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/ , 11 Points Missed , 0 Percentage , 100% 1. , Scientists receive government funding primarily because: , A. , They use a careful method. B. , They are all sexy. C. , They help humans do useful things. D. , They learn the Truth. E. , They all drink Diet Pepsi because they think it makes them look sexy. The government is often interested in seeing people live longer, or improving the economy, or having better and more-accurate explosive devices for the military, or in many other things that improve our lives, and science plus engineering and scientific medicine are better than any other human activity at delivering these. A cynic might say that politicians are often not all that interested in finding the Truth. And a realist would note that science is being improved all the time, and because you cannot improve on the Truth, science has not (yet?) learned the Truth. There are many methods in the world, some of them are careful, and many of them are not funded by the government. Some of our spouses or significant others may think that some scientists are sexy, but many other sexy persons are not funded by the government. One of the professors has been known to drink a competitor of Pepsi on occasion, and some scientists refrain from soft drinks entirely. , Points Earned: , 1/1 Correct Answer: , C Your Response: , C 2., You hang around with the professor, who is a scientist when he’s not teaching. You observe that the professor learns a lot about how certain parts of the world behave, and the professor then uses that information to successfully predict the outcome of an experiment. What does this demonstrate? 3. , The great scientist Alfred Wegener proposed that continents have moved, while other scientists such as T.C. Chamberlin argued against Wegener. Wegener’s ideas eventually won, and are now widely accepted, because: , A. , Wegener’s ideas appealed to dead white European males, whereas Chamberlin’s didn’t.
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