Lec 5 - Lecture 3 Biodiversity Science and Values Ground...

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Lecture 3. Biodiversity, Science, and Values Ground truth measurements of evapotranspiration Pangolin skin for sale Eroded, deforested area of Madagascar Lambir Forest, Malasisa surrounded by cutover land. Ocean Food Web
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What is science? Why we do science. The kinds of science. The answers have to do with values.
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Different kinds of science have different values. Basic Science, Applied Science Medicine, Agriculture, etc Social Science Law, Economics, Political science, Not Science at all but rather part and parcel of culture. Religion.
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What is the goal of basic science? Answer: To acquire knowledge & facts 2245 truth about nature, knowledge about and knowledge how . aka “Epistemology”
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Values of Basic Science. Striving for maximal… 1. Objectivity 2. Logic and rationality 3. Testing. 4. Empiricism. 5. Transparency. 6. About the natural world. without much concern about proximate payoff.
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Basic science values: 1. Objective . Just, unbiased, not influenced by emotions, prejudice, ideology, or personal or group point of view. The world as it really is; reality. The “View from Nowhere”
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Lec 5 - Lecture 3 Biodiversity Science and Values Ground...

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