My Dad’s further comment:

Same as previous post, here’s my dad’s further comment on education, via e-mail. Note: Highlights are my own, on what I think are important messages.

Dear Son,
I saw my comments in your bloc.
I would like to add that our education system or our culture lead to surface knowledge. We do not go down deep to learn the basic behind.
I will give you an example.
If you read the research on life science these days you will see so many cluster analysis of similarity. This could be similarity among several varieties in any species. It is so easy to make these dendrograms using so many statistical packages available free on the web.
But, do we know the basic behind those calculations?.
It is fine for the users or technician. But, how about those with prestigious doctorate degree.
So, where are we going in education?