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This week we are discussing a wonderful TED talk by physicist Suzie Sheehy. In a talk and tech demo, she shows how many of our modern technologies are tied to centuries-old, curiosity-driven experiments — and makes the case for investing in more to arrive at a deeper understanding of the world.

After you have watched the short TED Talk, respond to the following questions:

  1. What is Sheehy’s thesis or main argument?
  2. What does Sheehy use to back up her claims? What kind of examples does she share with her audience?
  3. Does Sheehy try to appeal to your logic, your emotions or both? Think about the big three rhetorical strategies (ethos, pathos, logos) and discuss: Does Sheehy effectively appeal to her audience? (Remember to use specific examples.)
  4. Do you have a different understanding on how you will do your research for Project 3 because you have watch this talk? Why or why not?
  5. What was your biggest takeaway or AHA moment from this Talk? What interested you or surprised you the most?

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