I hate books




 
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I hate books
 
December 28th, 2005  
Bullpup_seven
 

Topic: I hate books


I hate books
Knowledge gained from EXPERIENCE is better than knowledge gained from BOOKS.

Different experience gives Different adventures. Adventure is a challenge in life. By challenging your self you learn more. We learn as your doing something.Listening to other peoples opinons makes us think more. As we think we avoid to make the same mistakes.

Ofcourse we can master new things by Reading and from Experiences. We get knowledge from both.BUT It is better to learn by Its hard to figure it out.

Books give one persons oppinion. You don't learn how to type by reading Long discriptions in books do you?
Experiences Help more. You actually figure it out what is wrong and what is right by doing experiences.

Knowledge gained from experience is more important than knowledge gained from books. Books are Authors oppinion. By getting experience you can figure out what is wrong or right. By reading books you just get authors opinion.

Therefore

We learn more by doing something instead of reading BOOKS.
December 28th, 2005  
bulldogg
 
 
So what about nuclear physics BP_7? Do you want someone learning through experience how to make a nuclear reactor next to your house whereby their mistakes would be catastrophic??
December 28th, 2005  
deerslayer
 
 
That's a little extreme, bulldogg. Word to the wise, don't solder alone if you've never done it before. especially if you're joining 4 things.<< case in point. LEARN about something that's potentially dangerous before PARTAKING in it. Hunting, fishing, soldiering, these are no exceptions.
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I hate books
December 28th, 2005  
Bullpup_seven
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by bulldogg
So what about nuclear physics BP_7? Do you want someone learning through experience how to make a nuclear reactor next to your house whereby their mistakes would be catastrophic??
Well no - its not good someone experiencing Nuclear physics -
But learning through experiences are more realistic.
People who study nuclear physics surely will learn from the books first then make a move.If Nuclear Physics happens at least people learn what it really happens . ofcourse wedon'twant to die.
December 28th, 2005  
Missileer
 
 
Bullpup_seven, you are right about learning some things by experience. But, those things are limited by a lot of variables. For instance, learning outdoor life such as hunting, fishing, woodcraft. These are things easy to learn by experience because of your Human instincts. Most mechanically inclined people can overhaul an automobile engine by just reversing the process of disassembling one. There are trades one can learn by working for a master of that trade for many years.

While this type of education may be fine for someone who doesn't intend to be a Scientist, Engineer, Architect, College Professor, Doctor, well you know, the people who are paid big bucks. But, if you set your mind to a career in a professional field, you will be required to exchange ideas and learn new things.

Books, all books, are history books. Even a physics text book is about ideas and experimentation where someone has written about his or her experience in that field. That book is not someone's idea on what he thinks but what he has experienced, this is imperical data which is written for you so you can skip all the mistakes that person made and learn what made his work successful.

Who knows, in a life in the outdoors, it might be handy to have a book on what kind of snakes and spiders to avoid.
December 28th, 2005  
C/2nd Lt Robot
 
 
It also depends on the person, Bullpup. Some learn better from experience, known as the Haptic, kinaesthetic or tactile learners. Others can learn by seeing pictures of what they are studying, these are the visual and that includes those who are print oriented and can learn soley on reading. Then there is the auditory group, those who learn by noise, music and talk. Not to mention there are those who learn by a combination of all three. But really we all learn things in those three ways, the situation depends on which is a better or safer way to learn.
December 28th, 2005  
MightyMacbeth
 
 
sometimes books are better..

say for example, I am reading a book called "The crusades and the holly land", now how can I get that info from somewhere else? experince?

so there is different situations really..
December 28th, 2005  
deerslayer
 
 
Believe me, sometimes it's a whole lot better to be self taught (autodidacticism) than to take a teacher's "lecture" (i.e. factual information with the occasional ranting opinion). You get the same thing in books sometimes, but the trick is this- dissect the useful information, form your opinions, be able to argue them, and believe in them. Otherwise, you fall into the pit of "too much opinion, too little information." You start assuming. Don't make that mistake.

Sure, writers can be opinionated. But more often than not those guys writing the editorials for TIME and other such publications have an inkling of what they're talking about, and where do ya think they got it? Books and other media. Don't knock it until ya try it
December 29th, 2005  
Marinerhodes
 
 
I fall into the autodidadidia....what he said. Anyway, Many things I have done in life are due to learning by experience. Most times though I have read or had some kind of instruction before going through with the 'experience'.

Don't automatically assume that because Joe Schmoe made it look easy that it really is. He can maybe do math in his head and cut the wood by eye. Well he more than likely learned it in a book AND by experience. Don't cut the book smarts short.
December 29th, 2005  
Bullpup_seven
 
I am not saying that books are bad.

I personally don't enjoy reading books . And that is how i think about books.

But - when you face a choice of learning something new by book or experience and all things being equall, experience is a better teacher .
When your active you understand things easily and efficiently - you are able to remeber things more by experience. When your reading a book you just go trough sometimes with out understanding.