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{Science} When Science becomes Scientism

{Science} When Science becomes Scientism

The religion of science–what I call “Scientism”–has invaded our culture so deeply, I’m not sure how we come back from it. I’m sure you’ve heard it: “I believe in Science!” or “Trust the Science” or “Science is Real” or “Science Matters.” You can see these phrases in hashtags on every social media platform. But what does it mean? Usually the context of such hashtags are used any time what a person is referring to has been disputed by someone else….

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{Field Experience} Cheyenne Botanic Gardens

{Field Experience} Cheyenne Botanic Gardens

We decided to take a quick day trip to Cheyenne, WY. There are many free things to do in Cheyenne and today we decided to visit the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens. There is no fee to enter, but there is a donation box (and if you have the means, please donate, it is a beautiful building and garden). My favorite plant was the bunny ear cactus. It looks like little bunnies running through the desert. My 13 yo wanted to know…

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{Science} Intro to Virology College Course

{Science} Intro to Virology College Course

When I was working on my undergrad, my focus was chemistry and biology. Those courses included the standard Biology, Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Anatomy and Physiology, Microbiology, and Biochemistry, but they also included Virology, Immunology, Mycology, and Biology of the Cancer cell. I remember my employer—a private physician and psychiatrist for whom I organized charts, transcribed notes, and did general clerical work while in college—telling me that he was impressed at just how much specialized education I am receiving in my…

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