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Author Topic:   Science education saves lives
Demosthenes Fan
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Message 1 of 4 (173882)
01-04-2005 7:43 PM


In Phuket Thailand, a ten-year old girl recognized the early warning signs of a tsunami*. She told her mummy, and they immediately warned other tourists as well as the resort management. The staff acted quickly, and evacuated the tourists from the beach, saving many lives. In my opinion, this little girl’s action proved the importance of science education to younger children.

*You can read the story here
or go to... http://www.itv.com/news/world_1535151.html


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Message 2 of 4 (173883)
01-04-2005 7:56 PM
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01-04-2005 7:43 PM


Amen Brother
She is a hero and her teacher obviously did a great job.

The thing that impresses me the most is that a 10 yr. old can have developed the rapport with adults that she could express herself in a way they understood and accepted.

Quite a girl.


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01-05-2005 6:07 AM
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01-04-2005 7:43 PM


There was also a CNN report on a thai community of "Sea Gypsies" that totally survived, because the village elders knew that the sea going out meant a tsunami was on its way in, so while everyone else ran to pick up fish, they ran to the hills.

Sort of sad they didn't pass on their knowledge to others, but I was pretty stunned that most people (especially those living by the sea) would not know this. I would think it is just as much "sea wisdom" as it is known science.


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01-05-2005 7:29 AM
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01-05-2005 6:07 AM


quote:
ort of sad they didn't pass on their knowledge to others, but I was pretty stunned that most people (especially those living by the sea) would not know this. I would think it is just as much "sea wisdom" as it is known scienc.

This may be becuase of the dislocation of people from trtaditional lifestyles into a modern cash-based economy; the sea gypsies may have presevred knowledge lost to others in a traditional context. Most european fieldcraft has been lost, nowadays.


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