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Friday 26 November 2021

දැනුම ගැන කතාවක්


දැනුම ගැන කතාවක්


පහත සඳහන් සටහන ඕස්ත්‍රේලියාවේ පාසලක භෞතික විිද්‍යාව ඉගැන්වූ අයකුගෙන්. මා එය පරිවර්තනය කරන්න යන්නේ නැහැ. යුරෝපීය සම්භවයක් ඇති ගුරුවරයා ඕස්ත්‍රේලියාවේ පැරැන්නන්ගේ දැනුම ගැන කතා කරනවා. මෙය කලාතුරකින් සිදුවන්නක්. නමුත් දැනුම ගැන නොදන්නා අයට ඒ  කියවා යමක් දැන ගන්න පුළුවන්.


අප අද ජීවත් වන්නේත් මහා සුළි සුලඟක් ආසන්නයේ.



Joel Reid

Science Teacher (Secondary)


“Was anyone 1,000 years ago as smart as someone with average intelligence today?”


I was teaching a science class in the Australian desert and the class was quietly working (it was a nice class). I looked out the window and I commented to no one in particular, “Looks like there will be a cyclone next week.”


The students mostly started laughing and one piped up “The national meteorologists said that the low would pass by without any problem.”


But there was a part of the class that did not object to my announcement… the local indigenous people. Instead they asked, “How do you [of European descent] know what our elders know?”


I smiled and pointed out the window, “The wind has changed to go in the opposite direction, the clouds have moved north instead of south, and the corellas (a small cockatoo) have all left town and gone to shelter in Karijini (local mountain range).”


The indigenous students were impressed and everyone else thought I was an idiot… at least they did until the cyclone hit the next week and flooded all the roads out of town.