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Science and Society – Scientists Lost in Space

The problem with scientists is that they tend to stay in the lab when they should be exploring the world.

For example, in 2008, a group fell into a lake and couldn’t find their way out.

They had to use physics and chemistry to get back home, not just biology or chemistry like most people

learned in school. These were scientists that were supposed to explore new environments but got stuck in one

specific environment: the lab.

Another example of scientists staying in the lab is the people who are trying to create artificial life. The problems

with this are that they are trying to create something that cannot be created, because it already exists. There is no

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need for them to create artificial life; the only reason they do this is that it’s an experiment, not for any practical

purpose. They should not try to make something that already exists; they should use their time and energy to find

out how it works and how it was made. These scientists are wasting their time and the only way they can get out of

this trap is to acknowledge that they have been lost in space. It’s time to go home.

By: Emma Lee Harkess

Scott Brewer, an environmental engineer at the University of California at Santa Cruz , helps make the sea-level rise

predictions. He says that fluctuating temperatures affect sea levels due to melting polar ice caps.”Water has to go

somewhere,” he says. “It would all sort of stay in the atmosphere or move into the ocean or be stored on land. That’s

not happening.” By altering one variable, scientists can see actual physical change; by altering another variable,

scientists can see the actual physical change.

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Dr. Brewer’s research shows that the average sea-level rise is 1 millimeter every two years. The last time this was

measured, it was 1 centimeter every four years, and the previous measurement was one millimeter every eight years.

This could mean that sea levels will rise faster than predicted, because it has been rising faster than predicted since the 1930s.

Dr. Kenneth Miller , a biologist at Brown University , says that we don’t yet know how this will affect life on earth.

“We should be careful about using the phrase ‘climate change as a kind of catchall way of talking about what’s going

on,” he says. “It may be that this is a time of rapid change, and we should take a perspective.”

By: Emma Lee Harkess

The Himalayas are one of the most geologically active areas in the world. The mountain is actually growing, and it is

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still gaining about half an inch every year. The glaciers in the Himalayas are also changing; they are becoming more

uneven and they move faster, which could affect river flow and crops in the surrounding area. As the glaciers melt,

more water is made available to the growing population of India, but that water must go somewhere.

Dr. Miller says that “We can see [melting glaciers] in Africa and Tibet and South America. We’re seeing it all over the

place. It’s a global phenomenon. And the glaciers there are disappearing.”

These scientists are still lost in space, and we must bring them back home. Scientists must focus on science again,

not on exploring new areas of science; they must focus on science to learn how things work, not to come up with

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something that people don’t need or want. By studying science, scientists can better understand how it works, and

then they can apply this knowledge to discover new things that people do need or want.

By: Emma Lee Harkess

The only way for these scientists to get out of this mess is to acknowledge that they are lost in space. They must

change their perspective on creating something that already exists, and focus on discovering new things about the

This year’s expedition will be focused on finding new sources of water. The scientists are to focus on the lake’s

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chemistry this time; they are not to focus on creating something that already exists. By studying science, these

scientists can better understand how it works, and then they can apply this knowledge to discover new things that

people do need or want. These scientists should change their perspective on creationism.

By: Emma Lee Harkess

The author, Emma Lee Harkess is a sophomore at Palm Beach High School in West Palm Beach, FL. She is president

of her school’s French Club and is in the school’s journalism club. She volunteers with the Florida Chapter of the

Sierra Club and has written essays for her school’s yearbook. She enjoys writing science fiction but will not be doing

it again until she reaches college. Her hobbies include swimming, traveling, listening to music, spending time with

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Author Bio Emma Lee Harkess is a sophomore at Palm Beach High School in West Palm Beach , FL . She is president

of her school’s French Club and is in the school’s journalism club . She volunteers with the Florida Chapter of the

Sierra Club and has written essays for her school’s yearbook . She enjoys writing science fiction but will not be doing

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it again until she reaches college . Her hobbies include swimming , traveling , listening to music, spending time with friends and reading science news. See author’s posts

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