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Chapter 2 – Frameworks Major Questions: 1. What is science and how does it work? What does science tell us about the environment? 2. Does science give us certainty and if not, how do we interpret uncertainty and probability? What should we expect from environmental science? 3. How do science and values differ? What role does each play in environmental policy? 4. What are ethics and values and how do they fit into environmental studies? Can you identify your ethical framework? Attributes of Science: a methodical, logical process for producing knowledge about natural phenomena. a cumulative body of knowledge produced by scientists. based on careful observation and hypothesis testing accuracy - correctness of measurements precision - repeatability of results deductive reasoning - logical reasoning from general to specific inductive reasoning - reasoning from many observations – common in environmental science hypothesis - a testable explanation scientific theory - a description or explanation that has been supported by a large number
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