Hello Science 200,
My name is Spencer Pereless and I am from Middletown New Jersey. I am currently an undergraduate studies major, but I intend on having a major in Business management. Thankfully this major does not require me to take a single science class which is ideal. Throughout my four years of high school, I had been forced to participate in science classes such as biology, chemistry, and physics which did not interest me in the slightest. These classes for me consisted of heavy naps, bad grades, and massive headaches. When I came for NSO and was figuring out what Gen Ed class to take my academic advisor had mentioned Science 200. At first when I heard the word Science I was immediately turned off, but after letting my advisor explain the details of the course I was immediately hooked. A science class that requires no scientific skills? That sounds alright to me!
I do not plan on being a science major for one reason and one reason only. Sciences such as chemistry and physics incorporates very difficult math. Although I find Science very interesting I am completely turned off by the math that it involves. I am also straying away from becoming a science major because I would like to have a little bit of free time for my social life. With Science being such a difficult subject, I feel that I would consumed with endless hours of tutoring and studying. Even though I am not planning on becoming a Science major, there are some aspects to it that I am very interested in. For Instance, I am completely blown away when I think critically about the origins of life and the expanding Universe. It is something that is so interesting, but also scares the living hell out of me. I had also found an interest for space when I saw the Christopher Nolan movie “Interstellar”. While in the science section of The New York Times, I stumbled across an awesome article talking about a discovery of a planet that has the possibility of having liquid water on it’s surface, which increases the possibility for life drastically. If you are interested Click Here to read the whole article. To conclude this blog I would like to express my excitement for a course like this, and I can’t wait to be challenged to think critically about the topics we learn about.