Thriving in Science
Spring is beginning to peep out from behind her heavy winter clothes. The sun's rays are slowly warming up the air and dragging us out of our winter retreats. The trees are baby green and generally the sky is blue. People are very busy because it's getting close to the end of the year and they have a lot to do. Everyone is clamoring about the nice weather and taking any and all opportunities to study or sunbathe out of doors. Just like the rest of the Northern Hemisphere, Delphian is coming to life and thriving more than ever.
Recently I've done several science courses which were at first very formidable opponents but have proven to be very interesting and actually have improved my liking for the subject as well as my interest in things around me and how they work. I discovered that if you understand many basic scientific principles you will be ten times more clever at figuring out ingenious ways to do things.
Now I'm doing a course called Professional Basics for an Artist, which is a course I have long awaited doing. It's ironic that my academic courses are in this particular sequence, because I happen to be doing a science project in which I test art finishes and preservatives. My academics relate to my projects, my interests and even my general trains of thought.
It seems to be inherent in knowledge and learning to have this effect—to cause you to relate new things to other things you've already learned about. When knowledge is increased, you see connections between things that you hadn't noticed before. Subjects are related in unexpected ways, simply by raising your awareness of a subject through really understanding it (sometimes for the first time).
Wednesday April, 25, 2012 at 02:02PM