Thursday, September 16, 2010

What do you think of this quote?

Do you agree or disagree?  Explain!

Science is wonderfully equipped to answer the question "How?" but it gets terribly confused when you ask the question "Why?"  --Erwin Chargaff

Be sure to sign your post with your full name and period:  "John Doe, Period 1"


  1. I agree. You can do an experiment and get how it works, but sometimes you just can't explain a logical reason why.

    Kennedy Albertin, Period 1

  2. I agree with this quote. When I finish an experiment, I can say 'how' the experiment did what it did, in our experiment the car rolled down the hill slower with more weight. But it's harder to say 'why' the experiment turned out the way it did.

    Breanna Richardson Period 1

  3. I agree. When you do an experiment it finds out how things work, but it doesn't really tell you why.

    Mason Echeverria Period 1

  4. I agree, because you can know HOW something works, but you cant always explain WHY, though there is a WHY not everyone can explain WHY.


  5. I do agree with this quote. Before doing an experiment you always ask "how does this work" or anything like that but, when finishing an experiment you can get a logical answer. Sometimes when you ask why something works or how you cant come up with a good answer.

    Alysha Weeks Period 1

  6. i agree with this quote because because you ask how before you do an experiment.


  7. I agree with this quote. When ever i ask or get asked a question i always ask WHY to see if anyone has an answer but nobody ever does.

    Jessie Nguyen, Period 2

  8. I agree with this because it is hard to explain why something works or happens. But how is just explaining the prosses of what is going on and this is easier to find out in an experiment.
    Casey Burks, Period 2

  9. I agree. When I ask the question "how" I can usually figure out something to help me find out the answer, but when i ask "why" it takes a lot more effort to get past all the confusion!!

    Courteney March P2

  10. I agree too.that when you finish an experiment it finds out how things work and everything, but then again it doesn't really tell you why.

    miranda mcgowan pd.4

  11. I agree. When you do an experiment it finds out how things work, but it doesn't really tell you why.when you ask sometimes there is no answer but when you ask how there is always a pesponse.

    Alexis Dimick Period4