An educated person is a well rounded person. To be educated is to knowledgeable in
many areas. Diversity is essential in the sense that many different things inspire thought,
which then derive permanent conclusions from these experiences. Anyone who has the
audacity to call themselves educated needs to have a firm grasp of many different areas.
These categories span through Science, Technology, Language, Art, Feelings and Values.
All of these are building blocks that help make up an educated person, but just as
important, these are the same qualities that form an individual.
One of the most important concepts that a person learns from Science is a
fundamental thinking process. This process starts with curiosity, asking the question,'
Why does that work?' It then moves on to theorizing or guessing. Next, this person
takes his or her theory and puts it to the test by conducting various experiments. Finally
this individual will draw a final conclusion from those findings.
Science also helps a
person look at things objectively, which means there is no feelings influencing
experiments that can lead to fraudulent conclusions. This can be a double edged sword
however, because in many instances when a scientist is emotionally removed from the
experiments performed, the question, 'Should I?', is never asked. For instance under the
reign of Hitler many cruel medical experiments were preformed. In The Medical
Experiments by William Shirer the author states,'Prisoners were placed in high pressure
chambers and subjected to high-altitude tests until they ceased breathing. They were
injected with lethal doses of typhus and jaundice. They were subjected to 'freezing'
experiments in icy water or exposed naked in the snow outdoors until they froze to
death.' This also deals with the subject of values and will be discussed detail later.
Probably the most positive way to...