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Chapter 4 STS 101
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What is Science? Science generally means the state of knowing or possessing knowledge that is sufficiently general, clearly conceptualized, carefully reasoned, systematically organized, critically examined, and empirically tested. In short: Science is the discovery of knowledge for it’s own sake
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What is Technology? Technology employs knowledge to achieve a desired end Technology is “Applied Science” Why is this a myth?
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Roman Road in Britain built~50 A.D.
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Advanced Technology for 50 A.D.
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Roman Aqueducts
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Roman “Science” Science in ancient Rome consisted of engineering, ship building, architecture, medicine, city planning which included transportation and roads, water, baths and sewers, map making, candles, astronomy and esoteric sciences such as astrology and alchemy. Roman Sewer – present day
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History has shown us that technology has flourished in some societies while science languished, and vice versa. Greeks vs Romans?
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This note was uploaded on 07/08/2009 for the course ENGL 101 taught by Professor Volti during the Spring '09 term at Clemson.

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Chap_4-Volti - Chapter 4 STS 101 What is Science? Science...

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