Dr. Cogan Reflection

The discussion of what really makes a scientific revolution happen was interesting to me. To discuss the qualities of a scientist participating in a revolutionary discovery as well as the cultural background necessary for a society to experience it was something I haven’t thought of before. Specifically, I liked the debate we had about the word, “genius”. Not all of the people who made these discoveries of elements during this “chemical revolution” of sorts were considered geniuses. A lot of them simply had the money or the time to dedicate to looking. It’s interesting to apply this to today’s world and be aware of it.

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  1. Yes, I found the discussion on the word genius particularly interesting. I think we have a more nuanced view Ipoh intelligence today that factors in much more than IQ. I think the students really hit on the other personality traits that tend to make people successful up including hard work and persistence.

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