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Notes Jan 11 - SCIENCE A ND QUANTIFICATION BIG IDEAS 1 L i teracy How do you judge the accuracy of scientific figures What are common ways that

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J ANUARY 11, 2011: S CIENCE AND Q UANTIFICATION B IG I DEAS 1. Literacy: How do you judge the accuracy of scientific figures? What are common ways that data are misrepresented? 2. Literacy: Compare and contrast deterministic and probabilistic science. 3. Literacy: Define and apply measurements of the central tendency. Why are they different with normal and power distributions? 4. Reasoning: Be able to estimate within one order of magnitude using Fermi principles 5. Reasoning: Describe the process that you used to determine the relationship between termites and pens. 6. Reasoning: Quantitatively explain the SI Jinx 7. Reasoning: How do you calculate probability? What are our common misconceptions about probability? 8. Stewardship: How does an understanding of a population distribution (normal v. power law) help us decide on public policy? Provide an example. Jeffrey R. Holland: Parents simply cannot flirt with skepticism or cynicism, then be surprised when their children expand that flirtation into full-blown romance. If in matters
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This note was uploaded on 03/29/2011 for the course BIOLOGY 100 taught by Professor Staff during the Winter '08 term at BYU.

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