Understanding Earths Age (biology)

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Kelly Gerdeman 1. Thos e who are investigating the natural world at this time have either the personal financial resources or the financial support from others to conduct their work. The word “scholar” comes from the Lating word “scholee” which means “leisure time”. Today we hardly think of conducting scholarly work as “leisure”. Why do you suppose that in the past, leisure time was associated with doing science and other forms of scholarship? I think that alot people thought that learning things was a waste of their time. Along time ago it was common for people to not be well educated so their only way to support themselves was to work. Instead of working, those who wanted to learn things about anything, spent their time reading and trying to understand things about the world. And because they weren’t working they were doing “leisure” or “scholee” things. 2. Consider how scientist’s many associations likely influence and nurture their thinking. Many people dislike the thought of a science career, seeing it as a solitary undertaking.
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This note was uploaded on 09/19/2011 for the course BIO 212 taught by Professor Mayfield during the Spring '10 term at Iowa State.

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