Thursday, July 27, 2006
As a description, ADD summarizes what a child does but not why he does it. The difference between the two is significant. For example, if I asked you about a care you just saw speeding by, a descriptive or “what” answer would be, “That was a green car and it was going too fast.” An explanatory or “why” answer, however, would review the basics of combustion engines, the mechanics of automatic transmission, and the motivation of the driver.
[Welch, Edward T., Blame it on the Brain (Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing Co., 1998), pg. 112]
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