So if you have read any of my recent threads you have probably figured out that I have an intellectual boner for PZ Myers.
Here is a vid of him: http://bloggingheads.tv/diavlogs/12740
This video will either bore you to tears or enthrall you. Two biologist bloggers talk about pirates, biology, creationists and hovind; and other stuff I assume I'm only half way through it.
Well, that is an interesting blog but what I really wanted to discuss with this thread is the fact that my darling nephew whom I adore is about to graduate university with a degree in computer science.
When he was first enrolling he didn't know what he wanted to do with his life and his grandmother (my mother) was forcing him into nursing. Now, he is quite a lot like me and not much of a people person at all, so I talked him into changing his major to computer science (which is something I am interested in, and so is he I believe.) I literally picked the classes for him for the first two semesters. I was better at it than his guidance counselor, or so I believe. Actually, I know I was picking better classes than that douche hat. Or maybe that is my ego speaking. I have this nasty habit of thinking I know better than most people...
Anyway, now that he has 9 credit hours left he is considering starting all over with a new major in Biology or maybe Psych. He can't decide, but is leaning toward biology. So we talk about Biology a lot and we surf a lot of the same blogs. And that is what brought me to PZ Myers and he really is brilliant. But that isn't the point of this thread either. I am getting to it, I promise.
I don't think you should have to pick your major at the age of 18. You don't know enough about yourself or life to really set a life goal and chose a proper direction.
You should just start with some basic core classes that everyone should take anyway. Basic Math, Psych, English, Speech, Writing, Computer Literacy, etc. Then pick a major a year or two later, when you know more about yourself.
Seriously, any 18 year old who thinks they know much about life and where they want to end is either delusional or lying to themselves. Life is too short for either of those.
Was I wrong to push him? Should I have butted out and left him to nursing? It's closer to Biology than Computer Science. I can see him as either a network admin or a scientist in a lab, but I can't see him coaxing a child into letting him give them a shot.
Completely unrelated and yet hilarious... Drunk History... Just watch it. I laughed until I wheezed.
I seen Good Luck Chuck last night. OMGSOFUNNY. I nearly fell off the couch laughing.
Her: "I love you."
Him: "That's nice."
Her: "I am licking sand off your balls and the best you can do is 'That's nice'?"
Extremely raunchy humor... Raunchier than 40 Year Old Virgin, and 10x as funny.
The grapefruit scene with the little scrubby thing... That shocked me. And I have been on the internet since I was about 14. That's almost 12 years of internet perversion and a movie managed to shock me. Impressive. Watch it.
Am I ranting? I am being rather random, I know. I have had like 4 cups of coffee and my mind is racing. So as a result I am having a hard time being cohesive.