Midterm 2 - Midterm 2 Characteristics of science and...

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Midterm 2 Characteristics of science and pseudoscience Science is the process of trying to understand the world by creating predictive models. -Observing, -Looking for patterns, -create hypothesis that explains observations and predicts new ones, -make an experiment to test it, -yippy/start over. Pseudoscience is -biased on post diction rather than pre diction -usually involve emotional appeals or are about things people care about -uses incorrect scientific jargon. -always contains explanations for failures. -contradicts scientific principles. -exclaims its own greatness National Academies and the AAAS National Academies – brings together experts to address critical national issues and give advice. They are a reliable source of accurate scientific information. They include: National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine National Research Council. AAAS – The American Association of the Advancement of Science, non-profit, dedicated to advancing science by being an educator, a leader, a spokesperson, and a professional association. Publish journal called Science and newsletters, books, reports. Also a reliable source of accurate scientific information. Rainbows, Double Rainbows, Why the Sky is Blue, Red Sunsets. Rainbows – light is bent through water droplets in the air much like a spectrum. Different colors/ wavelengths bend at different angles causing them to split and create a rainbow. Double Rainbows – light is bent twice through one droplet which depends on the angle that the
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course ASTR 1020 taught by Professor Jackburns during the Fall '07 term at Colorado.

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