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“We are all scientists” Instructor: George Chavez Lecture 3
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Learning to Distrust Others Imagine trusting everything everyone ever told you Your face will stay that way… forever . This is the best way to fix the economy. Psychology is clearly the best major there is. Uninformed Liars ________ __________
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The Scientific Method A systematic way of devising, testing, and interpreting falsifiable hypotheses. The best way to figure out if something is actually true. Learning to Distrust Claims Falsifiability To say a hypothesis (a prediction) is falsifiable, means that we can imagine a circumstance that would prove it wrong
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Learning to Distrust Claims A brief description of Proof and Falsification : Proof A claim must be true for all instances it claims to apply to Falsification A claim must not be false for any instance it claims to apply to “Everyone in this class is wearing a red shirt
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An example in Evolution : “Everyone in the world is wearing a red shirt The argument :
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Lecture3 - We are all scientists Instructor: George Chavez...

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