BIOL 189: Philosophy of Science
Definitions and Terminologies
A posteriori knowledge: Knowledge posterior to human experience of it and dependent on human awareness
(e.g. being stuck with a pin and feeling pain).
A priori knowledge: Truth that some thinke
Lecture Summaries: Chapter 5
Scientific Change and Scientific Revolutions
Scientific ideas change fast
The question is why do theorists abandon their theory in favor of a new one?
Logical positivist philosophy of science
Fleeing persecution by the Nazis,
NORTHERN CARIBBEAN UNIVERSITY
Natural and Applied Sciences
Department of Biology, Chemistry and Environmental Science
MAJOR: General Elective
COURSE NAME: Philosophy of Science
COURSE CODE: BIOL 189
NUMBER OF CREDITS: 3
NUMBER OF HOURS: 45 hours
Lecture Summaries: Chapters 4
Chapter 4: Realism and antirealism
Realism holds that the physical world exists independently of human thought and perception.
Idealism denies this it claims that the physical world is in some way dependent on the conscious
BIOL189 Philosophy of Science
Assignment 1 What is Science?
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Section A (Fill-in-the-blank): Write the correct word or phrase in the blank space provided that fits the trend of
the argument best. Partial word List: Desc
Lecture Summaries: Chapter 6
Philosophical problems in physics, biology, and psychology
The issues we have studies thus far induction, explanation, realism, and scientific change belong to
what is called general philosophy of science.
These issues concern
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BIOL189: Philosophy of Science
Dr. Dwight Rose
Tuesday, December 8 2015
Tapestry is a form of textile art, traditionally woven on a vertical loom. However, it can
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Lecture Summaries: Chapter 7
Science and its Critics
Scientific conduct is sensible, rational, and praiseworthy; unscientific conduct is foolish, irrational and
worthy of contempt.
Society treats scientists as experts, whose opinions are regul
1. All of the following are the typical features of scientific inquiry EXCEPT?
(a) theory construction
(c) experimental testing and observation
(d) inference to the best explanation
In scientific exp
BIOL 189 Philosophy of Science (Practice Exercise Chapters 1-3)
Section A: True or False: Circle either T (true) or F (false) for each statement and replace the underlined word with
the correct word or phrase in the space provided if the statement is FALS
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Three Day Nutritional Recall
Instructions on Form Completion
Complete your Nutritional Recall for the previous 24 hours, from waking to sleeping. A
recall typically requires 20 to 30 minutes to complete, but it may take con
Reaction Paper- Days of Wine and Roses
Days of Wine and Roses is a movie about two people who are lost in love with
each other and in alcohol. Throughout the movie you start to notice that the two main
characters, John and Kirsten Clay, are becoming alcoh
Public speaking was definitely more challenging than I thought it was going to be. As I
was walking to the front of the class I told myself to keep calm and to talk slowly but firmly.
However, once you are standing in front of your fellow
Statement of Success
I believe a school-life balance is critical to succeeding as an adult student. I have continuously been in school, either full-time or part time since 2009. This has given me significant
amounts of time to settle into my own school- l
Interview Process Summary
The interview process with Ms. Adler on Shadow Health was ultimately a conversation with a purpose. It began with introducing myself to Ms. Adler and asking them
why she came in today. While interviewing Ms. Adler, I asked differ
Breast cancer is cancer that develops from breast tissue. Signs of breast cancer
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15.2 Honors NASA In Your Life
Instructions: Go to the website:
This is an interactive site that will show you the many ways that NASA
technology has improved our everyday life.
PART ONE: As you go
Student Exploration: Rock Cycle
Vocabulary: deposition, erosion, extrusive igneous rock, intrusive igneous rock, lava, lithification, magma, metamorphic rock, rock cycle, sediment, sedimentary rock, soil, weathering
Deposition: the natural
Student Exploration: Weather Maps
Vocabulary: air mass, air pressure, cold front, high-pressure system, knot, low-pressure system, precipitation, warm front
Air mass: a large body of air that is similar in temperature, humidity, and air pr
Module Two Study Guide
After viewing the Module 2 PowerPoint, answer the questions below using the
links provided and submit to your instructor.
Use complete sentences for responses and explain in detail.
Type your responses in blue, bold font
Name: Lily Buf
6.1 Study and Lecture Guide
Please save a copy of this study guide and name it 6.1 StudyGuide_YourName. Fill it out as
you watch the presentation and save it (filled out) and submit it for a grade. Important:
Please use blue font for your a
7.2 Assignment: We all wonder, how did we get here? The following assignment will take you through a theory based on scientific evidence.
Watch the video
David Christian: The history of our world in 18 minutes
You can access the video directly by going
3.4 Dust Bowl Assignment
The Dust Bowl created in the 1930s in the southwestern United States was partially due
to poor farming practices.
Find out in what ways farmers damaged the soil.
Find out what farmers in that region do now to prevent a recurrence
Study Guide for Unit 5 PowerPoint
1. Three examples of fossil fuels could be
b. natural gas
c. oil shale
2. The fossil fuel that is most abundant and least expensive is coal.
3. The plant material that dies in swampy areas and does not decay
7.4 NC Geological History
As you read the article about North Carolinas geological past, you will answer the
following questions. Turn in this document for a grade.
1. When did the landmass under NC
When looking for alternative energy sources we want the best. We want to make it
worthwhile at any cost. Or do we? That is what North Carolina is facing at this moment. With a
recent study done by the University Of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, this stud
Save as and name file yourname_5.4
Record answers in med blue, bold font.
5.4 Honors Energy Photo Webquest
Use the Internet or textbook to find answers to the following. You will add a
photo into each answer. Make sure to site your sources.
Mountain Building Study Guide:
Fill in the following notes while watching the video.
These will count as your lesson notes in lieu of a PowerPoint.
You may want to watch this video more than once in order to properly understand this material.