Claim: We can usually learn much more from people whose views we share than from those whose views contradict our own.
Reason: Disagreement can cause stress and inhibit learning.
Write a response in which you discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the claim and the reason on which that claim is based.
Communication is the basis on which progress is created upon. By sharing ones ideas with those whose view of the world differs from oneself, it is possible to widen the mental horizon and to delve into problems from multiple angles. Take the following examples as a guide to support this statement.
Picture the following scenario. It is the 16th century Europe. The scientific consensus of the time is that the Earth is motionless and everything in the universe revolves around it. One man, Nicolaus Copernicus dares to speak up to these claims and declare his own theory of a heliocentric world. One that revolves around the Sun rather than Earth. As he’s observations are based on bare sight due to the fact that telescope had not been invented yet, it was easy for fellow scientist to dismiss those ideas. By blindly following the historic fixed beliefs, those people put themselves off from learning. They were unable to grasp the idea that previous knowledge might be wrong and therefore preferred to live in disbelief.
History presents us an another wonderful chapter from the same story. Galileo Galilei, an astronomer who followed Copernicus’s studies and constructed a telescope to prove those ideas was equally not welcomed in the science community. He was even famously forced to give up on his beliefs in order not to be punished. Such an orthodox world was unable to grasp revolutionary ideas and therefore suffocated its own possibilities of learning. It can be seen that yes, indeed disagreement causes stress, even immense stress and also inhibit learning. But by not being liberal enough one also encloses itself from truth.
Learning is often an arduous process. New ideas are difficult to grasp. People look for affirmations to their previous knowledge and understandings. Analyzing new information, categorizing it inside our minds and remembering it for the years to come is a difficult process in its own. Children are more susceptible for novel ideas as their view of the world has not yet developed into a whole. Yet this same seemingly fulfilling grasp of the world can be an obstacle for and adult to realize that previous knowledge might be erroneous.
It is possible to conclude that as a process of learning itself is difficult and people tend to believe their previous knowledge more that new data, it is understandable why conflicting ideas cause stress and a human mind seeks for the path of least resistance and thereby opposes those ideas. Sadly, it can lead to a situation of blindly following old incorrect beliefs.
Grammar and spelling errors:
Line 9, column 21, Rule ID: AN_ANOTHER
Message: One of these determiners is redundant in this context. Choose only one: 'a wonderful' or 'another wonderful'.
Suggestion: a wonderful; another wonderful
... in disbelief. History presents us an another wonderful chapter from the same story. Galileo Ga...
Line 17, column 242, Rule ID: THE_SUPERLATIVE
Message: A determiner is probably missing here: 'of the least'.
Suggestion: of the least
...ess and a human mind seeks for the path of least resistance and thereby opposes those id...
Transition Words or Phrases used:
also, but, if, look, so, therefore
Attributes: Values AverageValues Percentages(Values/AverageValues)% => Comments
Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 26.0 19.5258426966 133% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 5.0 12.4196629213 40% => OK
Conjunction : 17.0 14.8657303371 114% => OK
Relative clauses : 11.0 11.3162921348 97% => OK
Pronoun: 42.0 33.0505617978 127% => Less pronouns wanted
Preposition: 55.0 58.6224719101 94% => OK
Nominalization: 7.0 12.9106741573 54% => More nominalizations (nouns with a suffix like: tion ment ence ance) wanted.
Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 2160.0 2235.4752809 97% => OK
No of words: 424.0 442.535393258 96% => OK
Chars per words: 5.09433962264 5.05705443957 101% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.53775939005 4.55969084622 100% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.83567079117 2.79657885939 101% => OK
Unique words: 235.0 215.323595506 109% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.554245283019 0.4932671777 112% => OK
syllable_count: 675.0 704.065955056 96% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.6 1.59117977528 101% => OK
A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 10.0 6.24550561798 160% => OK
Article: 2.0 4.99550561798 40% => OK
Subordination: 1.0 3.10617977528 32% => OK
Conjunction: 2.0 1.77640449438 113% => OK
Preposition: 2.0 4.38483146067 46% => More preposition wanted as sentence beginning.
Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 25.0 20.2370786517 124% => OK
Sentence length: 16.0 23.0359550562 69% => The Avg. Sentence Length is relatively short.
Sentence length SD: 57.2957240987 60.3974514979 95% => OK
Chars per sentence: 86.4 118.986275619 73% => OK
Words per sentence: 16.96 23.4991977007 72% => OK
Discourse Markers: 1.36 5.21951772744 26% => More transition words/phrases wanted.
Paragraphs: 5.0 4.97078651685 101% => OK
Language errors: 2.0 7.80617977528 26% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 7.0 10.2758426966 68% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 9.0 5.13820224719 175% => OK
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 9.0 4.83258426966 186% => OK
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?
Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.182169995542 0.243740707755 75% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0430057512057 0.0831039109588 52% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0492382760904 0.0758088955206 65% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.102183677198 0.150359130593 68% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0353921075512 0.0667264976115 53% => OK
automated_readability_index: 11.0 14.1392134831 78% => Automated_readability_index is low.
flesch_reading_ease: 55.24 48.8420337079 113% => OK
smog_index: 3.1 7.92365168539 39% => Smog_index is low.
flesch_kincaid_grade: 9.5 12.1743820225 78% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 11.95 12.1639044944 98% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 8.79 8.38706741573 105% => OK
difficult_words: 117.0 100.480337079 116% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 6.5 11.8971910112 55% => Linsear_write_formula is low.
gunning_fog: 8.4 11.2143820225 75% => OK
text_standard: 10.0 11.7820224719 85% => OK
What are above readability scores?
Rates: 58.33 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 3.5 Out of 6
Note: the e-grader does NOT examine the meaning of words and ideas. VIP users will receive further evaluations by advanced module of e-grader and human graders.