Headline, May 09 2022/ ''' '' EINSTEIN -EDUCATION- ENTIRETY '' '''


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FOR FOREVER ADVENTURES TO BUILD A BETTER WORLD : Everybody is honoured and invited to join The World Students Society - most lovingly and respectfully called !WOW! - for every subject in the world.

The World Students Society led by the great students of America, and students from the world over, is the exclusive ownership of every student in the universe. Every student voiced, all so equal in The World Student Society.

ALBERT EINSTEIN IS ARGUABLY THE GREATEST SCIENTIST of all time. But what makes a scientist great? In the case of Einstein, he was simply stubborn. ''All I have is the stubbornness of a mule. No, it is not quite all. I also have a nose.''

WE don't have to be scientists to appreciate his brilliance. To keep it simple, Einstein's Special Theory of Relativity [1905] is sometimes explained as the 11th commandment : Thou shall not exceed the speed of light. E = mc2. It explains how mass and energy are interchangeable. 

It also brings up a pesty question : can we go faster than the speed of light without violating the 11th commandment? But that appears to be a contradiction.

How can we go faster than light without going faster than light? Unless ..... It imagines a warp drive [Miguel Alcubierre, 1994]  - a special propulsion system that can distort space and time in front of and behind the spacecraft propelling it to go faster than the speed of light. Remember Star Trek?

Speaking of spacecraft, here's another stickler : Time moves more slowly for a moving object than it does for a stationary object. This is called time-dilation.

It has been verified through experiments at a particle accelerator in Germany [Scientific American, September 2014]. In other words, if you are on a spacecraft moving close to the speed of light, you will age much more slowly than your daughter on Earth. So, when you return to Earth from your Interstellar journey, you are younger than your daughter.

If you haven't watched the movie, Interstellar, starring Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway, I strongly recommend and encourage you to do so.

Einstein's General Theory of Relativity [1915] goes one step further and includes an upgraded version of Newton's law of gravitation. Massive objects like Earth and Sun and black holes warp the fabric of space-time around them. Consequently, light bends when it zooms past these enormous objects.

But then there is a mistake. Oh yes, the Einstein mistake, It happened when he forgot to question the prevailing dogma. In one word, it was Lambda! But who is Lambda? Einstein thought, like others, that the universe was static, so he introduced Lambda - a cosmological constant - into his equation to keep the universe stationary; it turns out that the universe is not static.

In fact, the universe is expanding at an accelerating pace. Legend has it that Einstein called the cosmological constant the biggest blunder of his life. You guessed it right, Lambda was eventually kicked to the curb.

CHARLES DARWIN, an amazing genius, came up with the Theory of Natural Selection [1859], one of the greatest achievements in intellectual history. It was a huge paradigm shift. But he too, like everyone else at the time, assumed that traits from parents [ pairs of genes that determine how you look like ] simply blended in the offspring, much like paints of different colour.

It wasn't until the concept of Mendelian inheritance that we realized that traits from parents don't simply blend but one of them, the dominant gene, is expressed in the child [ unless we have genes that are codominant]. In short, heredity does not work like paint cans. [Blunders from Darwin to Einstein].

We are indebted to the mistakes and miracles of giants like Galileo, Newton, Darwin and Einstein who showed us the way. ''If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.'' [Isaac Newton]

Can The World Students Society turn the developing world's universities into breeding grounds for scientific discoveries and breakthroughs?

What makes science so special is that it's secular. And no, secular is not a four letter world. A secular education opens doors to a world of learning in the absence of preconceived ideological and cultural biases.

To promote scientific education in the ''Developing World'' we must create a learning model that promotes analytical thinking.

And the first step in that direction is to discourage rote learning - that is learning by memorization. I remember students, books and notes in their laps, bobbing their heads repeatedly while memorising facts and events from history, biology and science.

The world must abandon rote learning immediately. ''According to Glass and Holyoak, thinking is a process that [involves] complex interactions of mental attributes such as valuation, abstraction, logic, imagination, and problem solving.

Inquiry - based learning promotes both cognitive and analytical thinking in students [ Journal of Education and Learning, Vol 12, No. 4, 2018 ].

It's time to step up to the plate. Let's provide the world's youth competitive education that prepares them to take on the world. Let's nurture young minds, men and women alike, to yearn for scientific inquiry, to crave for intellectual discourse, to pulsate with creative energy.

Let's turn every university into an epicentre of research and innovation in the entire world. Let's realize that, say, Proud Pakistan, is the youngest nation in the world with about 30% of its population aged 15 to 29 years. Whither then?

The Honour and Serving of the Latest Global Operational Research on Einstein, and Great Scientists all, and the world, continues. The World Students Society thanks author Dr. Baqar Hasnain. The writer takes interest in humanism and futurology. He has an MS from Houston and DDS from Nashville, Tennessee.

With respectful dedication to the Global Founder Framers of The World Students Society, and then Students, Professors and Teachers of the world. See Ya all prepare and register for Great Global Elections on The World Students Society : wssciw.blogspot.com and Twitter - !E-WOW! - The Ecosystem 2011 :

Good Night and God Bless

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