For this project we were supposed to make a card about the cells and then write about biases in science
For the characters’ cards, I based my characters on the characters of the game Hollow Knight. Here they are!
Bias plays a big role in our lives, affecting our actions. For example, I am guided by biases towards technology. I believe it is much better, faster, and more efficient to complete all writing using technology. Writing by hand is slow, sometimes messy and it’s hard to fix mistakes. My bias has me reaching for my technology all the time instead of reaching for paper and pen. I guess my bias comes from my experiences and also from my exposure to technology at home and at school. At home, one of my parents works in the technology field and they are always using the latest gadgets and software, which has encouraged my interest as well. At school, at a younger age, I was introduced to technology within Chromebooks to help me with writing. Bias plays an increasingly important role in science and research. As part of the scientific process, bias can play a role in how data is collected and presented, in what publications are made, and in what conclusions are drawn. Vaccine hesitancy is a growing issue, in part because of how bias has been used to influence messaging around vaccinations. To address our biases, we must be aware of them and strive to minimize their influence. This can be done through counseling, mentoring, and independent critical research. It is important to look at all the data objectively, be honest about our biases, and ensure that we are not allowing them to affect our conclusions. By recognizing our biases, we can ensure that science remains a reliable source of information and that our research results are unbiased.
Consequences of Bias
Bias can have serious consequences if it is not taken into consideration. It can lead to inaccurate research results and conclusions, which can lead to the spread of incorrect information. This can lead to the wrong decisions being made based on the faulty data, which can have damaging implications. Bias can also lead to discrimination, given that decisions are being made with prejudice. In the world of medicine, incorrect decisions can harm patients and lead to a medical crisis as a result. The same can be true in other fields such as law, engineering, and economics.
Bias can be a difficult concept to address and understand. However, it is important to recognize bias in our lives and strive to minimize its effects. This can be done through education, mentoring, and independent critical thinking. By recognizing and understanding our biases, we can make sure that the decisions and conclusions we make are unbiased and fair.