“A system that values obedience over curiosity isn’t education and it definitely isn’t science.”—
A beautiful rant about misguided public science education and how the fear of punishment kills curiosity, especially for minorities because they tend to receive harsher punishments, and for the poor because punishments end up being harsher on them when something like bail ends up putting their families even farther in debt.
I’ve learned that the worst punishment you can do to a person is silence. With silence, you don’t even have to torture the person yourself; they would be doing it to themselves. A billion thoughts could have gone through that person’s head while you’re ignoring them.
And that, my dear, is killing me.