Breakdown of an educated person, Refers also to articles by Mary E. Clark and William Zinsser

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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...