I didnt mean to skare the kid off but he or she's gotta know that I sometimes teach and I hate Google breath, its so friggin obvious when someone comes up with all this irrelevant **** about a question without ever getting to its nexus.
the point Ros made was about Hamburger posting a thread and it started off with understanding and some news about fossil cells. The discussion moved along further and further and yet the point was never missed by Hber that he had some information to share about something of interest to us who joined in.
If a kid would start a homewrok question with a central proposal and then pose some questions that show a deeper understanding (or at least an ATTEMPT) at a deeper understanding, then I dont think Id have any concern about helping.
I wont carry any worms to feed the helpless little birds by asking the dumass questions, its obvious the kid was past the little birdie stage, I will however, try to help the birdies feed themselves. Its the way education is supposed to work. if they aint interested , screw em, let mommie do their homework until they dont get accepted at the college of their choice.