Bould introduces readers to the term “afrofuturism.” In fact, before this week’s reading, I had never heard of the term before, and at first glance, I was a little overwhelmed because it sounded extremely complicated. However, unpacking it throughout the course of the reading with a multitude of examples, I…

As our world progressed further and further, it’s important to understand that the advancements in science, technology, and thoughts/ideologies can sometimes alter our perceptions on what we may have considered to be iconic or sacred in the past. It’s common knowledge that advancements and innovations in the field of science…

Unlike philosophy, science is based upon facts that are backed up by an overwhelming amount of evidence. This means that just about everything in our world can be traced back to its origin using the scientific knowledge that we now have. However, it’s interesting to see how science and its…

So far in our class, we have discussed many topics that are actually relevant in today’s world, and I’m thankful that we’ve been given the resources and opportunities to really showcase what we have learned so far. For the mid-semester essay, I have a few ideas in mind. The first…

Sally Ride is just one example of how a female hero was not necessarily appreciated during her time in this world. Ride is now best known as the youngest American and more importantly, the first woman in space, and it’s evident that throughout the course of her life, she faced…

Naomi Oreskes’s piece, Objectivity or Heroism? On the Invisibility of Women in Science, is important for the context of our course because it continues the discussion about how certain minorities are ultimately treated differently compared to their peers, especially in the field of science. In this piece, Oreskes discusses the…

Reading the articles about ICE and their intentions to essentially send away foreign students from the US if they had a fully online schedule reminded me that I myself have friends who are currently considered “foreign students” simply because they weren’t born in this country. For example, I’ve gone to…

Unlike many other fields in today’s world, science incorporates the ideologies of many experts. Science is often “discovered” mainly through the inputs of many scientists coming from different walks of life. These people may have differing backgrounds, genders, family lives, ethnicities, races, etc. However, it is this culmination of knowledge…

Ever since I was a young kid in the fourth grade, I had always been interested in space exploration, and at one point, I even wanted to become an astronaut. Because of this, this topic of the privatization of space exploration is highly intriguing for me. Space exploration has been…

Sai Abburi

MSU Fall 2020 LB 492 Section 011

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