Class Notes (904,693)
CA (538,298)
UTSG (45,719)
JEE (553)
ENV222H1 (84)
Lecture

Empirical method lecture

4 Pages
94 Views

Department
School of Environment
Course Code
ENV222H1
Professor
Mairi Mac Donald

This preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full 4 pages of the document.
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Prof. MacDonald
ENV222H1S
Development of the Empirical Method
introduction to York 2009: opens with event on July 16, 1945
1st test of nuclear bomb on Hiroshima
eventually brought WWII to an end
reading talks about scientist who designed the bomb. When he had seen what that
destruction was done, he said “I have become death, the destructor of the world”.
in talking about the destruction of the environment there is nothing more powerful than the
nuclear weapon
we have a future of humans dominating nature to the point where we can manipulate nature
like the natural world did millions of years ago
The machine
technology defined as the physical use of the machine
distinction between applied knowledge (which can be used to create more machines) vs
theoretical knowledge (that builds the machine)
The Manhattan Project (1940 - 1941): with theoretical knowledge there was a fear that they
could develop a deadly weapon
contrast between the Manhattan Projects organizational capacity (it did not result from one
sole human being) with Newtons study doing experiments w/the retraction of life all by
himself
our knowledge stems from our organizational capacity
Revolutions
Agricultural revolution
Transition in Europe from feudalism to the modern world
The scientific revolution
The industrial revolution - coming after the development of the empirical method (mid 1600s)
but its not really caused by the scientific revolution
technology may have actually caused the scientific revolution by the development of machinery
- technology as a causal element
it is later (1945 nuclear bomb test) when we have theoretical science: knowledge turned into
machinery
it helps to keep the distinction between scientific vs industrial revolution as the picture out of
the lecture is one of intermixing of these two to produce the current state of affairs
Scientific revolution - what is the empirical method?
www.notesolution.com

Loved by over 2.2 million students

Over 90% improved by at least one letter grade.

Leah — University of Toronto

OneClass has been such a huge help in my studies at UofT especially since I am a transfer student. OneClass is the study buddy I never had before and definitely gives me the extra push to get from a B to an A!

Leah — University of Toronto
Saarim — University of Michigan

Balancing social life With academics can be difficult, that is why I'm so glad that OneClass is out there where I can find the top notes for all of my classes. Now I can be the all-star student I want to be.

Saarim — University of Michigan
Jenna — University of Wisconsin

As a college student living on a college budget, I love how easy it is to earn gift cards just by submitting my notes.

Jenna — University of Wisconsin
Anne — University of California

OneClass has allowed me to catch up with my most difficult course! #lifesaver

Anne — University of California
Description
Tuesday, February 8, 2011 Prof. MacDonald ENV222H1S Development of the Empirical Method introduction to York 2009: opens with event on July 16, 1945 1st test of nuclear bomb on Hiroshima eventually brought WWII to an end reading talks about scientist who designed the bomb. When he had seen what that destruction was done, he said I have become death, the destructor of the world. in talking about the destruction of the environment there is nothing more powerful than the nuclear weapon we have a future of humans dominating nature to the point where we can manipulate nature like the natural world did millions of years ago The machine technology defined as the physical use of the machine distinction between applied knowledge (which can be used to create more machines) vs theoretical knowledge (that builds the machine) The Manhattan Project (1940 - 1941): with theoretical knowledge there was a fear that they could develop a deadly weapon contrast between the Manhattan Projects organizational capacity (it did not result from one sole human being) with Newtons study doing experiments wthe retraction of life all by himself our knowledge stems from our organizational capacity Revolutions Agricultural revolution Transition in Europe from feudalism to the modern world The scientific revolution The industrial revolution - coming after the development of the empirical method (mid 1600s) but its not really caused by the scientific revolution technology may have actually caused the scientific revolution by the development of machinery - technology as a causal element it is later (1945 nuclear bomb test) when we have theoretical science: knowledge turned into machinery it helps to keep the distinction between scientific vs industrial revolution as the picture out of the lecture is one of intermixing of these two to produce the current state of affairs Scientific revolution - what is the empirical method? www.notesolution.com
More Less
Unlock Document


Only page 1 are available for preview. Some parts have been intentionally blurred.

Unlock Document
You're Reading a Preview

Unlock to view full version

Unlock Document

Log In


OR

Don't have an account?

Join OneClass

Access over 10 million pages of study
documents for 1.3 million courses.

Sign up

Join to view


OR

By registering, I agree to the Terms and Privacy Policies
Already have an account?
Just a few more details

So we can recommend you notes for your school.

Reset Password

Please enter below the email address you registered with and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Add your courses

Get notes from the top students in your class.


Submit