Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Extended Thinking? Are You Certain?

“We go about our daily lives understanding almost nothing of the world. We give little thought to the machinery that generates the sunlight that makes life possible, to the gravity that glues us to an Earth that would otherwise send us spinning off into space, or to the atoms of which we are made and on whose stability we fundamentally depend. Except for children (who don’t know enough not to ask the important questions), few of us spend much time wondering why nature is the way it is; where the cosmos came from, or whether it is always here; if time will one day flow backward and effects precede causes; or whether there are ultimate limits to what humans can know.”
-Carl Sagan from an introduction to A Brief History of Time By Stephen Hawking

After hearing and reading your peer's reactions during Thursday's class about the listed quotation, what new insight can you add to this quotation analysis? Please respond.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009


How does the Inspired Bicycles presentation relate to your world? Can it connect with your academic endeavors? Did it make you look twice? Did it inspire and motivate you? Other reactions? Please connect and comment using complete sentences. This blog post should be completed by Thursday, August 27th, 2009 at 2:30p.m.

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