Is a person who resists technology a person who resists change?
This is a good question because many people associate change with technology. This causes us
to ignore political and so
Monday, February 10, 2014
Purpose of these articles: to convince society that oil is not a renewable resource and pretty soon we
have a supply and demand problem
Demand will succeed supply
Big oil companies are realizing the problem
Hubris and Hybrid Chapter 10 Review and Assessment
The Early 1900s up until about the 1970s was marked by a time where
government misused the vast powers of science and technological research for
destruction and devastation during wartime. This in turn, c
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Professionalization major change from the 1800s until now in science
Before about the 1850s, scientists were not being paid. Very few paid positions in
science. Usually had other jobs and did science on the side. Science was usually left for
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Science Goal of science is to add to the body of knowledge but also to challenge old
Methodology body of knowledge that is continually growing.
Ontology branch of philosophy that deals with what exists
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-Science had no where near the amount of cultural dominance that they do today
-19th century is where science and religion clash
-1850s - Science becomes more dominant than religion and that comes with cultural
-How do we remain m
Hubris and Hybrids Notes
hubris - excessive pride or self-confidence. (in Greek tragedy) excessive pride toward or
defiance of the gods, leading to nemesis.
hybrid combining the human and the nonhuman, the technical and the social
4 Major Branches of Physics in 1800s
Light Light is a particle.
T. Young (1800)- Performed double slit experiment
Double Slit Experiment- Shot light rays threw a double slit wall and observed
interference patterns. He proved that light was a wave, not
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A. Eddington (1919) conducted an experiment where he examined the stars behind the
sun during an eclipse.
Chemistry made tremendous strides during the 20th century, a lot of important work in
theoretical side of chemistry (periodic
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Complementarity Wave particle duality light and matter seem to be able to behave both like a wave
and a particle depending on the certain circumstances.
subject object what if we are the ones
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Since the beginning of pesticides there has been 50 times more pesticides used now than
1950 (2.3 millions tons used)
Fertilizers earliest fertilizers were largely natural not synthetic, trial and error kind of
knowledge, people didnt know re
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metal ore moutains produce metal ore
coal carbon that was a part of ancient plants (swamps)
petroleum strata the layers of rocks in the earth.
stratigraphy science of strata.
fossils rock that resemble plants and animals, fir
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HMS Beagle voyage (1831-1836)
On the origin of species (1859)
4)natural selection - traits of parents get passed on from generation to generation