Units

Units

  1. A unit is a measurement used to signify the amount of an object. Units are used in a few different ways. First of all, they are used for times, to describe how much time has past. They also can be used when talking about distance, to show how far one place is from another. They are also used do show how massive an object is.
  2. a. The unit I chose is called an inch. It is used when describing length, width, or height. It is commonly used for measuring people, bags, sports balls, and used when talking about weather very often.

b. An inch is 1/12 of a foot, 1/36 of a yard, and 2.54 centimeters.

c. The inch was first called the ynce or ince, which came from the Latin word uncia, which meant one twelfth of the Roman version of a foot. An inch has also been described as the length of twelve poppy seeds.

3. “inch”. Encyclopædia Britannica. Encyclopædia Britannica Online.
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Stupidity in Science

The article Stupidity in Science by Martin A. Schwartz is very thought-provoking for me. It starts off with the narrator explaining how he had a conversation with an old classmate. That classmate told him how she dropped out of school because she felt stupid; which confused the narrator, as he thought she was one of the smartest people he knew. The author explains that in reality, we all are almost equally intelligent, or not intelligent (More accurate)… The amount of things that we do not know about our existence outweighs what we do know drastically. In conclusion, even though people have devoted their entire lives to science, yet they will never be able to truly learn even close to everything.