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Hey every one- sorry for the late post. I've been having some difficulty navigating serendip, but hopefully that situation will resolve itself sooner rather than later... In any case, a little bit about me:

I'm a pre-med/pre-vet junior here at Bryn Mawr, majoring in philosophy (with a concentration in ethics) over at Haverford. Philosophy is a fairly non-conventional major for a pre-med/pre-vet person (although not unheard of, obviously...) and it's no coincidence that I chose to major in a non-science. For one thing, I don't think that I could spend all day every day in PSB, but more substantially than that, I felt that a comprehensive understanding of science in general required study outside that designated genre of study. As a philosophy major, I've really come to love arguments, that is, dissecting the reasoning behind statements so as to find (hopefully) the real rational logic behind them. In this respect, I can be rather a stickler for precise and careful wording of assertions. For that, I apologize in advance.

Outside of my life here at Bryn Mawr, I live with my extended family (grandparents, parents, aunts, uncles, cousins) on a farm in rural New England. I like to think of my home as the Bible Belt's matching Handbag. Most of my family members are Catholic fundamentalists, and in this respect, I guess you could call me the black sheep of the family. Just as much as I'm interested in this course because its implications towards my area of academic study, I'm also here because I've worked most of my life to understand why my family members behave the way they do with regards to religion, lifestyle choices, etc.

With that said, I'm looking forward to good thoughts and conversations from this class.



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