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Intro + Week 1

  Kind of late but, my name is Sophia. I am a junior psychology major and history of art minor. I've taken bio and english courses before, so I am very excited to see how this class will find a way to marry the two subjects. In general, evolution is a very controversial and engaging subject, so I can't wait to go deeper into the assignments. 

Last Thursday's discussion of science and stories got me thinking about how I use science and observations in my own life as well as in my major. As had been discussed in class, science can disprove any story. This comment got me thinking of science through a cultural stand-point. What if the story wasn't meant to be dis-proven? Or, what if a society or culture has built their lives around this story? Would it be ethical to disprove it? As the discussion continued, it seemed as though  science is not used as a means of closing doors, rather, a means of opening more. One of the most exciting experiences of conducting experiments is when you’re wrong. When you’re wrong, you gain a better understanding and develop new ways of thinking. 

 

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