The ocean is blue
Why is the ocean blue? (Because fish goes “blue blue blue”)
First of all, the reason why ocean is blue is depends on the absorption of sunlight. ” In water, absorption is strong in the red and weak in the blue, thus red light is absorbed quickly in the ocean leaving blue.” (http://science.nasa.gov/earth-science/oceanography/living-ocean/ocean-color/)
I feel like I worked the same way as the last Wikipedia activity. Computer has endless knowledge, but I am controlling the computer by knowing what I should research. It’s like the same process when we were working on the Wikipedia. I look for something interested me then question what it is. I wouldn’t usually question something if I already had answer for it.
I came up some random “leaps” such as radiation and neuropathic. These “leaps” actually have nothing to do with my statement. I just found that it might be interesting to know about it. Honestly, i feel like I am restricted by doing this assignment. I was just going through a process which require me to read then come up with a question about what i just read. The process just like a repetition. I wouldn’t prefer to do my research paper in this way because it distracts me. It leads me to a totally different area of knowledge. Yes, I learned stuff from reading all the answers to my questions, but on the other hand, I was reading something which is not the answer to my original question. I figured out a better way to do research by having sub-questions at the beginning and looking for different answers to those sub-questions which answer the main topic. I’m not sure if it’s because that I’m not fully understand the propose of this activity or I’m just not a formative researcher. So at the end, I decided to come up a different question which is not associated with the last reading. I think the last question I had was more meaningful compare to the first question which came from the “obvious” statement, but it still kind of relates to the “obvious” statement.
I thought a lot after I finished the activity. I think sometimes it depends on how the researcher research. If I keep questioning questions which relates to the “obvious” statement. I might not had those “leaps” and being distracted. Computer is just a tool. We need to know how to use it in a better way.
(Just for fun. This angry panda is me when I don’t work well with the computer.)