Thus far, you have learned about the fundamentals of scientific inquiry, including the scientific method. An important scientific principle is that in order to uncover truths about the natural world, scientific inquiry should be free from biases, emotions, and value judgments. This includes methods, results, theories, and scientists themselves. But there is always a human element in science that can affect objectivity. Reflect on what you learned from the module resources and respond to the following prompts. You will use your news story when participating in the discussion.
Create one initial post and follow up with at least two response posts.
For your initial post, address the following:
Can scientists ever be completely objective when conducting research? Why or why not? Support your argument with course resources.
What might be the consequences (positive and/or negative) of emotion in scientific research?
For your response posts, address the following:
Extend your peers’ responses with additional examples about objectivity in science. What ideas did your peers present that you had not considered before?
Remember, this assignment is graded on the quality of your initial post and at least two response posts to your classmates

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