Scientific research seems very factual and straight-forward. In reality, science deals with uncertainty, something that, when not used in the right way, creates weaknesses. The uncertainty of scientific research allows scientists to explore intellectually as well as creatively, and “venture into the unknown” to create the known. In his account from The Great Influenza, John M. Barry uses formal diction, strategically placed rhetorical questions, and an appeal to logos to characterize scientific research. Scientists must use a plethora of experimentation and repetition to seek out answers.
The religious and scientific answers to the ultimate question will be further explored to demonstrate that to understand our own humanity is better to ask ultimate questions than to have an ultimate answer as there are many different and diverse answers from all of humanity and not knowing creates a need for it to be explored
First, Barry employs scientific diction to describe the work of scientists and how they function. Scientists often use different tools to do their job and to find answers. Barry states, “There a single step can take them through the looking glass into a world that seems entirely different.” The use of the word looking glass refers to old technology that was commonly used by the scientists giving light to the way scientists function by mentioning their instruments. The scientific method is paramount to scientists and their studies. Barry affirms, “Ultimately a scientist
In the end of the passage, Barry claims “Not all scientific investigations can deal comfortably with uncertainty…” This then ties back with the beginning of the piece when he states,”Certainty gives strength.” This would be important because it describes how scientist are needed to be open minded and positive. He then utilizes certain word choice such as lack, rarely, and yield, in order to make the audience more interested in Barry's
There are holes that you could step right over, not knowing it may have been the answer or may have been needed. During science you have to expect some theories to go south, or to go wrong. When a theory does not work you have to question your work and began to think of another theory to make sure you do not miss the holes you missed the first time. Barry uses this metaphor to show readers that scientists often question themselves continuously. Lastly, Barry uses word choice or diction to intensify his message.
Vast numbers of stylistic choices present themselves to an author during the writing process. The impact stylistic choices make on a piece can determine the overall effectiveness of the message being conveyed. While choosing an effective device can prove difficult, Nancy Mairs expertly implemented the use of several devices in her piece “The Unmaking of a Scientist,” to amplify the influence a person 's style has on their work. Mairs’ use of juxtaposition emphasizes the stark contrast between straightforward scientists and cultivated essayist. Though juxtaposition may seem unnecessary to some readers, the use of juxtaposition in Mairs’ piece allows for the reader to understand the stark contrast between a scientist and a writer.
RRR: The Culture of Denial In the essay “The Culture of Denial” (2015) by Christopher Delgado, he expounds on the opinion that there is an issue within the public with the trusting of the scientific community’s discoveries. Delgado does this by providing numerous examples of the kind of discoveries that a good amount of the public does not fully believe along with some examples of why those people do not trust said scientific concept. Delgado explains this in order to expose the masses to how much we mistrust the scientific community, and how we must alter that mistrust into trust. The intended audience for this reading is the general public, or specifically the ones who are in denial of scientific information. I somewhat disagree that
The first paragraph also includes examples of logos; when Barry says “to be a scientist requires not only intelligence and curiosity, but passion, patience, creativity, self sufficient, and courage”. One can agree that the sentence is an example of logos because it is a logical statement that to be a scientist you have to have all of those traits. The whole passage is about scientists as well as scientific research, Barry writes with a purpose and the purpose is to tell people about scientists as well as what it takes. The second paragraph starts off with a historical allusion to Einstein, And
In The Brain That Changes Itself, Norman Doidge uses experimental and research study evidence consistently and effectively. He successfully simplifies experiments in order to insure that any reader can understand the point being made. However, his use of numerical evidence is lacking the strength needed to support his claim that the brain can be trained and even physically changed. Doidge also presents how scientists react when they disagree with one another and how their curiosity is an essential component of a scientist’s job. Throughout the reading Doidge uses experimental evidence repeatedly to persuade the audience of his claims.
It gives a sense of ambiguity. The birthmark in this story directly symbolizes the need to be perfect in society’s eyes. Hawthorn develops in the story is the presentation of the image of Aylmer. He is a man interpreted as someone who is passionate to his wife and passionate to science. It leads us to think that the reason Aylmer create the elixir is because he wants to prove something what science was capable of.