Lecture two 09 29 08

Lecture two 09 29 08 - A unique human contribution to the...

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Unformatted text preview: A unique human contribution to the process is imagination Some aspects of scientific research could be accomplished very well by robots "Imagination is more important than knowledge" “I agree with Einstein”, TG Leaps in logic This may lead to errors but could also result in new insights Imagination allows humans to make: Beauty Evokes a sense of pleasure or meaning Patterns Symmetry Bilateral Radial Consistency Beauty Implies meaning uggest hypotheses The perception and allure of eauty can influence the direction and outcome of research Love Objective objective evaluation of results Science requires an Blind devotion to a hypothesis is not good because: Science still triumphs because any important findings will be evaluated by researchers more dispassionate about the hypothesis under consideration Science is international Collaboration promotes understanding Science transcends politics Will we learn the truth?...
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This note was uploaded on 10/03/2009 for the course SAS 30 taught by Professor Wilhelm during the Fall '08 term at UC Davis.

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