120110-Intro_HistorySharks.ppt

120110-Intro_HistorySharks.ppt - 1/19/12 5 Shark attacks by...

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1/19/12 1 Oceanography GLG 244 Spring, 2012 interdisciplinary Credibility Consilience Complex and Complicated Complex + Complicated indirect ways of knowing (instrumentation) scientiFc system (not scientists) statistics Consilience linkage of facts and theories across disciplines to create a common explanation
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1/19/12 2 Credibility observation-based protocols transparency critical review redundancy doubt CHEMISTRY CLIMATE WEATHER CLIMATE, OCEAN CIRCULATION
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1/19/12 3 GOAL: Better thinkers The goal of this class is to help you (and me) become better thinkers - especially about the oceans and society.
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1/19/12 4 Sharks credible data, credible inferences. SHARKS How many shark attacks are there?
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Unformatted text preview: 1/19/12 5 Shark attacks by decade. The 1990 ` s were the worst so far. Why? The number has increased. Why? Perhaps there are more people in the water? Perhaps not. Where do attacks occur? 1/19/12 6 At what depth did the attack occur? 1/19/12 7 Time of day? 1/19/12 8 Is it wise to help a person being attacked? How many times did the shark l pass z the victim before the attack? White males about 25 years old in Florida about noon in shallow, clear, calm water Lightning Sharks TOTALS 5,528 12 Number per Year 172.8 0.4 1959 - 1990 USA Sharks 1/19/12 9 Credibility observation-based protocols transparency critical review redundancy doubt...
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This note was uploaded on 02/15/2012 for the course GLG 244 taught by Professor Sikorski during the Spring '05 term at Miami University.

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