Unit 7 DQ - easy for people to analyze their accidents....

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The only thing I can think of that could be considered a ‘happy accident’ is going to the laundry mat and when I hit the ‘super wash’ button on the washer, it came up $1.50 instead of $6.50 so I save $5 when I do laundry. It sounds petty but $5 every week adds up. I think a scientist having a prepared mind means he/she should be prepared to learn anything from their experiments. At the same time they should also keep an open mind as to what unexpected information they may stumble over along the way (Auyang, N.d., ¶28, ). Preparing one’s own mind to be prepared and open to chance I believe is completely psychological. It just takes a person believing that anything is possible and not closing off the mind the things that are unconventional and more than one can rap their mind around. Science is so flexible. There are no boundaries as to what is and isn’t okay; this is why it is so
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Unformatted text preview: easy for people to analyze their accidents. It’s analyzing these accidents that have brought about some of the best discoveries; i.e. , Penicillin, Chloroform, Cancer Drugs, etc (Auyang, N.d., ¶2). Madame Curie died from Leukemia, a blood cancer, as a result of her prolonged exposure to radiation due to her discovery of Uranium (Super Scientists, 2006). This is a good example of the possible harmful effects of scientific chance. Winning the Nobel Prize for an amazing discovery that can change the world is many ways could end up being the worst thing that could happen to the scientist. It could have such a negative impact on their life. References: Auyang, S. (N.d.) Retrieved from http://www.creatingtechnology.org/biomed/chance.htm Super Scientists. (2006). Retrieved from http://www.energyquest.ca.gov/scientists/curie.html...
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This note was uploaded on 03/18/2012 for the course SC 300 taught by Professor Scott during the Spring '10 term at Kaplan University.

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