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Week 1

I've always thought of science as something very rigid and fact-based, which stands in opposition to my humanities-oriented interests. The idea that science does not have to be that way is very welcome, but is also a slightly scary discovery. While I've never been especially interested in science, its structure was comforting because the idea that there are definite answers to our questions is easier to accept than the idea that we'll always be searching for new answers. Once I began looking at science as a story, I saw that while there are no absolute Truths, there are truths that we can accept while we search for better answers.  It is strange to think of science as something that evolves and matures with the interests of scientists, as opposed to something that is carved into high school science textbooks, to be memorized but not questioned. I look forward to asking questions and making mistakes.

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