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Unformatted text preview: History of science and tech Extra credit “Is brain Science making us wiser” This Seminar was very interesting but I’m not sure if I quite understood what the speaker was trying to convey. An interesting quote I remember Mr. Hall saying was “I don’t know how to define wisdom but I know it when I see it” while I can agree with this quote somewhat I don’t entirely buy it. Sure to try explaining wisdom can be quite difficult because not everyone is in agreement. But someone who has seen or experienced wisdom in some capacity could ball park a definition. Off the top of my head I would describe wisdom as the ability to knowledgeably look upon a situation and make a well advised decision. Wisdom is something attained over time which is why old people are considered wise but at the same time a person who has experienced vast amounts of what the world has to offer could be considered wise. Hall said that lawyers of society now are considered the wise ones but this was another aspect I did not agree with; I’m not denying that lawyers are wise I just feel that to say one group of...
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This note was uploaded on 01/20/2011 for the course HUM hhs 130 taught by Professor Horgan during the Fall '10 term at Stevens.
- Fall '10