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University of Toronto St. George
School of Environment
Mairi Mac Donald

ENV222Jan 31 ScienceNotewe need to complete the capitalism lecture from Jan 26 at 130 pm Prof Sandy Welsh Special Advisor to the Dean of Arts and Science is scheduled to speak to the class about the Final Report of the Working Group on Environment Resources and Related Programs so we may not complete the science lecture in that case it will be completed at the Feb 2 lecture we will complete Technology that same day and so be caught upLecture format1 Definition of sciencereaders pp 9497 science consists of both the empirical method the ways in which science is funded and organized2 Empirical method data obtained from the sensesuses reductionism to focus on a limited number of variables uses experimentation to attempt to understand causal relations amongst variables both inductive data first then theory and deductive theory first test with data uses peer review to achieve scientific consensus by weeding out weak analysis no final truths only not yet unproven hypotheses cannot speak to values reader p 96 is mute with regard to the second3 Establishment of sciencereader p 96curiositydrive
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