Week 4--Science's Stories
Our reading this week is a play (a story? a folk tale?) about science (a story? a folk tale?), Bertold Brecht's Galileo. One interesting way to think of the reading is that it is one person's (Brecht's) story of another person's (Galileo's) creation of a new story ("the earth goes around the sun") to replace an older story ("the sun goes around the earth"). Which story most intrigues you and why? Other reactions to the play? and/or thoughts about what is similar/different about memoirs/folk tales/reflections on folk tales/science?