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Reflective Journal Assignment Student’s Name BSC 150: What is Science? Professor Date
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Your Last Name 2 Introduction The BSC 105 course is one of the most interesting courses that I have learned so far. The course introduces the concept of the nature of science, the various myths associated with science, as well as the importance of science in the society. During each week’s lecture, I learnt new concepts that enabled me to improve my knowledge and understanding of science, including critical aspects such as health and diet, autopsy, the role of mathematics in science, the impact of the internet on students’ brains, as well as the philosophy of science. Below is a reflection of various week’s journal entries as well as the lessons learned. Week 3 In week lecture, I learned about empiricism and the various myths that are associated with scienceI understood the various myths associated with science, most of which I was previously accustomed to. One of the myths is that science is boring. While growing up, I always believed that science was too complicated, and the complexity, especially in finding facts, made it boring. Nevertheless, I realized that science was one of the most exciting things that anyone could engage in. As I explored different scientific books, experiments, and research, I realized that science entailed quite exciting discoveries. I realized that focusing on books and published material only was the main reason why people perceived science to be boring. Science requires participating in practical activities which help one to apply the knowledge obtained from books to make new conclusions. In this class, the question on whether science could provide answers to all questions regarding the universe kept lingering in my mind. Since science is based on facts, I wondered whether these facts were sufficient in finding solutions to problems facing the world. I learned that science could only answer questions that could be tested to determine the truth. Therefore,
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Your Last Name 3 finding solutions to the issues that cannot be tested requires knowledge in various fields other than science to get answers. Therefore, my conclusion was that despite the importance of science in today’s world, science cannot function alone unless it is incorporated with other disciplines to find amicable solutions to problems facing the world. Week 4 The most exciting topic that I learned this week was an autopsy. Autopsies have often been practiced throughout history but were perceived negatively and prohibited by various religions. As such, the field of pathology faced delays in advancement, and the prohibition resulted in a lack of development. Today, autopsies are considered necessary, especially in criminal investigations and for general knowledge in understanding the cause of death. In my opinion, autopsies are unnecessary and only depict disrespect for the dead. I believe that before one dies, doctors already know the cause of death. Hence, there is no need to dissect one’s body is trying to do the same.
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