Scientific Approach to the Understanding of the World, LEC #2

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12 Jan 2012
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Scientific approach to the understanding of the world: criminology. > the scientific approach to the study of social control and deviance. All religion is extremely complex assumptions of all religions: there are supernatural forces. Beyond ordinary human powers (demons, gods, angels, spirits: control/intervene natural and social processes. Ex. adam and eve with the apple tree. 2. influenced by evil forces their own nature: Accused was asked to perform painful or impossible tasks. If task was completed without injury or the injuries were sustained healed. Accused had to combat his accuser or pay for a fighter on his behalf. Loser was often dead by the end of the fight: science. Scientists do not refer to gods, demons and the angels to explain the world. Large scale, organized production and use of technology science: urbanization. Rise of cities with large populations: capitalism. All needed reliable knowledge/expertise for their operation/planning also created numerous problems:

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