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Nt1310 Lab 2

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Trenton Mackey-Section BD When people think of scientists, creativity is not always the first thing that comes to mind. Scientists are viewed as quite the opposite in fact, relying on cold, hard facts, rather than having the mind to create a colorful, bright work of art. However, nothing could be further from the truth. Scientists employ a great degree of creativity when drawing diagrams of observations, thinking of new ideas, and interpreting data in unique ways. Of course, all of the above is limited by the facts, for example you can’t just draw three extra legs on an animal because you want to be creative. However not all scientist’s drawings are going to look exactly alike because everybody is a different person. No two scientific papers are going to be the exact same either, in fact they could in fact be near complete opposites, depending on how one scientist …show more content…

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that scientists employ creativity when drawing diagrams of observations, thinking of new ideas, and interpreting data in unique ways.
  • Explains that science is data driven, but also inferential, and can be interpreted in a variety of ways.

As long as all the facts are there, both papers could be just as legitimate. In Lab #6, we got creative ourselves. Everyone was tasked with diagramming a centipede and a millipede. We all looked through a microscope at both organisms. In my group there were three of us, all looking at the exact same centipede and the exact same millipede. However, all of our drawings looked very unique. It was apparent that I was less of an artist, thus my drawings looked a lot worse, however this exemplifies our creativity in that each of us made a unique drawing. Another example was in the first lab we did, Lab #2. The general consensus of the class was to interpret the data to not support the hypothesis, however a few used the data to support it. This shows creativity in that different people had different opinions on the same data, and formed different, but still

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