Author Archives: jmetch

Bad Apples or Bad Barrels?

While listening to Sean talk about his experience in cycling and reading about Mr. Armstrong and his embracing of the doping friendly culture of cycling, I kept thinking about the Phillip Zimbardo Ted Talks I posted a couple weeks ago … Continue reading

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Ted Talks: Philip Zimbardo on the The Psychology of Evil

So I haven’t really been too into this blogging thing so far.  I’ve kind of had the mentality of it being something I had to do every week, just like any other assignment.  But this week I’m really excited to … Continue reading

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Thoughts on YPSG

Well I’ll admit it, I was one of the students that didn’t read the first YPSG assignment.  I got confused by the folder, was unobservant, and it cost me 0.4 points.  I’m saying this in the spirit of being translucent, … Continue reading

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Why should we trust _______?

During last class, while watching the press conference snippets, I was startled to see the scientists and engineers involved lie with ease to the public.  Granted we have the great advantage of being on the outside looking in, but I … Continue reading

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Tattle Tale

As I was reading the stories about the “whistle blowing” for this week, it kind of reminded me of growing up, snitching.  I can remember getting into fights with my brother (who is 6 years older and much bigger) and … Continue reading

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Farmers Correcting Scientists

Last semester I took Introduction to Science and Technology Policy where we spent a little time on the idea of coproduction.  Therefore, when reading and talking about “Street Science” in this class, those ideas came storming back and I wanted … Continue reading

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