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Unformatted text preview: o Knowledge through qualifiers (qualifying your statement, leaving yourself a way out for a different result) o Knowledge from illogical reasoning (some events might occur in tandem but doesnt mean one causes the other) o Knowledge through ego defense (Im never wrong) Scientific community has checks and balances to prevent this o Knowledge through premature closure of inquiry (refuse to debate an issue because you think its settled) If that were the case science wouldnt exist because its always asking new questions o Knowledge through mystification (if you cant explain it, it might be supernatural causes to explain strange phenomena) Doesnt work in science because we need tangible facts that can be tested 07:53...
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This note was uploaded on 09/29/2011 for the course SOC 1 taught by Professor Mindyromero during the Summer '06 term at UC Davis.
- Summer '06