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Re: Discussion on Origin of Sports & the use of "Big words"


grab a handful and hang on tight (if you can). That attitude would work if we were in an
advanced science class, which we are not. I appreciate the fact that all the scholarly
types have toned it down some for this layman. I want to learn and believe I have. If
your wish is to follow along with a copy of "Hort 101" at your side, so be it. Some, if
not most of us just don't have the time or interest to seek a Genetics degree just to
understand sporting in our favorite plant.


andrewl wrote:

> It is the responsibility of the student to work hard at learning, as well as
> understanding the glossary of terms.  It is not the responsibility of the
> "professor" to explain every little thing to those who wish to learn.
> Otherwise, that learned person is being "held back" in their field of study
> because of the sheer magnitude of work involved in making sure that every
> publication is written to support a knowledge level at the least common
> demoninator.  Most everyone has some area where they are gifted.  Asking
> questions is the appropriate way to gain understanding, not scolding the
> professor because s/he uses words that are hard to understand.
> the garden... <g>
> We can't have it both ways...
> Andrew Lietzow
> (I survived something even tougher than the Australian outback...I survived an
> ISP upgrade!)
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