Serendip is an independent site partnering with faculty at multiple colleges and universities around the world. Happy exploring!

Reply to comment

kcough's picture

It seems as though we all

It seems as though we all would have paid more attention in high school had science been presented this way. I agree. Not only did I learn about cells and mitosis, but I also learned that science isn't fact. Those three words say quite a bit. I know there are many people who believe that science, and the scientific process, are striving to establish a universal and definite Truth. I now realize, however, that this is not the case. Science is inquiry, a process of telling good stories and not-so-good stories based on what observations you've collected. Science leaves a lot of room for error. I'm really glad I took the class, because these impressions I've been left with will help me not only later on in my scientific career, but in life as well. Thanks!


To prevent automated spam submissions leave this field empty.
15 + 4 =
Solve this simple math problem and enter the result. E.g. for 1+3, enter 4.