History of B. Anthropology

History of B. Anthropology - History Science-an approach to...

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History Science-an approach to gaining information about natural phenomena through observation and experimentation leading to generalizations Empirical Science/Data-knowledge gained through observation Scientific Method-falsifiable (testable) hypothesis, observation, data, experiment, hypothesis rejected, supported, or refined Patterns/descriptions of natural phenomena lead to observation/explanation After continuous empirical testing, theory (generalizations that allow us to predict what happens under particular conditions and why) can be formed; inductive reasoning Science is a self correcting process Science is incapable of providing truth of the world, falsifiable generalizations only Evolution- change over time Ancient Greek Ideas: Anaximnder (6 th century bc ) believed in natural origins for biological and earthly phenomena; humans and other animals descended from fish ; Plato (427-347 bc) The Republic, concept of eidos-an abstract form that is imperfectly imitated in the
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This note was uploaded on 02/13/2011 for the course ANTH 002 taught by Professor Grinker during the Fall '08 term at GWU.

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