Identify and explain (in a paragraph) the most surprising bit of information you learned. (20 points)
If you had conducted the interview, what unasked and/or unanswered question would you have asked, and why? (another ~paragraph) (20 points)
This conversation was really interesting and a variety of interesting things were mentioned about the Padua Rainbow. I thought the discussion of the mental model of our perception of reality was really interesting. We compare our observations to the mental representation of the world we perceive, and our expectations can affect what we pay attention to and observe. Expectation runs through the entire process like a cloud or a line, and if we don't expect anything interesting to occur, we might not search for phenomena. I also found it surprising that the Padua Rainbow wasn't really true for most of society until the scientific revolution.
I would want to ask, how can we enhance the role of human intuition and expectation in the scientific process of moving from observation and data to rule theory, explanation, and prediction? The speakers noted that the role of human intuition and expectation, which is essential to the scientific method, is not included in the current representation of the Padua Rainbow. We could potentially enhance the scientific method and make it more effective and accurate by looking into ways to improve this aspect.