Why did you totally ignore what gbrooks just told you?
@dcscccc, I often wonder if language obstacles are preventing you from understanding what you are being told. Is this why so many of your recent posts don’t seem to follow in a logical way?
I’m not criticizing you. I’m simply acknowledging that much of the talking past one another in this thread may be due to language comprehension issues. I think you are an intelligent person. I also think it is commendable that you are working on your English language skills by means of forum participation. Yet it is becoming evident that you are dealing with more than just the scientific concepts.
Here’s a tip which has greatly helped some of my international students:
- For a given scientific concept, first look up the term in the Simple English Wikipedia:
- Once you are comfortable with the material there, look up the same term or topic in the regular standard Wikipedia in English:
This can be a tedious process and no doubt frustrating at times. But I’ve had several students tell me that they were surprised how many words they thought they understood but actually didn’t. And this kind of deliberate process may have been the only way for them to systematically identify those comprehension issues.
I admire your tenacity and willingness to debate and a non-native language. And if you invested even just a small percentage of your posting time and energy in the process I just described, I think you would find it both educational and ENCOURAGING. It is the kind of practice in the language which would also help you develop an intuitive grasp of whether to use strong or weak verb tense paradigms, for example. (As a linguist, I can’t help but notice how you mix them. That’s a very common phenomenon for those learning the language—and even native speakers of English sometimes get confused on that. It’s another reminder of the waves of invasion of England which complicated the language.)
Perhaps others here have additional types of practical advice for you. We probably have other non-native speakers here who went through similar hurdles and could provide specific help adapted to your particular native language background.