“Have you seen a microscope?”
I am a medical student who has already completed one tough year in a premier institute of India, involving so many study hours and work in the labs and dissection halls and the teacher now insults me along with all everyone else in the room with this question.
“Have you ever used a microscope?” she adds to the insult. She then continues to explain the parts if the microscope and its uses. Listen, lady, I have been studying about this since class IX, and have known about it way back when I was a little kid and have used it many, many times.
And all the flatterers seated at the first-row nod in approval and agree with every word the teacher was saying- all about something that we all know as long as anyone could remember. And to add to the drama, most people here still don’t know how to focus! Even the teachers sometimes casually remark that none of the students know how to focus even after attending so many classes on this. But doesn’t that put them at fault as well?They’re the ones teaching us un the first place, right? Everyone is at fault here.
People are always wondering what is wrong with our education system. We rarely come up with an answer for that and even if someone has an answer, well nothing ever gets done around here, does it?
Regardless; I was just pondering over things during this pointless class:
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One in every six individuals in the world is an Indian. So obviously we’re a common bunch in the world. But the fact is, most of us reside in our own soil, the Americas, Canada, and some other countries in the west and the Africas. In reality, though, our position in the world is very confusing. There are a lot of reasons for that.
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In today’s world, we have achieved the impossible. After years of vociferous advancements, we are finally on the verge of immense success or fatal catastrophe.
We have farms, we have factories. We have cars, trains and ships. Heck, we can even travel to the moon if we wanted to. Man has conquered the seas, reshaped mountains and even bought life to the deserts. Obviously, we have touched the pinnacle of development and still, we are marching forward at a haphazard rate.
But this uncontrolled scientific development means that life on earth also faces a new kind of danger. A threat of unprecedented scale and impact. This is about an inconvenient truth: a global warming.
Global warming is caused by the build-up of greenhouse gasses in the atmosphere, which is capping in more heat than that would normally escape the atmosphere.
We do not yet fully know how radical climate change will affect our way of life, but we do know that the effects of growing carbon dioxide emissions already occurring are staggering: the eleven years ranging between 1995 and 2006 rank among the twelve warmest years recorded since 1850. Continue reading an Inconvenient Truth