Once again, a running theme this year has been how science and technology helped to shape history. It is more than new inventions and innovations making things easier or more efficient. We learn how technology shapes the mind of society- it changes how we think, and what we think about. Perhaps no time in history was this more evident during the Scientific Revolution.
We learned how the ideas of Copernicus and Galileo did more than challenge traditional authority. Their sense of inquiry changed the way people viewed the world, and their places in it. Tools like the microscope and telescope literally opened new worlds to us, from the very small to the very distant.
We have now spent a few classes learning about the James Webb space Telescope. Attached below are some websites and videos on it (you may have seen these previously on our Diigo site or Blendspace.)
Share your responses to any these questions: Can the JWST change society in a similar way to the telescope that Galileo used ? How change it change how we view the world or our place in it? Are the researchers and scientists working on it "modern day Galileo's" - or something different completely? Explain!
Please make sure your answers are not repetitive of your classmates, and that they show an understanding of the resources provided. Please be specific as possible and avoid generalities.
NASA link to the JWST