Science and Inquiry Notes 1

Science and Inquiry Notes 1 - Scientists recorded their...

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Science and Inquiry Notes Website: dingo.sbs.arizona.edu/~slavine/Courses/ScienceandInquiry.html 1.What should the gov’t fund as scientific research? 2.What should parents be obligated to do in taking adequate care of their children? Etc… Scientific Revolution: the period of development beginning with Copernicus and ending with Newton. Distinction between descriptive and normative… Descriptive Dictionary lists words as they are used. Normative Dictionary attempts to set standards. There is no scientific method. Edison didn’t create the light bulb.
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Unformatted text preview: Scientists recorded their data so that they wouldnt get fired not because of the scientific method. There are bad scientists that steal others results. We are not interested in bad science we are interested in good science. No liars and cheaters in this class!! A lot of data is discarded because they make mistakes in arithmetic or it is illegible. Three Strands of theories of what science is: Empiricism: The only source of real knowledge about the world is experience...
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This note was uploaded on 04/06/2008 for the course TRAD 104 taught by Professor Freeble during the Fall '08 term at University of Arizona- Tucson.

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