I really enjoyed your style of writing for this post, somewhat of a mix between prose an poetry. I think a lot of people are biased against short people, and its actually a bigger issue than people realize. Tall people are more likely to be given jobs, promotions, o privileges, and it just isn’t fair. I’m glad your poem cleared up some of…[Read more]
This topic means a lot to me, as I had an aunt with Lou Gehrig’s disease who decided to pull the plug on her life support. She was almost entirely paralyzed, could barely talk, and was in constant pain, so to her life was no longer worth living. I think that the right to life, which is an inherent human right, also means having the right to…[Read more]
Cloning has long been a subject of fascination in our society. Movies like Star Wars, Jurassic Park, and Avatar have captured the imagination of the common man with their depictions of cloning. However, cloning in
I liked this post because it highlights the relevance of truth in 1984. One of the main themes of the book is that the truth is whatever the government wants it to be. The people have no grasp on the past, because the government edits out anything they find to be unsatisfactory. Although they have their memories, they quickly begin to…[Read more]
This is a very important topic, especially in these winter months. Mental illness is far more vast than many people realize, and so awareness is key. We have to spread the word, and make people with mental disorders feel comfortable coming out and talking about them. If they do not have any outlet to do this, then the problem just…[Read more]
Ever since they were first hypothesized, black holes have been a subject of fascination and occasionally horror in movies, the media, and books. Over the years black holes have taken up a fearsome reputation, as
Really cool topic. The physics mysteries surrounding the nature of black holes are so interesting. They’re definitely one of the biggest conundrums in space, and have probably gotten their exposure from their portrayal in movies and television like you said. I’d love for us to be able to know more, but it seems silly to hope for any quick development.
Hello there Logan, I found your post very fascinating. What was really interesting was your theoretical idea of the sun turning into the black hole, although there may be an issue with the sun turning into a black hole. From this link, http://hubblesite.org/reference_desk/faq/answer.php.id=57&cat=exotic, “ Four billion years from now when the Sun runs out of the available nuclear fuel in its core, our Sun will die a quiet death.” This is because the mass of the sun isn’t enough to become a black hole, and if it did have a slight chance to become a black hole, it would take some time. Also, when you said “The earth has almost no chance of ever encountering a black hole, and even if we did, it would have to come incredibly close to cause any real damage.” I thought that was interesting because from this link, https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/sep/04/supermassive-black-hole-discovered-near-heart-of-the-milky-way, scientists have found that “An enormous black hole one hundred thousand times more massive than the sun has been found hiding in a toxic gas cloud wafting around near the heart of the Milky Way.” And “the Milky Way” they’re talking about is the Milky way we are in, so we will be encountering a massive black hole eventually. It may take many years. How can you be sure that the sun won’t burn out eventually? It’s hard to make any claim on something where anything can happen. I am interested to see what you do next with your paper. Bye.
I love this post Logan! I am super interested in space and what we don’t understand about it. I never realized black holes were so relatively harmless. I also didn’t realize how little we really know about them. I always see the same type of images about what a black hole looks like but these depictions could be completely wrong. Truthfully I don’t think our human species will ever grow to understand black holes. This portion of space will remain a mystery forever. It amazes me that we have all of these fundamental understandings about math and physics and black holes could single handedly prove many of this wrong. I love these types of mysteries. Thanks for the post and insight. This website might be interesting for you. https://list25.com/25-crazy-facts-black-holes/
I am intrigued by your post because you really changed my perspective about black holes. Every time I thought about black holes, I would think ‘danger! Danger!’. However, it really exposed me to the nature and truth about black holes. But I also became really fascinated about black holes.
One thing you said that stands out for me is: “For the sun to become a black hole, its radius would have to decrease to three kilometers, almost a quarter-millionth of its current size.” I think this is interesting because it really illustrates how unlikely it is for our sun to become a black hole when it dies. It really highlights how black holes are rare occurrences.
Thanks for your project. I look forward to seeing what you write next because it seems like you have a lot of knowledge regarding space, which I am very interested in.You also seem to like to write about the truth about well known rumors, which I love finding out.
This post was the most powerful thing I’ve seen on this website. It is amazing to hear you speak out about these kinds of issues. Racism is as big of a problem as it has ever been, and people need stories like these to shake them out of apathy. The more people who realize that there is still prejudice in our world, then the less prejudice will…[Read more]
I agree that Orwell was certainly commenting on the disposable nature of our society. We take so many things for granted, and Orwell tried to show us how terrible life would be without all of these little things. The flippant nature of sex is also emphasized, with married life carrying none of the value it does in our world, and sex being a…[Read more]
I wrote , my post on the same topic because it is such a pressing issue, especially to our class. Getting in to schools doesn’t even seem like that much of an accomplishment anymore, because I can’t afford most of my schools. The fact that college costs have skyrocketed while income has remained constant is terrible. It means that…[Read more]
This a fantastic topic, and I had no idea how much politics affected NASA. I guess I forgot that NASA is a government funded organization. It sucks that they are at the whims of whoever is in office. I’m sure they have more knowledge of what is best for this country in terms of exploration than any president does. Its very unfortunate…[Read more]
Ever since I can remember, going away to college has been my dream. I never wanted to stay in state, I wanted to explore somewhere new. However, now that I’ve actually begun the college application process I
I am amazed about your post, “College Woes”, because you telling people of how difficult is life when your family doesn’t have too much money to pay your budget for your college.
One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is “ My family is middle class, and we are not poor by any stretch of the imagination. However, every school that I’ve applied to is far beyond my family’s budget.”. I think this is interesting because mostly every people in this city doesn’t have that much money to be wasting a lot because they have to be paying bills and taxes.
Another sentence that I liked was “Ever since I can remember, going away to college has been my dream.” This stood out for me because this is everybody’s dream but most of them can not be achieved because they don’t have that much of money.
Your poem reminds me of my dad’s story because he wanted to go to college but my grandparents didn’t had the money to let him go to college. So he never went to college.
I totally agree with your perception of what America has become today. We profess ideals of patriotism, both in the pledge and in our daily lives, yet we have grown lax in practicing them. We say anyone can succeed here, but it has become increasingly difficult to escape poverty. I like how you mentioned stagnated wages, because I think…[Read more]
I really liked this post, because it talks about both the positives and the negatives. I do think that some drugs can be used beneficially, but only if they are regimented strictly and not abused. Thins like opioid painkillers, medicinal marijuana, and micro dosing LSD can all have positive effects. Unfortunately the legalization of…[Read more]
I think its excellent that you are informing people about this issue. Depression is something that can never be talked about enough. I’ve known four people that taken their own life due to depression, and the one thing I regretted was not ever asking them about. Because people are afraid to talk, they don’t get help, and the problem gets…[Read more]
Zoe, I agree that perhaps young people are overly criticized of being lazy. I think that activity involving technology has become defined as lazy; it is a stigmatism. As a generation, i think that we are actually the least lazy. The vast majority of students are involved in a plethora of activities, both in and out of school. We are bombarded with…[Read more]
The average life expectancy of an American is 77 years. In the years leading up to 1800, it was only about 40. Despite billions of dollars spent and countless research hours spent, it is rare that science can
This is really cool article! I am also very interested in this topic. Besides the DNA damage theory, I was completely unaware of most of the these. Are you planning to do any additional research in the future?
In today’s world we have become completely obsessed with material goods. The products we buy need to be displayed so that they can be sold, which has led to the rise of a massive advertising industry. While it m
Epic (awesome name by the way), I think that being a video game designer would be an amazing job, and it’s awesome that your’e pursuing it. I game a little myself, and I am always impressed with the graphics and design. It’s a job where your work would be visible to millions of people, something that can’t be said about most jobs. It’s cool that…[Read more]
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