Hello everyone! My name is Amily Zhuang and I am currently a freshman from Maryland. I am currently in DUS hoping to switch into Smeal College of Business. Science has always fascinated me but was never truly my thunder. My chemistry teacher in high school constantly put my class to tears because she was unreasonably hardcore. She told all her classes repeatedly that “If it’s not made easy from the way I explain it, the science field is not for you.” SO it wasn’t me who decided it wasn’t my thing, it was my teacher.
I had a pretty late NSO date and all the classes such as english, math, and etc were already filled. My advisor was filling in for my actual academic advisor for the day and she told me that this science class was like no other. The way she explained it to me was plain and simple… I could learn WHATEVER I wanted to learn about as long as it somehow connected back to science.
EASY. Science is everywhere and I’ve recognized that. I love the idea that there is not a specific curriculum to follow and I could really learn and discuss anything desired. When I read that this class was going to be debunking controversies… It was an instant click that this would be a really enjoyable class. Recently I read into the MANDELA EFFECT. The controversy is that there is a parallel universe and an alternate timeline and there are minor “changes” and “errors” that were made from one thing happening slightly differently than it really did and changing up the whole future. Does anyone remember “Mirror mirror on the wall….?” WELL IT DOESN’T EXIST AND HAS ALWAYS BEEN “Magic mirror on the wall…”
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So maybe this isn’t something I’d like to spend my time on discussing in class… but I love watching documentaries of controversies and really just frying my brain trying to wrap my head around the crazy ideas that people come up with. Don’t we all like to be mind-blown?