Introduction of Chris Hershey

Well first off, I should say that I am really excited for the layout of this class.  I am currently a senior, dual majoring in chemical engineering and computational chemistry while minoring in mathematics.  It seems like a lot, but I do enjoy the material that I learn.  I guess I should comment on the fact that I live in Saint Clair Shores, Michigan and that I am an only child.  I am taking this class as a part of my University requirements through the Honors College, but I have always been interested in Egypt especially mythology.

Being a student who studies mainly chemistry, I find the history behind it to be quite interesting.  I honor the founders of today’s chemistry, who were in their time known as alchemists.  To learn more about alchemy, I took REL 275 “Magic and Mysticism”, which had a large section dedicated to alchemy.  I bring all of this up because of the Egyptian history that it contains.  Being that Hermes Trismegistus included in his scriptures the fundamentals of alchemy, these principles were in an essence, carried through to today’s modern chemistry.  So I feel a certain connection in my studies to those who started down the path of science in Ancient Egyptian times.  That is why I feel it is important to maintain an understanding of the past, as to not forget certain sacrifices that were made in an effort to further the knowledge that we have today.

All of that aside, I am excited to have a better understanding of the material that will be discussed in this class.  However, if you were to read any astrological description of Virgo, that would be me exactly.  So, I barely ever blog/tweet because I have no interest in sharing with people what I am currently doing; this will be a new experience for me, but I am excited for it.  I look forward to working with everyone in this class.

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