It's that sort of thinking that wastes time and effort and money. Mechanistic o-chem is a valuable precursor to biochem. Most of what's in a 300 level p-chem course will never have any practical use in patient-level medicine. And most of what is relevant/ visible in an MD's day is easily covered in a 300-level biochem course. Too many university plans are holdovers from OCD planning that requires everyone to learn in unison, a semester at a time, with a goal of sitting in a lawn chair with a funny hat on a day in May. I'll gladly sit in the chair with a hat for three hours on day one if you can let me get done and get on with my life.
...who went into education after seeing what was/wasn't working in both fields...
I loved undergrad organic chem. Loved it. Loved it. Loved it. It was a system used to unlock a puzzle. I still have all my notebooks and routinely lead my students down the garden path and then try and stump them with hexamethyl chicken wire.
My central issue with it was the nature of needing a whole year in order to do biology. First semester was unlocking the system and working out structures, many of which you will see in an actual living creature. Second semester was petroleum industry chem. Which you rarely see in an actual living creature. My context was US small liberal arts college ending in 1980, mainstream year-long textbook, but from that experience I'd recommend first semester mandatory for all biologists, then on to biochem. Which nowadays likely needs three semesters in order to prep you for current genetics / epigenetics / cell signaling, etc. that's exploded since then.
... welcome our current reigning overlord champion.
This is nothing. What's next - the labor department will be dispatched to Don Marquis' office?
...at the Fraunhofer facility. Sorry. Couldn't resist.
"TouchStudio aims to bring 'the excitement of the first programmable personal computers to the phone.' "
So Integer BASIC and assembler? Pinch me.
I was going to go with self-destructing sticky notes, disappearing-ink sticky notes, but yours is elegant in its simplicity.
Right on. Bully. And as we all know, poor design portends end-user doom. These pathetic hacks will be lucky if they ever sell more than three tickets to the producer's three kids for this parade of dreck. And forget merchandising - it'll be a brief stopover at Dollar Tree and then to some banana republic orphanage along with the Superbowl-losing ball caps. Yes, what WERE they thinking?
Yet another thing that will somehow managed to be blamed on Barack Obama and the Democrat Congress.
Where's Zefram Cochrane when you need him?
Oh yeah - likely passed out.