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Introduction to Psychology Class 3: Perspectives on Science History of Psychology June 14, 2006
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Carl Sagan What is CSISCOP ? How might we define awe ? What is an ad hominem argument? What is the role of counter-intuition in science? What did you think about the ideas presented in the reading assignment?
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Richard Dawkins “Fundamentally, science just comes down to faith, doesn't it?“ Well, science is not religion and it doesn't just come down to faith. Although it has many of religion's virtues, it has none of its vices. Science is based upon verifiable evidence. Religious faith not only lacks evidence, its independence from evidence is its pride and joy, shouted from the rooftops. There is a very, very important difference between feeling strongly, even passionately, about something because we have thought about and examined the evidence for it on the one hand, and feeling strongly about something because it has been internally revealed to us, or internally revealed to somebody else in history and subsequently hallowed by tradition.
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