Eagle Cam Observations

Start: 9:00 pm

  • Eagle is awake looking around
  • There are feathers all over the nest
  • Eagle is sitting on the babies keeping them warm
  • A lot of buffering
  • Not much action the chick was sleeping and still waiting on the other chick to hatch.

End: 9:17 pm

Nature of Science by E. O. Wilson – Ryan DeLuca

In what ways do you see yourself as a writer? Are you a poet? A journalist? A blogger? What style of writing is most familiar and most comfortable for you?

  • I see my self as an on-off type of writer I don’t really enjoy writing all the much unless it’s on a topic that I like. If I was writing a review on a car or truck then I would be all over it. Another example of what type of writing I like to do is, I like to talk about pictures and how they were taken or where they were taken and how hard it was to take the picture that sort of stuff. The style of writing I am most comfortable with is free write because there are no restrictions on how the writing has to look or how many paragraphs you have to write, you just write until your mind stops giving you ideas.

What is your impression of scientific writing? Is it interesting? Or full of B.S?

  • I like scientific writing its really interesting especially if you are the person who is doing the scientific writing, I did a research paper on frostbite and I really enjoyed researching about it and then writing about what I found. Some scientific writing I do think is full of B.S, for example, some of the studies they do, one year they will say coffee is good for your health and then the next year they will say coffee is bad for your health, so in some cases yeah scientific writing can be B.S sometimes.

How do Wilson’s ideas fit with your experience or ideas about specific writing?

  • I think his ideas fit with my pretty well, he went more in depth than I had gone and it gave me some new ideas about how to create a scientific paper.

What if anything surprises you about Wilsons description of scientists, and their emotions and values as they fit into the process of science?

  • The ideas that Wilson had about scientific writing is around what I think scientific writing is, the methods can be written really complex and then the results are really dry. Then what he said about the discussion is more interesting I agreed with him, I believe the discussion is more interesting.