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on class discussion

I think that the idea of science being subjective is a crucial idea to any progression we might have in the scientific world. On a basic level, subjectivity might allow a particular scientist to focus his/her study on a subject that they might have personal experience with, whether it be interest or some connection to that subject. This would drive them to "dig" deeper, creating new observations that could lead to a new(er) story. As was mentioned in class, being subjective also means that there would be several different points of view relating to one observation, which helps to make a new observation seem more legitimate. Where one scientist could have a personal experience, interest, or background in his/her subject, another could have none of the previous with it, creating two completely different views that could eventually form observations into a true statement in their part of the scientific story.


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