The Shapley-Curtis Debates

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The Size and Shape of the Universe The Shapley-Curtis Debates The Shapley-Curtis Debates
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Questions for the Day What is a scientific debate? How does it differ from other types of debates? Who were Harlow Shapley and Herber Curtis? What in their respective lives led to this debate? What were the main ideas in the Shapley-Curtis debate? How did the evidence support or deny their respective positions on the size and shape of the Universe?
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What is a Scientific Debate? A debate on a hypothesis/theory and the experimental testing on these hypothesis/theories. Uses the data collected for multiple experiments to provide evidence for the different claims claimed by each side. Outcome is usually an altered paradigm (world view) of the hypothesis/theory debated.
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Climate Change Debate
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Differing from other Debates Scientific data/observations are the main form of evidence as opposed to quotes/polls Outside spin/propaganda is usually not included, but does inform
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