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The Politicizing of Science

Science has always been ruled by facts, the facts and evidence of any question or hypothesis has always been held above all else.  This has always been the great equalizer in science; where a Nobel Laureate can be proven wrong by an undergraduate … Continue reading

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Traditions in Academia

Traditions are a part of every culture, from holidays to formalities to how guests are treated.  And of course in academia there are traditions that are unique to countries and continents.  Since I spent several months contemplating going back to graduate school … Continue reading

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Explorers Lost

We seem to have forgotten that exploration has always been part of our culture.  I am not just referring to the American idea of Manifest Destiny, but to humanity as a whole.  There has not been a culture in existence that hasn’t strived to … Continue reading

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Dreams of Study Abroad for Graduate School

After over half a decade in chemistry, doing research in the areas of organic and supramolecular chemistry.  I haved worked in three labs, both in graduate school and at my undergraduate institute.  In this time I have gained experience with nearly every … Continue reading

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Just a Bit of Clarity

Knowing what you want to do in life is an increasingly rare thing when you are young, and possibly when you are old too.  I am not there yet so I wouldn’t know.  But what I do know a bit … Continue reading

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