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Unformatted text preview: Defining Science PST 3127 Science, Technology & Human Values Dr. Aaron D. Levine aaron.levine@pubpolicy.gatech.edu 2 Agenda Logistics Defining science 3 Discussion section trades We will work something out next week so you dont need to drop if you currently have a conflict between your discussion section and another class This will require some of you with flexibility to switch Particularly from 10am to other times 4 PRS transmitters IR transmitter RF transmitter 5 PRS setup Program GTID into PRS Join class Practice question in a few minutes 6 PRS Setup 1. Turn on 2. Press * to stop scanning 3. Press * to enter setup menu 4. Scroll to ID 5. Enter GTID number 6. Press enter to save ID 7. Scroll to new class scan 7 Agenda Logistics Defining science 8 Motivating questions 1. What is science? 2. What makes a theory scientific? 3. What is technology and how does it differ from science? 9 Practice PRS question #1 Do you believe astronomy is a scientific field? A) Yes B) No C) Not sure 10 Practice PRS question #2 Do you believe astrology is a scientific field? A) Yes B) No C) Not sure 11 Characteristics of science Explanatory Predictive Observational Experimental Hypothesis / theory generation Rational Goals of science Empirical 12 The power of empiricism John Snow (1854) Mapped an outbreak Hypothesized that water was the source of the outbreak Tested the theory by removing the pump handle Contaminated Pump Source: Gilbert, E.W. redrawing of John Snows original map(1958) 13...
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This note was uploaded on 10/18/2008 for the course PST 3127 taught by Professor Klein during the Spring '08 term at Georgia Institute of Technology.

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