Why the future of science depends on creativity and emotion

Response 1

Grandma’s Experiences Leave a Mark on Your Genes

“Your ancestors’ lousy childhoods or excellent adventures might change your personality, bequeathing anxiety or resilience by altering the epigenetic expressions of genes in the brain.”

By           Dan Hurley     |Thursday, June 25, 2015

Please be sure to summarize and critique all 3 pages of this article.


respond 2

Listen to the following 30-minute podcast on YouTube: “Science Friday Interview with Carl Sagan – ‘Science Is a Way of Thinking’ (1996)”


at least two of the following videos:

  1. “Why the future of science depends on creativity and emotion | NASA’s Michelle Thaller | Big Think” (4:29 minutes)
  2. “Three major thought processes in scientific creativity” Albert Rothenberg (2:36 minutes)
  3. “Jeremy Nathans (Johns Hopkins/HHMI): Creativity in Science” (7:02 minutes)
  4. “Carl Sagan’s most important lesson about science | NASA’s Michelle Thaller | Big Think” (2:15 minutes)


at least any 20 minutes of: “The Mad Science of Creativity” (1:26:32 minutes). The intro for the event is about 10 minutes long and not necessary to watch in order to appreciate any of the storytellers’ presentations.

Then, provide a brief summary and reaction to what you have observed of these recordings. In addition (within your 300+ word critique), address both of these questions:

  1. What are some ways that scientific thinking and scientific endeavors (large or small) happen in every-day life? To answer this question, you may write about your personal experience(s) or more general occurrences.

b. What role, if any, do you see creativity playing in science

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