Hero’s Journey: The Life of a Cell

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So in English class we’ve been learning much about what known as the Hero’s Journey.  It’s a simple formula that many stories have used throughout time to get us rooting for the protagonist, describing the story the transformation of an Average Joe, to a hero.  We’ve even seen Star Wars and related the Hero’s Journey to Luke.  This got me thinking; is there a Hero’s Journey in the world of science?

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Change: It’s All About Perspective

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Photo of Mt. St. Helens                                Photo 2013 Smith @ ( CC BY-ND 2.0)

As I get closer and closer to graduating high school and entering college, I realize that changes will happen in my life very soon.  And to be perfectly honest, the idea of change in my life and the idea of losing stability is terrifying for me.  Yet change can be seen as the very thing that drives life forward.  Although we are accustomed to the idea of homeostasis, change happens all the time, on a molecular level, an ecological level, and in my own life.  Let’s take a deep look into how change drives science and beyond.

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