Scientific Discoveries 21510 - How is that established?...

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1 STS 2011/SOC 2100 February 15, 2010
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Discovery is central to common conceptions of science Largely focused on an “event,” “person,” and self-evident findings T Stakes are high: rewards for priority T Involves “novelty” and “significance” How are these determined? 2
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Discoverers create, rather than merely “find” T Social network and social process that constitute a “discovery” Who counts as part of discovery?
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Unformatted text preview: How is that established? What other processes, resources shape discovery? What tensions in values, cultures emerge? 4 5 Social network and social process that constitute a discovery Who counts as part of discovery? How is that established? What processes, resources shape discovery? What tensions in values, culture emerge? 6...
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