Steve Shaffer - Week 1 Paper

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Steve Shaffer Porter, Ted Hisory 3C (1D) 4 October 2007 The “Grammar of Science” Is a Strict One Put simply, Karl Pearson was a radical. In “The Grammar of Science,” he roughly argues that if we would simply apply the scientific method in all areas of our lives, we would always arrive at the correct conclusion. For those in the United States, this warrants the question, “Could we keep our beloved, tried and true democracy under Karl Pearson’s utopian society?” The answer unfortunately is no. The argument relies on a technicality, and I do not expect anyone of the opposition to be overly pleased with or convinced of it. Nonetheless I believe it to be true and logically sound, which by Pearson’s own dogma dictates that it ought to be followed and the same conclusion ought to be arrived at by all inquirers who are genuinely following logic and the scientific method. Let us first assume that Pearson’s theory is indeed consistent with democratic politics. If this is the case then a democratic society as a whole would have to arrive at all of the same
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This essay was uploaded on 04/16/2008 for the course HIST 3C taught by Professor Porter during the Spring '07 term at UCLA.

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