On the Need for Better Science Education...  

BrinySodasHayes 59M
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1/6/2006 3:55 pm

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On the Need for Better Science Education...

I had jury duty this morning. The nice older woman seated next to me in the Jury Assembly room was on her cell phone, excitedly telling friends about the birth of her daughter's second son. "He's 8 lbs. 4 oz and 21 and a half inches long,"she crowed. She continued, "His name is Dillon Justin," and this brought a smile to my face.

I thought, well, people won't have any trouble knowing he's from Texas: he's named after a t.v. sheriff and a boot company.

A little later, the woman's daughter called her, and as they talked, the woman asked her daughter repeatedly, "He's so big, where was he inside you?" About the third time I heard "Where was he inside you?" I became a firm believer that we desperately need much better science education in our public schools.

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