After watching the interview with Professor Stuart Firstein it made me think about forms of uncertainty in science in a whole new way. I especially enjoyed the part of his interview where he discussed ignorance about the future and scientific uncertainty. In this part of the interview Professor Goodman tied these ideas back to the classes discussions about free will and determinism. This made me think a lot about its connection to the scientific method. I had never really thought about it in this was in terms of how our uncertainty about science and the future is influenced and can sometimes be determined by ignorance and it can overshadow the importance of how we must not be ignorant about the events of today b equate they can then cause problems and more uncertainty in the future. That was how I thought deeper about that discussion in the interview and it made me want to explore more into how our determinism and ignorance has negatively impacted the outcomes of the future.
This led me to one of my questions that I thought of while I was watching the interview. I was wondering how we can better understand where the sources of this ignorance comes from? I also wanted to see if Professor Firestein has studies any specific ways that this ignorance negatively impacts the science of the future? Is this ignorance coming from the public or is there ignorance within the scientific community that creates future uncertainty? There were just some of the questions that came about from this section of the interview. I really enjoyed this interview because it made me think even more deeply about the future of science and the external influences that shape the future of the future itself.