The most surprising thing that I heard in the Professor Firestein video was the discussion of our perception of time before the era of clocks. How did humans navigate their material world differently without a concerted sense of time? Firestein's mention of the annular and cyclic vs the longitudinal and linear was really interesting in terms of illustrating an overarching shift in human perception. I wonder how future technologies may continue to change our basic understanding and means of interacting with the world around us.
I found Professor Firestein's Ignorance course to be a really fascinating parallel to this class with Prof. Goodman which had me thinking about the connection between our lack of knowledge/the undiscovered and the nature of prediction. While these have been put in the unknown unknowns slot in the context of this class, I wonder if the ignorance framework considers time more or less in the process of discovery. Does the act of predicting initiate a discrete process where the process of ignorance to knowledge acquisition is more gradient-like and as such lends itself to a different way of looking at science and uncertainty in general? These questions were definitely floating around their conversation.