Quiz 1 Review - 1. Language and Metaphor Affects Study of...

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1. Language and Metaphor Affects Study of Science Summary of an idea of theory that makes it easy for a layperson to understand. Scientists can think in metaphors to understand experiments, phenomena, and theory. 2. Point Model of Discovery A scientist makes a discovery and everything is attributed to that scientist. The point model specifies who discovered it, what they discovered, and when they discovered it. Ex. Archimedes is attributed with many discoveries that his contemporaries were instrumental in assisting with 3. Attribution Model of Discovery Ex. Mendel, Gallo and the AIDS virus 4. Scientific Demonstration The result is known, the presentation is more important. “Rhetorical context”; the demonstration is intended to convince. Persuasion is the purpose of the demo. Ex. Anti-misting kerosene: Although the results of the test showed that no passengers would have been hurt, the visible firey explosion was convinced onlookers that the science was bad. The presentation overshadowed the results. 5.
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This note was uploaded on 04/06/2008 for the course S&TS 2011 taught by Professor Pinch,t. during the Spring '06 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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Quiz 1 Review - 1. Language and Metaphor Affects Study of...

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