It will always be a huge challenge for a teacher to handle forty (or in this case, forty-one) of the most brilliant young minds in the country cooped up in a single classroom. This, as some of you may very well predict, was the core of the issue that defined yesterday afternoon’s borefest – in other words, SocSci I under Madame Vitz.
On one hand, we have premedical students who strongly believe in the existence of an instinctual and instinctive human being.
On the other hand, we have a field of study that does not believe in ‘instinct’ as defined by the millions of Darwinian worshipers.
Problems occur when these two opposing sides are forced to coexist.
The problem is, the course wants to offer, shall we say, an alternative peek into the human being – not as a biological species, but as a social creature. It seeks to let the students look at the human being from an entirely different POV.
The problem is, said premedical students see no (direct) need to take that alternative peek. They are going to be doctors; the scientific mind is the one that needs greater nourishment.
The problem is, the viewpoints of the medical and behavioral sciences are not on the same plane – not even in the same universe – in the minds of the students.
Thus, we get Vitzkrieg-ed.
A final note: THIS ENTRY IS NOT SUBJECT TO DISCUSSION OR ARGUMENT IN ANY FORM.
Oops… keep an open mind. =))