burchah014 has written 10 posts for WRT 102.21: Science and Society


1. “Addressing Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care.” Web. 22 Mar. 2012. 2.Health Behavior News Service. “Poor, Uninsured Perceive More Discrimination During Health Care Visits.” MediLexicon, Intl., 13 Dec. 2007. Web. 22 Mar. 2012. 3.”Arguments against Universal Health Care.” Clarksville Online. 15 July 2009. Web. 22 Mar. 2012. Advertisements

1. “Addressing Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care.” : Fact Sheet. Web. 22 Mar. 2012. 2. Health Behavior News Service. “Poor, Uninsured Perceive More Discrimination During Health Care    Visits.” Medical News Today. MediLexicon, Intl., 13 Dec. 2007. Web. 22 Mar. 2012.

Stasis as Invention

Facts The fact about disparity and discrimination in the health care system is that is has been researched and proven that people of certain races and socioeconomic classes, as well as people who live in specific geographical locations can except to receive a lower standard of healthcare than other U.S. citizens who fall into different … Continue reading

Possible Research Topics

For my research paper, I was considering writing about organ donation. I want to examine the benefits of donating organs as well as the controversies surrounding the practice. As it seems to be a predominantly useful practice, it would be interesting to know why some groups have concerns about it, and how valid their concerns may be. … Continue reading

The Truth About Grit

Jonah Lehrer’s article “The Truth About Grit” is an illuminating article which gives the audience a different perspective on innovation and intelligence. The article opens with the tale of Isaac Newton and the apple, the quintessential story of world changing innovation and genius. Lehrer sheds new light on the well known anecdote, revealing some of the … Continue reading

Eureka Hunt Response

In the article “Eureka Hunt” by Jonah Lehrer, the author explains insight, one of the most elusive mental phenomena. The article describes how insight occurs on multiple levels. Lehrer gives the reader an idea of which parts of the brain play a significant role in the experience of insight. He also shows the audience how … Continue reading

In Class Dominus Article Assignment

 Dominus explores different concepts of the self. Due to the Hogan sisters’ unusual ability to seemingly share sensory experiences, the theme of identity and how it relates to the twins is understandably one of the central ideas in the article. Dominus posits that people typically concieve of the self as one mind with privacy of thought … Continue reading

Response to Susan Dominus Article

Susan Dominus’s article “Could Conjoined Twins Share a Mind?” follows two young girls with a highly unusual condition; they are joined at the head. Dominus tells the story of the Hogan twins, Krista and Tatiana, who in their four short years have been the subjects of much attention due to their extremely rare condition, the … Continue reading

My Pain My Brain In Class Questions

1. My first thought after reading Thernstrom’s article was that the author had touched on an incredibly poignant subject and sparked a deeper interest in me about the workings of the brain. 2. This text incorporates both science and personal stories which make it difficult to assign it to a particular category, as it is … Continue reading

My Pain,My Brain Response

Melanie Thernstrom’s “My Pain, My Brain” is a fascinating article which examines pain and its relation with the brain through a biological and occasionally philosophical lens. Thernstrom’s account of her own experience with chronic pain and the f. M.R.I. scan that she underwent which allowed her to view and interact with her own brain activity … Continue reading