44 Science Determinism and Uncertainty

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Science: Determinism and  Uncertainty
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Science entering the  19th Century Authority for truth Triumphant in describing nature Prestige in method of science versus other  methods (especially philosophy and religion) Technologists using science to improve  technology
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The Bases of Science  1. Cause and Effect 2. Determinism 3. Reductionism 4. Objectivity
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Louis Pasteur Science: crystals Use of science to improve life Help for beer industry Help for milk and wine industries Help for the silk industry Help for chicken industry Chicken cholera  “Fortune favors the prepared mind.” — Louis Pasteur
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Contributions of Louis Pasteur   Bacteria causes disease and chemical  changes Pasteurization Beer, poultry, milk, and silk industries  revitalization Vaccinations Cholera Anthrax  Rabies
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Charles Darwin Influenced by previous scientists Around the world trip of HMS Beagle Galápagos Islands Finch collection (“jumbled mess”) given to  foremost zoologist (John Gould) to sort out Gould indicated that finches were different  species (1 species per island) Gould went no further ( linear thinking ) Darwin, not an expert zoologist, understood 
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