Science is a great example of something that should be focused on to improve the well-being of humanity. It is what progresses technological innovations, making our lives easier, healthier, and longer lasting. However, compounding historical and cultural events over hundreds of years have led us down a path that has…

But sf is “a point of cultural departure” for all of these writers and musicians, because “it allows for a series of worst-case futures-of hells-on-Earth and being in them-which are woven into every kind of everyday present reality” (“Loving the Alien”). The “central fact” of the black sf they produce…

“It matters what matters we use to think other matters with; it matters what stories we tell to tell other stories with; it matters what knots knot knots, what thoughts think thoughts, what ties tie ties. It matters what stories make worlds, what worlds make stories.” This a quote said…

In my view, everyone on earth, no matter who you are, has an egalitarian right to life and that no one is inherently a “better” human than someone else in terms of their fundamental or moral worth. Obviously, we should want to see this reflected in our neighbors, our society…

Science is what propels us forward. New innovations, research, and technology lead to breakthroughs responsible for a more healthier fulfilling life, as well as a deeper understanding of the world that exists around it. But when conducting science, do the ends justify the means? Is it ok to use human…

Science is integral to maintain the existence of life itself and should be something everyone is interested on the grounds of keeping the human race going. However, what has happened is that science is more and more by the day becoming isolated from society, acting as a completely separate and…

· I am thankful the most fascinating work I read so far this year was when my group presented, as it made me take thorough notes on the subject so that I could come fully prepared the date of the presentation. That work was about how science is dictated not…

Unsung heroes impact us everywhere we go; just like Lamson and the quest for sea gravity measurements, we can’t function without them. Who are some of these heroes? While scientists get the credit for creating vaccines, who is but to provide this data, none other than human testers? Those responsible for consensually (and unfortunately, nonconsensually) giving their bodies in order to determine the safety and efficacy of a drug are the reason we are able to determine if a vaccine is ready to be distributed to the rest of the population. In present day context, now more than ever are volunteers needed to test the developing coronavirus vaccines, so that the pandemic will end. Sometimes the most important people of a group are simply just those without years of medical training and doctorate, but just any other profession.

The idea of “objectivity” gets floated around a lot in our lives, and how we should not let our personal biases and beliefs/traits get in the way of the truth. The idea of a meritocracy also co-aligns with this: we should pick the best and brightest minds to lead society…

In July 2020, ICE rolled out some new rules regarding American nonimmigrants and online-only classes in the fall. To summarize, full online course loads are not permitted for those here on student visa, and if broken, those visas will be rescinded and deportations will occur. As a result, major colleges such as Harvard and MIT filed a lawsuit against this, with legal experts saying they have a strong case largely in part due to the unprofessional way the order was explained and published. This is important as it pertains to a Supreme Court case involving DACA students, which also had to do with the federal government short sighting the legal approach to policy. Once again the federal government is using its monopoly on violence in order to purge non-Americans from the land they control. It is a major victory that these policies were rescinded.

Matt Ross

this is an account for Fall 2020 LB 492 011

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