The Justifications We Make

On Tuesday we were faced with the question, what are we doing with science now that we will look back at in fifty years and be unnerved by? This was in response to the discussion on America’s history surrounding eugenics. Where I was headed with my comment was Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs). There is research […]

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Autism in the Museum: A Case Study of the BEST Program at the Museum of Science-Boston

Knowledge and awareness of Autism Spectrum Disorders continues be on the rise. The United States measures the incidence at 1 in 68 children now, up from 1 in 150 in 2000 [1]. Museums are beginning to do their part by creating programming specifically designed to suit the needs of children, and families of children with […]

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Objectification Happens

Imagine you are walking through the street, you are passing many different people. As far as you can see, everyone looks normal. Then you see someone with prosthetics, wheelchair or some common object that marks disability. You might become fixated with that device and the person using it. You start to either stare or consciously […]

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