How should a student talk to his professor? Here are five universal rules and an interesting story about one student's life for you.
5 rules how student should talk to his professor
1. Do not be afraid to ask about things you do not know.
2. Be respectful.
3. Be yourself, do not pretend to be somebody else.
4. Do not show negative emotions, even if something annoys you.
5. Do not allow to humiliate your dignity.
Scientists do not like to talk about God, because they can not empirically verify His existence. Once the university professor decided to start a debate with the student about his faith in God. I recommend you to have patience and read the story to the end.
Professor: God is good?
Professor: A devil is good?
Professor: That's right. Tell me son, is there the evil in the world?
Professor: Evil is everywhere, is not it? And God has created everything, right?
Professor: So who has created the evil?
Professor: The planet has a deformity, arrogance, disease, ignorance? All this is, right?
Student: Yes, sir.
Professor: So who has created them?
Professor: Science says that a person has five senses to explore the world around her. Tell me, son, have you ever seen God?
Student: No, sir.
Professor: Tell us, have you ever heard God?
Student: No, sir.
Professor: Have you ever felt God? Have tasted?
Student: I'm afraid not, sir.
Professor: And you still believe in Him?
Professor: So as a conclusion, I can assert that there is no God. Can you oppose something to this?
Student: No, Professor. I just have faith.
Professor: That's right. Faith - is the main problem of science.
Student: Professor, does cold exist?
Professor: What's the question? Of course, there is. Have you never been cold?
(The students snickered at the young man's question)
Student: Actually, sir, cold does not exist. In accordance with the laws of physics, what we consider cold is in reality the absence of heat. The person or object is susceptible to study whether it has or transmits energy. Absolute zero (-460 degrees F) is the total absence of heat. All matter becomes inert and incapable of reaction at that temperature. Cold does not exist. We have created this word to describe how we feel if we have no heat.
(In the audience there was silence)
Student: Professor, does darkness exist?
Professor: Of course there is. What is night if not the darkness.
Student: You're wrong again, sir. Darkness does not exist. Darkness is in reality the absence of light. Light we can study, but not darkness. We can use Newton's prism to break white light into many colors and study the various wavelengths of each color. You can not measure darkness. A simple ray of light can break into a world of darkness and illuminate it. How can you know how dark a certain space is? You measure the amount of light present. Is not it? Darkness is a term used by man to describe what happens when there is no light. Now tell me, sir, there is death?
Professor: Of course. There is life and there is death - the flip side of it.
Student: You're wrong again, Professor. Death - it is not reverse side of life, it is its absence. There is a serious crack in your scientific theory.
Professor: What do you lead to, the young man?
Student: Professor, you teach students that we are all descended from monkeys. You have observed the evolution with your own eyes?
The professor shook his head with a smile, knowing what would follow then.
Student: No one has seen this process, which means you are more a priest, not a scientist.
(The audience exploded with laughter)
Student: Now tell me, is there anyone in the class who saw the brains of the Professor? I've heard it, smelled it, touched it?
(Students continue to laugh)
Student: Probably none. Then, based on scientific facts, we can conclude that the professor has not brains. With all my respect to you, Professor, how can we trust what you have told us in the lectures?
(The students are in silence)
Professor: I think you should just trust me.
Student: That's it! Between God and man there is a connection - it is faith!
The professor sat down.
That student's name was Albert Einstein.