lina

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By: Michael E. Bailey http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/02/everything-starts-with-a-question/#comment-21159 Sun, 13 Feb 2011 23:36:46 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=6097#comment-21159 Maintaining curiosity should be an important thing and something that is encouraged in the schools. But K-12 education is geared much more to conformity. There seem to be few attempts make to teach students to think for themselves until they leave K-12 education and go to the university. Then, they have to practically relearn the thinking process so they can start thinking for themselves and it comes as a shock. Unfortunately, it s still the case that the great majority of people never go beyond a 12th grade education. Best wishes, Michael E. Bailey.

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By: daphne sy http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/02/everything-starts-with-a-question/#comment-21158 Fri, 11 Feb 2011 12:45:44 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=6097#comment-21158 I agree with your point. I think much has been said and I have no personal experience to share, but your response is thoughtful, well-written and will contribute valuable insight for the rest of it, I’m sure.

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By: Lina-EPA http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/02/everything-starts-with-a-question/#comment-21157 Thu, 10 Feb 2011 22:31:37 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=6097#comment-21157 Hi, Hannah
That’s one of the reasons I selected a Montessori school for my youngest. Their approach to learning encourages curiosity and does not constrict their learning. I’ve seen positive results.
Lina

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By: Hannah Hunt http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/02/everything-starts-with-a-question/#comment-21156 Thu, 10 Feb 2011 20:17:02 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=6097#comment-21156 I like the point you make. Like you, I believe it’s the adults who are able to retain their child-like sense of curiosity and desire to question that become the inventors and the pioneers of whichever field they choose. However, it seems like this path is heavily discouraged from the moment a child begins to become an adult.

Teenagers and young adults are hardly taught the very important difference between questioning authority and bad behavior. From experience, a friend once questioned the learning environment of our high school classroom; instead of exploring the options to improve the environment, she was told that she was disrupting the learning process.

Most jobs also discourage curiosity and the ability to question authority; we are told that when we receive a job, it’s our responsibility to agree with the boss and do every task we are given enthusiastically. For example, standing up for the environment in a government job might mean severe consequences depending on who you work for and that is very hard to do in today’s economy.

It seems like a very difficult task to ask young people to be the creative inventors of tomorrow if the day-in-day-out life consists of repetitiveness. I’m not advocating laziness or argumentativeness, at all; only that we recognize we’ve created a system where success almost always requires conformity and the loss of curiosity. Because, face it, if everyone was still so curious, would they stay in the job they had?

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By: armansyahardanis http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/02/everything-starts-with-a-question/#comment-21155 Thu, 10 Feb 2011 16:01:51 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=6097#comment-21155 The Ending With : Oh My God !!!!!

I agree with your blog. The journey of most people are various way and met with its dynamics. Happy, sad, fed up, hardly, enjoyment, angry and cry. Our faces and body language measured us about our experiences living. If fully its, they could say: “Oh My God!”

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