07-12-06 --- MMW 4 Lecture 12

07-12-06 --- MMW 4 Lecture 12 - Liam Boogar 1. Goal a....

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Liam Boogar 1. Goal a. Challenge to the older view? b. What were the traditional view? How did people respond do them? Religious responses to scientific challege 2. Scientific Revolution a. 16-17 th revolution – i. Continues on to 18 th century emerges with enlightenment b. Science offers a new paradigm for understanding ourselves and our world i. How does “it” work? The “earth” ii. Does not ask “why is it so?” 3. Europe and Science a. Tracing this thought process to Francis Bacon (1561-1626) i. In the reader ii. “father of empericism” iii. Man of experiment vs. man of doctrine iv. Considered himself as a “New Columbus” 1. we help you understand the universe; we are scientists *cue the cheesy hero music* v. Confidence in the scientific Mind 1. contrasts mind of present with mind of past 2. looks to the future instead of the past vi. Confident in Role of Science 1. can improve the Human Condition 2. “tomorrow will be better than today, thanks to the scientist” vii. State Power:
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This note was uploaded on 04/15/2008 for the course MMW 4 taught by Professor Herbst during the Fall '07 term at UCSD.

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07-12-06 --- MMW 4 Lecture 12 - Liam Boogar 1. Goal a....

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