J-XY next generation carrier-borne fighter

Discussion in 'Navy' started by Deino, Sep 19, 2017.

  1. kwaigonegin

    kwaigonegin Colonel

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  2. vesicles

    vesicles Major

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    I agree that we should move these last posts to another more appropriate thread.

    With that being said, you are a little too quick to judge. Just because I write a few sentence about the Chinese dragon, you assume whatever I write is everything that I know?? Just because I am writing this post in English and live in the US, you automatically assume that I has a shallow understanding of Chinese culture? Again, a little too quick to judge? I can tell that you might know a thing or two about Chinese culture and are eager to show off your knowledge. But don’t assume others know less just because they are describing it in a less complicated way.

    When you try to explain a complex concept to someone who is not familiar with it, it is important to start with a simple story and gradually get deeper if they are still interested. If you start with a long story filled with complicated stuff and with twists and turns, that will get people bored quickly and they will lose interest very fast.

    For instance, my profession is biomedical research. When someone who’s not familiar with medicine asks me about cancer, I will most likely start by telling them that cancer is about cells becoming immortal. Is it wrong? Not exactly. Is it the whole story? Absolutely not. But if I start with a whole lecture about truly what cancer is, I will need start with basic concepts of molecular biology, biochemistry and physiology, as well as some human anatomy. I will first describe to you the structures of DNA, show you how DNA is replicated, what transcription is, how proteins are translated, how DNA drives cell growth and proliferation, cell cycle, cell apoptosis, how certain DNA mutations cause cells to escape check points. And I will describe a little mitogen signaling and how constitutively active mitogen-activated protein kinases cause unchecked cell growth and proliferation. Oh! Do you know what a kinase is? ...... Are you still awake? You are probably not too far away from falling a sleep just by reading this paragraph.

    You get how important it is to start with simple concepts and gradually build on them?
    #282 vesicles, Apr 9, 2019
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