Friday, October 8, 2010

Seorang Anak Ditanya "Siapa Albert Einsten?", ia menjawab "Saudara Frankenstein!". *ironis*

VIVAnews -- Sebuah survey dilakukan pada 2.000 anak sekolah di Inggris. Hasilnya, mengkhawatirkan. Anak-anak tak tahu fakta-fakta sejarah atau sains. Otak mereka dijejali informasi soal selebritis dan hal remeh-temeh.

Satu dari lima anak yang disurvey percaya bahwa tokoh kartun Toy Story, Buzz Lightyear, adalah manusia pertama yang menjejakkan kakinya ke Bulan, bukan astronot Neil Amstrong.

Namun, dua pertiga anak berusia 6-12 tahun itu dengan benar mengidentifikasikan malaria sebagai 'penyakitnya Cheryl Cole'. Mereka juga tahu bahwa David Beckham adalah pemain bola yang baru saja didrop oleh pelatih Fabio, Capello.

Penulis buku 'What on Earth Wallbook', Christopher Lloyd mengaku prihatin. "Terlihat jelas anak-anak bingung jika ditanya soal sejarah," kata dia seperti dimuat laman Telegraph, Jumat 8 Oktober 2010.

"Neil Amstrong tentunya tidak akan senang jika tahu bahwa mainan plastik dinobatkan jadi manusia pertama yang melangkahkan kaki di bulan."

Kata dia, anak muda sekarang hanya punya sedikit atau bahkan sama sekali tak punya gambaran konteks sejarah.

Survey juga menemukan sepertiga anak tidak tahu bahwa Alexander Graham Bell menemukan telepon.

Riset ini juga menemukan pengetahuan sains dan angkasa luar yang dimiliki anak-anak memprihatinkan.

Sebanyak 11 persen anak pikir Isaac Newton adalah penemu api dan Albert Einstein adalah saudara monster, Frankenstein.

Sementara satu dari enam anak pikir Deathstar dalam Film Star Wars adalah planet terjauh dari Bumi.

Satu dari 20 anak berpikir tokoh besar Christopher Columbus penemu lipsuction atau sedot lemak, bukan Amerika. Sementara satu dari 10 percaya Rolf Harris adalah pelukis Mona Lisa.

Secara visual, tak kalah payahnya. Satu dari enam anak gagal mengidentifikasi foto Presiden Amerika Serikat, Barack Obama. Anak-anak mengira Obama sebagai Mr T dari A-Team atau pembalap F1, Lewis Hamilton. Bahkan ada yang menjawab, "Itu foto Nelson Mandela."

Yang menakutkan mereka lebih paham dunia selebritis dan showbiz. Sebanyak 65 persen anak tahu persis Britney Spears pernah menggunduli rambutnya, dan 55 persen tahu bahwa model, Jordan menikah dua kali.

"Sangat mengkhawatirkan anak-anak sekarang lebih peduli dengan selebritis daripada figur-figur berpengaruh dan sejarah yang mengubah dunia."

Pesan moral:
Makanya dek... Bacanya jangan majalah gosip ma bola melulu, baca OKI,BOBO, BONA KREATIF, QUARK, dst. :)

Semoga bermanfaat :)

Are you a Physics major? *HIGHLY RECOMMENDED TO EVERYONE (repost from FB*

Due to the enormous workload involved in physics classes combined with stress and lack of sleep, physics students often forget (either by accident, defense mechanism, or intentionally) what their major really is. Thus, as a physics major, I took it upon myself to create a small list of indicators to help us all remember what we really are. Tick your pick with [x] or words or whatever you like!


if you have no life - and you can PROVE it mathematically.

=> wrong! Exact reverse, i have a life and i can PROVE it mathematically

if you enjoy pain.

=> Masochist :D *evilgrin* It's better than slicing of precious body of yours :)

if you know vector calculus but you can't remember how to do long division.

=> Tsch... you know I hate long significant number

if you chuckle whenever anyone says 'centrifugal force.'

=> right again :)

if you've actually used every single function on your graphing calculator.

=> I don't have one, actually i don't really need it, I prefer to use Wolfram(R) Mathematica(C) or maybe matlab when studying computation

if when you look in a mirror, you see a physics major.

=> are you a psychic?

if it is sunny and 70 degrees outside, and you are working on a computer.

=> are you a psychic? (2)

if you always do homework on Friday and Saturday nights.

=> I don't care the name of the day, I'll done it whenever pleased

if you know how to integrate a chicken and can take the derivative of water.

=> maybe... Someday I'll try

if you think in 'math.'

=> It's one of my mothertongue y'nw XDDD

if you've calculated that the World Series actually diverges.

=>yes, intuitively, so don't waste your time on this ;)

if you hesitate to look at something because you don't want to break down its wave function.

=> are you a psychic? (3) and now I have to wait for Wave Lecture next semester

if you have a pet named after a scientist.

=> only famous politician fufufu and delicious foods *mmm*

if you laugh at jokes about mathematicians.

=> of course, that's why i laughed when i see it

if the Humane society has you arrested because you actually performed the Schrodinger's Cat experiment.

=> I've done it since I've been in elementary school, I feel really pity for the cat, DON'T TRY THIS AT HOME! SCHRODINGER STOP PLAYING WITH CATS, PHYSICSISTS SHOULDN'T HARM ANIMALS!

if you can't remember what's behind the door in the science building which says 'Exit.'

=> are you a psychic? (4) It's fun y'know

if you have to bring a jacket with you, in the middle of summer, because there's a wind-chill factor in the lab.

=> especially when dealing on cryogenic one(s) :)

if you are completely addicted to

=> are you a psychic?(5) Not really actually

if you avoid doing anything because you don't want to contribute to the eventual heat-death of the universe.

=> Nothing to worry about, It probably will takes a reallllllyyy looooooong time fufufu. Worry earth pollution!

if you consider ANY non-science course 'easy.'

=> are you a psychic? (Six, Oh My God) if any, not every

if when your professor asks you where your homework is, you claim to have accidentally determined its momentum so precisely, that according to Heisenberg it could be anywhere in the universe.

=> GREAT! I'll probably use it when I forgot to, thanks *lmao* Ah Heisenberg, you should be certain to yourself!

if the 'fun' center of your brain has deteriorated from lack of use.

=> No, because physics itself are 'fun' , see?

if you'll assume that a 'horse' is a 'sphere' in order to make the math easier.

=> I prefer to use 'chipmunks' or maybe a little of snow-like styrofoam in a glass sphere ;)

if you understood more than five of these indicators.

=> Almost all of it actually

if you make a hard copy of this list, and post it on your door.

=> I'll try

If these indicators apply to you, there is good reason to suspect that you might be classified as a physics major. I hope this clears up any confusion.

=> Of course, hopefully i'm certain from the start :)

Let us see How your physics are fufufufufu~ *geez I thought that this won't take too long, sigh*

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