Science is Everywhere

Hello, my name is Christian Duncan. I am a senior majoring in communication arts and sciences. I was undecided my first two years here at main campus and had a difficult time choosing what exactly I wanted to get my degree in. Communication interested me in particular because it is crucial to the exchange of knowledge between individuals. I can possess immense amounts of knowledge, however if I’m unable to communicate it effectively does it serve much of a purpose? This realization opened my eyes to why I wanted to be in college.

I chose this course in particular because the name captured my interest. I feel as though humans are drawn to controversy because of our natural desire to know and figure things out. I believe that we want to reach a level of certainty within our lives. By taking this class I expect to be presented with new ways of thinking and seeing the world as it is around me.

Lastly, the reason I am not a science major is because it is too specialized for my taste. As a CAS major, I believe knowing a little about everything can be more advantageous that knowing a lot about one particular subject. If you have ever heard the saying “versatility is key” then you may know what I mean. Though science is everywhere and is a major part of our everyday lives, I don’t feel as though the major itself will grant me the same opportunities as pursuing a CAS major.                           comm

1 thought on “Science is Everywhere

  1. cmt5586

    Nice to (sort of) meet you, Christian. I’m a sophomore in DUS, and I’m experiencing what you did 2 years (deciding on a major.) The reason you put for choosing communications is really interesting, I’ve never thought about communications in that way, I should probably take at least a class or two to get better at it.

    So you say humans are drawn to controversy because human nature is unlock the secrets of the world and make everything known. But do humans actually want to know everything, or is it something else that draws them to controversy? A lot of people involved in scientific controversies aren’t really invested in facts of the matter more than personal superstitions, and in fact disregard any kind of proven fact (as evidenced by the widespread belief that vaccines cause autism.*) I feel that people are more drawn to controversy because it is something that is unknown in this world that much is known about, and allows people the ability to think for themselves instead of being told what to think.

    If this is your last year here, I wish you luck in the future.

    *http://www.forbes.com/sites/jmaureenhenderson/2015/02/10/why-millennials-believe-vaccines-cause-autism/#1056e5503a1d

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