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Why do they teach kids zoology? What's so important about it?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Zoology, and the study of natural history in general, is import because, without it, the lack of exposure of children to the natural world will result in a lack of value for the very web we are connected to. We do not save what we do not understand (or value), and if we do not understand the natural world (that we are, BTW, not separate from) we will continue to see decisions being made that destroy the very thing that supports us. The massive loss of species (extinctions) is an indication that the environment is changing. Since man "grew up" in this intricate web of relatedness among living (and non-living) things, perhaps the mass extinctions are a foreshadowing of our own future... Medical, bio-, and engineering technologies can beat the system for only so long; sooner or later the natural order of things will catch up to us and it will be up to our youth to solve these problems. Good solutions can only come from understanding how the natural world works which includes studies in zoology.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Zoology actually lets people know where they came from. It gives a framework for understanding evolution. Zoology and paleontology shows why and how animals are related to each other. It also shows a bit of why Darwin developed his theory (as well as how his predecessors came to their views).

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  • 1 decade ago

    It's not that knowing zoology will one day save their life, but teaching them something about it let them know they have more options for their future. Wouldn't you like to have your kid going to college because he know he can rather than having him working at a factory believing that it is how his life should be.

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  • 1 decade ago

    there's this little thing called the "web of life"; heard of it? everything--i mean everything on this planet is interconnected, and therefore having an understanding of zoology adds to an individual understanding these connections.

    much, much more important than learning how to get to level bazillion on a Wii game...

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  • 1 decade ago

    Cos it's a science that kids happen to love. It's way cool.

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  • 1 decade ago

    I am 13 and I think that learning about animals and their habitats helps us also learn about how polution and things like that hurt animals!

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